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    I use the Frogg Togs as my main rain gear and...

    I use the Frogg Togs as my main rain gear and will carry a poncho on a regular basis. The poncho serves as shelter as well as rain gear. Between the middle of fall to the middle of spring I use a...
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    First I have never hiked the AT, but plan to next...

    First I have never hiked the AT, but plan to next year. My hiking has been done in the Rocky Mountains, the Big Horn Mountains, the Black Hills, and throughout Canada. This is being clarified...
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    Depending on the distance I will offer a beverage...

    Depending on the distance I will offer a beverage or meal in the next town. Many have accepted a soda, ice tea, coffee, or adult beverage but none have accepted a meal. I usually ask them to drop...
  4. Finalizing my gear and food is my biggest...

    Finalizing my gear and food is my biggest challenge. I have been known to stop at a grocery store and trade out my whole menu on the way to the hike. I usually also have multiple pieces of...
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    After many years of experimentation my choice is...

    After many years of experimentation my choice is nylon shorts, silk long underwear, and rain pants to provide versatility during the day and at night. In cooler weather I like Duluth Trading...
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    You are correct if you follow the Centennial...

    You are correct if you follow the Centennial Trail. I like the unmarked routes to avoid crowds and see the scenery few have experienced. Few have experienced the cave under Mt. Rushmore (originally...
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    Therefore you have traveled to seven brothers and...

    Therefore you have traveled to seven brothers and over to Ten Sleep. Another I love is between Story or Big Horn to Lost Lake, then to Sawmill Lakes and back to Sheridan. My point is I made trips...
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    Thank you for your interest. You are a highly...

    Thank you for your interest. You are a highly respected member of the forum and very knowledgeable about backpacking and the evolution of equipment. I have a great deal of experience backpacking...
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    Black Hills and Big Horn Mountains

    I have been an avid backpacker, hunter, and fisherman for the last 45 years. Joined this site because it has been a goal of mine to hike the AT during this entire time. My sons were raised...
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    Your list seems to meet all the needs. I agree...

    Your list seems to meet all the needs. I agree with all you presented, but I do three things different. The use of the plastic used to protect new mattresses is a great shelter. The use of...
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    I use one for hunting in the winter. It is home...

    I use one for hunting in the winter. It is home made with shoulder straps that allows me to carry all kinds of survival gear depending on the situation. I have back packed with it up to three...
  12. Thread: Knots

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    http://www.animatedknots.com/ ...

    http://www.animatedknots.com/

    http://www.netknots.com/rope_knots
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    I am not a female, but I am a fitness consultant....

    I am not a female, but I am a fitness consultant. Two knee replacements, three types of cancer, and numerous other joint surgeries provides a unique perspective. For those in this situation I would...
  14. I cannot speak to the specific model you have...

    I cannot speak to the specific model you have identified, but I have used a Kelty Timberline tent for over 40 years while backpacking. It is considered a 3 season tent but has held up to 10 in. of...
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    I am an avid fisherman. Most of my backpacking...

    I am an avid fisherman. Most of my backpacking or camping trips revolve around fishing or hunting. When going ultra light backpacking I will season my fish after cleaning it and throw it directly...
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    Camping on the trail is an old emergency signal...

    Camping on the trail is an old emergency signal much like flashing lights with the hood up for a vehicle. I am from the old school of the early 70's backpacking, hunting, fishing, and a combination...
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    It seems like a natural recovery process. The...

    It seems like a natural recovery process. The biggest concern would be withdrawals on the trail and in the wilderness. The trail towns would not compete with the solitude and lure of the trail in...
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    Thank you. Greatly appreciated.

    Thank you. Greatly appreciated.
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    Does anyone have experience with the Keen brand?

    Does anyone have experience with the Keen brand?
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    Personally I would backpack to my hunting area. ...

    Personally I would backpack to my hunting area. Camping down wind of the dominate wind direction would allow you to start hunting right out of camp. I always enjoyed the opportunity to hunt all the...
  21. Honesty is the best policy, but three in a two...

    Honesty is the best policy, but three in a two person tent could be interesting.
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    the longer you are on the trail, the less music...

    the longer you are on the trail, the less music you will need. Nature provides its own music.
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    First this is from a minimalist view: Rain...

    First this is from a minimalist view:

    Rain Jacket - Frog Toggs includes jacket and pants for under $ 30.00. Add plastic or nylon water proof poncho. This will provide your ground tarp for the...
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    I understand the OP's concern about the challenge...

    I understand the OP's concern about the challenge he has set. 99% of the backpacking community would not even consider a through hike of the AT. According to this forum, I believe only 10% of those...
  25. Thread: bob dylan...

    by Patriot76
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    Technology is like a leash. It is great for...

    Technology is like a leash. It is great for raising kids and keeping track of their activities, but I hate when it is keeping track of me.
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