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    Your comment: “In this instance it is...

    Your comment:

    “In this instance it is probably a good thing he had his pack with him because he spent 60 hours on the mountain. He most likely needed the extra warmth at night, as well as the...
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    Without more info, assuming he had a pack with...

    Without more info, assuming he had a pack with him is still just speculation.
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    I read both linked articles in post #1, and...

    I read both linked articles in post #1, and neither one said he had his pack with him.
  4. I suspect that the journalist writing the article...

    I suspect that the journalist writing the article cut and pasted bear recommendations without paying attention to the fact that they were for grizzly country, not black bear country. Too many...
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    https://kesq.com/news/2021/06/16/hiker-dies-after-...

    https://kesq.com/news/2021/06/16/hiker-dies-after-collapsing-during-triple-digit-heat-on-the-pacific-crest-trail-near-anza/

    Quote from above article:

    “Captain Nathan Gunkel of the Palm Springs...
  6. Here is a list that of hammock camping rules at...

    Here is a list that of hammock camping rules at National Parks.

    https://sierramadreresearch.com/blogs/madrepedia/hammock-camping-in-national-parks
  7. Bear Attacks Sleeping Teenage Girl in GSMNP

    https://my40.tv/news/local/bear-attack-girl-great-smoky-mountains-national-park-campsite-gsmnp
  8. She was the first solo female hiker to hike the...

    She was the first solo female hiker to hike the entire trail.
    https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/9-women-who-made-history-on-the-appalachian-trail/
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    Get yourself a motion activated game camera, and...

    Get yourself a motion activated game camera, and get pictures of what’s making noises in the night around your tent. You’ll probably see deer, possums, raccoons, and other harmless critters.
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    It was never necessary, but it is still useful.

    It was never necessary, but it is still useful.
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    I think more people are out hiking, instead of...

    I think more people are out hiking, instead of reading, and posting, on forums about hiking. A lot of pent up cabin fever.
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    I think the OP is looking for someone with a used...

    I think the OP is looking for someone with a used knife to sell, since this is the Buying Used Gear forum.
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    “There is no data or evidence of any kind that...

    “There is no data or evidence of any kind that recreating in the outdoors spread the virus, no matter how many times some of you try to find some one to blame.”

    When the pandemic started they had...
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    “. a pandemic that has killed over 600,000...

    “. a pandemic that has killed over 600,000 Americans…”

    Which is more Americans than died in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and the Gulf Wars combined.
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    2000 Miler and Hangtags Reinstated

    The ATC has resumed recognition of 2000 milers, and is again issuing hangtags.

    https://appalachiantrail.org/official-blog/may-11-covid-19-update/
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    The ATC has nw resumed 2000 miler recognition,...

    The ATC has nw resumed 2000 miler recognition, and hangtags. Also the Harpers Ferry visitors center will reopen with modified operations on May 27.
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    You’re assuming they know how to read. :)

    You’re assuming they know how to read. :)
  18. Not all hunters bring balance to nature. There...

    Not all hunters bring balance to nature. There are hunters that don’t follow reasonable rules, just like hikers. Both groups have bad actors.
  19. Taxes on hunting equipment is only one of the...

    Taxes on hunting equipment is only one of the sources of tax money for public land, not the sole source.It’s called public land, not hunting public land.
    I hunt, and hike, and believe the two can...
  20. Public lands are going to continue to be open to...

    Public lands are going to continue to be open to the public, hunters and hikers alike. Both hunters and hikers alike just need to practice a little common sense.
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    There are two RV campgrounds. ...

    There are two RV campgrounds.

    https://www.damascuscreeksiderv.com/what-we-offer

    http://laurelcreekrvpark.com/

    The first has 8 sites, and the second has 22 sites. I wouldn’t be surprised if...
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    I agree that the amount washed from in a stream...

    I agree that the amount washed from in a stream crossing is probably not harmful to the environment. I doubt the EPA would approve its use if it was.
    Below is a link to Lyme disease cases by state,...
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    Sea to Summit makes a head net that will fit over...

    Sea to Summit makes a head net that will fit over a hat. They have one treated with Permethrin, and one not treated.
    Even if you don’t end up needing it, it is light and packs in its own mini stuff...
  24. https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/hiker-who-...

    https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/hiker-who-killed-one-attacked-another-on-appalachian-trail-deemed-insane-to-be-committed/51-21448677-12ba-420c-a202-4d0da887914c
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    “Anyone with information is asked to call the...

    “Anyone with information is asked to call the Norfolk Police Department’s non-emergency number at (757) 441-5610.”

    The above excerpt is from the following link.

    ...
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