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  1. Just finished hike from I40 to Hot Springs. Hike...

    Just finished hike from I40 to Hot Springs. Hike from I40 to Snowbird Peak was mostly strenuous, sometimes arduous. Strenuous is when you are huffing and puffing but perservere. Arduous is when...
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    Hike From I40 to Hot Springs

    I originally hiked this 6 years ago. I was going to do it during the summer BUT I am doing it Tuesday. When I hiked it, we hiked along Green Corner Road toward Standing Bear Hostel. The trail was...
  3. Hike from I40 -Standing Bear to Hot Springs at end of August 2020

    I plan to hike from the I40 overpass (Standing Bear) to Hot Springs. Anyone have recent issues with water availability and/or bear activity.

    Thanks

    Steady
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    Pharmacies stock foam toe protectors. Give it a...

    Pharmacies stock foam toe protectors. Give it a try.
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    When you get married your fiancee get a promotion...

    When you get married your fiancee get a promotion to wife. You get a demotion to husband. When you have kids, your wife gets a promotion to mother. You get another demotion to Dad. Your gear (as...
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    Good for you. Lost dogs on the trail are heart...

    Good for you. Lost dogs on the trail are heart breaking.... especially during bear hunting season when you encounter a dog that looks like it has been in a Nazi concentration camp.
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    Hiking: Fascination of the abomination (embrace...

    Hiking: Fascination of the abomination (embrace the suck!) . There is no sound of music on the appalachian trail ( embrace the suck!).
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    1/4 IN - BLUE - Side Release Buckles with Round...

    1/4 IN - BLUE - Side Release Buckles with Round Ends. Mine are black.1/4 IN - Side Release Buckles with Round Ends

    Perfect for making survival bracelets!

    Length: 1" 1/16
    Width: 3/8
    Height:...
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    I have the Arc Zip. I attached small clips to...

    I have the Arc Zip. I attached small clips to the four corners of the pack. I bought a mesh bag about the size of the pack and attached small clips to it. The clips are the male/female type which...
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    The guys I will be hiking with only want to hike...

    The guys I will be hiking with only want to hike between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This will make a long trip and a heavy pack. Thanks for the replies. Salem is 6 miles down the road. It claims to...
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    Catawba Virginia

    Starting to plan a section hike from Pearisburg to Daleville, Virginia. I'd like to stop at Catawba along the way for a zero. There does not appear to be much there other than a restaurant. Anyone...
  12. Bear Hunting in Georgia/North Carolina OCT 24 2019

    Just finished a Hike from Dick's Gap to Franklin. Encountered lost hunting dogs which had been in the woods for a week. Emaciated, poor poor shape. Good news a female hound was returned to its...
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    Training regimen: 1. Start walking with 20 lbs...

    Training regimen:
    1. Start walking with 20 lbs on a cross country course (ups and downs). When you can do 3 miles or so and no longer notice the weight, go to step 2.
    2. Increase weight to 45...
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    I have had both. spot 2 and Inreach SE. I have...

    I have had both. spot 2 and Inreach SE. I have set up the Inreach to include my inreach email on the distribution list. That way i have a feed back loop to know if the signal got through.
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    I'm in Georgia. They are everywhere. ...

    I'm in Georgia. They are everywhere. permitherin inside and outside your clothes. Better yet soak 'em.
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    All shelters now have outlets for phone charging....

    All shelters now have outlets for phone charging. You will be fine.
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    Regarding the use of a Bear Vault I believe the...

    Regarding the use of a Bear Vault I believe the vault should be placed a distance from your tent and then you hope it is there in the morning? I have a vault which I have never used and figured to...
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    Thanks guys. You have answered the question. ...

    Thanks guys. You have answered the question. I'll un arc at the end of the trip.
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    Did a little post research on WhiteBlaze. ...

    Did a little post research on WhiteBlaze. Release tension every eventing?
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    Zpacks arc management

    Just received a Zpacks arc haul backpack. During a hike do you release the arc tension straps at night or during a zero or only during long term storage? How long do you keep tension on the arc?
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    I started out with a 20 degree sleeping bag with...

    I started out with a 20 degree sleeping bag with a self inflating sleeping pad. I froze my ass off numerous times on the AT during April/May in the South. I experimented with a hammock and the bag...
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    The lab will stick around on the hike. The...

    The lab will stick around on the hike. The Beagle will absolutely disappear to hunt never to return. Over the years I see posts on trees by dog owners who canines have become lost. The dogs are...
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    I took the plunge and sent my back to Zpacks for...

    I took the plunge and sent my back to Zpacks for a SMALL. I wish there were more youtubes with the person measuring his/her torso and then showcasing the different size packs. I've seen a couple of...
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    Looks like your pack fits you as it does me. I...

    Looks like your pack fits you as it does me. I am starting to feel better about the fit.
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    I'd be afraid of waking up and the canister is...

    I'd be afraid of waking up and the canister is "gone". What about attaching 25 ft of cord tied to a tree?
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