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Essentials -Adam
map/compass: How would you navigate in thick fog above the treeline, or below it if a route was blocked by something like a dangerous stream crossing, assuming there were no other known trails to ...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 15, 12:31pm

Re: Human behavior on forums
How can you be sure it's human behavior you're observing?

In Chaff » Human behavior on forums
September 13, 9:44pm

Re: WV
I checked the book Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide (8th ed, 2006), and the Allegheny Mt Trail seems to be rated strenuous do due the northern 25% of it which we wouldn't need to hike i...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 12, 11:12am

Re: Re: LNT -Craig
Craig, That's great if the LNT guidelines open the door to a deeper discussion and understanding. I just don't see that happening very often. I can see how it could work with students th...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 10:03pm

LNT -Craig
Craig, In this thread, I've already stated several reasons why I don't like or support LNT. In essence, LNT is a set of rules inspired by good philosophy, yet devoid of that philosoph...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 4:18pm

Re: Re: WV
I think that looks like a good loop with plenty of flexibility for exploring or doing more miles at the far end of the loop from the Seneca Creek Trailhead shown as the parking area "P" o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northeast trip -- November 13-16, 2014
September 11, 11:34am

LNT/harvesting
"Unregulated harvesting of public resources works only when the population is small relative to the resources available, and Native Americans are not somehow magically exempt from this arithme...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 7:57am

Native people defy Leave No Trace, NPS supports them
Are native people beyond Leave No Trace? The National Park Service seems to think so. Maybe they recognize that in morality and ethics, principles supersede following the letter of the law? --- ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 10, 9:56pm

light vs dark clothing
I thought this article was interesting. Especially: "Researchers have studied the heavy black robes worn by Bedouins in the desert. They say the key there is thickness. The outer layer o...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: cotton, really?
"Cotton is thermally conductive when wet, which is good in hot weather. I find that slightly damp cotton is cooler than bone dry polyester/cotton." I find this to be the case also, exc...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 9:00pm

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