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    Old thread, I know but..... on two occasions...

    Old thread, I know but..... on two occasions recently, I have been in areas where I needed to use a headlamp as a signal. On one occasion, I/we were on a hunt and without communication, no phone...
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    You are on the right track regarding your family...

    You are on the right track regarding your family and asking if they have them just prior to your trip. Elevations on much of the trail will only be a few hundred feet different than that found in...
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    I have done all but two sections of the FHT. ...

    I have done all but two sections of the FHT. Both times I have done multi-day hikes, I/we started on Friday afternoon and hiked until Sunday. 24 miles the first time and just over 30 the second. ...
  4. I agree with @slo-go'en. I am doing about half...

    I agree with @slo-go'en. I am doing about half of the Foothills Trail (Northwestern South Carolina) Friday through Sunday and it appears that all the rain and weather will be well past us by...
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    My goal is to complete the entire trail this...

    My goal is to complete the entire trail this calendar year. Next weekend, we will do A4-A8. Looks like just under 35 miles total. Starting late Friday, ending Sunday. Lots of elevation gain in...
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    Have you done the Foothills Trail yet? IMO, it...

    Have you done the Foothills Trail yet? IMO, it fits most of what you are looking for with the exception of it not being a loop. The trail is right at 80 miles and has 10+ spots to enter or exit the...
  7. I will chime in.... The last two trips I have...

    I will chime in.... The last two trips I have gone on have been 2 night trips. I found these little 100ml bottles (twice the size of a mini bottle) that sell for 3 for $5. That's essentially $.84...
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    When I got back into backpacking and started...

    When I got back into backpacking and started trying to come up with meal plans, I watched a lot of YouTube videos and many had Instant Mashed potatoes in addition to Knorr sides, rice, ramen, etc. I...
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    Being a big guy, 6'5" and 235#, I often struggle...

    Being a big guy, 6'5" and 235#, I often struggle to find a comfortable chair that is both lightweight and handles my weight capacity. With that said, a fellow backpacker, who weighs even more than I...
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    Thanks for sharing this. While I have not had...

    Thanks for sharing this. While I have not had any noticeable issues with my Sawyer, this is a good practice for cleaning and long term storage.
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    I like the idea of this product but I also feel...

    I like the idea of this product but I also feel like it's a slippery slope. There are not many places I can go these days to get away from my phone and other technology. While I like the thought of...
  12. Thread: Trash Cams

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    [QUOTE=GoldenBear;2213381]The placement of...

    The placement of easy-to-use garbage cans does NOT reduce the amount of trash in an area -- it INCREASES it. Plain & simple, people dump their house trash at cans, overwhelming it...


    This is...
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    I will chime in. If you are looking for weather...

    I will chime in. If you are looking for weather in that area, I use Mountain Rest, SC as a reference. Elevations are similar and when I car camp, usually in winter, it is usually 5-10 degrees...
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    My doctor's solution was orthotics. He said they...

    My doctor's solution was orthotics. He said they were athletic orthotics and I could run in them. In my mid-30's I could barely walk in them 4 hours at a time. I realize that I needed to get used...
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    Definitely try stretching and rolling before you...

    Definitely try stretching and rolling before you do the shot. I had it really bad after a basketball incident about 8 years ago. The pain was terrible. Mine ended up popping a tendon (or was it a...
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    less frequent...... hopefully they become less...

    less frequent...... hopefully they become less frequent.... sorry
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    I'll bite... "Yes, I have experienced the same...

    I'll bite... "Yes, I have experienced the same thing."

    I get cramps often when I am working outside for an extended period of time. It doesn't always have to be when I sweat a ton but if I sweat...
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    I understand where you are coming from. I drink...

    I understand where you are coming from. I drink ice in almost every beverage I consume at home and at a restaurant. Once, on a trip to Mexico, I visited several restaurants that evidently didn't...
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    Sold Pending Funds.

    Sold Pending Funds.
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    Rex, I'm going to pass on the trade for the...

    Rex, I'm going to pass on the trade for the poles. I also agree that it would cost you a good bit to ship them.
    Update to the thread, I will lower the price to the cash offer I had the other day...
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    Sorry for not getting right back with you. I had...

    Sorry for not getting right back with you. I had someone make a cash offer and then said they wanted to wait a bit as they might be looking for a different size pad (short). So, the pad is still...
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    I sent you a PM with a question about your...

    I sent you a PM with a question about your trekking poles...
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    Therm-a-rest Neo Air Regular FS/FT (Sold)

    I have available a Neo Air in Regular size, 72x20 12oz. It was bought new in November 2017. It has been on two trips, 3 nights total. One last Fall when I bought it, the other this past weekend. ...
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    This time of year, the crowds are heavy around...

    This time of year, the crowds are heavy around Burrell's Ford. We had tons of foot traffic on the trail last weekend but it was for a good cause. There were dozens of hikers completing the Ultimate...
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    Foothills Trail - Sections A10-A14

    This past weekend, two buddies and I did about 23 miles on the Foothills trail in Oconee SC. Although I had been on the Chattooga River trail many times, this was the first time I had done the...
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