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    Most of the loose stuff, such as extra layers,...

    Most of the loose stuff, such as extra layers, bird book, map and compass, wallet, etc., stay in the dry bag until you need it. Assuming the dry bag is of the roll-top type, clip it around a part of...
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    Right, if first you don't drown within seconds...

    Right, if first you don't drown within seconds from cold-shock-induced inhalation of water.

    http://coldwatersafety.org/ColdShock.html
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    A canoe. :D When I was a young adult, I...

    A canoe.

    :D

    When I was a young adult, I thought that because I was a strong swimmer and experienced paddler, I did not need to wear a PFD on quiet water. In the intervening years I've read of...
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    Ayup! Seen on April 24 between Prospect Hill...

    Ayup!

    Seen on April 24 between Prospect Hill and Perry Pond Peak:
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    Hungry bear!
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    Also seen that day: Bald Eagle; fresh, large coyote tracks, many more fresh bear tracks, a Spruce...
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    Spencer, I agree with you. At least one person...

    Spencer, I agree with you. At least one person close to me has struggled through addiction and their returning to a sport and absorbing themselves in it has dramatically turned their life around all...
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    I'm not a neurobiologist, nor did I stay at a...

    I'm not a neurobiologist, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, however, it's my understanding that at least some drugs can permanently alter your brain chemistry. In this case I...
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    The 30 liter MEC Brio Crag...

    The 30 liter MEC Brio Crag lined with a trash compactor bag. It is 18 years old, seemingly indestructible, and I think I paid $35 for it brand-new. I haven't used it for backcountry skiing for years,...
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    https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/20...

    https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2021/04/06/scott-unveils-plan-to-lift-covid-19-restrictions-in-90-days

    Edit to add: Here's more info on Vermont's updated travel info and here is...
  9. If you ever owned a Saab 900, you'd know that...

    If you ever owned a Saab 900, you'd know that what Kramer did made a surprising amount of sense. I suspect that there was a 1/4–1/3 of a tank left when the needle first hit the E and I also suspect...
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    I'm a comitted stone-age navigator, but I do know...

    I'm a comitted stone-age navigator, but I do know that Caltopo has an app. I'm not sure if it's designed for navigation or just mapping.
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    I concur. No doubt there will be growing pains,...

    I concur. No doubt there will be growing pains, but I have come to the belief that a permit system for the High Peaks, or at least for the principle trailheads—the Garden, Loj, Elk Lake, etc.—is the...
  12. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    All of those people you mention have been...

    All of those people you mention have been subjected to and still are subjected to racism. It is a hurdle that they have had to overcome and continue to fight against while achieving any individual...
  13. Maybe Trailbandit would help you out with that? ...

    Maybe Trailbandit would help you out with that?

    :D
  14. Not only do gas-powered chainsaws attract...

    Not only do gas-powered chainsaws attract attention, but your timber-value fine is going to be much, much larger than if you stick to pruning by hand.
  15. First, this occurred in HAZEN'S Notch SP, not...

    First, this occurred in HAZEN'S Notch SP, not Smugglers' Notch SP


    "Officials were notified of the cutting when a visitor to Hazen’s Notch State Park reported hearing the buzz of chainsaws in the...
  16. Thread: Maple Syrup

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    Pure Vermont Maple Syrup:...

    Pure Vermont Maple Syrup: https://barredwoodsmaple.com/collections/pure-vermont-maple-syrup

    A gallon is on sale for $52.95, with free shipping.

    Barred Woods mission is not only to make syrup,...
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    I couldn't agree more.

    I couldn't agree more.
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    That was after the fact. It's great that the...

    That was after the fact. It's great that the landowner is willing to let the public use their land, however while I hope the owner refrains from doing so, if they want people to ask permission, they...
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    Unless Mr. Werner was being dishonest in his blog...

    Unless Mr. Werner was being dishonest in his blog post and unless there is a law against posting GPS tracks that cross private land, he and his hiking partner violated no laws, nor did it sound like...
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    If you are not already familiar with it,Caltopo...

    If you are not already familiar with it,Caltopo is a great source for printing maps. In addition to the USGS topos, which they call "scanned topos," the Forest Service maps for National Forest land...
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    Have you thought about the Vermont 3k'ers? ...

    Have you thought about the Vermont 3k'ers?

    Gore Mountain in Averys Gore is a gorgeous hike in the fall, though it is a wooded summit. East Mountain in East Haven is a cool, cool place, well worth...
  22. Thread: Redlining racist?

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    I would encourage you to take the tests here:...

    I would encourage you to take the tests here: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implici...touchtest.html. Try to answer the test questions as quickly as possible.

    Keep in mind, to recognize our own...
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    True. My older brother is Black. Does that mean...

    True. My older brother is Black. Does that mean I'm free of bias and prejudice? That I'm not racist? Nope. If my parents and siblings can understand that and and not be offended, not see it as a...
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    Nope, not in jest. I think that most of us who...

    Nope, not in jest. I think that most of us who aren't familiar with the of the common, day-to-day experiences of people of color, have no idea what racism looks like. And, because the New England and...
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    I agree that it's not a competition about who can...

    I agree that it's not a competition about who can have the worst "Death March," but the Encyclopedia Britannica article that I linked to puts the numbers for the Trail of Tears much higher, with...
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