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    Just poking fun at those Massachusetts folks...

    Just poking fun at those Massachusetts folks whose DNA is clearly missing a savanna happiness gene.
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    No, not really. I just figured that it would...

    No, not really. I just figured that it would cause more stress if I typed, "If a tower burned down in a forest and no one was around to see it, did it really burn down?'
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    And miss all of this fun? Here is some potential...

    And miss all of this fun? Here is some potential good news. The link to Romantic Asheville mentioned above now reads:

    "November 2016 Update: Great news! The tower survived the forest fire,...
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    So, this is the best you got? Let me get this...

    So, this is the best you got? Let me get this straight: We have spent a gazillion dollars on university research only to PROVE that there is going to be change, but we don't know in which direction? ...
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    No, I have a problem with those that want to...

    No, I have a problem with those that want to “politely educate” me that they have irrefutablescientific proof that the Nantahala National Forest will not remain “unspoiled”from wildfire and that I...
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    So, three years ago when record rainfall flooded...

    So, three years ago when record rainfall flooded Nantahala causing trail and road closures from washouts and landslides were you on WhiteBlaze touting this scientific study:...
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    FYI. The 10-mile section of the...

    FYI.
    The 10-mile section of the Foothills Trail between Table Rock State Park and Sassafras Mountain has been closed as 30 or more firefighters battle a "significant" wildfire burning in...
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    I finally figured it out: Shelters were...

    I finally figured it out: Shelters were intentionally built to collect in one place all of the people with all of the bad habits listed in this thread so that the rest of us can enjoy a peaceful...
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    Or you can get a 9.5L dry bag from Zpacks --...

    Or you can get a 9.5L dry bag from Zpacks -- weighs 27 grams
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    Here is what I use: 1) Food: Zpacks cuben...

    Here is what I use:
    1) Food: Zpacks cuben fiber roll top “Blast” food bag
    2) Clothes: Zpacks cuben fiber medium dry bag
    3) Cooking: Zpacks MSR .85 Titan Pot cooking pot stuff...
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    Only 42. Now enrolled in remedial class: Leaves...

    Only 42. Now enrolled in remedial class: Leaves of three let them be.
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    Be sure to read the discussion in the posts that...

    Be sure to read the discussion in the posts that follow the above link. Particularly #96.
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    There are more than a few stories of tent...

    There are more than a few stories of tent backpackers on the AT who having awakened, presumably from a good night’s sleep, to find that their food bag has been removed from a tree by a bear or torn...
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    Hard to beat the Grayson Highlands. Consider an...

    Hard to beat the Grayson Highlands. Consider an overnighter doing the loop beginning at the overnight parking lot in the park, take the access trail to the AT, cut across the Pine Mountain Trail and...
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    It's just lyin'.

    It's just lyin'.
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    It depends on what the meaning of hike is.

    It depends on what the meaning of hike is.
  18. Thread: Tent Footprint

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    So, in your observations which is more...

    So, in your observations which is more susceptible to damage, not just cosmetics, an unprotected silnylon floor or unprotected cuben fiber floor?


    Once upon a time, you recommended 3 mil...
  19. Thread: Tent Footprint

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    The answer to your question is: The large retail...

    The answer to your question is: The large retail tent sellers have to compete on price, and therefore market their products with price points. A footprint is an add-on option (with a high margin)...
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    Well, why can’t you just tell your friends this...

    Well, why can’t you just tell your friends this instead of developing all of these formal, discrete definitions? Or are your friends attorneys?
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    Yep, where else you gonna learn the best way to...

    Yep, where else you gonna learn the best way to exit your tent?
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    Is there a manual of definitions that I need to...

    Is there a manual of definitions that I need to carry so next time I am out I can look up what I think I am doing and make sure that I am in compliance?
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    Never ask them to explain.

    Never ask them to explain.
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    I wish someone would take them; all of them; far,...

    I wish someone would take them; all of them; far, far away.
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