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    Agree with the comments on the blisters...socks,...

    Agree with the comments on the blisters...socks, not the boots. I'm relatively new to the merino wool, so I can't speak to them, but I can say with 12 years of experience to go on that with Thorlos,...
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    I'd say that when you're buying good gear, the...

    I'd say that when you're buying good gear, the extra amount you pay is (should be) either a significant advantage - lighter, less, noisy, not a sauna - or you're paying insurance that it won't fail...
  3. Thread: Good Reno Buffets

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    Just a quick update, thanks for all the...

    Just a quick update, thanks for all the suggestions. We managed to only go to one buffet (Yeah!!).

    We went to Peg's twice...I highly recommend it. Eggs Benedict (one of my favorites) with crab...
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    Sawyer used to make a filter that is supposed to...

    Sawyer used to make a filter that is supposed to be able to remove viruses, it's made for places like Middle-of-Nowhere Africa and cost a good bit more than their standard filter.

    It seems to have...
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    Just an FYI for anybody doing the numbers,...

    Just an FYI for anybody doing the numbers, Caveman Bars come out to more calories and protein per gram than Pro Bars (4.25 calories/gram), but the Caveman bars do have chocolate and they'll melt if...
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    I like Patron or Cazadores Anejo, but if I get a...

    I like Patron or Cazadores Anejo, but if I get a chance, I'll try the Schnapps...I might have the try the peppermint w/ hot chocolate at home...sounds good for Christams :)

    Interesting on the use...
  7. Thread: Socks

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    I swear by Thorlos, full synthetic sock, I've...

    I swear by Thorlos, full synthetic sock, I've never had problems with blisters with them and I've had pairs last me 4+ years.

    Out hunting, I'll wear a pair of thin merino wool socks under them...
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    I use 2 packs of Carnation Instant Breakfast (260...

    I use 2 packs of Carnation Instant Breakfast (260 calories total) and three of packets of instant coffee mixed together and a Probar (370 calories) for breakfast.

    It's like a Mocha-Choco-Latte.
    ...
  9. Thread: Sleeping Pad?

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    I have the 9 (long wide at that) and I love it, I...

    I have the 9 (long wide at that) and I love it, I think the extra weight is justified by the huge increase in comfort over the Termarest I had been using. That said, I haven't slept on a Synmat 7,...
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    Congrats (I think) :) I wasn't sure what the...

    Congrats (I think) :) I wasn't sure what the drill schedule was this year, so I didn't apply for anything, I'll just do over the counter (D8). But next year, I hope to get X-10 and go in through...
  11. Thread: Good Reno Buffets

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    Koney Island???? Like New York style Koney...

    Koney Island???? Like New York style Koney Island or other?

    I ask because we have a (several) chains back home call Coney Island, they all owned by the same family, but they split off after feuds...
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    That thought was going through my mind as I was...

    That thought was going through my mind as I was writing that... However, the extended family loves buffets and the first thing they look at is price :( (That's how we ended up at Terribles)

    So...
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    Good Reno Buffets

    We're going to Reno for Hot August Nights, we'll be looking for some good buffets while we're there.

    Or maybe I should phrase that as what are the nasty or not-worth-the-money buffets we should...
  14. Thread: REI 20% Off Sale

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    The dividend and sales are really nice, I picked...

    The dividend and sales are really nice, I picked up an REI day pack for trips, it was on sale and I paid for it with my dividend, nothing extra out of pocket. The wife was even impressed...

    I...
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    Sweet, thanks guys

    Sweet, thanks guys
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    Pig hunting on private land

    Quick question, though I knew the answer but...

    I talked to a lady, her and her husband have a ranch out by Paso Robles. They have a pig problem, to the point that they have been getting...
  17. I found a company that makes MRE sandwiches, I...

    I found a company that makes MRE sandwiches, I got BBQ beef and chicken, they also have a pepperoni and pizza-ish one, but those didn't sound appetizing to me.

    They're shelf stable for five+...
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    I just saw your post, huge congratulations to...

    I just saw your post, huge congratulations to you!!!!
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    Wild Country Duolite, it's just shy of 6 pounds,...

    Wild Country Duolite, it's just shy of 6 pounds, but it's self-standing with an external frame, the inner and fly go up together and clip to the frame. So it's easy to set up if it's raining and/or...
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    Primus Omnilite Ti,...

    Primus Omnilite Ti, http://primuscamping.com/products/omni-lite-ti

    Big thing for me was multi-fuel capability, I've used it with both diesel and MSR superfuel (white gas), but Primus also makes a...
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    It's been a few (11) years since I was there, but...

    It's been a few (11) years since I was there, but I don't think it's changed too much based on what I've heard from people who've been or come from there recently...

    Ditto on Rio Rancho, that...
  22. Thread: Waterproof pants

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    Check out Frogg Toggs, they're not the quietest,...

    Check out Frogg Toggs, they're not the quietest, but they're polypropylene, so they're quieter and lighter than gore-tex, but will still make that scratching sound if you rub against branches and...
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    I'll second Sierra Trading Post...If you've ever...

    I'll second Sierra Trading Post...If you've ever been to Ross, Marshalls, etc., it's like that for outdoor gear, but you can pick up some awesome deals. Sign up for the e-mails, they actually send...
  24. Thread: Crossfit

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    I learned about it from some of our pararescue...

    I learned about it from some of our pararescue guys when I was in Afghanistan. I only got to do it for a month, but I learned a lot from it. Those guys were really into, paleo diet and all, and...
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    Stashing water, etc.

    I talked with some people who mentioned stashing supplies (water and even food) while out scouting an area prior to heading out for a multi-day hunt.

    Anybody here done it and anybody have any...
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