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    Poll: Or finish with nothing. I started with Aqua Mira,...

    Or finish with nothing. I started with Aqua Mira, but by the halfway point I wasn't using anything.
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    Thanks guys. I will re-waterproof it and do a...

    Thanks guys. I will re-waterproof it and do a better job of drying out my rainfly next time
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    Pack- Osprey Exos 46, 37 oz Tent/ground...

    Pack- Osprey Exos 46, 37 oz


    Tent/ground cloth- Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1, 34 oz


    Bag- WM Apache Bag, 32 oz


    Pad- Thermarest Neoair, 19 oz
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    White Spots on Tent Rain Cover

    I pulled my MSR Hubba Hubba out of storage and set it up in the backyard, frankly, for lack of something better to do. For some reason it had white spots on it -they looked kind of like salt stains. ...
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    Not necessary
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    Just stick out your thumb, trust in the world and...

    Just stick out your thumb, trust in the world and be patient. I never had a problem hitching on my thru and met a lot of interesting people a long the way.
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    Sticky: 14958Looks damn good on my computer. Thanks for...

    14958Looks damn good on my computer. Thanks for doing that!
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    If it was me, I would do the CDT

    If it was me, I would do the CDT
  9. It really doesn't matter that much. On the trail...

    It really doesn't matter that much. On the trail you'll meet both people who buy expensive brand-name clothing and people who buy layers from Goodwill as the weather changes. Both types of people...
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    Looks pretty cool, but I don't know too what...

    Looks pretty cool, but I don't know too what extent I would trust it. I have a Lifeproof case that works great, is a lot slimmer than the Otter Box and also waterproof and submergible.
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    I know sobo class of '11 had quite a few gap year...

    I know sobo class of '11 had quite a few gap year students. Including myself, I think there were at least 5. Most people you run into will be slightly older though.
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    TAKE THE GAP YEAR! I graduated high school last...

    TAKE THE GAP YEAR! I graduated high school last June and started in Maine shortly after. I finished my Thru-hike November 19th and am currently working at home, saving money to travel again come...
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    Amplexus is making the SOBO class of '11 look...

    Amplexus is making the SOBO class of '11 look good, that's for sure!
  14. Thread: Giardia

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    I'm surprised nobody has referenced this article...

    I'm surprised nobody has referenced this article or similar backpacker articles -they have mentioned it quite a few times. http://www.backpacker.com/community/ask_buck/180

    I didn't treat any water...
  15. I have to say that stove noise is the main reason...

    I have to say that stove noise is the main reason I went with my alcohol stove over my pocket rocket on my thru-hike. I don't mind stove noise when I am at a shelter, but when stealthing, especially...
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    Does anybody know?

    I finished my Southbound thru-hike and am preparing to send out a bunch of the Thank You Announcements to the places I stayed and to the people that helped me a long the way, but I don't have...
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    I did my thru-hike with an Osprey Exos 46 and...

    I did my thru-hike with an Osprey Exos 46 and loved it. If I was going to do it again, I might switch to the ULA though. Cannot go wrong with either.
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    I wore a pair of VFF for about 150-200 miles on...

    I wore a pair of VFF for about 150-200 miles on my thru-hike and loved them, but road walks and gravel were rough! I know Fern Toe wore them the entire way and went through four pairs, but one...
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    I am currently in Hot Springs on my southbound...

    I am currently in Hot Springs on my southbound thru-hike. I think Buena Vista was one of the most 'trail-friendly' towns I went into. Special kudos to Uncorked Wine Shop and Brierly Hill Bed and...
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    3/4 length z-rest!

    3/4 length z-rest!
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    On trail sobo right now. Started the 19th of...

    On trail sobo right now. Started the 19th of June. We hit the tail end of blackflies -earlier than that is doable, but it does mean lots of bugs
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    I am going to attempt to use my synthetic North...

    I am going to attempt to use my synthetic North Face Cat's Meow 20* bag for my SOBO thru this year. If needed I will use a liner come colder weather. I enjoy it anywhere from 30* to over 60* in my...
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    What about hiking poles? Do they help on Katahdin...

    What about hiking poles? Do they help on Katahdin or just get in the way?
  24. Thread: Shorts...

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    one more thing.

    forgot to mention that they are frequently on steep and cheap.
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    http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-overhang-short-me...

    http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-overhang-short-mens

    I don't personally own these shorts, but they are on my wishlist and I have heard awesome things about them.
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