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  1. As I travel to different places around U.S. (and...

    As I travel to different places around U.S. (and other countries too) I always wonder what people in these places do for living. About a month ago I was pondering on a related question - how big a...
  2. Since you posted this, I was a little curious if...

    Since you posted this, I was a little curious if all trails are really shown on this map, so I took a look at OSM-based map: https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#?map=16!42.8518!-72.1121 and a bit to...
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    I would be much more concerned about lack of...

    I would be much more concerned about lack of restroom access. I doubt many day hikers carry their own trowels.
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    Here is a link to "AN ORDER ESTABLISHING ARRIVING...

    Here is a link to "AN ORDER ESTABLISHING ARRIVING QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVELERS IN MAINE":...
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    If an executive order cannot describe something...

    If an executive order cannot describe something precisely enough that it would not need to use a word "appropriate" (as in "appropriate personal protective equipment") I doubt it can withstand any...
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    For me a GPS was actually an enabler rather than...

    For me a GPS was actually an enabler rather than degrader in my hiking experience.

    A while back I did not have any friends who were bushwhacking, so I always stuck to trails. Then I got into...
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    Thanks for the link - maybe I will ask my wife to...

    Thanks for the link - maybe I will ask my wife to get it for me next time she is out of gift ideas! :)

    And yes, I really enjoy birding & bird photography. Every once in a while I get a nice...
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    Have you ever tried birding? It goes well with...

    Have you ever tried birding? It goes well with hiking and can be practiced in your backyard too. Perhaps all birds appear alike at first but they are really different. The best way to get started?...
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    That in itself looks a list to me! :)

    That in itself looks a list to me! :)
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    Nice! I spot checked a couple of places in New...

    Nice! I spot checked a couple of places in New Jersey and they are showing up. I just wish that one could zoom in more with protected lands layer still visible.
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    There is a trail in Polish Tatra Mountains called...

    There is a trail in Polish Tatra Mountains called Orla Perć that is considered by many to be one of the most difficult "regular" hiking trails in Poland and where many fatal accidents occurred. A...
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    I'm not any expert on this but I believe tick...

    I'm not any expert on this but I believe tick females may lay thousands of eggs in one location. I imagine this could explain why one could pick up lots of them just coming close to such "nest", but...
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    Just a little curious here - how does your dog...

    Just a little curious here - how does your dog contribute to choosing? :)
  14. I had a 5-day backpacking trip in Grand Canyon...

    I had a 5-day backpacking trip in Grand Canyon scheduled for next week with a couple of friends. Between airline cancellations and the possibility that one of us might get sick at the bottom of the...
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    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the...

    If you get a descent picture you are 95% of the way to determine the bird species. There is an excellent phone app called Merlin that can tell you what kind of bird you have in your photo. For...
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    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the...

    White-winged crossbills by the white bars on the wings (red crossbills don't have these bars.) Yellow bird in the picture is a female, the red ones are males. See...
  17. Thread: Water filter

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    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread...

    If I remember correctly Sawyer Mini fits a thread of Smartwater bottle.
  18. Thread: Water filter

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    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but...

    I started out with Sawyer Mini water filter but ultimately switched over to using Steripen. My reasoning was that I didn't have a sensible way of verifying that my unit did not have any defects...
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    When we got a dog a couple of years ago I bought...

    When we got a dog a couple of years ago I bought a Garmin Astro 320 dog tracker. We quickly discovered that our dog never ran out of sight, so the tracking device began gathering dust and I did not...
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    JustJoe, are you sure the Hillsounds you got are...

    JustJoe, are you sure the Hillsounds you got are not counterfeit? I would expect top brands to have comparable durability.
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    I just took a closer look at my microspikes - it...

    I just took a closer look at my microspikes - it seems to me that my biggest problem are 2 rear-most teeth that have rounded front surfaces to the point that they look more like parabolas rather than...
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    Sharpening microspikes

    I think my Kahtoolas are prime for some sharpening. I'm sure some folks have done it before. Is there any advantage to using a file instead of a grinder? How sharp should I make the points? Any...
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    I have recently bought a Sony RX100 vii and took...

    I have recently bought a Sony RX100 vii and took it for a multi-day hike in West Canada Lakes Wilderness. One of the things that I tried was taking pictures of night sky. I really love being able...
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    I'm actually curious as to why you decided to go...

    I'm actually curious as to why you decided to go with with a DSLR? I can think of a few reasons, such as shooting in raw format and post processing the pictures, need for a long range zoom, or desire...
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    I carry a small spool of 30-lb braided fishing...

    I carry a small spool of 30-lb braided fishing line along with Gerber Dime on my hikes in case I had to make backpack repairs while on trail.
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