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    I've used MOAB Ventilators, non-waterproof, low...

    I've used MOAB Ventilators, non-waterproof, low cut, for about 15 years. Great shoes. I am now trying some MOAB Edge 2. I'm liking them!

    But the OP issue is the soles and I suspect these are...
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    No one who went out on a hike "failed". They got...

    No one who went out on a hike "failed". They got out there.
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    Bots Bots Bots...and Spiders... Click on the...

    Bots Bots Bots...and Spiders...

    Click on the tab for "Forum", scroll to the bottom. When I just checked it, there were 35 of us on the entire forum. And 687!!!!! "Guest". Those are bots,...
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    Bear Bells no workie. Quietly take a photo. ...

    Bear Bells no workie.
    Quietly take a photo. Black bears are shy and usually once they have a clue you are around, all you will see is a black furry blur running away.
    Assess the situation. If it...
  5. He reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton. Agree...

    He reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton.

    Agree with above, not seen for 9 months. Long time. Hope he is also out there or in a small town working for his next trip
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    After you wash those socks, hang them off the...

    After you wash those socks, hang them off the outside of your pack (if it's not raining). Have two safety pins on a strap for that purpose.
    There is also an almost encyclopedic book called "Fixing...
  7. Yes, JPD said in her book, she only jogged a bit....

    Yes, JPD said in her book, she only jogged a bit. I believe some was the very last day. Just very long days of fast hiking.

    The other thing I wonder about in the summers, little rain and less to...
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    Classic. To the OP: I have a book shelf full...

    Classic.

    To the OP: I have a book shelf full of books on backpacking. Many, perhaps 15, are trail accounts from the AT. Everything from Earl's first thru-hike, to hikes that occurred just...
  9. Hey TNHiker, I looked up Jennifer Pharr-Davis...

    Hey TNHiker, I looked up Jennifer Pharr-Davis FKT's. When she set the FKT on the AT, both were SOBO and were in late July and August.
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    Several vendors offer mesh or other types of...

    Several vendors offer mesh or other types of bottle holders that you can easily add to the shoulder straps. I prefer those over using side pockets. My side pockets are for other things, water...
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    Aquaclips CLICK THIS ...

    Aquaclips CLICK THIS
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    Interesting issue. One option might be, you two...

    Interesting issue. One option might be, you two don't hike together. You do a "ships passing in the night (day)" type hike. You figure out how to basically do the trail, car camping. Someone did...
  13. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    SOBO, much less crowds. The hardest terrain is...

    SOBO, much less crowds. The hardest terrain is first. You probably won't be in "shape" for it, but you also won't be hammered with 1800 miles "under your feet". A later start in the year (June). ...
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    As noted, this is usually a corruption of the...

    As noted, this is usually a corruption of the cookies on your computer and your browser combination. So a different browser will appear that you just open the forum (this one, another forum...) and...
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    Yep. There are also state parks employees who...

    Yep. There are also state parks employees who are "law". National Parks and State Parks, we call them all "Park Rangers". Usually you can tell the difference in which one carries a utility belt...
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    I've only seen the online version of the...

    I've only seen the online version of the Whiteblaze book. I like how they have the ICON's along the pages so it at points, not just the camping areas.

    On the AWOL, for Slo-Go'en and others. ...
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    I got a very long bottle brush from an auto parts...

    I got a very long bottle brush from an auto parts store. 1/4 inch circumference on the bottle bristles. After a hike, I run that in from both ends of any hydration tubes and such. You can use that...
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    We use flagging tape like that when we are doing...

    We use flagging tape like that when we are doing preliminary work for our orienteering events. But we also write on them our club name, control number and the year. Sometimes a bad storm rips it. ...
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    The numbers on the card, you mentioned you also...

    The numbers on the card, you mentioned you also found his dog tags. Compare those as perhaps those numbers on the card was his service number. Or some way to route the mail so each member of the...
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    Hmmmm....River raft it over.....How...

    Hmmmm....River raft it over.....How about......just wondering....a FANTASTIC SUPER ZIP-LINE! Probably have to get some historical background first on how during the Civil War, people Zipped back and...
  21. Jennifer Pharr Davis......

    Jennifer Pharr Davis......
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    The Atlanta airport has a train to the North. ...

    The Atlanta airport has a train to the North. Documented in the guides (as noted above). That way you have train transportation to far north Atlanta for the shuttle you choose to pick you up. Best...
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    I'd consider several post configured to be 15...

    I'd consider several post configured to be 15 feet apart. Some folks have 11 and 12 foot long hammocks, then the suspension. Most hammockers have some straps and such to make up for longer spans.
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    We live in the DFW area, but 1/4 from a major...

    We live in the DFW area, but 1/4 from a major lake with lots of wildlife. Bobcats are fairly common near the lake. Someone over on the "rich" side of town, from their porch overlooking the lake,...
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    I showed this photo to our 14 year old cat. He...

    I showed this photo to our 14 year old cat. He admitted it, it's him out on a night time hunt. Yes, he's a house cat BUT he IDENTIFIES as a Mountain Lion, therefore.......
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