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    I'll be leaving a vehicle there in a few days and...

    I'll be leaving a vehicle there in a few days and catching a shuttle. Seem very responsive to email and automatic shuttle webpage was easy to use.
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    Whoa. What a mess. We need some grizzly bears on...

    Whoa. What a mess. We need some grizzly bears on scene.
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    "Fresh" roasted coffee should "rest" for a few...

    "Fresh" roasted coffee should "rest" for a few days before being ground for optimal taste. I get mine roasted at time of order in the PNW and it's in my mailbox on the opposite corner of the country...
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    There were several tent sized sites within a...

    There were several tent sized sites within a stones throw of the twisted oak. That was several years ago but I can't imagine people stopped using them.
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    Poll: Had an issue Thermarest fail at the beginning of...

    Had an issue Thermarest fail at the beginning of a 4wk operation in asscrackistan in February 02. That really sucked.

    Had a non-self inflating one fail, while hiking, not catastrophically but...
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    Unless something changed, 82+ miles probably put...

    Unless something changed, 82+ miles probably put him starting at Deep Gap NC instead of the NC/GA line
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    We are similarly aged. I have the Contrail,...

    We are similarly aged. I have the Contrail, predecessor to the Protrail (PT looks to be better ventilated). There is crawling in/out involved but it packs so small/light that I consider it an...
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    Great! Will definitely check em out

    Great! Will definitely check em out
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    I used to scatter the grounds away from anywhere...

    I used to scatter the grounds away from anywhere someone would sit etc. Looks like dirt. At home every so often we put the grounds in the potted plants around the house. They seem to like it.
  10. Thread: Hiker shape

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    I'm coastal and it's FLAT. I walk w a 75lb pack...

    I'm coastal and it's FLAT. I walk w a 75lb pack in lieu of hills and a mug of coffee instead of poles. My hiking kit is usually just over 25#, IMO it works. With the temp/humidity currently I can...
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    I have done presses in the Nalgenes and the...

    I have done presses in the Nalgenes and the Jetboil which make fantastic field coffee. But, generally not fantastic enough to counteract the weight savings with the starbucks packets.

    Looks like...
  12. Is it seam-sealed?

    Is it seam-sealed?
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    Sectioned Jarrard gap to Springer in May several...

    Sectioned Jarrard gap to Springer in May several years ago. Got everything from cool to hot, dry to humid to torrential rain over a 2 overnighter hike. By time we were recovering our vehicles (we...
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    ATW RangerZ (who's crammed more suffering into...

    ATW RangerZ (who's crammed more suffering into 6wks than most do in a lifetime lol)

    I made a quilt inspired by the 'cho liner except more for someone 6-3. On 2 hikes it unexpectedly dipped into...
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    Army poncho liner. Get them from a surplus shop....

    Army poncho liner. Get them from a surplus shop. "Used" doesn't mean unserviceable. Example: I got several field jacket liners (similar, but in coat form) for a project at $7 apiece that were "used"...
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    This merits repeating. Treat hotspots before they...

    This merits repeating. Treat hotspots before they turn to blisters, whatever technique you use. (I like moleskin and tincture of benzoin but have used duct tape as well)
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    Yellow mountain gap trailhead parking

    Anyone ever park there overnight? Any issues?

    May be doing a hike later in the fall and one of our normal group has to leave his knees alone so won't be joining us for the full hike. He does want...
  18. I'll second that... both of them!

    I'll second that... both of them!
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    OP, you are definitely asking the right...

    OP, you are definitely asking the right questions. All comes down to risk management.

    I have all sorts of training and real world experience. My wife puts her foot down as far as solo hiking...
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    99% chance of being done in? You're better off...

    99% chance of being done in? You're better off just staying at the house:rolleyes:

    JNI64's suggestion is reasonable.

    I have no idea as to your comorbities (no need to share) but I've been...
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    Don't worry about the Ranger students. Just chuck...

    Don't worry about the Ranger students. Just chuck a handful of candy bars and run for it.
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    Tap-tap-tap the heel on the ground then upend and...

    Tap-tap-tap the heel on the ground then upend and shake. If they don't fall out hopefully they're stunned enough that they get squished by my foot.

    Speaking of slugs... Just finished a book on the...
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    I was in Iquitos for a few months in the early...

    I was in Iquitos for a few months in the early 90s but missed the grubs!
  24. Bivouac is pretty short. RON is even shorter....

    Bivouac is pretty short.

    RON is even shorter. Remain Over Night, a TLA we used in the Army.
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    We will hike somewhere else. Already had a back...

    We will hike somewhere else. Already had a back up plan, but had done that hike with some of my other kids so it was a known entity (and a loop).
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