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  1. Wood with an accelerant (which could vary) would...

    Wood with an accelerant (which could vary) would be available. A light weight 4 panel SS or Ti wood stove setup works very well, super light, fast and hot, but also takes skill to master and you...
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    I slept with my food on multiple occasions on my...

    I slept with my food on multiple occasions on my thru. Though I would use provided cables/box/poles. I would also do what is customary if I used a shelter with others, or areas with bear activity. ...
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    The only thing that exceeds 200 cal/oz is oils...

    The only thing that exceeds 200 cal/oz is oils such as olive oil, and just barely at 220. The next thing that comes close is alcohol at about 180 cal/oz. So to get your 3000 cal out of 15 oz you...
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    While the calories may be true, it's not as...

    While the calories may be true, it's not as simple as that. When the body's core is already low, adding something cold or even frozen (which cold food would typically be), has to initially be...
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    While it may be safer with a stove, I would not...

    While it may be safer with a stove, I would not out it in a safety issue not having one if one prepares that way. It's really a personal decision, I tried it but I wanted the ability to cook and hot...
  6. That has changed somewhat, but ore is coming in. ...

    That has changed somewhat, but ore is coming in. Even now fully vaccinated people can skip certain mandatory quarantines more is expected as we learn more. But yes there is still much we don't know.
  7. Most likely for the same reason why the hiker...

    Most likely for the same reason why the hiker chose the AT to hike. For someone who does not care, why hike the AT, in its entirety, why do such a recognized trail. So many possible routes to take...
  8. Poll: If the OP doesn't like that ATC suspended...

    If the OP doesn't like that ATC suspended recognition for the pandemic, why does the OP wish to further stop ATC recognition by ending it forever?



    The requirements and recognition of thru...
  9. Poll: I can hardly fathom a reason to have ATC stop the...

    I can hardly fathom a reason to have ATC stop the certificates but allow ALDHA to continue as the OP puts it. Is ATC somehow deficient and negligent in issuing them? Is this about them suspending...
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    I've used my JB will all sorts of fuels, they all...

    I've used my JB will all sorts of fuels, they all work about the same, very consistant boil time and fuel amount. The only difference is when it comes to cold weather performance. So yes I will...
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    The way I did it is one hiking set and one bare...

    The way I did it is one hiking set and one bare bones, 'stay out of jail' set. In the summer it consisted of:
    Hiking set: Hiking socks, longer bathing suit with pockets, t-shirt
    Other set: light...
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    Thinking on this it is not that simple, and may...

    Thinking on this it is not that simple, and may be backwards. Any savings will happen only if its higher efficiency means you can bring 1 less canister, or a smaller canister, or a partly used...
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    It does not take long to boil an extra 0.1 or...

    It does not take long to boil an extra 0.1 or 0.2l of water in the Jetboil, which is what I do with 2 people. Start the food rehydrating on the first boil, top it off very shortly after.
  14. Another reported design flaw is the threads, they...

    Another reported design flaw is the threads, they are made of aluminum (not Ti as one might assume) and can cross thread easy enough. If you do you don't cook.
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    I'd say it would be like any involved bathroom...

    I'd say it would be like any involved bathroom break that was more then #1. Just hop off trail into the bush and do your business. Some places you may have to wait till the woods are good (easy...
  16. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    AT North of Mt Washington the trail is much...

    AT North of Mt Washington the trail is much harder the the southern part (Crawford path). So you have the hard part out of the way first which is an advantage. The big problem is the weather, and it...
  17. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    I have thought about trail damage ever since they...

    I have thought about trail damage ever since they came out. Stabilizers were sort of a rare bird and were not spikes. But microspikes broke it open and made it a needed piece of gear. Over the...
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    I had ample help in the NJ-MA section, as that is...

    I had ample help in the NJ-MA section, as that is my home town area, however it seems like there are not many stays there, and the ones that are there are not really for thru hikers. On the minus...
  19. It appears that several sections have being taken...

    It appears that several sections have being taken off the ridgeline 'straight up and over' routes which aggravate erosion and replaced by more sustainable trails. I suspect that is what you are...
  20. For the shuttle prices, besides the miles, also a...

    For the shuttle prices, besides the miles, also a long part of that road is very curvy and takes much longer then it looks. That time has to be considered in the price.
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    The likelihood of people would would appreciate...

    The likelihood of people would would appreciate it also come into play. In the backcountry where people, go out for a couple of nights generally have their food, and you are just trading your...
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    I don't know why you consider small town...

    I don't know why you consider small town volunteer fireman or (qualified medical) Ambulance personal a back door, as that was part of who such service was intended for. I am a small town (rural)...
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    On my thru I appreciated some of those magic food...

    On my thru I appreciated some of those magic food drops.
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    With Verizon there is some coverage one can get...

    With Verizon there is some coverage one can get on every day traversing the AT, but it is spotty. When I was a ridgerunner there I would often put in the shelter logs where the best nearby reception...
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    I've had this happen at various places over the...

    I've had this happen at various places over the years, some much higher end then the DWG Clarion (which I did stay at during my thru, and had a fine stay, and a couple of beers comped to me). It...
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