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Ticks, Lyme, and Permethrin

Wearing a Head Net on The Long Trail

Given the number of non-hikers that ask me about ticks and Lyme disease, it appears that either the awareness of tick-borne illness or it’s territorial spread are increasing, or both. According to the CDC, cases of Lyme disease are concentrated in the …

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Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Duo Tarp

I know my wife really loves me because she bought me a Dyneema DCF Grace Duo Tarp from Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) for the holidays last year. I finally got to practice setting it up this weekend in preparation for an upcoming …

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Boil-in-the-bag Backpacking Food

Boil in a Bag Backpacking Food

One of the things that Sarah Kirkconnell, author of Freezer Bag Cooking, has taught me, is not to deprive yourself on the trail. In your quest to lighten your food bag, don't make the mistake I made, which is to package up …

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AT Section Hike: Atwell Rd to Glencliff, NH

I got out on another 8 mile section hike of the Appalachian Trail yesterday, picking up where we left off last weekend on Atwell Rd, and hiking to Glencliff Rd, close to the base of Mt Moosilauke, the westernmost 4,000 footer in …

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