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    New ATC credit card! Looks really cool!

    So, I'm not sure if this has been posted or not; I just got the email now. It's a Visa credit card through UMB Bank, partnered with the ATC.

    "We've partnered with UMB Bank to offer ATC Affinity...
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    Yah, not sure where you're at, I'm in State...

    Yah, not sure where you're at, I'm in State College...I had a friend that wanted to go shooting today. Well, I'm a little hungover, I know he's gonna be really hungover...and, it's windy as hell and...
  3. I'm not sure if they're considered light or...

    I'm not sure if they're considered light or affordable...but the Garmount snow gtx boot is awesome! It may be more then you want, but...I'm a trail runner shoe kinda guy, and I have no problems...
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    It's a toss up between the XR missions and the XT...

    It's a toss up between the XR missions and the XT Hornet. At least I think that's what they're called. I've turned a few people onto the missions, and they love 'em. I think the grip on the Hornet...
  5. You should be fine money-wise, but just a heads...

    You should be fine money-wise, but just a heads up. Once you cross that Mason-Dixon line, your costs will increase! It's much more expensive up north for everything. Just keep it in mind.
  6. Leather balls...no, really, this is what I called...

    Leather balls...no, really, this is what I called that long-time chaffing problem during thru-hiking. Also, broken nails, toe nails to be exact. One misstep and you break a quarter of your big...
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    I choose option 2. And, here's why. When I was...

    I choose option 2. And, here's why. When I was starting on the AT, going SOBO, there were days here and there that I would get shaky and have to sit down and eat. Also, while pre-training for the...
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    When I thru-hiked the AT, I couldn't count how...

    When I thru-hiked the AT, I couldn't count how many people asked me if I was packing a firearm. The fact of the matter is, it's NOT LEGAL to carry for one reason or another in many of the areas on...
  9. Thread: bourbon

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    I'm not a huge fan of bourbon/whiskey spirits,...

    I'm not a huge fan of bourbon/whiskey spirits, but I have a lot of friends that drink it. I tried some Eagle Rare one night, and I thought it to be a lot better then the usual Makers/Knob stuff. ...
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    I was in scouts when I was around 10-13 or...

    I was in scouts when I was around 10-13 or so...but, here's the thing. I had no idea Scouts actually went out and did anything. When I thru-hiked the AT, people kept saying, oh, that guy's an Eagle...
  11. Okay, so, I still think he would've been...

    Okay, so, I still think he would've been forgotten long ago if he had shot anyone but a cop..but, this is what I mean...
  12. I think there's a lot more to this story then the...

    I think there's a lot more to this story then the media/cops are letting out...I live in central PA and have heard some crazy news related to this whole incident. I'm not going to pass it on, as I...
  13. Umm..I'm not sure what you mean by, "part of the...

    Umm..I'm not sure what you mean by, "part of the trail is a field." I hammocked the whole way through and never had a problem hanging. You ARE in the woods. The only thing you have to decide is,...
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    Yah, I always take 2 wks off in Oct, but...

    Yah, I always take 2 wks off in Oct, but unfortunately this year, it's the last 2 weeks. I'm probly gonna miss peak colors, but at least I have the 2 weeks off. It's been a mild summer, but we did...
  15. I started the Camino del Norte in March of this...

    I started the Camino del Norte in March of this year. I ended up doing buses and trains most of the way. I got to Gijon from Irun, but like I said, I ended up doing mostly buses and trains and not...
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    Wow, that seems like really slow movement...I...

    Wow, that seems like really slow movement...I started on July 3rd, with the big climb, and then hiking south on July 4th. I think by this time I was in PA. I was definitely in VA by the first week...
  17. While thru-hiking it took me about 500miles to...

    While thru-hiking it took me about 500miles to really dial it in. I would still show up with 1 or 2 extra meals, but I'm okay with this. I basically carried breakfast, 2nd breakfast, lunch, 2nd...
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    I used a warbonnet hammock with their massive...

    I used a warbonnet hammock with their massive tarp for my AT thruhike. This past winter I ponied up and spent a ridiculous amount of money on a cuben fiber tarp, that's almost as large as the...
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    I actually bought this pack for an AT thru-hike,...

    I actually bought this pack for an AT thru-hike, but quickly realized that it was just too small. I think it's like 55L or something. I tested it before I went with a hammock, but just having a...
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    I'm having trouble remembering Erwin, is it the...

    I'm having trouble remembering Erwin, is it the relatively long town. Like, 2 highways laid it out, and another town was nearby? If that's the town I think I stayed at that Best Southern Motel. ...
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    "Exposing!?" I didn't know they were...

    "Exposing!?" I didn't know they were contagious...
  22. If you're at least in decent shape you should be...

    If you're at least in decent shape you should be fine. It's not a race, so you don't have to push really hard. I'm not sure if the idea is to actually hike/summit with your man, but if it's not or...
  23. Thread: gear upgrades

    by kidchill
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    Well, what's the weight of your tent? What...

    Well, what's the weight of your tent? What weight can you go to? I don't mean to sound negative, but to me a 5lb pack is crazy. If you're doing mountaineering and need 40lbs of gear, that's...
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    +1 for hammock gear. I used their 40deg 3/4 UQ...

    +1 for hammock gear. I used their 40deg 3/4 UQ and their 40deg TQ for a SOBO thru. I was only uncomfortable on the 10deg nights...That being said, I think some of my ability to take them so cold...
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    [QUOTE=Odd Man Out;1904037] It is not the...

    [QUOTE=Odd Man Out;1904037] It is not the weakest attractive force in chemistry. It has a substantial bond energy...I don't see they claim to be filtering atoms, and a careful reading of their virus...
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