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  1. Thread: exofficio

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    I don't specifically use bug away clothing, but...

    I don't specifically use bug away clothing, but my insect guard hat is a killer. :) So many of my friends had lyme disease that I always cover up. I'm a redhead, so covering up is second nature.
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    Having worked as a male nurse, the best advice I...

    Having worked as a male nurse, the best advice I have for both men and women is to stay dry and clean. For more endowed women, this is particularly important beneath the breasts where yeast...
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    Despite the forum name - Buttercup -I'm a 52 year...

    Despite the forum name - Buttercup -I'm a 52 year old guy. A lady at work gave me that name. I'm equally concerned about some of the people I meet - men and women! Seriously though, the oddballs seem...
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    Bodyglide and properly sized boots. ..

    Bodyglide and properly sized boots. ..
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    Build large pontoons from beer cans and duct...

    Build large pontoons from beer cans and duct tape. Tape the Dr to the top and find a buddy that is drunk enough to sit on top and row. By the time the pontoons are complete, you can bet that someone...
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    I met a couple of guys who should be able to...

    I met a couple of guys who should be able to answer the question by now. Each of them had a large backpack, a day pack strapped to the front, with an overstuffed satchel slung over there shoulder....
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    Wish I were there! Loved the photography.

    Wish I were there! Loved the photography.
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    Lightweight water shoes

    I'm looking for lightweight water shoes suitable for rocky stream crossings. Any suggestions?
  9. I only do day hikes, but they are 15 to 30 miles....

    I only do day hikes, but they are 15 to 30 miles. I'm always looking for new hiking buddies in south central PA.
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    Read the instructions.

    Read the instructions.
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    Did not filter one time and regretted it for 6...

    Did not filter one time and regretted it for 6 weeks. Tablets generally require 4 hours to disinfect. Carry a filter. It's easier.
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    We need more mountain lions. They add an extra...

    We need more mountain lions. They add an extra dimension to the missing hiker stories...
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    I do a lot of off trail hiking. Doing that...

    I do a lot of off trail hiking. Doing that requires sturdy long pants and medium weight (or heavier) socks. On the trail, my major issues with shorts are:
    1. Insect bites
    2. Cuts and scrapes - I...
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    I saw a guy who was dressed like that a few...

    I saw a guy who was dressed like that a few weeks ago. Wierd...
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    Keep looking. I found a .gpx with the complete...

    Keep looking. I found a .gpx with the complete center line that was correctly joined. The AT conference centerline is not joined and is useless without editing. Yes, the AT as shown on most topo's...
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    Stop wearing pants and underwear. :)

    Stop wearing pants and underwear. :)
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    I fill a 24 oz spray bottle with 1 oz of...

    I fill a 24 oz spray bottle with 1 oz of permithren and then add 19 oz of water to fill it to the 20 oz line. Spray 3 oz per item of clothing for best results. Look up the military method to soak...
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    My boots are muddy and the swimming is good. ...

    My boots are muddy and the swimming is good. Avoid taking water in the springs and creek at Rauch Gap. It is acidic. There is good water at the Rauch Shelter along the wall in front of the shelter....
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    There is space for a few tents at the...

    There is space for a few tents at the intersection of the blue blaze to the shelter. There is also an area with pine trees nearby.
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    There is plenty of water in that area. I...

    There is plenty of water in that area. I regularly hike it. The trail to the spring is challenging. It is steep, steep, steep. I avoid it and pull water from other sources along the way.
  21. Thread: exofficio

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    I've had great success with them.

    I've had great success with them.
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    I live in that part of PA. As mentioned earlier,...

    I live in that part of PA. As mentioned earlier, expect the unexpected at that time of year. I like it cold, so for me it is great short sleeve weather, but expect the temperature to range from 20...
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    I added helium balloons to my pack and am well...

    I added helium balloons to my pack and am well below 0 pounds base weight.
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    Don't short yourself on a water filter. The first...

    Don't short yourself on a water filter. The first time I drank spring water I got Guidaria. Worst abdominal pain in my life for six weeks. The Sawyer should solve this problem.
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    Looking for pant recommendations.

    I need your opinions on men's summer weight hiking pants. Features that are important are: true water resistance, breathable, lightweight, few pockets (pockets are heat traps), able to handle thorns...
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