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    Everyone have a safe, white and Merry Christmas....

    Everyone have a safe, white and Merry Christmas. And a happy new year.:)
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    Poll: I voted no. I have never drank anything alcohol...

    I voted no. I have never drank anything alcohol before, during or after a hike. Or for that matter, any other time of the year. It's one of those things I never had any use for.
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    Poll: I always hike and backpack alone. Not so much by...

    I always hike and backpack alone. Not so much by choice but if I waited for someone to hike with, I'd never get to go. I don't have one friend that is into anything outdoors. And when I camp out in...
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    Poll: I voted year round as that is what I do. But like...

    I voted year round as that is what I do. But like alot of you, fall is my favorite time of year for the same reasons many have said. I would say fall is my favorite with winter a close second. I...
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    Poll: I agree 100%. It's all in how it is given. Most...

    I agree 100%. It's all in how it is given. Most people don't like to be told anything in an arrogant, know it all or boastful way. Or in a way that makes you feel like an idiot. There are many ways...
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    When I hiked the Colorado Trail back in 2002 I...

    When I hiked the Colorado Trail back in 2002 I bought one of these for $3.00. CORSAR cards, http://www.dola.state.co.us/dlg/fa/sar/sar_purchase.html . It is included in a sportsman's licence if you...
  7. Thread: Goggle fog

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    Thanks for the reply. I was doing some checking...

    Thanks for the reply. I was doing some checking and see Altrec.com has the Knowledge Turbo Fan OTG (over the glasses) model on sale for $104-$120 depending on the lense and $128 for the Prodigy Turbo...
  8. I feel much better knowing I'm not the only one...

    I feel much better knowing I'm not the only one who loses or forgets things. Hell getting old. Actually I haven't lost much hiking but I lose things around the house all the time. It is very...
  9. Thread: Goggle fog

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    Those goggles look interesting. What type of...

    Those goggles look interesting. What type of battery do they use and how long does one last? I'm guessing it is a lithium battery so that the cold air does not affect it and it's about the size of a...
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    Looks like a lot of us have been out in very cold...

    Looks like a lot of us have been out in very cold temperatures. Glad I'm not the only insane one. That is what my family and friends think for doing such things. My coldest hike was up Mt. Washington...
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    I live in rural western New York and they...

    I live in rural western New York and they obvisously don't enforce that law around here. I see pickups with full murals across their back window and young adult's cars with the name of their car, in...
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    I agree with what everyone else has said. Biking...

    I agree with what everyone else has said. Biking is good and much better than nothing but is no substitute for hiking. You use your muscles different and you can't duplicate the weight of a pack on...
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    I have never tried this place but have thought...

    I have never tried this place but have thought about getting two pair of my favorite hunting boots resoled by them. I have read about this place a few times over the years and they seem to be very...
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    Here is a link to what is now my favorite pad....

    Here is a link to what is now my favorite pad. http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/synmat.html
    The Synmat 7 Pump Dlx. I have 7 Thermarest pads. The deluxe Ridgerest, Ridgerest, Zrest, and 4 various...
  15. Thread: Strange Rash

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    Here is a link to boot lacing techniques with...

    Here is a link to boot lacing techniques with visuals that might help. Just don't click on the selections to the right of the boot as they don't seem to work. Instead click on the page number at the...
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    I can think of a couple dumb things I did while...

    I can think of a couple dumb things I did while on the Colorado Trail. Not that I've only done two but I vividly remember these two.
    My pack was very heavy as I was carrying a weeks worth of...
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    This site has all kinds of small packets of...

    This site has all kinds of small packets of products for travel. http://www.minimus.biz/
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    I live in western New York, about 2000'...

    I live in western New York, about 2000' elevation, and we had snow off and on most the morning. It didn't stick as the ground is too warm. Not what I wanted to wake up to in the middle of May. On the...
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    Poll: I have written this a couple times but I'll add...

    I have written this a couple times but I'll add my $.02 again. I found a couple of other benefits of the poles besides the many benefits already mentioned. When I was hiking the Colorado Trail I used...
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    Yes, it was all a lake effect snow storm. I live...

    Yes, it was all a lake effect snow storm. I live about 45 miles southeast of Buffalo and we got nothing. It was windy and cold all day but the sun shown brightly all day. It was strange as we are...
  21. Wish I was going to be up there. Hopefully soon....

    Wish I was going to be up there. Hopefully soon. I love it up there in the winter. They are forecasting a chance of some wet snow here for Friday and Saturday in the higher elevations. That will be...
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    I saw the title and thought it was a post about...

    I saw the title and thought it was a post about me. :)
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    I use them for backpacking and sometimes day...

    I use them for backpacking and sometimes day hiking. A few years ago while I was hiking the Colorado Trail I discovered other benefits than just the knees. I had used them daily on my hike. One day...
  24. Unfortunately I don't have any hiking/backpacking...

    Unfortunately I don't have any hiking/backpacking friends. That is why I always go solo. And when I have gone winter camping, they all think I'm insane. Of course that's not just close friends....
  25. Let me try this again. I wasn't questioning...

    Let me try this again. I wasn't questioning whether soap is a poison or harmful to humans. What I really was curious about is, after you've washed/rinsed something and it has dried (Water evaporated)...
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