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    Wow...Talk about a Thread Blast from the...

    Wow...Talk about a Thread Blast from the past.......:)
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    I went into REI near my Philly Office back in...

    I went into REI near my Philly Office back in August looking for a windblock fleece to replace my 25ish year old EMS jacket. The 20 some-odd sales clerk never heard of windblock - She called over...
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    Ditto on what Tony said - It couldn't be said...

    Ditto on what Tony said - It couldn't be said better. I used to lead a trip on the Cold River Triangle with the Rochester ADK back when I managed a couple of LTs on the Ward Brook TT. Assuming you...
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    Thanks for the memories. I spent a lot of time...

    Thanks for the memories. I spent a lot of time on the STS. I used to backpack frequently on the STS, BFT and WRT.. Hammersley WA was always a favorite of mine. Each year I tell myself I am gonna...
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    Was a NYS Certified Pest Control operator for...

    Was a NYS Certified Pest Control operator for many years and got out 20 years ago For the past 5 years we have had woodchucks taking up rez under our deck. Over the years, I havahearted 4 out and...
  6. Thread: Kettle vs. pot...

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    I carried the Trangie aluminum tea kettle for a...

    I carried the Trangie aluminum tea kettle for a few years in leiu of a pot when I was doing nothing but freeze dried food (Rehydrate in the bag)
    - but if you were rehydrating anything else, you...
  7. Thread: Kelty Backpacks

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    I have a couple of Redwing 50's from about...

    I have a couple of Redwing 50's from about 2006-2007. One of my hiking buds has carried the same one on the trail for about 9 years - A real workhors!!. Both of mine are in very good shape, although...
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    I'd like to know the rest of the story....:)

    I'd like to know the rest of the story....:)
  9. That is so cool!!!! I had forgotten about it -...

    That is so cool!!!! I had forgotten about it - thanks for the link.
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    I gave him some pointers on Winter Camping needs...

    I gave him some pointers on Winter Camping needs early on when he got lost trying to find the NCT(in the Daks) and was sleeping cold and hitting motels along the way.
    I didn't think he would keep...
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    Darren, My son told me when he was about 5 that...

    Darren,
    My son told me when he was about 5 that he had "mindavation" - I asked him what it was - He said he could close his eyes and draw pictures in his head of things he liked (Spiderman,...
  12. Ryan Mountain - a Nice hike.... I was up there...

    Ryan Mountain - a Nice hike....
    I was up there in 1997ish and I remember meeting an older couple coming back who warned me that the trail gets steep near the top. I spent the rest of the way up...
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    I started with a grayscale Vista in 2004 and in...

    I started with a grayscale Vista in 2004 and in 2007 I got the GPS Map76CSX. Hands down a winner over Vista. I liked the Vista, don't get me wrong, but it could NOT draw a signal as tight as the...
  14. Thread: Hit the gas?

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    Last week I was taking my son to basketball and...

    Last week I was taking my son to basketball and it was dark. A deer came down a steep slope by the road and stepped into the road right in front of me (We have no shoulders here in PA) I hit the...
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    Look for my PM.

    Look for my PM.
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    For a winter bag, I prefer longer. I am 6'1"...

    For a winter bag, I prefer longer. I am 6'1" anyway so a regular would be too short. Like you said, keep extra clothing, boiling nalgene and boot liners/socks (plastic bagged of course) in the...
  17. Thread: Bed Bugs

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    I have been thinking alot about this and having...

    I have been thinking alot about this and having grown up in Pest Control, I remember my father doing a few bedbug jobs in the 60's... Back then you could use DDT, Chlordane and/or Lindane, or hell...
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    Anybody wanna match this climb?

    I even got a little nauseous watching these guys climb


    http://video.yahoo.com/network/101149635?v=8244494&l=5144241
  19. Thread: Alcohol Stove

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    I started building and experimenting with dozens...

    I started building and experimenting with dozens of them when i started on the AT in 2000. I have about 50% of the trail complete now and I can double echo everything peaks said. I just need 2 cups...
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    I think Trailwright missed the George Humor...

    I think Trailwright missed the George Humor here.....:D
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    Great - Thanks for the heads up!!!

    Great - Thanks for the heads up!!!
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    Email from "Department of Goods"

    Anybody else get this email today or recently from "Department of Goods"? Is this a new gear retailer? Their site looks legitimate, but I didn't spend a lot of time browsing.
    Thanks
    Rick
  23. Thread: Nepal Trip

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    Burg, I've never been there, but a commercial...

    Burg, I've never been there, but a commercial expedition group that I have helped for years with is running 2 trips there next year - 1 is Base Camp/Namchee Bazar
    and the other is Following Buddha's...
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    It might not be the GPS at all, but more of the...

    It might not be the GPS at all, but more of the spatial aspect. Especially if women equate GPSs to tiny little maps

    My observations (And they are anecdotal) are that more woman (that I know) than...
  25. Thread: Compact Gearing

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    I am in the same quandary while looking at new...

    I am in the same quandary while looking at new bikes.
    I drive my old 87 Cilo with 52/42 and 11/23 and it was fine on the flats along Lake Ontario and such years ago, but now I am in the bloody hills...
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