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    I hiked the AT with 'just' the Packa and survived...

    I hiked the AT with 'just' the Packa and survived perfectly.
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    I hated Crocs, sent them home after a few weeks....

    I hated Crocs, sent them home after a few weeks. I went barefoot on the fords. It's all a matter of personal preference... Just like 99% of other gear choices!
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    During my thru the Steripen worked great for...

    During my thru the Steripen worked great for three weeks, then I changed batteries (expensive batteries) and it stopped working. I had a friend come out and his stopped working after three days. You...
  4. For hammock hanging I only used the larks head...

    For hammock hanging I only used the larks head that is all that is needed. For bear bag hanging and basically anything else the double half hitch!
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    I almost did this a couple years ago after a...

    I almost did this a couple years ago after a really bad day, almost just tossed my stuff in the car and left that night. I can identify just wanting to disappear and use the hike as an escape......
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    http://www.aldf.com/usmap.shtml Ticks suck!...

    http://www.aldf.com/usmap.shtml

    Ticks suck! (After they bite)

    The first half of the Trail has a very low frequency of Lymes, it's the northeast that is worrisome to me.
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    I'm an outlier, yay.

    I'm an outlier, yay.
  8. Thread: vegetarian

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    Harmony House makes some good meat substitutes...

    Harmony House makes some good meat substitutes that I'm taking this year.
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    I'm starting the approach trail on the 9th or...

    I'm starting the approach trail on the 9th or 10th. I might see you, who knows?!
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    I was just talking to a guy this weekend saying...

    I was just talking to a guy this weekend saying he had a GPS (and shock) collar on his hunting dog that he could view with a handheld device.
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    Nice! thanks
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    There's a list on the Class of 2012 Facebook...

    There's a list on the Class of 2012 Facebook page.
    Enjoy! I know I am:

    www.wheresloriAT.blogspot.com
    www.ATrailLife.com
    www.walkforh2o.blogspot.com
    www.theoutdoorwanderer.blogspot.com...
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    Poll: UV light, after pre-filtering for particulates.

    UV light, after pre-filtering for particulates.
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    Hungry bears can walk 5 miles up the Trail....

    Hungry bears can walk 5 miles up the Trail. Instead of fixing the problem, this only relocates it. How large of a range does a black bear have anyway?

    To the Internets!!!
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    Add cheese, I hear it lasts between 1 hour and...

    Add cheese, I hear it lasts between 1 hour and forever while on the Trail.
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    An extra pair of wool socks?

    An extra pair of wool socks?
  17. Wow - It's the Matrix. I see a leggy blonde...

    Wow - It's the Matrix. I see a leggy blonde eating a Clif bar...
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    Some places lack fuel, around an over-used...

    Some places lack fuel, around an over-used shelter in a laurel grove it was hard to find enough sticks to use a Sierra Stove.
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    Tail Name: none so far Direction: GAME...

    Tail Name: none so far
    Direction: GAME
    Estimated Start: April 10th
    Approach Trail: absolutely
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    Also, UV light. The Steripen kills the creeps in...

    Also, UV light. The Steripen kills the creeps in the water too.
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    I worked with a Park Ranger in the Cascades that...

    I worked with a Park Ranger in the Cascades that had been doing trail maintenance in the back country for years. His approach to a big hill was to take tiny steps. I followed suit, and my stamina...
  22. Thread: Maps

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    I was gifted maps from here:...

    I was gifted maps from here: http://www.theatguide.com/

    I am satisfied with price, weight, and detail.

    I also order the AT Guide last year for planning and this year (loose-leaf) for the...
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    I saw it last night and said, "Crap, the AT is...

    I saw it last night and said, "Crap, the AT is main-stream now, I guess I gotta hike the CDT now instead..."
  24. Hammondsport is not a bad town either, my bro...

    Hammondsport is not a bad town either, my bro lives near there. The Finger Lakes Trail goes right by there, if the charm of a small town is a Trail near-by! I voted for Damascus, though, as Trail...
  25. That "maze" has like three trails....

    That "maze" has like three trails. http://www.nps.gov/pwr/customcf/apps/maps/showmap.cfm?alphacode=cato&parkname=Catoctin%20Mountain%20Park Follow the "right wall" and you'll eventually get out, just...
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