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  1. Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't hiked in the...

    Wow! Thanks for the info. I haven't hiked in the desert but definitely, given the way I hike, would have thought to keep walking when dehydrated.
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    I used an Arc Blast on my thru. There were some...

    I used an Arc Blast on my thru. There were some design problems that were being addressed that resulted in my pack being replaced half-way through. However, I never had any problem putting my pack on...
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    Assuming that you ankle is healed now and you...

    Assuming that you ankle is healed now and you just need support for residual pain I would recommend taking a look at KT tape. I might get criticism for mentioning this but there are many different...
  4. I find it odd that many would tolerate a pipeline...

    I find it odd that many would tolerate a pipeline going through the woods but the minute I turn on my phone to call somebody or check email I'm taking away from their experience.
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    I'm going to take a guess that they would not...

    I'm going to take a guess that they would not last long on the AT. I wen't through four pairs of running shoes on my thru. I saw a few people wearing sandals and thought to myself that was lunacy but...
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    The 100 mile was one of my favorite parts of my...

    The 100 mile was one of my favorite parts of my thru. I found the southern half to be much more difficult than the northern part and would recommend that you plan your mileage accordingly. We jammed...
  7. Bunch of lawyers sitting in a room somewhere.

    Bunch of lawyers sitting in a room somewhere.
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    I haven't worn crocs in over a decade but I...

    I haven't worn crocs in over a decade but I remember that they were very slippery on wet surfaces. Look into KT tape and watch their videos on youtube for how to apply it for bone spurs. I used it...
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    I used an arc blast on my 2016 thru. For me it...

    I used an arc blast on my 2016 thru. For me it was completely waterproof. Didn't have a cover with me and never had any water inside. The seems on my pack were all seam sealed. I loved no having to...
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    Keep the book in your pack. Buy guthooks for your...

    Keep the book in your pack. Buy guthooks for your phone. Read your guide every evening at dinner or before bed and decide where you are stopping and where you are sleeping. While hiking, use guthooks...
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    Thanks for clarifying that! Still have bad...

    Thanks for clarifying that! Still have bad thoughts thinking about it.
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    Jacob's Ladder was the worst ascent that I...

    Jacob's Ladder was the worst ascent that I remember. It sucked. It is flat and steep so you can't even get comfortable taking a break.

    I'm pretty sure it was Pinkham's Notch that was my worst...
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    You are basically leaving problematic trash in...

    You are basically leaving problematic trash in the hiker box when you leave a "part" empty canister in the hiker box. I put "part" in quotes because 99 times out of a 100 the canister is empty. At...
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    That is probably true but I have a Duplex and...

    That is probably true but I have a Duplex and will replace it with another Duplex when it wears out. It is an awesome tent.
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    While I condone trying out a bunch at an REI type...

    While I condone trying out a bunch at an REI type store, I never met a couple using the ZPacks Triplex that didn't love it. It seems to be just the right size for two and saves a ton of weight.
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    The third peak that he was attempting is...

    The third peak that he was attempting is particularly difficult. It didn't require muddy conditions to be dangerous. Most people stop at the second one.
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    Go in on baggies with a few hiking friends. Don't...

    Go in on baggies with a few hiking friends. Don't bounce them forward. Good grief. They are cheap. Put the ones you don't use in a hiker box. BTW, we found that the store brands were better and...
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    Z-Packs: Duplex for one person and Triplex for...

    Z-Packs: Duplex for one person and Triplex for two. Awesome tent.
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    My zpacks food bag only lasted half my thru. It...

    My zpacks food bag only lasted half my thru. It got a hole in it when somebody dropped it on the ground when taking their food bag down. Also, that little carabiner they include is junk. On the same...
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    Poll: I find these threads hilarious. Being connected...

    I find these threads hilarious. Being connected on social media is the way things are now and are going to be in the future. No amount of whining is going to change that. Forcing todays generation...
  21. Thread: Best cookset

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    I tried alcohol and then a lightweight snow peak....

    I tried alcohol and then a lightweight snow peak. Didn't like either one. Alcohol stove was a bit too touchy for me. I was trying to be thrifty with the alcohol and ended without the water boiling...
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    Four to five days sounds about right for the...

    Four to five days sounds about right for the small canister. I always went with the small one. It is significantly lighter than the bigger size. When we were in PA, all the stores ran out of...
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    It was no problem returning them. I sent them...

    It was no problem returning them. I sent them home and waited until I was done. There is a form you download, fill out and send them in. If I remember correctly, brand new replacements came back in...
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    Wore a hole in one pair of darn toughs and was on...

    Wore a hole in one pair of darn toughs and was on my fourth pair of running shoes by the end. Shoes were the only thing that I needed help with from home. Bought five pairs of the same shoe before my...
  25. Thread: Best Dog Breeds

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    Golden Retriever. Those dogs love people more...

    Golden Retriever. Those dogs love people more than hiking. Never saw one on the trail that didn't want to say hello.
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