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    +1 on the intense angler style DIY bag. I use a...

    +1 on the intense angler style DIY bag. I use a regular light weight kitchen trash can liner. No need for a heavy trash compactor bag (did I just say heavy and TC bag n the same sentence?) I've...
  2. Thread: 2021 AT hiking

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    C2. Finishing the last 250 miles of VA (SOBO) in...

    C2. Finishing the last 250 miles of VA (SOBO) in April/May this year. I am vaccinated but would go ither way.
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    Pretty dog. I have a 6 yo Mal that is trained...

    Pretty dog. I have a 6 yo Mal that is trained and certified as a FEMA search dog. I wish I could take him on the AT but I think he would be too disruptive to others in camp ( I could solo stealth...
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    I need to see if I can find any of my old photos...

    I need to see if I can find any of my old photos of climbing in the High Peaks area during the 70's. Lol, lot's of Orange and Blue colors......and snow tunnels entrances.........and Woolrich Alaskan...
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    I started back after a 35 year hiatus (did most...

    I started back after a 35 year hiatus (did most of the AT back in 1976) and decided to upgrade to newer lighter equipment. I'm paying now for the abuse I did to my body back then carrying 50 lb plus...
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    I feel your pain, literally......I fought IT pain...

    I feel your pain, literally......I fought IT pain every day of my 130 mile hike in April and most of last year's 100 plus miles SOBO through Shenendoah down to Glasgow. I was stopping to stretch the...
  7. Thread: Base Weight

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    Depends on the time of year. Last 2 weeks I was...

    Depends on the time of year. Last 2 weeks I was at 16 base weight but I carried my full length 20 degree UQ (instead of a short 30 or 50 degree UQ), an extra Icebreaker shirt for sleeping and a...
  8. Well rain only does so much. We rate fuel loads...

    Well rain only does so much. We rate fuel loads based on their size (10 hour fuels, 100 hour, 1000 hour, etc.) and how fast they can dry out. I was down in that area last week and there are a lot of...
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    Just a few observations after just getting off...

    Just a few observations after just getting off the AT for 2 weeks. I loked at bunch of pack options and ended up getting an ULA Ohm. I got the S Straps and like them a lot. ULA was great at...
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    What kind of stove? What works for a Fancy Feast...

    What kind of stove? What works for a Fancy Feast Alcohol stove might not work for a BRS or Pocket Rocket. For my Fancy Feast, I made a beer can screnn from 2 Bronco edition Budlight cans. There is...
  11. Thread: Stove and cup

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    I had the GSI cup and it works ok. I prefer...

    I had the GSI cup and it works ok. I prefer having coffee while I pack stuff up so the weight of a stand alone cup is worth it to me versus drinking from the pot after eating breakfast for the days...
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    It's shows that there are multiple icons to close...

    It's shows that there are multiple icons to close together to see at the current zoom level. Zoom in and the individual icons show up. Happens usually at a camp site that has water and unique trail...
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    I'll be in the same area starting on the 18th...

    I'll be in the same area starting on the 18th going SOBO from Elkwallow. Unless you run colder than average, you should be fine. That's all I carry except I don't carry a micro-fleece and I use a...
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    Well when you're hiking they are worth gold.........

    Well when you're hiking they are worth gold...... :-) I tried the Exofficio but ended up with Under Armor and love them for long distance hiking. 2 pair gives you 4 days of clean undies....
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    I did the upper half of SNP last April. I'm...

    I did the upper half of SNP last April. I'm doing the southern half this April. I like having fewer leaves and better views (and fewer people but hiking SOBO helps avoid bubbles). Last year was...
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    They're just words. Actually pretty good info...

    They're just words. Actually pretty good info and his comments are likely what most folks feel like saying but are embarrassed to....
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    I did the same hike last April going south and...

    I did the same hike last April going south and enjoyed it. The roller coaster wasn't that bad. The climb up to Tom Floyd was tough at the end of a long day but the Shenendoah section after that was...
  18. Thread: Gear list

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    Depends on season but like others have said, if...

    Depends on season but like others have said, if you are going to hammock the trail, spring for the UQ. The hammock is a compromise otherwise.... I carried a TR xlite womens mattress (just the right...
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    Elk Wallow (where I had to quit last year because...

    Elk Wallow (where I had to quit last year because of foot issues) SOBO to at least the James River Bridge and hopefully a few days past there in April.
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    ULA Ohm with extras removed - 30 Oz. Dutchware...

    ULA Ohm with extras removed - 30 Oz.
    Dutchware Chameleon Hammock, bug net and Whoopie Suspension - 22 oz
    CF Tarp with Doors, Stakes Lines - 12 oz.
    20 Degree Top Quilt - 20 oz.
    20 Degree Under...
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    You should be fine. I did it a few weeks back...

    You should be fine. I did it a few weeks back as part of a 2 week section hike that started in HF and went south. The hike up to Bear's Den is a climb but not very long. The next couple of miles...
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    I'm a quilt guy but I use a hammock :-) I also...

    I'm a quilt guy but I use a hammock :-) I also use the quilt with a Thermarest xlite when I'm above timberline and have to go to ground. It works great. Like others have said, I just spin around...
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    I would have guessed an updated Snow Leopard too....

    I would have guessed an updated Snow Leopard too. The original I have has a heavier fabric and it doesn't have the shock cord but the size and shape, along with the twin web daisy chains were...
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    I will give a +1 on the White Sierra pants on...

    I will give a +1 on the White Sierra pants on Amazon. I just got off the AT from a section hike last week and they were perfect from a 90 degree high humidity day (man was that hot) down to the 40s...
  25. Likely to pass you on the way southbound! Have...

    Likely to pass you on the way southbound! Have fun.
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