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    Thanks for thinking of us hammockers! I hope...

    Thanks for thinking of us hammockers!

    I hope this link works:
    Illustration - Hammock Camping: The Basics
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    x2... Shenandoah might not be the most scenic or...

    x2... Shenandoah might not be the most scenic or challenging section, but it’s abundant waysides, camp stores, and availability of food and beverage makes it an overall pleasant hike. And in all...
  3. I love my Arc Haul (bought in 2016 I think) and...

    I love my Arc Haul (bought in 2016 I think) and it’s by far my favorite pack. Also love my Duplex (2018 purchase) that only has about a dozen or so trail nights but has been great as well. Zero...
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    Footwear for September

    I’m an east coaster who’s accustomed to hiking in non-waterproof trail runners. I’m planning a trip out to Colorado (Maroon Bells, Aspen area) this September and curious about footwear...
  5. Headed SOBO 2020, question about the first couple hundred miles...

    Question for the folks who have hiked this section. Southern Maine and NH are notoriously difficult and remote. Assuming you’re an 18 mile per day hiker through other sections (VA, PA), how much does...
  6. Love the “thru”hiker lawyers on here. Who cares...

    Love the “thru”hiker lawyers on here. Who cares if you took a 3 day break in NYC or a 2 week break to go home for a family emergency or a 9 month break due to an injury. Everyone’s life events are...
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    I’ve been happy with mine after about 350 or so...

    I’ve been happy with mine after about 350 or so trail miles over about 2.5 years. Under 25 lbs carries like a dream. Over 25 lbs and I start feeling the hip rod in the small of my back but it’s not...
  8. I like to eat about 1/4 to 1/2 of a mountain...

    I like to eat about 1/4 to 1/2 of a mountain house (or similar) freeze dried meal at a time. I typically spoon the cooked/rehydrated meal on a tortilla, maybe add some cheese, and eat it like a...
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    I’ve come across several people with guns over...

    I’ve come across several people with guns over the years, and carrying a gun in the woods generally doesn’t get me all that wound up. Seeing a dude smoke a joint doesn’t get me all that excited....
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    ULA Ohm 2.0 vs Circuit

    I’m a happy Zpacks Arc Haul user but always looking for new gear. I’ve always been curious about ULA’s packs and found Chris to be a great source of information and very responsive to my questions. ...
  11. Thread: Helinox One

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    I have the Helinox Chair Zero which weighs about...

    I have the Helinox Chair Zero which weighs about a pound. It’s definitely a luxury item but has its place on certain hikes. It’s great when I’m out with the kids and focus on cool campsites with...
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    Pretty cool idea - I love planning my hikes...

    Pretty cool idea - I love planning my hikes almost as much as I like hiking them. There’s something about gear, maps, and weather forecasts. I enjoy watching various hiker videos of trails I’m...
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    Anyone know if Frozen (Outdoor Adventures YouTube...

    Anyone know if Frozen (Outdoor Adventures YouTube channel) started hiking yet? Last update I saw was him upsizing his pack to carry some more cold weather gear, but I don’t think he’s hiking yet. ...
  14. Suggest the AWOL guide and Guthook app. ...

    Suggest the AWOL guide and Guthook app.


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  15. Interesting information. It’s amazing that the...

    Interesting information. It’s amazing that the ULA Circuit has been virtually unchanged for years and it still does pretty well when compared to all of the newer packs.


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    Happy to help but give yourself some credit since...

    Happy to help but give yourself some credit since you’re off to a good start.

    Clothing: everyone is different and only you know your own comfort levels. I personally prefer more multitasking gear...
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    Gear Shakedown: March 3rd 2019 NOBO Start

    I’ll keep quiet regarding the clothing- it’ll be cold and everyone is different, so maybe that gear will be exactly what you need. If not, mail it home.

    My recommended items to delete:
    -...
  18. Just curious - any real comparisons/reviews of...

    Just curious - any real comparisons/reviews of the J-straps vs S-straps? ULA’s videos aren’t really that informative and pretty much say “women prefer the S-straps, but so do some men.”


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    I started splitting them and eating half the package at a time burrito style on a tortilla. Can schnazz it up by adding cheese, chips, Fritos, etc depending on the meal. It helps me stretch my meals...
  20. ULA Circuit, Ohm, CDT Gregory Optic Osprey Exos...

    ULA Circuit, Ohm, CDT
    Gregory Optic
    Osprey Exos



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    Physical prep: lots of long day hikes with loaded...

    Physical prep: lots of long day hikes with loaded packs in any conditions you can tolerate. If you can mix in some leg workouts, running, etc that would be a nice plus.

    Gear prep: get used to...
  22. Trout Run Valley is a 27 mile loop...

    Trout Run Valley is a 27 mile loop
    http://midatlantichikes.com/troutrunvalley.htm

    Trout Pond rec area/campground is located on the western side of this trail.

    I don’t know for sure but it...
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    Wayne - What about the pack fabric itself? Does...

    Wayne - What about the pack fabric itself? Does the fabric absorb water like nylon or cordura? Or does the fabric repel water like Cuben/DCF fabrics?


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    Curious about ULA’s Robic Fabric - is it...

    Curious about ULA’s Robic Fabric - is it waterproof?

    Obvious caveat - neither pack is marketed as a waterproof pack. However, google searches of Robic list it as a waterproof fabric, and Zpacks...
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    Some older info from hammockforums:...

    Some older info from hammockforums:
    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/130897-MD-gt-C-amp-O-Canal-gt-Hang-friendly-sites?

    Hope the link works. If not, just do a google search of...
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