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    I do not often disagree with you but.... I...

    I do not often disagree with you but....

    I have often used a map and compass to estimate were I was by taking a bearing on two land features and triangulating back to where I am on the map. Of...
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    the linked opinion is a good rebuttal to the "she...

    the linked opinion is a good rebuttal to the "she was doing what she loved" comments

    http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/showpost.php?p=287713&postcount=65
  3. 1. radio - provides a false sense of security;...

    1. radio - provides a false sense of security; replace with leave your trip itinerary with someone.

    5. Down jacket - replace with sufficient insulation layers to survive the expected overnight...
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    This is how I avoided a life threatening...

    This is how I avoided a life threatening situation in the Presidentials.

    http://forum.hike-nh.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4636
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    She was not prepared for an immobilizing injury...

    She was not prepared for an immobilizing injury in that location and in those conditions. If she had properly planned for that possibility, she would not have died.
  6. Got this link from another website and thought of...

    Got this link from another website and thought of this thread:

    http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/pdfs/aloneinmainewoods.pdf
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    Devices like SPOT and Delorme InReach SE are not...

    Devices like SPOT and Delorme InReach SE are not PLBs. Totally different system and infrastructure. http://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/personal-locator-beacons/
  8. I kind of like the way many sections of the trail...

    I kind of like the way many sections of the trail in Maine go over ledges. A granite threadway is pretty sustainable.
  9. This is fine and well after the fact when the...

    This is fine and well after the fact when the offical search is discontinued. But untrained people trying to "help" SAR in the woods are a hinderance nothing more, they do more harm than good.
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    The BLUE superfeet save my arches. Worth every...

    The BLUE superfeet save my arches. Worth every penny.
  11. Definately avoid Tuckerman Ravine if you want...

    Definately avoid Tuckerman Ravine if you want some solitude on the trail.

    Leave RI at 3am and arrive at Pinkham Notch at ~7am.

    Old Jackson Road to Nelson Crag to summit. Return via Boot Spur...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/

    I have the old style JRB BMB hammock and am very happy with it.

    Every style/manufacturer has its fans. The best thing to do is to attend a hang and see what you...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/ I have the old...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/

    I have the old style JRB BMB hammock and am very happy with it.

    Every style/manufacturer has its fans. The best thing to do is to attend a hang and see what you...
  14. "and some people are thinking it'll cause an...

    "and some people are thinking it'll cause an influx of people who have no business being out there trying to hike the PCT anyway"

    Not sure what this means. I will be charitiable and assume you...
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    [QUOTE=Another Kevin;1864019]The stuff that...

    [QUOTE=Another Kevin;1864019]The stuff that scares me is the cotton Romex from right after WWII /QUOTE]

    Updated my service to 200 amp circuit breaker panel for a hot tub - I had a fuse box with...
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    Many replies appear to be assuming the other...

    Many replies appear to be assuming the other people in the shelter were aware of the full extent of her situation.

    Look at it this way: Full shelter, rainy day, late arrival asked everyone else...
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    Svea 123r !

    Svea 123r !
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    missed trail days, sorry

    missed trail days, sorry
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    Thank you. Downloaded it and came up with...

    Thank you.

    Downloaded it and came up with slightly different statistics due to 18 zeros rather than 21 ??


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  20. Note: The sign says turn back now if the weather...

    Note: The sign says turn back now if the weather is bad. It does not says turn back now if the weather is bad and you don't have the proper gear/experience.

    Sometimes, you should just not be...
  21. Love mine. It gets a lot of use in summer &...

    Love mine.

    It gets a lot of use in summer & early fall.
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    inside my circle - SILVA compass, Z-REST CCF...

    inside my circle - SILVA compass, Z-REST CCF pad, JRB 8x10 tarp, SVEA 123R white gas stove, also the published temperature ratings for MARMOT sleeping bags has always been reliabile [own 4 of them]...
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    Please note. You have to be found negligant or...

    Please note. You have to be found negligant or reckless to be fined.
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    In New Hampshire, the NH Fish & Game has a legal...

    In New Hampshire, the NH Fish & Game has a legal responsible for the SAR. So it becomes a budget issue for that department and NH has a long tradition of user fees.

    The local NH SAR volunteers...
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    I suspect that finding someone up on the ridge...

    I suspect that finding someone up on the ridge with "two canes" and location of the injury predisposed the Rangers to classifying this negligent behavior. When the weather and solo status are...
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