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    I've spent a lot of time hiking every corner of...

    I've spent a lot of time hiking every corner of Zaleski SF- mostly by hiking or biking the logging roads. It's very cool, I loved exploring there. We usually stayed in the cabins at the end of...
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A50NB24/ref=p...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A50NB24/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is one way to do it without needing to sew.
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    A bowline is the perfect "leave it forever" knot...

    A bowline is the perfect "leave it forever" knot because it doesn't tend to come untied, but at the same time it's always easy to undo it even years later.
  4. They say it's the only state you hike on the AT...

    They say it's the only state you hike on the AT where your boots never get dirty (but you'll be needing new ones when you're done).
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    I'm a side-sleeper at home, but I find sleeping...

    I'm a side-sleeper at home, but I find sleeping on my back to be a lot easier in a hammock. Sometimes I fall asleep on my side but I always wake up on my back with my pillow missing.
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    Very clever! This would work well with a car...

    Very clever! This would work well with a car too, allowing anyone to set up anywhere with gear they already have. Fantastic.
  7. Don't sweat the no alcohol policies in State...

    Don't sweat the no alcohol policies in State Parks. It's a necessary rule designed to help kick out the assholes who ruin it for everyone. It's been a godsend for MD state parks for us family...
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    I was just in the area. I was fishing rather than...

    I was just in the area. I was fishing rather than just hiking but we drove in and all around Snowmass and Aspen. You are in for a real treat! Its absolutely spectacular. Reminds me a whole lot of...
  9. Or just a couple of acorns.

    Or just a couple of acorns.
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    Poll: You live in an awesome spot! I've been out in...

    You live in an awesome spot! I've been out in the water in front of your house about a million times for work and play. Rockfishing, studying the grasses, duck hunting, largemouth bass fishing. ...
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    A fried who works for mosquito control on the...

    A fried who works for mosquito control on the eastern shore of Maryland turned me on to Thermacells. They work like nothing else I've ever used. When I was camping in Algonquin two summers ago they...
  12. Cambridge, right on the Choptank River! I drove...

    Cambridge, right on the Choptank River! I drove past that weird sail thing just yesterday on my way home from Smith Island.
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    Here in the United States those plants are called...

    Here in the United States those plants are called 'ramps.' They are in the same family as garlic (Amaryllidaceae), but not the same plant. Ramps are delicious, I hunt them myself sometimes. People...
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    I have their vacuum insulated drink coolers. ...

    I have their vacuum insulated drink coolers. When tested side-by-side with Yeti and Orca drink coolers, the OT actually keeps drinks cooler for longer at less than half the price. So some of their...
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    FS: I mailed a check to the adamsw3, who is...

    I mailed a check to the adamsw3, who is presumably waiting to get the check in the mail.
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    The thing with rivers is that just about anywhere...

    The thing with rivers is that just about anywhere in the world, towns are built first along the rivers. So there are precious few places in the whole world where you can float a river for any length...
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    FS: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    You can do a trip like this for yourself, for...

    You can do a trip like this for yourself, for sure! But it will be moose instead of elk, and lakes instead of rivers. You could easily paddle for a few weeks without coming upon any villages or...
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    https://sport.woot.com/offers/two-person-hammock-w...

    https://sport.woot.com/offers/two-person-hammock-w-net-5-colors?ref=w_cnt_lnd_cat_sprt_3_2 Will be tough to beat $15 for a two person hammock with a bug net. Bearing in mind that you usually get...
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    Depends on whether you plan to hike in and stay...

    Depends on whether you plan to hike in and stay in, or sort of car camp. I'd stay at the Johns Brooke Lodge camp the first night. Hike over the Range Trail, stay overnight in one of the interior...
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    I wish like hell we would have brought hammocks...

    I wish like hell we would have brought hammocks for everyone on my trip. We paddled in (and did one portage) in monsoon-like rains. Several inches fell while we paddled. Lakeside campsites were a...
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    Never went there. We paddled Smoke, Ragged, Big...

    Never went there. We paddled Smoke, Ragged, Big Porcupine
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    and Little Coon Lakes. Several days at Big Porc and Ragged Lake.

    Parkside Bay (Ragged Lake)
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    Beautiful...
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    Big Porcupine Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park,...

    Big Porcupine Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada. 8 miles and 2 portages away from the nearest road.

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    Made a dogbone and two continuous loops from...

    Made a dogbone and two continuous loops from amsteel to go with my new home-made whoopie slings. Playing with amsteel is fun!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cUwDtOF9W0 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cUwDtOF9W0

    Get a fan, they help a LOT. Plenty of options out there. The video above has a really nice solution.

    Mid-summer, 85 degrees and and 90% humidity...
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    Central Maryland

    Got the bug in Algonquin Park two summers ago. Took two hammocks along just for fun. After some lounging and some sleeping in them on the trip I became a convert after 35 years of camping in tents....
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