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    And we think we're fast - George Wilson

    But first we have:

    "The first celebrity pedestrian was Foster Powell, a law clerk by trade, who, in 1773, walked from London to York and back again, a distance of 396 miles, in six days for a...
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    The article addresses very short term extreme...

    The article addresses very short term extreme efforts and the numbers generated. And goes on to describe how the numbers change as the duration of the event increases. Short term limits are very...
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    Just in case anyone was wondering if the above...

    Just in case anyone was wondering if the above article applies to extreme hiking (the FKT hikers is what I am referring to here).

    I had noted that their prime example was the race across America...
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    Does anyone know this person??

    See link.

    The reason I ask is that this body was found in a very remote area on the edge of the largest wilderness area in AZ. I have hiked through there a few times and for any casual hiker to...
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    Come on now Bucky. You know that is not what...

    Come on now Bucky.

    You know that is not what they are saying. It is just commentary on the general state of your typical American.

    My mom should have died of lung cancer, or heart disease or a...
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    You do realize that almost every grocery store in...

    You do realize that almost every grocery store in the US stocks summer sausage. This is what I buy most of the time for my meat and its high fat content. I usually buy a 1 lb version for a 4 day...
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    Male compass's point north. Female compass's...

    Male compass's point north.

    Female compass's point south??
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    Sticky: From WTX2WY in another thread we have some great...

    From WTX2WY in another thread we have some great beta on the possible resupply at Kearny.

    If you are planning on stopping in Kearny for resupply the Old Time Pizza restaurant is very hiker...
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    Hi, I was not planing on going into Kearny but...

    Hi,

    I was not planing on going into Kearny but ordering a pizza to the trail does sound nice. Did not know they will do that - added their phone number to my resupply sheet. TYVM!

    I have some...
  10. Regarding the USFS (as one of their trail...

    Regarding the USFS (as one of their trail maintainers here in AZ) I can say that it is NOT a refusal. It is a huge lack of funds. The USFS over the last 20 years and especially the last 10 years is...
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    hikernut Another part of the answer to your...

    hikernut

    Another part of the answer to your question is the other gear you are carrying. Remember everything has multiple uses.

    So for a cold night you have your wicking t shirt, then your...
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    This will be my last update as I leave Fri for...

    This will be my last update as I leave Fri for the trail and will be busy tomorrow getting ready.

    Significant snow in AZ since last post and it is snowing right now over much of the state.

    Base...
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    My first pack I made in boy scouts. The frame...

    My first pack I made in boy scouts.

    The frame was made of wood. The backing was canvas fabric and it had nylon seat beat type webbing for straps. Held together with parachute cord. No hip belt....
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    There are those rare moments in life when all...

    There are those rare moments in life when all becomes clear.
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    Not to be too anal, but if you go to the main...

    Not to be too anal, but if you go to the main page near the bottom there is a special section for selling gear.
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    Ahh...well I was pretty much a complete idiot...

    Ahh...well I was pretty much a complete idiot when I was 19 - a common affliction I know. So I would not wish that person on anyone.

    And I would be pretty concerned about the damage a 19 year old...
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    If I was buying my gear today I would buy?? ...

    If I was buying my gear today I would buy??

    New Stuff!!!!

    On a serious note. Hmm.

    I hated the ZPack Soloplex I purchased. Fortunately it is mostly worn out now. It was a huge pain to set...
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    Ok. Since no one else has said this I will. ...

    Ok. Since no one else has said this I will.

    Forget the briefs and go commando. I have never worn briefs long distance hiking as they are a substandard hiking item. There is not any kind or brand...
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    Sticky: Ok here is some great info for all of you. ...

    Ok here is some great info for all of you.

    Below will be a link to the AZT journal (very limited entries) of Lint who is the only triple Triple Crowner I know of.

    One big take away from this...
  20. Well I am not sure why you would want to spend...

    Well I am not sure why you would want to spend that many nights in a motel/etc and I expect it would be hard to plan it out that way unless you were zeroing a lot. But it probably 'could' be done.
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    Oh. I meant to add the issue of mileage. For...

    Oh. I meant to add the issue of mileage.

    For brand newbies don't plan on mileage over 10 per day. If you do your 3 day trip maybe only 25 miles. IF the 5 day trip I would still keep it under 50...
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    With brand newbies you want to strictly avoid any...

    With brand newbies you want to strictly avoid any really steep climbs and/or really rocky areas. This will kill the enjoyment for your buddies. They are NOT going to be in hiking shape and used to...
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    Liners can be very useful. On a trail like the...

    Liners can be very useful.

    On a trail like the AT when the summer comes and you are in between the higher mountains (Southern VA to Hanover) you can go without a bag/quilt entirely and just use a...
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    I gave my take on the Olympus 4 posts above this...

    I gave my take on the Olympus 4 posts above this one of yours.

    The Saloman Odyssey Pro I mentioned above I now have about 70 miles on vice the 30 then. I am liking the shoe a lot I think. Nice...
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    2018 AZT weather and conditons

    Since spring NOBO departure dates are approaching for many (me included) I thought it might be useful to have a few posts about what to expect. I will put in a few posts before I depart and maybe...
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