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    The condition they were in when we were there in...

    The condition they were in when we were there in 2016 makes me think the tree actually finished them off/put them out of their misery as they were in poor shape probably from misuse.
  2. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    Both, lots of hunters can be out in that area. I...

    Both, lots of hunters can be out in that area. I had hat, pack cover and an orange shirt on when I finished the Pinhoti last month. Did sections 26-31 in GA and 7-8 to finish the Alabama portion and...
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    Personally, if it were me, I would have them in a...

    Personally, if it were me, I would have them in a box at Fontana Lodge. That way you can decide before you go into the Smokies if you need them based on weather. I have seen several videos of ice on...
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    Registering has been happening already, tags...

    Registering has been happening already, tags start Jan. 1.
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    The only damage that ever happened when I owned...

    The only damage that ever happened when I owned one of these was me not paying attention and scraping the mesh with the tip putting it in the cup.
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    I have used the Nitecore NU25 for the past couple...

    I have used the Nitecore NU25 for the past couple of years and it has been great! Very lightweight, the charge lasts for weeks if not months depending on use. USB rechargeable so I can replenish it...
  7. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    Lol! You have me thinking about a Bearikade...

    Lol! You have me thinking about a Bearikade again... Weighing out what I want to purchase for next year.
  8. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    BV500 spec weight is 41 oz, mine weighs 42.75 oz....

    BV500 spec weight is 41 oz, mine weighs 42.75 oz.
    Just a data point.
  9. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    I carry one and so does my wife. I will be hiking...

    I carry one and so does my wife. I will be hiking for a week with my friend who is a NOBO hopeful and I will have my canister.
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    This is just what I remember hearing about those...

    This is just what I remember hearing about those incidents. I recall both incidents mentioning that the BV was not actually closed completely. May not be the case.
    We will see if either of ours get...
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    I was using a 16oz peanut butter jar up until...

    I was using a 16oz peanut butter jar up until this last trip. I started using my powerade bottle instead and it has worked even better. Granted, my cold soaking is different than most peoples.
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    Normally, here in the South, there is no end to...

    Normally, here in the South, there is no end to the "wet season".
  13. Thread: frameless packs

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    I went frameless used it for a couple trips and...

    I went frameless used it for a couple trips and after a trip with drought conditions, I sold it. Sweaty back was terrible to me, which made an otherwise comfortable pack, not. The drought hike, I...
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    The shelter and the surrounding area is a sort of...

    The shelter and the surrounding area is a sort of peninsula. There are campsites right at the turn off for the shelter that are arguably better than going to the shelter. The water source past it is...
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    We started in Hot Springs, May 26th and caught...

    We started in Hot Springs, May 26th and caught the tail end of the NOBO bubble this year. We hiked off and on with about 40 other people that were all headed to Katahdin. When we got off trail in...
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    Yes, the lodge would allow you to "skip" the...

    Yes, the lodge would allow you to "skip" the beginning of the Approach and the "dreaded" stairs. The 1 mile parking you see is the lodge. The Approach starts behind the Visitor Center, arches around...
  17. Thread: Carrying Water

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    I carry a 32oz Powerade bottle for the wide mouth...

    I carry a 32oz Powerade bottle for the wide mouth to mix electrolytes and cold soak in. I have a 2L dirty bag if I need additional capacity. If we are in a drought, I might carry a 1L smartwater...
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    They can also get to food on bear cables. Mice or...

    They can also get to food on bear cables. Mice or flying squirrels got my food bag at Whitley Gap Shelter in 2016. They only attacked the parts of the food bag that had cashews near the outer...
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    Supply and demand and the idea that because lots...

    Supply and demand and the idea that because lots of backpacker gurus claim it is the bees knees makes this a sought after piece. Add in the ability to only get a new one in store and you have a...
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    Might want to post it on Reddit if you haven't...

    Might want to post it on Reddit if you haven't already, will probably sell in minutes there.
  21. Check with Ramdino, he got a shuttle from G'burg...

    Check with Ramdino, he got a shuttle from G'burg to Newfound a week or two ago for $40. He gives the name of the lady who shuttled him in one of his recent hike videos.
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    I'd be more curious as to how many people...

    I'd be more curious as to how many people actually use the aluminium liner.
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    The only down side of the Bearikade as I see it...

    The only down side of the Bearikade as I see it besides the cost is that if you have a dcf pack, I have heard that the edges on the bearikades causes wear to the dcf fabric. Careful packing may...
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    Lol, but it makes a fantastic seat, table, and...

    Lol, but it makes a fantastic seat, table, and food prep area.
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    Picked up RMSP last year on a Pinhoti Trail hike....

    Picked up RMSP last year on a Pinhoti Trail hike. Finally went to the doctor and figured it out 5-6 months later.
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