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    I found this helpful. From Andy Slavitt:...

    I found this helpful. From Andy Slavitt:
    #StayHome... saves a lot of lives. Here’s how I think about it. If you’re infected & don’t know it (highly likely) and you infect the R0 average of around...
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    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur...

    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have...
  3. One other option: if you have an old wifi router...

    One other option: if you have an old wifi router sitting around, there's a good chance you can load dd-wrt firmware and use it as an extender.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIAwJeUJI0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIAwJeUJI0
  5. No, though part of that is due to age; our oldest...

    No, though part of that is due to age; our oldest is 4.5, and we frankly don't trust her to stay away from people. It's been tough on her though, since she's an extrovert like me.

    I did have a 6'...
  6. So, I was conflicted about this for a while...

    So, I was conflicted about this for a while (could I justify getting out for a mellow tour). Up until yesterday or so, I could still get myself there. "I'll just ski with partners I've been exposed...
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    This is painting with a pretty broad brush, but I...

    This is painting with a pretty broad brush, but I think Japanese culture also has strong cultural norms in favor of rule-following. As opposed to the whole American maverick "I'm gonna go play pickup...
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    Alone Together - Fall Out Boy

    Alone Together - Fall Out Boy
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    I see nothing at all in the order regarding...

    I see nothing at all in the order regarding travel past a certain distance. Again, with this sort of thing it very much pays to read the actual text of the order. It's 12 pages long. And it's going...
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    [citation needed]. From what I've seen, odds...

    [citation needed].

    From what I've seen, odds are pretty low.

    Here are my sources: https://kottke.org/20/03/covid-19-and-food-safety

    Specifically:

    Q: Can I get COVID-19 from touching or...
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    Did you read the text of the order? Specifically,...

    Did you read the text of the order? Specifically, paragraphs 4 and 6(a)(iii).

    Outdoor recreation that maintains social distancing is an "Essential Activity."

    Travel is allowed for "Essential...
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    Recreational dispensaries closed, medical...

    Recreational dispensaries closed, medical dispensaries open.
    And as I read it, liquor delivery still flies.
  13. Denver "stay at home" order just issued. As I...

    Denver "stay at home" order just issued. As I read it, travel for the purpose of outdoor recreation still allowed, so long as your outdoor recreation allows you to keep distance. Also, recreational...
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    Text of the Denver order. As I read it, you can...

    Text of the Denver order. As I read it, you can still travel to your outdoor activity, so long as you can still space out during your outdoor activity....
  15. Some people are very much saying you can't do...

    Some people are very much saying you can't do anything beyond walk around the block or take a bike ride without being socially irresponsible. Some are interpreting #staythefuckhome as exactly that....
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    General guidance from where?

    General guidance from where?
  17. This piece is in line with my thoughts, at least...

    This piece is in line with my thoughts, at least at the moment: https://www.wildsnow.com/27828/should-you-go-ski-touring-during-coronavirus/

    There are responsible ways to do things that keep your...
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    This is mostly where I'm at (though maybe...

    This is mostly where I'm at (though maybe avoiding crowded areas like Berthoud is better). I have a kid who is starting to go a little stir crazy. Was thinking about taking her for a one-night truck...
  19. Thread: Norway

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    Uuuuuuuuggggggg. Had a two-week trip planned to...

    Uuuuuuuuggggggg. Had a two-week trip planned to Lyngen that I just scratched. First world problems and all, but this COVID stuff sucks.
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    I like that piece a lot, but I think OP was...

    I like that piece a lot, but I think OP was looking for wind protection, which this isn't.
  21. American ingenuity for you. "We're putting...

    American ingenuity for you. "We're putting together financial assistance for people to help them out during this lean time. How can we do that but still fuck poor people?"
  22. Oh also, thanks to many for the WT 101...

    Oh also, thanks to many for the WT 101 recommendation. It's my new standard mixing bourbon.
  23. Yeah, no age statement on Storm, and it's maybe a...

    Yeah, no age statement on Storm, and it's maybe a touch sweeter. I think it was priced higher, but seems like price has come down well.
  24. Re Scotch, Talisker Storm is now running about...

    Re Scotch, Talisker Storm is now running about $40 per bottle. I'm a big fan. Smoke and salt of Lagavaulin but not the bandaid or oily mouthfeel. Some might find it more dumbed-down, but I like it.
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    I mean, I get it, but at the same time, if I pay...

    I mean, I get it, but at the same time, if I pay you money to provide a service and you can't provide the service, it doesn't seem fair for you to keep most or all of the money without trying to make...
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    If it makes you feel any better, we asked to...

