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  1. Lost: Blue Rain Jacket, fleece top and bottom, socks, balaclava, mittens

    I think I left my blue Sierra Designs rain jacket with gray mittens in the pockets along with a black stuff sack containing a black fleece top and bottom, some Darn Tough socks, and a light fleece...
  2. Quick update. I've made it to just south of...

    Quick update. I've made it to just south of Damascus (in 29 days) and am really glad I brought my 10-degree bag. It keep me nice and warm on some very cold nights. I'll probably carry it for...
  3. I'm trying that. I just hope sucking the air out...

    I'm trying that. I just hope sucking the air out of ziplock bags provides a good enough seal!
  4. Thanks all for the useful feedback! I'll...

    Thanks all for the useful feedback! I'll definitely watch the food carefully. My first food package, already in the mail, is too heavy, but that might be a good learning experience. :-) I'll...
  5. @ BowGal - I've been running in Altras for...

    @ BowGal - I've been running in Altras for several years now, 4 or 5 different models, and really like them. I love their wide toe box and have gotten used to the zero drop (no elevated heel) pretty...
  6. Dogwood - sounds like pretty solid advice. No...

    Dogwood - sounds like pretty solid advice. No doubt I will learn a lot along the way.
    4eyed - I've got the tweezers and Imodium. Thanks for reminding me about the Benadryl!
    gbolt - I'm headed...
  7. AT Thru Hike Gear List for Next Week - Target Practice!

    I'm starting my NOBO Thru Hike next week and don't have much time to make significant changes to my packing list. The totals are:

    Base Weight: 20.62 pounds
    Max Pack Weight: 32.3 pounds (5 days...
  8. Thread: Sleeping colder?

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    I'm starting my thru hike from Amicalola next...

    I'm starting my thru hike from Amicalola next week and the night time forecasts look low (23 Hawk Mtn, 22 Woods, 32 Low Gap). I don't think my 32* bag and liner will cut it so I'm hauling my 10* bag...
  9. I have a 32-degree down bag and a 10-degree down...

    I have a 32-degree down bag and a 10-degree down bag (and a -20 degree bag not pertinent here :-) and am debating which to start out at Springer with on 14 March. I have a thin bag liner which is...
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    Hoot NOBO 14 Mar 18 TBD on Approach Trail

    Hoot
    NOBO
    14 Mar 18
    TBD on Approach Trail
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