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    Not that simple for some, I can hike 14 hours and...

    Not that simple for some, I can hike 14 hours and still not sleep soundly.
  2. Thread: Bear Canisters

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    Several in TN and maybe NC did not have either in...

    Several in TN and maybe NC did not have either in the section from Hot Springs to Damascus. Was funny to watch people struggle to hang at the end of a long day as we set our canisters off a ways from...
  3. Thread: Food Bag

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    I was using a 13L bag until I switched to a BV500.

    I was using a 13L bag until I switched to a BV500.
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    Jealous. You got some great Gray's Lily shots!...

    Jealous. You got some great Gray's Lily shots! All the stands I found were in early morning/low light. That section is definitely beautiful, glad it was cool when we went through early this month.
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    Carbon fiber money clip, I EDC it in normal life...

    Carbon fiber money clip, I EDC it in normal life as well.
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    There is also a public lot right behind main...

    There is also a public lot right behind main street that hikers are recommended to use. We left our's next to Laughing Heart for 12 days with no issues.
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    I know where he is coming from, I don't sleep...

    I know where he is coming from, I don't sleep what I consider well as I wake pretty often on trail. Funny thing is, I am never tired the next day. I have considered Motrin PM but my reservation is...
  8. Having been in TN and NC early July the past 2...

    Having been in TN and NC early July the past 2 years, personally, I would go north. Not sure that either would be much easier than the other. At a glance, the MA-NH section looks to have less...
  9. https://fastestknowntime.com/route/scar-tn-nc 2...

    https://fastestknowntime.com/route/scar-tn-nc
    2 days 17 hours and 49 minutes.
  10. Thread: Damascus south

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    Just got back from HS to Damascus NOBO, it was...

    Just got back from HS to Damascus NOBO, it was beautiful. Hopefully you will get great weather!
  11. We met a father and son in 2017 going the...

    We met a father and son in 2017 going the opposite way with no rain gear after a deluge and a drastic temp drop. They were not happy campers and I heard they didn't make it to Clingman's until very...
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    I don't use the individual packs for that reason....

    I don't use the individual packs for that reason. 50 servings for $35 is the way I roll. Not worried about suing anyone, I could have joined the lawsuit against Cytosport/MuscleMilk years ago but...
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    I gotcha, just throwing out a Gatorade...

    I gotcha, just throwing out a Gatorade alternative. I don't use any of their stuff after I figured out that they don't have sodium+magnesium+potassium. Switched to Tailwind Endurance Fuel and all my...
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    I alternate between Musclepharm Combat and...

    I alternate between Musclepharm Combat and Optimum Nutrition 100% whey, I mix it with instant oats on trail. Add cold water and boom, breakfast and dinner. Granted I also eat PB and other stuff to...
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    It was my 1st choice if I had decided to stay...

    It was my 1st choice if I had decided to stay silnylon/silpoly. Decided to go dcf and get a duplex as knowing myself well enough, I would have eventually gone dcf for the weight savings. It is pretty...
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    Let us know how they hold up. The LP 4.0 has been...

    Let us know how they hold up. The LP 4.0 has been rumored to last maybe 100 miles before the mid foot cushion is blowing out. I have heard this mentioned on multiple YouTube videos and hiked with a...
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    We use Endurance Fuel from Tailwind Nutrition....

    We use Endurance Fuel from Tailwind Nutrition. Has worked for me solo for multiple trips and worked great on the 12 day AT section we just came back from. 100 calories per scoop and has sodium,...
  18. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Pinhoti Southern Terminus to the BMT/Pinhoti...

    Pinhoti Southern Terminus to the BMT/Pinhoti Northern Terminus.
    BMT Nobo to AT at the end of GSMNP.
    AT NOBO to Katahdin.
    AT SOBO to Springer.
    Springer NOBO on the BMT to the Pinhoti Northern...
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    We are doing Hot Springs to Damascus. The wife...

    We are doing Hot Springs to Damascus. The wife decided that she thinks she can be away from the kids a little longer this year so we have 15 days to complete the section instead of 8-10.
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    I went frameless at around 9.5-10 lb base and...

    I went frameless at around 9.5-10 lb base and went back to a frame. In my case, there wasn't enough wiggle room if you needed to carry longer food/water carries. It was doable of course but I decided...
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    Because that photo was all over the 2019 AT...

    Because that photo was all over the 2019 AT Hikers groups and on Instagram. I would speculate that most hikers that were in or near that area had a picture of the guy or had seen one. I had been...
  22. PlugItIn on Youtube is putting up videos about...

    PlugItIn on Youtube is putting up videos about his recent thru hike. About mile 38, you pass the Iron Bridge Restaurant, I think they accept mail drops if you wanted to that rather than a cache....
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    No, I have a new one as well and everything was...

    No, I have a new one as well and everything was immaculate. I specifically checked the seams after multiple people complained on reddit about the stitching. I would probably email them about the...
  24. Thread: EE Enigma Quilt

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    It is a plastic snap that I assume goes...

    It is a plastic snap that I assume goes completely through the material. I don't really notice that it is there unless it is cold enough to want it closed. The only time that happens is when I bring...
  25. Thread: EE Enigma Quilt

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    I have a long/wide 50 degree EE Enigma APEX. It...

    I have a long/wide 50 degree EE Enigma APEX. It came in under stated weight. 325g They still use a neck snap as far as I am aware.
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