    If it makes you feel any better, we asked to reschedule our Norway boat trip and boat trip operator said, essentially, "eat shit. you can cancel today (1 month out) for a 40% refund but we can't or...
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    I just scratched a two-week ski touring trip to...

    I just scratched a two-week ski touring trip to Norway. Been on the calendar for over a year. First world problems and all, but it's a pretty big let-down.
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    One quick datapoint. Toured yesterday on a dry...

    One quick datapoint. Toured yesterday on a dry sunny day in the Colorado alpine. Windy above treeline though. I was very happy with a thin wicking baselayer and a Houdini. Put the Houdini on once we...
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    Minor threadjack, but can these light...

    Minor threadjack, but can these light shells/windshirts serve as an only shell for spring skiing in dry conditions? I expect they'd be okay for the alpine but would get shredded in the trees?
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    Sticky: Thanks to boy_wolf for quick shipping on F1s that...

    Thanks to boy_wolf for quick shipping on F1s that were nearly as advertised. Right shell, but wrong liners (28s instead of the as-advertised 27.5). But he promptly owned the minor fuckup and offered...
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    Were they white? and/or "essentially new?"

    Were they white?

    and/or "essentially new?"
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    Probably these:...

    Probably these: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/329341-bindings-Wardens-amp-Pivots
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    Good prices on skins too.

    Good prices on skins too.
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    Have you tried the F1s? I have wide, flat feet...

    Have you tried the F1s? I have wide, flat feet and they fit better out of the box than any other boots I've worn.

    Earlier in the thread you were wishing for a F1 updated with Alien tech. That's...
  35. Something that (1) fits your torso, (2) is made...

    Something that (1) fits your torso, (2) is made my a major pack manufacturer (Kelty, Gregory, etc.), and (3) is for sale for cheap on your local craigslist/parent facebook group/nextdoor/whatever....
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    To tag on, if someone wants 28.0 stock intuition...

    To tag on, if someone wants 28.0 stock intuition liners to make this work, I'm holding a pair with 25 days or so on 'em.
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    Same question from five years ago:...

    Same question from five years ago: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/298349-why-does-everyone-hate-marker-bindings

    The kingpin recall issues didn't help.

    Though the Alpinist...
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    Maybe pushing her skiing just isn't her thing....

    Maybe pushing her skiing just isn't her thing. Could just be how she's wired. Not everybody has a long-term pursuit for the perfect turn. Some (like my wife, for example), like to get out for a few...
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    I agree. Here:...

    I agree. Here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30260-9/fulltext
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    Huh. I had a fun day off Hagar last year. I think...

    Huh. I had a fun day off Hagar last year. I think there may still be an ice axe up there with my name on it. I haven't paid a lot of attention; how late in the year will they get to run the cat op?
  41. I've heard a number of people recommend the 1783,...

    I've heard a number of people recommend the 1783, but it's never done much for me. A little cloying, maybe?

    I'm a fan of New Amsterdam Gin and Vodka for gin and tonics and general mixing,...
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    Interesting point. Though in terms of balancing...

    Interesting point. Though in terms of balancing interests, if the goal of less weight is more speed, snow melting time takes away from that. And the 2.2lb of water weight goes away once I drink it,...
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    I've now gotten a few days in on mine (the...

    I've now gotten a few days in on mine (the newer-ish lighter versions), both in spring corn and winter powder/variable. I really like them for a spring ski and for a longer day winter ski. Float is...
  44. Does the same issue crop up locking brakes...

    Does the same issue crop up locking brakes together if bindings have brakes?
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    I often carry an airbag midwinter as an...

    I often carry an airbag midwinter as an additional layer of safety. It certainly comes at a weight penalty (and, to huskydoc's question, I usually trade the airbag for pointy things in the spring)....
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    Not just ear infections, but surfer's ear. I...

    Not just ear infections, but surfer's ear.

    I use them when paddling or surfing cold water. Lots of options out there; the drugstore "christmas-tree" looking ones worked fine for me. And they were...
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    Weight Weenie Touring Tips

    I just read this post by Teague Holmes on Wildsnow: https://www.wildsnow.com/27619/teague-holmes-whats-in-your-pack/

    It got me thinking about pack weight, so I penciled out the gear I usually tour...
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    Ah. There we go. Spooky.

    Ah. There we go. Spooky.
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    The other bits that made me wonder were the bit...

    The other bits that made me wonder were the bit in the Vail Daily report that the partially buried rider extracted himself and went for help, and that 10 people dug for 5 hours without getting to the...
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    I guess it wasn't clear to me whether they knew...

    I guess it wasn't clear to me whether they knew where to dig or not.
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