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    I switched last year from a sleeping bag to a...

    I switched last year from a sleeping bag to a quilt and I have really been pleased. I have an EE Revelation and I find it very easy to adjust for warmer or cooler weather. Plus, I have plenty of...
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    Trekology ALUFT COMFORT......

    Trekology ALUFT COMFORT... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZPMGQ9?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    Weighs 70gms (by my kitchen scales), blows up quickly. Has a fleece type fabric on one side. I sleep much...
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    You may also want to analyze what your toes do...

    You may also want to analyze what your toes do when you hike. I too, had Turf Toe and realized when hiking or walking long distances I did hyper flex my big toe for some reason. I had to literally...
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    We are totally incapable of either finding an...

    We are totally incapable of either finding an appropriate limb to hang a bear bag or throwing it in a way that it doesn't get tangled in tree limbs, so we changed to the Ursack three years ago. We...
  5. Thread: Scotchguard

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    Absolutely! [emoji846] Sent from my SM-G965U...

    Absolutely! [emoji846]

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    I have the same feeling about mine. I had an...

    I have the same feeling about mine. I had an Osprey Ariel, and it was fine, until I packed my husbands Atmos a few times. It had features I liked a lot and finally splurged for a new pack. It...
  7. Thread: 28 lbs

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    I reduced mine by 68 pounds and it made all the...

    I reduced mine by 68 pounds and it made all the difference in the world to my hiking. I reduced my pack weight by four pounds as well. I feel like I am flying up the mountains!
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    Expound please. Sent from my SM-G965U using...

    Expound please.

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    On our second section hike, which was almost...

    On our second section hike, which was almost entirely in the rain, our last night was unexpectedly cold. I had tossed the mylar blankets in my pack as an after thought. That night we were colder...
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    Having experienced Camille and Katrina, I don't...

    Having experienced Camille and Katrina, I don't think the word "weak" should ever precede the words "Cat. 5.". :)

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    I have trouble with a Bic lighter even in warm...

    I have trouble with a Bic lighter even in warm temps, much less when my hands are cold or wet. I found a tiny lighter marketed for cigars on an end cap at Walmart. It looks like a candle lighter...
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    I have a sealed straw with baking soda. I...

    I have a sealed straw with baking soda. I sprinkle a tiny bit on a child's toothbrush and brush with that. When done, I just swallow. I figure I could probably use the extra salt anyway.

    Sent...
  13. Living in south Alabama, we found training for...

    Living in south Alabama, we found training for hiking a difficult thing as well. I tried the stair master at the gym and walking on treadmills with the incline up, but they didnít seem to have that...
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    I LOVE Moon Pies. We have a Moon Pie store...

    I LOVE Moon Pies.

    We have a Moon Pie store here in Mobile. Moon Pies are the favorite thing thrown at our Mardi Gras parades and the city even has a "Moon Pie Drop" on New Year's Eve!
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    My Osprey Ariel did not squeak, but my Aura AG...

    My Osprey Ariel did not squeak, but my Aura AG does. It doesnít squeak continuously, or very loud, but I do hear it sometimes.
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    Iíll play. This is me and my husband, Glen,...

    Iíll play.

    This is me and my husband, Glen, on our last hike. His trail name is Soulflinger and mine is Poppy.


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    I can't stand to walk with my glasses on...

    I can't stand to walk with my glasses on flatland, I can't imagine what it would be like going up a mountain. I wear my contacts and carry a spare pair, although I have never lost a lens on the...
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    I have worn nothing but the WT610v5 since early...

    I have worn nothing but the WT610v5 since early 2014. Each time a pair starts to wear out, I order a new one. Since I changed to NB I have absolutely no issues with my feet. Personally, I think...
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    I use this book, the Thru-Hiker's Companion and...

    I use this book, the Thru-Hiker's Companion and Guthook's app and compile my own spreadsheet for the section we are going to hike. I think that gives me a good deal of information. If mileage...
  20. Until our last hike we both used a Klymit...

    Until our last hike we both used a Klymit insulated Static V pad. I had two issues with it ( my husband can sleep soundly on a hard rock, so he has no issues with anything.) I found that I was...
  21. My sister had always called me a "non-conformist"...

    My sister had always called me a "non-conformist" and after 60 years, I guess it's still true.

    Some of my friends love to hear my stories of our hikes, but mainly I think, because they can never...
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    Perfect attitude! :) Sent from my SM-G930T...

    Perfect attitude! :)

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  23. We did this same section the first of this month....

    We did this same section the first of this month. It took us two and a half days, starting about 1pm the first day.

    We stopped at Wise Shelter the first night, too. We camped at the campsite...
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    Me, too. They are a staple of every hiking trip....

    Me, too. They are a staple of every hiking trip.


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