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    I stayed with Tom my first night in the Whites....

    I stayed with Tom my first night in the Whites. I'm glad to hear he's still on the trail. If you see him again, tell him I (Medic) ended up using the map he gave me a ton because I proceeded to lose...
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    Two months later, and I'm not blue, but I am...

    Two months later, and I'm not blue, but I am bored. A job hasn't come as quickly as I had hoped, and I really feel like I'm in a purgatory of sorts right now. I hate to wish days away, but I'm ready...
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    Very similar to my list from this past year,...

    Very similar to my list from this past year, which I felt worked very well.

    I used a golite Selkirk down jacket. It was definitely warmer at the beginning of my trip than by the end. But I used...
  4. Thread: Shoes

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    I used 5 pairs of shoes on the AT. I started with...

    I used 5 pairs of shoes on the AT. I started with some Aasics trail runners that I had been using previously. I changed the insoles in Hot Springs to help with plantar fasciitis (I cannot emphasize...
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    Congrats, Chris! I think we used to play ultimate...

    Congrats, Chris! I think we used to play ultimate together one summer like 6 or so years ago. I was heading the other way this summer, but I'm not sure if we ever really crossed paths on the trail. ...
  6. Thread: starting soon

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    There's my name!

    There's my name!
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    You can update my start date to April 6th

    You can update my start date to April 6th
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    Thanks for the feedback. I know ThermaRest...

    Thanks for the feedback. I know ThermaRest advertises reflective coatings in their pads, so I was thinking I might be able to grab a little efficiency there.


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    Also: I do not have a scale and did not weigh my...

    Also: I do not have a scale and did not weigh my set up. The Fire Bucket itself is claimed at 2.5 oz, but I suspect mine is heavier (http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Fire-Bucket/index.html).
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    Just did a little testing outside. 2 cups of...

    Just did a little testing outside.

    2 cups of water from the cold side of the faucet, probably in the 50 degree range, into a 26oz Snow Peak Ti pot...
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    I don't have any experience with portable solar...

    I don't have any experience with portable solar chargers, but I will give a few thoughts on them anyway.

    It looks like iPhone 5 battery is 1440mAh, so the Voltaic battery should give you over 2.5...
  12. First a question though. Where are you getting...

    First a question though. Where are you getting your gear weights? Some of them seem off. I have a Sea to Summit pack cover at 4 oz. Exofficio briefs at 2.5 oz/pair. Rough estimations can be...
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    Knee pain and descending

    On my last hike I started developing some IT band issues, specifically on steep, stair-stepped, downhills. Once they started, my strategy was to lean heavily on my poles and lead with my injured...
  14. Thread: ChinMusic

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    I use and really like the Donkey Label Pack...

    I use and really like the Donkey Label Pack Animal

    http://www.donkeylabel.com/products/Accessories-14/The%20Pack%20Animal-46.aspx
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    Plans ended up changing due to the weather, and...

    Plans ended up changing due to the weather, and we just did an overnighter. A fun hike, but I don't think it got above freezing the whole time. I do not envy the early section hikers, especially not...
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    ShaddeeLane, I'm leaving tomorrow. Thanks for the...

    ShaddeeLane, I'm leaving tomorrow. Thanks for the maps and tips. I will keep them in mind.
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    Winter Georgia loop

    A friend and I are looking at doing the Georgia loop (BMT->DRT->AT loop) after Christmas. I've done some reading and found this...
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    Another recommendation for the Chinnabee loop. I...

    Another recommendation for the Chinnabee loop. I recently did it from the Cheaha/Cave Creek trail head for days of 4, 16, and 8 miles. I wouldn't hesitate going back and doing it again.
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    It's almost an hour away, but DuPont Forest (and...

    It's almost an hour away, but DuPont Forest (and all of Transylvania County really) has some very impressive waterfalls. I've only mountain biked there, so I'm not too sure of what the hikes are...
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    I recently did a ~28 mile loop starting from the...

    I recently did a ~28 mile loop starting from the Cheaha trail head (I think that was the name of it), taking Cave Creek -> Pinhoti -> Skyway -> Chinnabee -> Pinhoti and back up to the trail head....
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    Sweet Tea, I'm from Auburn as well, although it...

    Sweet Tea, I'm from Auburn as well, although it looks like our start dates are a little different. Don't be afraid to drop by Southern Trails, I think there are some UL guys there. I'm not sure how...
  22. Thread: pot cozy

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    As a plus, the windshield blind has a nice sewn...

    As a plus, the windshield blind has a nice sewn edge for the top of the cozy.
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    I appreciate all the suggestions. A few people...

    I appreciate all the suggestions. A few people have suggested posting my gear list, but I want to hold off on that for a little while. I'm want to get in a few nights with what I currently have to...
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    It is. Are you a student down here?

    It is. Are you a student down here?
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    Emily: Clothing is about 14% of my skin out...

    Emily: Clothing is about 14% of my skin out weight. I did not include worn clothing in my base weight, and I'm not carrying much in the way of extras.

    shorembo: I'll look into sewing, especially...
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