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    With the zipper running through the center of the...

    With the zipper running through the center of the pack I would worry that it would break if strained too much.
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    Funny that you mention radioactive fish! In...

    Funny that you mention radioactive fish! In April I went backpacking in Grand Canyon with a group of friends. Our permit had a note that we shouldn't be drinking from Horn Creek (where we camped on...
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    I have backpacked in California a few times, ...

    I have backpacked in California a few times, including a trip to Yosemite last year. All of these trips were planned months in advance, so the reservations were not a huge obstacle but they sure...
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    Really great report! It reminded me of this book...

    Really great report! It reminded me of this book "Minus 148 degrees" that I read a while back. Personally, I know my limits (which are much lower) and I'm generally pretty careful not to exceed...
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    [... ] I was worried about trying to call 9-1-1...

    [... ] I was worried about trying to call 9-1-1 with my battery level and didn't think I would be able to connect to a call and share my info before my phone died. [...]

    I think low battery with...
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    One thing that hasn't been discussed here yet (or...

    One thing that hasn't been discussed here yet (or I haven't noticed it) is that an always-on device with GPS and track recording capability makes it easy to retrace your steps even if the maps on...
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    I think this is a fine example of why it might be...

    I think this is a fine example of why it might be a good idea to use hand-held GPS for navigation and save the phone for emergency calls, but NHClimber has already beat me to this punchline.
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    According to wikipedia you got the first two...

    According to wikipedia you got the first two correctly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_highest_major_summits_of_North_America :)
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    I have been using SeriPen Adventurer for the past...

    I have been using SeriPen Adventurer for the past 7 years and so far I haven't had any mishaps. I use a wide-mouth collapsible 32 oz Nalgene bottle (open enough to insert SteriPen and stir the water...
  10. Just out of curiosity, have you written any books?

    Just out of curiosity, have you written any books?
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    For whatever it's worth, there is an group called...

    For whatever it's worth, there is an group called "Animals Don't Cover Their Tracks: Animal Track Identification Help Group" on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/271764596196849 ) that I...
  12. I looked up some guy's trail journal from his...

    I looked up some guy's trail journal from his Cohos hike in 2021 and he mentioned several times that he was calling home, so perhaps the phone service improved recently.
  13. Thanks for the link. Perhaps I will use it some...

    Thanks for the link. Perhaps I will use it some day. I have used a car service out of Berlin, NH before but I am not sure if they are still operating.
  14. How did you work out logistics of getting there? ...

    How did you work out logistics of getting there? Have you used two cars?
  15. Smartphones have a lot of advantages - large...

    Smartphones have a lot of advantages - large screens, many sophisticated mapping apps, more power under the hood, wireless connectivity where avaialable. It may be quite tempting to use them as...
  16. Thread: Catskills Map

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    I have been using New York New Jersey Trail...

    I have been using New York New Jersey Trail Conference map set: https://www.nynjtc.org/maps/catskill-trails-map. They also have a digital version: https://www.nynjtc.org/view/maps.
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    While doing some winter hikes in Vermont I came...

    While doing some winter hikes in Vermont I came across Catamount XC Trail - a 300-mile trail that traverses Vermont from Massachusetts to Canada. While personally I don't ski, I got intrigued enough...
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    What gets attracted to buttonbush? Do you get...

    What gets attracted to buttonbush? Do you get any hummingbirds?
  19. This reminds of a story I heard many years ago in...

    This reminds of a story I heard many years ago in Roztoka Valley Hut in Tatra Mountains. This was in pre-cell phone days, so in the evening we were just sitting by a fireplace and chatting. One of...
  20. I used to do a lot of geocaching and it often...

    I used to do a lot of geocaching and it often meant going off trail, so this would make a lot of sense to me personally but I can just as easily see someone searching for the canister at the top.
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    It appears that links to Union Leader articles cited in "Skull on Kancamagus" thread no longer work, so not a lot of details but the story is quite intriguing. Obviously a skull is relatively easy to...
  22. Has anyone here ever come across human remains in the woods?

    I realize that this is pretty unlikely since I suspect very few people go missing without being found within few days. Still, folks who are bushwhacking are more likely to make a discovery like this....
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    I have never owned ACR ResQLink and don't have...

    I have never owned ACR ResQLink and don't have any personal experience with this device but according to this story https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-trader-in-the-wild/ that's what Kate...
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    I have recently upgraded to Garmin inReach Mini...

    I have recently upgraded to Garmin inReach Mini from Spot 3. I haven't used enough yet to have any firm opinions about this device. Since I typically send preset messages I can't really say anything...
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    Peakbagger, I'm sorry to read about your injury -...

    Peakbagger, I'm sorry to read about your injury - I hope it heals quickly once you get surgery done. I guess the law of large numbers is hard to fool in the long run as even though experienced...
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