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  1. Thread: Jigger Johnson

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    weird, I was just reading about him yesterday....

    weird, I was just reading about him yesterday. Never knew he was from Maine, but sounds like quite the character.
  2. Massachuseets should either work on generating...

    Massachuseets should either work on generating their own power, or work on significantly reducing what they already use. They can't be the same people behind "RESTORE" the north woods and then want...
  3. Let me get this straight...they walked up Tucks,...

    Let me get this straight...they walked up Tucks, almost to the top, and then slid down? How did they not fall long before that?
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    The parking area for Keasarge North is in...

    The parking area for Keasarge North is in Bartlett? I've always parked on that side of the road, on the wide spot that's slanted towards the ditch. Now they are ticketing? That doesn't make sense
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    Also search for Shugemery's videos on youtube. He...

    Also search for Shugemery's videos on youtube. He hammock camps and he's had a -40 nights a time or two. He's pretty entertaining too, for a circus clown.
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    I will use expired meds, knowing that they will...

    I will use expired meds, knowing that they will be less effective, but I try to throw out anything expired by two years or more. I had to have a root canal post Covid and they told me to take 800mg...
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    https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/...

    https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002770588-How-to-layer-quilts-for-sub-zero-camping
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    I use an inverted canister stove in the Winter....

    I use an inverted canister stove in the Winter. Too convenient not to. It can be converted to gasoline, if I ever get around to it.
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    I'd never heard of Hiker Ed until I hiked...

    I'd never heard of Hiker Ed until I hiked Isolation and he had led a group up there a couple years ago. Another AMC hike leader I talked to was surprised I'd never met him before. Passed his group...
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    I have a -30 Eddie Bauer down bag. Its overkill....

    I have a -30 Eddie Bauer down bag. Its overkill. Used it down to -10 comfortably. But, as you said, it fills a pack pretty well. I've also used two quilts, or if you add my girlfriend, three quilts....
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    For a 10 day backpacking trip in the HMW, I...

    For a 10 day backpacking trip in the HMW, I carried 40 pounds, most of which was food. A typical overnight is 25 pounds. For a Winter backpacking trip, it could be as high as 35 pounds. I figure if...
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    I read that somewhere, too. Always come down the...

    I read that somewhere, too. Always come down the same trail you went up. That way you have some familiarity with the trail. Although with darkness and drifting snow, you still may not be able to find...
  13. Thread: 52 with no View

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    I think its on Eastman, or maybe Meader, where...

    I think its on Eastman, or maybe Meader, where there is open ledge, spray painted on the rock is an arrow and a message stating wonderful views and the arrow points to a wall of firs. No views to be...
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    I've met more people on Facebook, than on this...

    I've met more people on Facebook, than on this site. Forums are too anonymous. At least Facebook one can see their profile and pics. The only person I know I've met on this site, in person, is Ward's...
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    I just bought some Oboz bridger 10" insulated...

    I just bought some Oboz bridger 10" insulated B-dry to wear with my Grivel 10's because my Toundras don't fit right in them. I should have bought the wide Grivels, the ones designed for snowboard...
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    If Maine Huts and Trails ever becomes financially...

    If Maine Huts and Trails ever becomes financially viable again, there is no reason why the x-country trail system can't continue to Saddleback. It does need a couple more huts to make the trail...
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    I've used some of their stuff, booties, hoodlum,...

    I've used some of their stuff, booties, hoodlum, quilts. Good quality. The lead times can be excessive, at times. Its not a vendor for someone used to instant gratification.
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    I've asked myself the same question many times.

    I've asked myself the same question many times.
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    I just started the Winter 4k's last year before...

    I just started the Winter 4k's last year before Covid hit. Its a goal, I'll finish them when I finish them, if I ever do. I'm much pickier on when I'll hike in the winter above treeline. The 52WAV...
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    I've noticed that people who don't spend much...

    I've noticed that people who don't spend much time in the woods can't see a trail unless its 10 feet wide and paved. My GF was like that when we first started hiking. She would walk off the most...
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    Interesting that states that allowed public...

    Interesting that states that allowed public gatherings with little interference from government mandates seem to have a lower transmission rate now, than states that are mandating behavior "for your...
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    One of the engineers at work exposed me and my...

    One of the engineers at work exposed me and my co-workers. Two weeks off unpaid staying at home, Yay! 2nd covid test came back negative. I have allergies so I cough anyway. Interesting. Seems I don;t...
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    One of the heroes, or central figures, in Kate's...

    One of the heroes, or central figures, in Kate's story becomes a victim in this story. We all make mistakes when we are younger. We call them learning experiences when we are older.

    I keep wanting...
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    I haven't seen any science to discredit.

    I haven't seen any science to discredit.
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    Its not just outdoor goods. The entire supply...

    Its not just outdoor goods. The entire supply chain is slowing down. Intel and AMD are experiencing chip shortages due to their supply chain running out of supplies. Consequently, my employer is...
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