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    The typical people I know on the AT that carry...

    The typical people I know on the AT that carry are LEO's and hunters BOTH of whom have above avg gun awareness and demonstrate above avg gun safety particularly among the hunter category if they...
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    This. As an alternative the dahlonega Hiker...

    This.

    As an alternative the dahlonega Hiker Hostel offers packages that include a stay and shuttles to AF SP, Springer MT parking lot on the FS road or to the lodge and PU from either Atlanta's...
  3. Thread: Stecoah gap

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    Where is this Salty? If I go NOBO planning one...

    Where is this Salty? If I go NOBO planning one resupply in total in Franklin averaging about 20-26/day. Wonder if that place could be a resupply too?
    SOBO wed to the Foothills Tr and ending at...
  4. Thread: Stecoah gap

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    Stecoah gap

    Off hand, does anyone know of the closest GHound stop to Stecoah Gap? Considering starting a Bartram Tr SOBO here. Any other suggestions getting to Cheoah Bald?
  5. Thread: neusiok trail

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    Blowdowns one can usually manage around. If...

    Blowdowns one can usually manage around. If things are underwater maybe less so?
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    Contact the MST folks.

    Contact the MST folks.
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    This is largely an east coast hiking crowd with...

    This is largely an east coast hiking crowd with not a large number of tarp users using a tarp such as the Trailstar. Suggest looking on line specifically those European Great Britain hardy hikers who...
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    https://adventurefeetfirst.com/diy-traction-screws...

    https://adventurefeetfirst.com/diy-traction-screws-in-your-shoes/

    For intermittent ice snow on maintained single track such as the AT these can work just as well with some mindful walking as a...
  9. Soo, did ya catch any fish and how was it hiking...

    Soo, did ya catch any fish and how was it hiking with Martha Stewart?
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    Traveler, you got to where I was aiming. It's not...

    Traveler, you got to where I was aiming. It's not simply another piece of gear that solves the human problem around bears. It is humans, the supposedly more highly developed species, that needs to...
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    It's a misconception that using a bear canister...

    It's a misconception that using a bear canister in and of itself is bear proofing food. It is not.
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    Satan's Tit, Bug Hollow, Testicle Crk

    Satan's Tit, Bug Hollow, Testicle Crk
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    Very cordial post Puddlefish. However, that's...

    Very cordial post Puddlefish. However, that's shelter etiquette which does not have to be part of trail etiquette...if shelters aren't the thing an AT hike is based. :)

    @FGR. Look at ATC...
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    What kind of shoe do you rock? Traction may be...

    What kind of shoe do you rock? Traction may be adequate with the shoe alone depending on weather. Not big on using Microspikes or Hillshounds crampons for thin ice on PA rocks. Sure they have...
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    About 1 in 4 or 1 in 5, about 20-25% AT...

    About 1 in 4 or 1 in 5, about 20-25% AT thru-hiker attempters complete the trail as a thru-hiker. That means 75-80% of those identifying themselves as thru hikers are actually section hikers. Many...
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    Identity politics and tribal consciousness can...

    Identity politics and tribal consciousness can play out on the trail unrelated to Political affiliations. Many hikers have to label themselves and then force knowledge of that identity on others....
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    This. Ever been to a rodeo to watch the bull...

    This. Ever been to a rodeo to watch the bull riding competitions or participated in Pamplona's Running of the Bulls? It's kinda like that but many more bulls.

    Re: start at least 100 miles from...
  18. Thread: Bartram Trail

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    I prefer not doing that 10.2 mile road walk as...

    I prefer not doing that 10.2 mile road walk as the shoulders are narrow. However, have driven it several times to/from Wallace Branch and walked it almost entirely one other time taking an offered...
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    Real trail life advise. Walk uphill 2-3 miles...

    Real trail life advise.

    Walk uphill 2-3 miles to the grocery store in the cold rain wearing your anticipated backpacking gear and apparel. Buy groceries. Load your pack. Walk home. eat the food...
  20. Thread: Permethrin

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    One reason is some folks take the one product...

    One reason is some folks take the one product approach ignoring the extent of the biting insect pressure and the specific insects seeking repellancy from. Picaradin, DEET and herbal repellants are...
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    Here's what the OP was seeking. She even said so.

    Here's what the OP was seeking. She even said so.
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    That's a great over simplification but with all...

    That's a great over simplification but with all due respect that's not enough! You're communicating to a 20 yr old indicating "all information helps." It's not enough to say save more when one can't...
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    Best Grizzly attack scenes are in the Faces Of...

    Best Grizzly attack scenes are in the Faces Of Death DOC series when one takes the head off a stupid acting Touron with one swipe of it's paw. The other one is Lenardo De caprio being mauled in The...
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    Trail politics. It wasn't always this way! The...

    Trail politics.

    It wasn't always this way! The popularity of the PCT became so great growing so exponentially fast that between 2010 and 2019, a span of less than a decade, thru hikers number...
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    Most AT thrus MPD avgs vacillate. After getting...

    Most AT thrus MPD avgs vacillate. After getting your trail legs and later settling into the LD lifestyle MPD while finding your OWN ways/styles avgs can go up especially in the flatter sections and...
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