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Tips from an old Pro

We got to thinking on our last trip...and that's always a reason for concern. But here are a few tips we'll share. Not that we, personally, have ever done these things, but....

1. It is always easier to lift up your pack when you are not standing on the hip belt.

2. It's easier to cook on your gas stove when you remember to bring the fuel.

3. In a pinch, last year's campfire permit can make up for the fact that you forgot to bring TP.

4. Bug repellent in your pack is worth two bug repellents left in your car at the trailhead.

5. Waterproof boots are only waterproof if you keep the tops above the water.

6. The cairns you are following may have been left by a lost hiker who was never found again.

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