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    If someone is too far gone to get up on their...

    If someone is too far gone to get up on their own, there's no way you drag a 200lb. person down that unless you are trained at it.
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    I believe it is total attempts/summits, so there...

    I believe it is total attempts/summits, so there would be several who have done it multiple times.
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    Numbers slightly outdated: Number of people to...

    Numbers slightly outdated:

    Number of people to attempt to climb Mt. Everest: approximately 4,000.
    Number of people to successfully climb Mt. Everest: 660.
    Number of people who have died trying...
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    I go for walks in the woods all the time and have...

    I go for walks in the woods all the time and have all my life. I don't plan on carrying my full safety gear all the time. While I often will have my phone with me, not always and coverage where I...
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    Out in southern NH yesterday and they were hungry.

    Out in southern NH yesterday and they were hungry.
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    A really enthralling read. I haven't read one in...

    A really enthralling read. I haven't read one in so much detail previously; only read one with similar drama previously which was in Gulf of Slides quite a long time ago (which we were nearly in).
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    Thru-hikers are a category all their own. Much...

    Thru-hikers are a category all their own. Much of their hike is dictated by budget and timing, and a side-route of a couple of miles in the midst of a 20+ mile day could mean a missed connection,...
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    That's what struck me as well. When braiding,...

    That's what struck me as well. When braiding, they seem to cross, separate, and cross again often enough. These look like completely divergent paths after meeting. It does look a bit odd. Would...
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    Since I am sure I've done a hike the weekend...

    Since I am sure I've done a hike the weekend before Christmas almost every year for the last 25 (as part of my instructions to do what I can to help for the holidays was to GTFO of the way...) I can...
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    You're overthinking it. I go with "dayum, it...

    You're overthinking it.

    I go with "dayum, it was cold & snowy today" and if it felt like winter (to me), I consider it done. If it didn't (to me), I don't.
  11. If he was wearing bright green dog booties I'd be...

    If he was wearing bright green dog booties I'd be really scared....
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    I took a different route. If I climbed a peak in...

    I took a different route. If I climbed a peak in "winter" conditions, I checked it off my internal list. I experienced that peak in "winter" conditions, which was my goal. Sometimes, that occurred...
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    Careful. Might pop your shoulder patting...

    Careful. Might pop your shoulder patting yourself on the back there.
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    I do; it sits buried in the bottom of my pack...

    I do; it sits buried in the bottom of my pack along with all other forms of electronics. It's the reason why I do go out.

    So, sure, I guess you got me on a technicality. I own a GPS, although...
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    Hmmm....Never hiked with a GPS. Don't even own...

    Hmmm....Never hiked with a GPS. Don't even own one.

    Oh well, another reason why I've become a hiking community outlaw I suppose...
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    That took longer than I expected..... :rolleyes:

    That took longer than I expected..... :rolleyes:
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    I have little doubt they will replace it. ...

    I have little doubt they will replace it. Companies almost always do.

    They will also incorporate those lost costs into their product costs, which makes everything else more expensive.
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    Now, these two events happened more than two...

    Now, these two events happened more than two decades ago so real-time information was lacking. However, I have run into two situations where I left to bright sunny skies, stayed a couple of nights...
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    I believe that's called trespassing in many areas.

    I believe that's called trespassing in many areas.
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    Coleman used to make a stove with an integrated...

    Coleman used to make a stove with an integrated fuel bottle underneath it. Worked like a Whisperlite.

    Let's just say no matter what anyone does, test your gear out before you are in the field. ...
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    I found that once I got used to the priming of a...

    I found that once I got used to the priming of a Whisperlite, I won't go back. I get the easibility of a canister and the weight savings. I've just been using them for 20+ years and it's the devil...
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    I will always err on the side of caution in the...

    I will always err on the side of caution in the winter. Summer, the small bottle is always enough.
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    1) I have got both over the years, but think I...

    1) I have got both over the years, but think I got a deal on the International once. I never used anything but white gas so it never mattered
    2) I have several of different sizes bottles for...
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    That's interesting. Environmental...

    That's interesting. Environmental irresponsibility is causing it to grow more; and increased environmental responsibility is causing it to grow more....
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    What about those of us who are just going for a...

    What about those of us who are just going for a walk in the woods and not hiking?
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