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    Right around mile 256 there is a pretty good bend...

    Right around mile 256 there is a pretty good bend in the AT north of Max Patch. there is a nice group of big trees and a rock fire ring with logs to sit on that was a cool spot. You could look...
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    When I went a few years ago there was a 50 year...

    When I went a few years ago there was a 50 year drought and I had to lug 6 liters of water in from Fontana. We stayed at the Molly Ridge shelter which was around 12 miles in. The first running...
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    I actually considered something similar. I was...

    I actually considered something similar. I was going to start north from Springer in the fall (end of September through when it starts to get really cold, maybe November), get as far as I can and...
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    If you continue north on the AT through Max Patch...

    If you continue north on the AT through Max Patch and take that to the bottom of the hill through the woods, there is a very nice camp site with some trees. Water is available maybe .4 from the...
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    I have hiked in the 100 mile wilderness in early...

    I have hiked in the 100 mile wilderness in early July and came across the most mosquitoes I have ever seen in my life. Fortunately for me, all my clothes were treated with permethrin prior to my...
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    It is called a rat sack. They are recommended in...

    It is called a rat sack. They are recommended in the Grand Canyon. I have used one. It isn't quite as big as a conventional food bag. I don't think they are worth the extra weight, but here is a...
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    On my last hike, I saw a guy walking almost...

    On my last hike, I saw a guy walking almost dressed like a wizard with a staff. He was collecting acorns in a mason jar. After conversing with him for a couple minutes, he was definitely out there.
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    I carried one on the JMT due to regulations in...

    I carried one on the JMT due to regulations in the national parks. I used the Lighter 1 Big Daddy. The lid of the Big Daddy doubles as a cook pot that you can cook or boil water in. In hindsight,...
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    From the Smokies to Erwin, I don't recall a...

    From the Smokies to Erwin, I don't recall a shelter area that did not have bear cables. To each their own, but it seems a whole lot easier to hang your food in a tree, or (while not suggested, but...
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    Water Standing Bear Farm north to Erwin

    How is the water situation between Standing Bear Farm and Erwin looking? Are any of the reliable sources in AWOL's guide no longer there? What seems to be the longest stretches without water? ...
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    Uber or Lyft in Erwin

    Does anyone know if Uber or Lyft is pretty reliable in Erwin, TN? I am ending a section hike there and want to make sure if I request and Uber or Lyft to get to the Asheville airport there will...
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    You took the words right out of my mouth. ...

    You took the words right out of my mouth. Lifetime warranty.
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    packing too much food and too much gear

    packing too much food and too much gear
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    I agree that southbound will be easiest. Bugs...

    I agree that southbound will be easiest. Bugs are very bad in June/July. I would spray all your clothes with permethrin and bring a head net for some of the lower lying areas. Expect few...
  15. Thread: In camp shoes

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    I have croc knock offs called Waldies. Not sure...

    I have croc knock offs called Waldies. Not sure where they came from, but I bought them at Mountain Crossings.
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    Have you guys tried bagging your own in liter...

    Have you guys tried bagging your own in liter freezer ziplock bags from the #10 cans? I have done that. It is an economical way to buy Mountain House.
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    I buy saline eye drops at the drug store and dump...

    I buy saline eye drops at the drug store and dump the water out. Then pull the cap off and refill with whatever you want to put in it. Put the dropper cap back on and then the screw cap.
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    I just stuff mine into a ziplock bag. I use...

    I just stuff mine into a ziplock bag. I use z-line that seems less likely to tangle than para cord.
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    Like others, I use a piece of polycro that I got from Gossamer Gear. I just use rocks or whatever to hold the corners down and rely on my tarp to keep it all out of the rain. Anything important,...
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    I always wash mine with unfiltered water because...

    I always wash mine with unfiltered water because I know the next time I will be using it, I will be bringing water to a boil anyway. I wouldn't waste the sanitizer.
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    I did the exact same as Berserker. I just...

    I did the exact same as Berserker. I just carried all my food since I didn't want to go into Gatlinburg due to time constraints. I started at the NOC, however because that just happened to be where...
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    Toaks 115 mm and Snowpeak Soloist v1

    Does anyone know if the Toaks 115 mm titanium fry pan would fit on top of the snow peak mini solo (version 1) as a lid? I was thinking it would make a nice dual purpose piece if it did. The inside...
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    I would highlight that the hike reinforced your...

    I would highlight that the hike reinforced your ability to problem solve when given limited information, adapt to a constantly changing environment, persistence to follow through with a goal that is...
  24. Thread: The Smokies

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    It has pretty much all been said. Since you have...

    It has pretty much all been said. Since you have to put down specific shelters to stay at, I would recommend going a short distance earlier on with your hike northbound. The climb isn't as bad as...
  25. Thread: Daypack help?

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    ULA fastpack or their new Photon....

    ULA fastpack or their new Photon. http://www.ula-equipment.com/product_p/photon.htm


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