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    Ten Essentials

    Let's see, the "ten essentials":

    1. Nuclear missile launch codes.

    What else would be on that list?
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    I'd be interested in the answer to this

    Does anybody have any further information?
  3. Wonderful

    I simply loved hearing her tell of her accomplishment and it was wonderful to hear the pride in her voice. (Way to go MOM!)

    - Solitary
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    Yes

    Yes, I routinely try out new equipment (stoves, sleeping bags, tents) in the backyard. Not just for survival practice, but just general use. Who wants to be struggling with unfamiliar equipment or...
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    Poll: Climbing and insulation

    I routinely replace my climbing ropes for safety's sake and always after a fall. The old ones become tree swings, utility ropes in the garage and I even built a rope bridge over a gully in the woods...
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    Good to know

    I have had similar experiences with them in the past. Good to know that they haven't changed.
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    My name says it all

    Avoid the summer hiking crowds!
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    Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it

    That was me trying to stop myself from getting involved in this thread, but I can't help it.

    Speaking as a hiker who also happens to be female, I don't think GPS is a stupid guy thing. I do a...
  9. Congrats

    A very nice and inspiring trip report. Congrats on your accomplishment.
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    Key Point

    This is the key point for me. If I'm moving, I'm sweating. And I have yet to see the miracle fabric or pack design that prevents my back from getting completely soaked. So I put my emphasis on...
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    Decisions, decisions

    This is a tough one. For about the same price I could get an Old Town Rockport 14 canoe ...

    canoe

    ... or a Glock 23 .40 caliber with 13 round magazine and still have some money left over to...
  12. Elevation snobbery

    I was amused by this bit of the article:

    "The magic number for most peakbagging lists is about 4,000 feet, like the Adirondack 46, named for the number of peaks, and the New Hampshire 48.

    For...
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    And the winner is...

    So reading the Nashua Telegraph article about Farmer's Winter 48 record breaking hike, several of us noticed this:

    Welts began hiking two years ago to lose weight. When that wasn’t happening...
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    Not in one winter that I know of, but...

    Here's an excerpt from the "about the author" of Don't Die On the Mountain by Dan H. Allen.

    "The author hiked to the top of Mt. Monadnock when he was two, and he backpacked with his parents to a...
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    No flames from me (... or photon torpedoes ... or...

    No flames from me (... or photon torpedoes ... or whatever the shields are for). I don't agree with you, but if I just wanted to hear an echo of my own opinions, I'd talk into a tape recorder.

    Of...
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    Multi-tools

    That's why I made sure that my "leatherman" was the model that included a pair of vicegrips.
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    Too late

    Man, I wish you had posted this before I ordered two pairs!
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations to Ryan for this new record. Records are made to be broken and part of what makes breaking this one so special was that the old one was set by two such amazing hikers as Tim and Cath.
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    Wow

    The mind boggles. Let's see: 48 4000-ft NH peaks times 12 months in a year times three times ... hmmm .... er.... @#$% calculator ... oh there it is: 1728 peaks.

    Congratulations on an amazing...
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    It's worse than you know: Brutus ISN'T in the...

    It's worse than you know: Brutus ISN'T in the picture. :p
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    Bon Voyage

    Best of luck and happy trails to you.
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    Wow

    Amazing TR, thanks for sharing it with us. I know there have been many times that I've seen Monadnock so crowded that sitting on Bald Rock I could tell exactly where the White Dot and White Cross...
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    Great reports, keep 'em coming.

    Great reports, keep 'em coming.
  24. I agree with Doug.

    I agree. I use a small, all stainless-steel thermos (holds two cups and weighs 300 grams). It is by Nissan stainless. I also use an outdoor research "parka" for my Nalgene and I thumb my nose at...
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    Although not about swimming holes per se, I like...

    Although not about swimming holes per se, I like Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls by Bruce, Doreen, & Daniel Bolnick.
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