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    I've wondered why the Bearikade (which I use)...

    I've wondered why the Bearikade (which I use) isn't on that list... I suspect it has more to do with bureaucracy than effectiveness...
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    sorry 'bout the bad link; not sure how that...

    sorry 'bout the bad link; not sure how that happened...
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    ATC takes official stand on bear canisters

    https://appalachiantrail.org/news/atc-recommends-a-t-visitors-carry-bear-resistant-food-storage-containers/

    Not sure how many will listen; I still see folks thinking the ATC should provide bear...
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    There are custom devices you can have installed...

    There are custom devices you can have installed under your vehicle that makes stealing the CC more effort than it's worth.

    I've also heard of people placing a realistic fake snake under their...
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    wet wipes MUST be carried out. they can't be put...

    wet wipes MUST be carried out. they can't be put in a privvy and they can't be buried.

    I've spent way too much trail-maintenance time having to pick them up :eek:
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    After several years of happily using my Packa, I...

    After several years of happily using my Packa, I notice that the seams were looking a little cracked.

    I took a picture and emailed it to the guy (Edward Hinnant) who invented and sells them. I...
  7. My info is a little old (about 2 years) but maybe...

    My info is a little old (about 2 years) but maybe it'll help.

    First off, neither shelter has a privvy.
    I doubt either has bear cables/box.
    Guthook reports the water source at Bald Mtn Shelter is...
  8. Nimblewill Nomad, by Associated Press

    https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-environment-and-nature-alabama-maine-07890eda2a8dc653bb69c68629e20a8f

    Not a bad article, tho it feels weird that they refer to him by his "real" name...
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    I imagine we'll all continue to refer to the app...

    I imagine we'll all continue to refer to the app as "Guthook" :cool:
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    The official Florida Trail maps - at least, when...

    The official Florida Trail maps - at least, when I used them in early 2020 - were pretty crappy. Perhaps there's a Nat'l Geo or similar option now.
    And, yes Guthook has the Florida Trail if you'd...
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    The safest is considered paying for parking at...

    The safest is considered paying for parking at Mountain Harbour, just off US 19E. There are (free) spaces off 19E but there have long been warnings that it's not save to park there...
  12. I'm with you. I did slide down a hill once and...

    I'm with you. I did slide down a hill once and was glad I didn't have the poles attached to me; they fell away. I worry that, if I'd been using the straps, I would have broken a bone (versus just...
  13. I'm a big fan of the Packa...

    I'm a big fan of the Packa (http://www.thepacka.com/) - a combo rain coat and pack cover. I can put it on as a pack cover, with the raincoat part tucked in. Then, if it starts raining I can pull out...
  14. Thread: Bear Cables

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    I'm pretty sure there aren't. They're both rather...

    I'm pretty sure there aren't. They're both rather modest shelters.
    But perhaps someone else on WhiteBlaze has a more definitive answer for you...
  15. Thread: water

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    I tried Steripen in its early days (and my early...

    I tried Steripen in its early days (and my early days backpacking). Twice, I had to borrow my friends' pump filter because the water level was too low to collect enough water (of course, that's the...
  16. Thread: Mountain Crossing

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    I just looked at their Instagram site; the newest...

    I just looked at their Instagram site; the newest post is 2 weeks old and is that they're looking for former thru-hikers to work there. Nothing about phone service or other contact info. (the email...
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    I suspect the person(s) doing it were motivated...

    I suspect the person(s) doing it were motivated not by the opportunity to help others but with the desire not to carry out what they carried in. Bad form. Those who do genuine trail magic know that...
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    Yeah, there was either a major fire or maybe...

    Yeah, there was either a major fire or maybe major logging on Unaka, in the 1920s I think. So by the time Shaffer saw it it wasn't recovered.
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    Yeah there are several places to camp around...

    Yeah there are several places to camp around there. None as gorgeous as the top of Unaka, though...
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    There's a water source about 2 miles from the top...

    There's a water source about 2 miles from the top of Unaka; if you're headed northbound, it'll be off to your left (where the trail goes alongside Unaka Mountain Road). It's blue-blazed. As Mr. Bumpy...
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    Thanks for the advice!

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Hammocking near Max Patch?

    I've been up to Max Patch on a few dayhikes. But I'm thinking about doing an overnight.
    I'm a hammocker and I know there are some areas of trees before / after the actual bald.
    Any other hammockers...
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    Thanks for sharing that link. It was a very...

    Thanks for sharing that link. It was a very interesting story.
  24. Y'all know that the trail maintainers haven't...

    Y'all know that the trail maintainers haven't been allowed to do their work since March, right?
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    I've parked there (overnight) several times...

    I've parked there (overnight) several times without incident.
    Sometimes it gets a bit crowded.
    I've been told from those familiar with the area to park at the gap, not in any nearby areas that look...
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