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    He did set a record after all! Shortest record...

    He did set a record after all! Shortest record attempt. Hooray for Henry!
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    I did that running thing too, figured...

    I did that running thing too, figured conservatively I'd do 20 miles a day, probably more. Then came the first ascent with a 40lb pack.
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    Any good sales on those?:sun

    Any good sales on those?:sun
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    The jacket will serve on a long AT hike, leaving...

    The jacket will serve on a long AT hike, leaving mid February to mid March from Springer, as the main insulative layer in a system with a synthetic hiking shirt, a lightweight long underwear top, and...
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    lightweight winter jacket

    What are some of the good ultra lightweight winter jackets, full zip? I like the Marmot Zeus but it's a little heavier than some other similar jackets like the Montbell Thermawrap jackets or the...
  6. A hiker wanting enough blazes to find the trail....

    A hiker wanting enough blazes to find the trail. Thru-hiker entitlement strikes again. I blame the proliferation of feeds
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    Big +1 and thumbs up on having the courage of...

    Big +1 and thumbs up on having the courage of your convictions and taking the weight penalty of synthetic.
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    Tarptent is a brand name. They are full-featured...

    Tarptent is a brand name. They are full-featured single-wall tents with complete bug protection, the whole nine yards. They seem to be a popular choice for thru-hikers. As with all single-wall tents...
  9. If it makes you feel any better, the unemployment...

    If it makes you feel any better, the unemployment insurance payments are fully taxable income and have been seen as such by the IRS since the mid 80's.
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    Shaving without running water ain't fun.

    Shaving without running water ain't fun.
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    The govt. of Denmark has outlawed...

    The govt. of Denmark has outlawed partially-hydrogenated oil. The GF and I when we see that on an ingredient list call it Danish Poison. The only reason they put that krap in food is so the food can...
  12. Thread: Sleep

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    From the responses here it doesn't sound like...

    From the responses here it doesn't sound like it's the problem I'd imagined -- i.e. the lack of sleep building up and wearing away at a hiker's energy over the long haul.
  13. Thread: Dover Oak

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    The ATC guide says it's a white oak. Hope this...

    The ATC guide says it's a white oak. Hope this helps.
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    what's a patel motel? motel run by south asians?

    what's a patel motel? motel run by south asians?
  15. Thread: I'm back

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    Welcome back

    Welcome back
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    +1 on Anti-Gravity Gear. Their titanium stoves...

    +1 on Anti-Gravity Gear. Their titanium stoves are out of my budget but the site is great for UL window shopping.

    These guys often have discounts. I just ordered a BA Clearview pad from them, $50...
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    14089 ...

    14089

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-LED-Camp-Lantern-String-Lights/11030636
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    A smallish plastic bottle that used to hold...

    A smallish plastic bottle that used to hold vitamins works well for my sugar. The cap is quite snug and there hasn't been any moisture entry thus far. You can re-purpose plastic nip bottles to carry...
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    I think the adjustment is subtract three degrees...

    I think the adjustment is subtract three degrees for every thousand feet of increased elevation.
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    A tent will be a few degrees warmer than sleeping...

    A tent will be a few degrees warmer than sleeping under a tarp.

    Campmor has some decent synthetic fill bags that aren't too expensive, like this one:
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    http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/30572

    http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/30572
  22. Amtrak has a daily departure from Pittsfield at...

    Amtrak has a daily departure from Pittsfield at 1629 arriving Springfield 1748 and Worcester 1857.

    You can probably get an earlier connection with a Peter Pan bus out of Pittsfield but if you want...
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    MA has two in a tenth of a mile, Hemlocks and...

    MA has two in a tenth of a mile, Hemlocks and Glen Brook, and then two in 1.8, Mt Wilcox So. and Mt. Wilcox No. Short days.
  24. Thread: Sleep

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    Sleep

    On thru-hikes and long hikes, weeks, months, has anybody built up a sleep deficit? Has anybody had serious problems with sleep?
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    Check out some of the videos on youtube of people...

    Check out some of the videos on youtube of people who get a motorhome or a pickup camper and drive up to Alaska. It looks like fun. These vehicles aren't that expensive compared to paying rent or a...
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