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  1. Thread: Merritt Island

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    Maybe we can get together and hike some time. I...

    Maybe we can get together and hike some time. I understand why your Dad won’t move (trees, hills, flowing creeks, etc..). Safe travels to you.
  2. Thread: Merritt Island

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    I’m on the Banana River in Cocoa Beach. I’ve done...

    I’m on the Banana River in Cocoa Beach. I’ve done a little bit of Fla. hiking but most of my experience is on the AT and other mountain trails.
  3. Thread: Merritt Island

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    I’m in Cocoa Beach.

    I’m in Cocoa Beach.
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    I have hiked the trails down into the canyon as...

    I have hiked the trails down into the canyon as well as the rim trail on several occasions. I am a physically fit person but I would not rate them as strenuous. However, they can be a very hot &...
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    I agree with Gambit. I have parked in both of...

    I agree with Gambit. I have parked in both of those lots, Laughing Heart and the public lot multiple times with no vehicle safety problems. I have used Bluff Mtn. Outfitters to shuttle on several...
  6. Thread: Big Storm

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    Sunny and 70’s here. Y’all bundle up and stay...

    Sunny and 70’s here. Y’all bundle up and stay warm.
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    I sure hope this is not true of Leki. My customer...

    I sure hope this is not true of Leki. My customer service experiences with them up to this point have been fantastic! I have broken a pole and a flip lock and both times they overnighted me the...
  8. Thread: Food Bags

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    I use a Zpacks food bag also. Bought it in 2015...

    I use a Zpacks food bag also. Bought it in 2015 and have used it for well over a thousand miles on the AT. Bag is still in great condition and easily holds up to 5 days food.
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    Rob, You carry what you want and I’ll carry what...

    Rob,
    You carry what you want and I’ll carry what I want! It’s all good. HYOH, but your “false peace of mind comment” is only your opinion of what has value and what does not. Have a great day!
  10. I always use a footprint to help protect my...

    I always use a footprint to help protect my expensive tent as well as provide some additional waterproofing. It’s a personal decision and for me, this is a piece of equipment well worth the few extra...
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    Here is another plug for the Copper Spur 3. It’s...

    Here is another plug for the Copper Spur 3. It’s a great tent and durable also. My wife and I have shared one for well over 1500 trail miles and I am 6’4” , 220 lbs. It accommodates our needs very...
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    I own both a Catalyst and an Arc Haul. Both good...

    I own both a Catalyst and an Arc Haul. Both good packs but very different. The Catalyst is a workhorse! It is comfortable, durable and tough. It is a pack that you can stuff a lot of gear into and...
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    A double hammock tops my list! I bought it when...

    A double hammock tops my list! I bought it when my wife and I first started backpacking thinking it would be a good way to hang together, wrong! Since I outweigh my wife by a 100 lbs. it never hung...
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    Deadeye, if we had 4-6 weeks to wait then their...

    Deadeye,
    if we had 4-6 weeks to wait then their customer service would have been ok with the exception of the price they were asking for the hip belt ( it was like buying a new pack!). When you...
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    The GG pack was a very sturdy & comfortable pack...

    The GG pack was a very sturdy & comfortable pack for my wife but their customer service was the worst I have personally experienced with any of the gear companies I have dealt with thus far. And...
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    My wife carried a granite gear crown for a couple...

    My wife carried a granite gear crown for a couple of years. We did a 650 section hike hike in 2015 and during our hike we both needed to change hip belts to a smaller size. I carried a ULA catalyst....
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    When I did a 650 mile section hike in 2015 one of...

    When I did a 650 mile section hike in 2015 one of my hiking partners did just that with no problems. He did backwash routinely but it seemed to work just fine for him. I have never done it myself so...
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    Check with Bluff Mountain Outfitters in Hot...

    Check with Bluff Mountain Outfitters in Hot Springs. I have used them on several occasions and have been pleased.
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    Wow! I have hiked that trail many times having...

    Wow! I have hiked that trail many times having grown up in that area. The most “dangerous” thing I ever encountered was ticks. It is typically a well traveled trail, especially on weekends.
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    There are some shuttlers on the FHT that will...

    There are some shuttlers on the FHT that will meet you for a resupply at certain points on the trail if that helps.
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    We hiked through NY last year and had no problems...

    We hiked through NY last year and had no problems doing laundry or obtaining canister fuel. Many hotels along the trail will either have a washer/ dryer for your use or will do your laundry for you...
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    I have hiked in targhees for years. They are my...

    I have hiked in targhees for years. They are my go to shoe and I love them. They have proven to be durable and comfortable. I can wear them from the box to the trail with no issues. Hike on!
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    My ZPacks experince has been fantastic! I have...

    My ZPacks experince has been fantastic! I have purchased an arc haul as well as numerous other dry bags, etc.. Matt at ZPacks is extremely helpful and I even went to their shop to try on some...
  24. Thread: men's underwear

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    I second the under armour suggestion. Best undies...

    I second the under armour suggestion. Best undies I’ve ever worn! I wear them daily now.
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    Bluff Mountain outfitters provides shuttles. I...

    Bluff Mountain outfitters provides shuttles. I have used them on a couple of occassions and been pleased.
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