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    I always carry an extra lighter. I can endure a...

    I always carry an extra lighter. I can endure a lot of discomfort on the trail, but if I can't get a hot meal at the end of it then I'd seriously consider just lying in the dirt and letting nature...
  2. That's a hilarious anecdote. I love those quirks...

    That's a hilarious anecdote. I love those quirks that every small town has. My wife and I are planning on re-doing the NY section when the fall colours come out, so I will be in touch!
  3. I have very fond memories of Warwick! On our very...

    I have very fond memories of Warwick! On our very first AT section hike, my wife and I started at Bear Mountain and hiked to Wawayanda, where we were picked up by an extremely tactful Warwick B&B...
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    Happy trails! I thru-hiked the PCT last year, and...

    Happy trails! I thru-hiked the PCT last year, and the Washington section was my favourite part, hands down. If I could offer one suggestion, when you get to the Snoqualmie region, it's worth taking...
  5. Very informative - thank you Another Kevin. The...

    Very informative - thank you Another Kevin. The unblazed trail is probably beyond my scope for this hike, but I'll keep it in mind for the future.

    Knee Jerk, I did see that link - it's a useful...
  6. Many thanks for the advice! I've ordered the book...

    Many thanks for the advice! I've ordered the book and map combo. Good to know there are a couple of solid resupply points along the route. It sounds like there are some wonderful views from the ridge...
  7. Any information on thru-hiking the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT)?

    I found a couple of threads here on the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT), but there wasn't much information on thru-hiking it. Information online is quite sparse, with the exception of the trail maps; I...
  8. Good advice, thanks all. We have a Copper Spur...

    Good advice, thanks all. We have a Copper Spur UL2 which we'll mail if the tarp really isn't working out. Right now we're saving about a pound in weight with the tarp and bivies. We plan to switch to...
  9. Scarebear, I think we're talking about different...

    Scarebear, I think we're talking about different things here. This isn't a fully waterproof tent replacement bivy, which is indeed claustrophobic. This is a lightweight splash / bug bivy to pair with...
  10. Thanks for that great link on tarp setups. Being...

    Thanks for that great link on tarp setups. Being stuck in a Brooklyn apartment, I haven't had enough time to experiment with much other than the basic a-frame, so I'm looking forward to trying a few...
  11. No worries - as a Brooklynite I am not...

    No worries - as a Brooklynite I am not technically human until the third coffee injection. Thank you for the adhesive patch suggestions - we'll definitely have some on hand. Point taken about...
  12. Dogwood, I was exaggerating for comedic purposes....

    Dogwood, I was exaggerating for comedic purposes. I know that not literally every hiker uses the exact same pad, but the Xlite is a best-seller and undoubtedly a common sight on both trails. I will...
  13. Great to know, thanks. I love the idea of making...

    Great to know, thanks. I love the idea of making raingear do double duty under the bivy. I'm sure the pack liner will be enough for any misc gear.

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  14. Xlite and cowboy camping - groundsheet needed?

    Like every other damn hiker, my wife and I will be using NeoAir Xlites during our 2017 PCT hike. We're planning on cowboy camping wherever possible and tarping the rest of the time.

    We're going...
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    Heya! I'm Tim. I don't have my trail name yet -...

    Heya! I'm Tim. I don't have my trail name yet - hoping to acquire it on the PCT this year. My wife Betty and I are starting NOBO mid-April.
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    Thanks all for the advice. I'm currently choosing...

    Thanks all for the advice. I'm currently choosing my options for freelance healthcare (I'm still in the open enrollment period), so it sounds like the best course will be to call each potential...
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    Health insurance for the PCT?

    I'm a brit who now lives in NYC, and I've recently gone freelance, which means I've discovered the joy of paying $400 per month for terrible health insurance.

    I'm planning on hiking the PCT in...
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    Tarptent is a really solid choice. If you're...

    Tarptent is a really solid choice. If you're hiking solo, the Notch is over a pound lighter than the Stratospire and still has the spacious double vestibule. It's also a little more straightforward...
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    My favourite option: the Sawyer Squeeze also...

    My favourite option: the Sawyer Squeeze also allows you to screw it to the end of your water bottle and drink straight from that. Although the flow is a little slower than if you were just to chug...
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    Some great feedback, thanks. I do love the idea...

    Some great feedback, thanks. I do love the idea of keeping the tarp through the whole trip, just adding bivies or a bug net where necessary. I guess if Washington is in its "torrential rain" mood...
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    Tarp for the desert, then tent for the rest?

    My wife and I are planning to hike the PCT NOBO in 2017, ideally starting in mid April. We're experienced tenters but have only just bought a tarp (Sea to Summit Escapist 10' x 10'). We've...
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    Thanks for the Dutchware Online recommendation -...

    Thanks for the Dutchware Online recommendation - the clip-on pull-outs might be perfect, as long as they don't cause any long-term wear on the sil nylon.

    I've seen some demos of the flying...
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    I ended up going with the Sea to Summit Escapist...

    I ended up going with the Sea to Summit Escapist 10' x 10' flat tarp, which seemed like a good entry-level choice. It has eight guy points around the edges of the tarp with line locs and guy lines...
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    I'm selling a Stratospire 2 complete. It's a year...

    I'm selling a Stratospire 2 complete. It's a year old and lightly used, fully seam-sealed. It comes with the non-solid liner. Light wear, no damage. Here it is in action on the West Coast Trail.
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    I own a Stratospire 2 and can attest to the...

    I own a Stratospire 2 and can attest to the palatial interior space. It's luxurious for two people, and at only 2lbs 11oz it's a great UL choice.

    However, there are two significant downsides. The...
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