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  1. Now who can argue with that!

    Now who can argue with that!
  2. "I had an interesting experience last month with...

    "I had an interesting experience last month with both a FT poncho and a traditional waterproof rain jacket. I was outside for a college graduation in Ohio, on a day with a cold snap, high winds, and...
  3. One can choose two of the following; better...

    One can choose two of the following; better performance, lighter weight, cheaper cost. For me, frogg toggs have never made it far before tearing on side trail brush or inability to keep body warmth...
  4. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    I use snake guards all the time for moving...

    I use snake guards all the time for moving through off road utility easements and can say they work well for the designed purpose. I use the strap-on type that come up just below the knee in front...
  5. Thread: Slab walkin'

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    FWIW - I purchased a pair of Oboz Sawtooth trail...

    FWIW - I purchased a pair of Oboz Sawtooth trail shoes not long ago and have not noticed anymore or less traction than other boots and shoes I have used (outside of perhaps Merrills). I did notice on...
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    Irrelevancy must be irritating.....

    Irrelevancy must be irritating.....
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    Gotta say this..... "He ain't no drag, Poppa's...

    Gotta say this.....

    "He ain't no drag, Poppa's got a brand new bag!"


    <with apologies to James Brown, but I've waited years to be able to use that>
  8. "odor proof" bags are a misnomer really. If using...

    "odor proof" bags are a misnomer really. If using these for trash, TP, and food waste, they work more or less so other people don't smell these things as they are packed out. However, odor proof...
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    FWIW - I don't see much out of the ordinary in...

    FWIW - I don't see much out of the ordinary in terms of the annual participation ebb and flow patterns between March and October. I think lack of participation, or numbers of posts, indicates people...
  10. Thread: Looking

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    FWIW - Some of the best, long term hiking pal...

    FWIW - Some of the best, long term hiking pal relationships I have been witness to started organically between people who "discovered" each other on a trail and started with a conversation. Walking a...
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    You're supposed to wash those things?

    You're supposed to wash those things?
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    Sure it does, I draw the zipper down a bit from...

    Sure it does, I draw the zipper down a bit from the waist a few inches and keep the balance of the legs closed up. I don't have much if any precipitation entry and warm, moist air can vent out the...
  13. Echoing the majority here, up through the bottom....

    Echoing the majority here, up through the bottom. This saves the user from having to grip the poles constantly as opposed to allowing the wrist to support weight and fingertips to guide them most of...
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    Popularity of opinion does not make it correct....

    Popularity of opinion does not make it correct. The ATC acted responsibly in a litigious society, following the NPS directives closing structures on lands not managed by the NPS and suspending...
  15. Of course there was probably not a lot of forest...

    Of course there was probably not a lot of forest around these hulks when they arrived where they lay. The lack of resources or interest in removing them are probable reasons for their being where...
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    You can bet some clown will have the original...

    You can bet some clown will have the original quote in their pocket and set up their tent in shelters just ahead of you on the trail continually.
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    The quote from the NFS is disappointing.... ...

    The quote from the NFS is disappointing....

    "In a press release, the Forest Service says hikers are encouraged to bring their own personal tent to set up in shelters provided along the trail in...
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    Like many people in the hiking and backpacking...

    Like many people in the hiking and backpacking communities, I belong to and support several conservation organizations. Some I support monetarily like the ATC, The Nature Conservancy, and the New...
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    "OK you think its out of line. Then tell me...

    "OK you think its out of line. Then tell me exactly what all every hiker hiking the AT dioes for conservation? Also tell me based on number of trail clubs and how many members in a trail club its an...
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    I think the trip to Japan from the AT for a day...

    I think the trip to Japan from the AT for a day at that place would not qualify as a zero day due to the sheer effort alone to yogi a ride on a squid boat off the Aleutians.
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    As Peakbagger suggests, there will likely be a...

    As Peakbagger suggests, there will likely be a number of people, both alone and in small groups, that will be hiking to the summit on any day you are able to. Making small conversation with small...
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    At least in Texas, one apologizes when putting...

    At least in Texas, one apologizes when putting their face into the shotgun pellet pattern. Good form, that.
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    FWIW - I have two types of rain pants, full zip...

    FWIW - I have two types of rain pants, full zip for non-winter use and ankle zip for winter. I have used ponchos before and found them inadequate as rain gear or ground cloth for that matter, beyond...
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    The hardest part of healing for me is to stay the...

    The hardest part of healing for me is to stay the course of treatment, therapy, or rest when it seems the rest of the world is out in the forest enjoying life. Pretty much every injury I had through...
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    Though pubic land and waters used for hunting and...

    Though pubic land and waters used for hunting and fishing are well supported through State hunting and fishing licensing structures, they are not the only ones who contribute funds, time, and efforts...
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