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comment How to introduce individuals to the concept of Leave No Trace
@OlinLathrop: If you obtain a wilderness permit in the Sierra Nevada in California, you have to sign that you understand that you have to cary your toilet paper out. These areas get hammered with people, and animals dig up cat holes, which results in "white flowers" all over the place. Meaning: there are areas where it absolutely makes sense.
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@Frisbee: This might be better to do in chat? But to answer your question: we eat out of the pot, which gets heated and therefore sanitized.
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@Frisbee: correct. I use sticks and rocks instead of TP and never touch my business.
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comment Sharp knee pain when going up and down stairs/bending my knee after my first backpacking trip
If you have health insurance, I would suggest seeing a specialist!
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@radpin: to be fair to user32116 though, I did ask for alternatives to spitting toothpaste on the ground and not how I can best minimize my impact on the wilderness... That might make for a good new question though!
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@radpin: I was unaware any of this was controversial. I do what I can, and if I can do more, I try to do more. Most rangers that I have talked to mostly care if you leave trash, camp too close to water or build fire rings in areas with slow growth.
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comment Toothpaste in the back-country and the principle of leave no trace
@radpin: I am pretty sure that most people interested in leaving as little of a trace as possible would prefer if you buried a square of toilet paper rather than your nuclear waste. Also, why are you caring plutonium with you in the first place? With the advent of LEDs, I think that is a little over the top.
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comment Learning Anchors - How is single cordelette loop anchor redundant?
@BenCrowell: I think each or the sling has a sliding x in it, which would equalize, though I still wouldn't use this setup for multi-pitch.