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    2021 Black Fly Season

    They are coming out in the suburbs of Concord NH, although not in high numbers yet. They just became slightly bothersome at the end of a six mile walk.
  2. Nobody said masks would stop the spread...

    Nobody said masks would stop the spread completely. The problem is that there are enough people with a political agenda or lack of education or a lack of concern for others to not follow the...
  3. Plotting infection rate versus mask mandates is...

    Plotting infection rate versus mask mandates is not science. I could plot number of pirate attacks versus degrees of global warming and pronounce a conclusion as well.

    Seriously, there are other...
  4. Maybe he does not have parts for Atlas 1225's but...

    Maybe he does not have parts for Atlas 1225's but he got my photos and led me to believe I would have new straps in a week. I will call Atlas as and see if they can spare a strap. But if anyone is...
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    I would not use a canister stove in winter. Its...

    I would not use a canister stove in winter. Its my understanding that the mixture of hydrocarbons consists of stuff with big partial pressure constant differences and the good stuff is consumed more...
  6. There should be a mask surge. The UK strain is...

    There should be a mask surge. The UK strain is apparently associated with higher mortality, and I read one news article that vaccine is ineffective against the South African strain. The Moderna CEO...
  7. ChrisB- You were right. The guy ghosted me...

    ChrisB- You were right. The guy ghosted me despite several texts. I let Atlas know because I was really convinced that the snowshoes would be all set by now.
  8. So maybe i should put my 36 inch atlas shoes up...

    So maybe i should put my 36 inch atlas shoes up on ebay? Great in deep snow, useless on a broken trail.too narrow for these huge shoes..
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    I think there is phone number in the link i...

    I think there is phone number in the link i posted. The place is unusual because it spans a state line.
  10. Well I hope I have a better experience than you....

    Well I hope I have a better experience than you. Basically he is sending me 2 heel straps and nuts/screws/washers on trust that I will send him a $30 check upon receipt.

    He is listed as an Atlas...
  11. K & D Tent & Awning 1131 Milwaukee Ave South...

    K & D Tent & Awning
    1131 Milwaukee Ave
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172-2012
    414-764-8820
    kdtent@outlook.com


    Heres what worked best. Email him a clear photo of the problem. Include your phone...
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    The bench grinding method usually destroys the...

    The bench grinding method usually destroys the temper of the metal. So if you step on rocks they will wear down even more quickly.
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    http://www.ohranger.com/ma/bash-bish-falls Its...

    http://www.ohranger.com/ma/bash-bish-falls

    Its in the middle of a ravine. Not sure how much snow they got there.

    Mt. Washington State park gets you access to the ridge and to the AT and to the...
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    I have read that dry cleaning will destroy the...

    I have read that dry cleaning will destroy the feathers. Alsosome of these these higher fill vests may have ultralight thin shell material. It wont stand up to thorns or getting bashed often by pine...
  15. Its good general advice but they have been...

    Its good general advice but they have been closely inspected just like everything else. For instance, last night I found Nimh batteries with leaking seals. As an aside, I noticed some minor fraying...
  16. Any experience with an Atlas SnowShoe Authorized Repair center?

    Expensive?

    Long Wait?

    Finally after 18 years the polymer heal strap on one of the shoes got brittle and cracked. Fortunate the strap stayed on but the retainer hook is on the very last hole of...
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    I have worn VBL socks...Glad Freezer Bags...for a...

    I have worn VBL socks...Glad Freezer Bags...for a winter day hike, and, somehow, I did not get trench foot.
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    One of my friends was at Loon. There was some guy...

    One of my friends was at Loon. There was some guy in the lift line who was not wearing a mask for one reason or another. A heated discussion between everyone else on the lift line and this guy...
  19. Movers (Saran) Wrap For field repairs like duct tape?

    I unpacked my snowshoes from a recent move. The snowshoes were bound together by many layers movers wrap--enough to keep the sharp cleats from gauging anything. This movers wrap is just a 5-inch...
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    2 inches at the entrance to Lincoln Woods getting...

    2 inches at the entrance to Lincoln Woods getting up to 4-5 inches at Franconia Falls. I'm sure the higher elevations got more.

    On the plus side it was dead empty with barely 1 row of cars in the...
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    Here are a couple ways I have used my GPS. To...

    Here are a couple ways I have used my GPS.

    To verify my conclusions from map and compass work.

    To determine the identity of peaks way off on the horizon.

    To mark waypoints on my hikes when I...
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    Unidentified AT Hiker- Interesting Read

    A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack


    https://www.wired.com/story/nameless-hiker-mostly-harmless-internet-mystery/
  23. Thread: Rain Gloves

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    Paddlers use gloves that have a rubber gasket...

    Paddlers use gloves that have a rubber gasket which touches the rubber gasket of a dry or semi-dry suit. Latex needs to touch latex to seal water out....latex on skin will leak and the only way to...
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    Source of info?

    Source of info?
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    Ok, drifting off the thread more... The...

    Ok, drifting off the thread more...

    The historical section of that site has been shut down so I can't check.

    In any event the app was showing an MH60 doing some racetrack patterns in Cape Cod...
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