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    Do you have a car? If so, there's a multitude of...

    Do you have a car? If so, there's a multitude of options from quite a few parking areas at Harriman State Park.

    Public transit to Tuxedo is good, and a short walk to the trailhead.
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    I'd like to see that! ;)

    I'd like to see that! ;)
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    Little known fact: That cheese was used to glue...

    Little known fact: That cheese was used to glue the tiles on Space Shuttles.

    Aside from that, I also repackage #10 cans and use zipper FoodVacBags. After pouring the boiling water into the bag, I...
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    So there's sometimes sort of a 'grey area'? ...

    So there's sometimes sort of a 'grey area'?

    According to some folks here, you don't get to pick and choose which rules you observe and which you ignore. Some (not I) would argue that exceeding...
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    Just FYI, if you have a recent-vintage Arc Blast...

    Just FYI, if you have a recent-vintage Arc Blast the new curved stays will work with it. Email Zpacks for specifics, but I know someone who has done it and have seen the pack... it's an easy...
  6. Looks fine. But if you were in Baxter SP they'd...

    Looks fine. But if you were in Baxter SP they'd bust your chops for having stakes outside the tent pad.

    Just kidding, but only a little. :o
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    "Multi-legged and/or Winged Pest Shield" ...

    "Multi-legged and/or Winged Pest Shield"

    Classic pedantry.
  8. I must confess that I just generate a little...

    I must confess that I just generate a little saliva and do my best to spit out the nasties, then wipe my mouth on my shirt sleeve.

    Somehow I think Dr. Birx would not approve. :D
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    Good to know about Ultrathon... and I'll have to...

    Good to know about Ultrathon... and I'll have to try the spray Permethrin, get some Martins and mix it I suppose.
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    Yes, they're not insects technically. But some...

    Yes, they're not insects technically. But some people claim Permethrin repels them, a point about which I've observed exactly the reverse. I think that's the 'takeaway' here.

    Picaridin causes me...
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    I usually spray lower legs and socks with Deet,...

    I usually spray lower legs and socks with Deet, which works for me. I also wear shorts (can't stand pants above about 50įF) and it seems easier to spot them early in their journey toward nether...
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    +1000^^^^ If someone asks I'll gladly share...

    +1000^^^^

    If someone asks I'll gladly share what I have learned, and I will cease discussion at the first hint of disinterest, which is usually "Yeah, but...." after which I cordially bow out.
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  13. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    Given the incredibly low odds of getting snakebit...

    Given the incredibly low odds of getting snakebit I'm not too worried about it.

    A couple of years ago, a hiking partner noticed that I had just hiked past a log that had 3-4 rattlers under it....
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    Just a fun little tidbit... when you hit the CT...

    Just a fun little tidbit... when you hit the CT line and think you're all done with NY, well... not quite. At Schaghticoke Mtn it dips back into NY for another couple of miles! :D And that's...
  15. Thread: AT Bag Tag

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    I'm agnostic on the issue but I would not. Just...

    I'm agnostic on the issue but I would not. Just ain't my thang, wearing patches and so forth.

    But other people like them and it's still a semi-free country so what the hey.

    However, if not...
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    Same here. I like for the spoon to fit inside the...

    Same here. I like for the spoon to fit inside the cookset. MSR folding spoon weighs 9g and I've been using it for almost 10 years now with no downsides. Food particles that get into the hinge come...
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    Already there are folks who think it doesn't...

    Already there are folks who think it doesn't count if you don't get a Gold Star from the ATC. :rolleyes:
  18. There's a way to do this, which I've done with...

    There's a way to do this, which I've done with Tyvek. Take a sheet of Tyvek and fold it with hospital corners (anybody who's ever been in the military can do this ;)) and tape in place with duct...
  19. SLD Eclipse...

    SLD Eclipse is a good budget option, unless you just want to DIY. This guy's turnaround time is shockingly fast.
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    My packs are all no-lid, so I have that same...

    My packs are all no-lid, so I have that same continuity across multiple packs. I think that's what counts... having a repeatable system and applying it the same each time, using the sub-system...
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    I haven't used a pack with a lid pocket (don't...

    I haven't used a pack with a lid pocket (don't know why but I hate the term 'brain') for more than 10 years now (last one was REI Flash 62). A Zpacks hip pocket and the big mesh panel pocket and side...
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    A 25lb base is HUGE. I don't know if you're sure...

    A 25lb base is HUGE. I don't know if you're sure how this is defined, but base weight is all the gear in your pack minus consumables... food, water and fuel. By this (correct) definition, a base of...
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    This is very late to be sussing out shelter...

    This is very late to be sussing out shelter options! :o

    Personally, when I were a ground sleeper (hammock now) I really liked the bivy/tarp combo because it gave me the options to do cowboy or...
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    I hope it works out well for you, but they gave...

    I hope it works out well for you, but they gave you a well-reasoned response and you didn't like it. Not to worry, however, because haters of Zpacks are legion (see reddit) and yet they survive...
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    I like a poncho because it keeps rain from...

    I like a poncho because it keeps rain from running down between my back and the pack. Much easier to put on and take off, which can really get annoying with jackets when the rain is intermittent...
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