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    Having hiked the AT over a four year period, I...

    Having hiked the AT over a four year period, I can attribute the number of falls to the shoes I wore each year.

    2014- My strategy was to wear Keen MaKenzies, which are water shoes with no...
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    I’ll second the folks above. Crazy Karry’s is...

    I’ll second the folks above. Crazy Karry’s is an A-1 place to stay.


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  3. Normally, south of Vermont, your questionable...

    Normally, south of Vermont, your questionable items aren’t necessary. Once into the Whites and especially Maine, those are required items, IMHO. But if you take rain pants, the leggings aren’t...
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    Washer? Dryer? Must have been some...

    Washer? Dryer? Must have been some improvements in the last few years.

    This was their washer when I went through.
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  5. I actually thought he made some memorable quotes...

    I actually thought he made some memorable quotes in his latest video (#40).

    He said, ...”with every step I take, I’m fixing my life”.

    And talking about himself with this analogy, ...”my...
  6. If you’ve never been hiking in New Hampshire and...

    If you’ve never been hiking in New Hampshire and Maine, even in summer, I could understand why you think they’re not needed. Otherwise don’t go there without rain pants.


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    Yes I remember well! Also at the Notch Hostel! ...

    Yes I remember well! Also at the Notch Hostel!


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    I haven’t read every post on this thread so...

    I haven’t read every post on this thread so consider this.

    When you stand barefoot and look at your toes, do any of them tend to turn and land under an adjacent toe? If so you may consider toe...
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    Good points! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Good points!


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    They’re pretty good about keeping drop boxes...

    They’re pretty good about keeping drop boxes isolated in the back room. I had to sign for my box when I went through there in 2015.


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    Trekking Poles, Carry On, TSA, all that....

    It may be. The TSA guys opened my pack and looked right at them.

    Maybe he was a hiker too. I dunno.

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    I flew American from Bangor to Philly to Toledo...

    I flew American from Bangor to Philly to Toledo with my poles inside my carry-on Arcblast. No issue.
    Just break them down.


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    When I stayed there in 2015 the caretakers were...

    When I stayed there in 2015 the caretakers were mowing the lawn around the shelter and trimming the bushes.


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    Aw no! Ibex is my favorite wool hiking clothes. ...

    Aw no! Ibex is my favorite wool hiking clothes.


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  15. Thread: Rain gear

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    Pretty hard to beat the Packa. Just don’t do...

    Pretty hard to beat the Packa. Just don’t do like I did - I left it behind hanging on a nail outside of Elisa Brook Shelter in Maine. Realized I forgot it a couple hours later. Spent the next...
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    And their bunkhouse is huge - very comfortable. ...

    And their bunkhouse is huge - very comfortable.


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    I went back and looked at my bill for staying...

    I went back and looked at my bill for staying there. $80.20 for overnight stay, dinner that included beer, their giant cheeseburger and a half of s 14” pizza, all you can eat breakfast, and a...
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    Exactly. I carry eight tiny brass screw eyes to...

    Exactly. I carry eight tiny brass screw eyes to secure the tie outs. I’m sure you do the same.


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    Can you elaborate? I’m interested as to why. ...

    Can you elaborate? I’m interested as to why.


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    Gear Shakedown: March 3rd 2019 NOBO Start

    For camp shoes, if you like the design of the Crocs, look into Waldies. Same basic design but - my pair weight 9 oz. That’s for the pair.

    The ones shown in this link are orange, but there are...
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    LiteAF is new to me. It looks like they’re...

    LiteAF is new to me. It looks like they’re picking up the market that ZPacks abandoned when they gave up their custom Nero.


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    Not sure there is a “best” case, rather how much...

    Not sure there is a “best” case, rather how much you want to protect your phone.

    I’ve tried cases like the Otterbox, which protects very well, but I’ve found it’s more difficult to get the...
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    Thank you for saying this. All these systems...

    Thank you for saying this.

    All these systems are nice, but more weight than I want to carry. I use a flat Evernew flexible bottle that slides nicely into the side pocket of my Arcblast.

    ...
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    I wore my Altra Lone Peak 3.5’s 489 miles from...

    I wore my Altra Lone Peak 3.5’s 489 miles from Rutland to Katahdin last summer, the worst terrain for shoes possible.

    Yes they fell apart when I finished, but I knew they would do that because...
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    Speaking of sleeping bags, the first time I ever...

    Speaking of sleeping bags, the first time I ever went camping was with my Boy Scout troop back in 1956. My scoutmaster sent me up in our scout cabin attic to throw down the ‘bags’.

    We...
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