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    Coming In 2020 - HARD RANGER

    The misogyny is boring. What's the beef with ghost tour guides?
  2. I took my 5 year old on her first overnight this...

    I took my 5 year old on her first overnight this past summer and I have one general comment. We hiked at a considerably slower pace than we normally do on a day hike and for a couple reasons. We made...
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    That road walk on 19E and 194 into Banner Elk...

    Here’s the Caltopo map.

    https://caltopo.com/m/LFRG#

    Road walking or hitching to get to Roan / Grandfather. There’s an old carriage road up to Roan/Cloudland I’ll probably use.

    The Mt...
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    I did and now I can't remember what size sheet...

    I did and now I can't remember what size sheet metal screws I used. The nice thing about screws for pot supports and legs is that I can adjust them easy for better balance.

    I'm going to fiddle...
  5. Completely agree

    Completely agree
  6. Bear Canisters to be Required on Parts of the AT

    I felt really guilty after losing my food bag to a bear near Mt Mitchell this summer. I was pretty confident in how my food was hung but in the morning my line, carabiner, and toggle were all still...
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    A Taste of India brand quick meal

    Another brand I found yesterday is Kitchens of India. The white pumpkin milk pudding is fantastic and could be eaten cold straight out of the pouch.
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    A Taste of India brand quick meal

    I agree, the ready to eat lentils or chickpeas are too heavy, but the rice meals are comparable in weight to any of the other prepackaged meal brands.

    I like to prep most of my own food but I'm...
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    A Taste of India brand quick meal

    I picked up this brand of instant spiced rice with raisins because they were on closeout at the grocery store. Anyway, I tried it for lunch today and I think it would make a good backpacking meal....
  10. Just made my day

    Just made my day
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    Yellow jackets sting like hellfire itself

    I got lit up pretty good a couple years ago in SNP. My brother was taking lead and three times in about 20 minutes he stepped on yellow jacket holes and by the time I got there they were ready to...
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    14 oz can stove

    I was gathering recycling up today and found that a small can of olives fits perfectly in a 14oz easy open can, so I figured I'd try to make a stove out of it and on the first burn it seems to work...
  13. Best meals for the trail (high protein, lightweight, easy to pack)

    Do some scrolling through the cooking and food forum. there are some good recipes and meal ideas in there.
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    Overmountain Shelter closed

    Still a great tent spot.
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    Awesome! Thanks

    Awesome! Thanks
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    Out and back section hiking the MST

    TW, I had in mind starting at Clingman's hike as far and back as I can in 2-7 days depending on how much time is available. On the next trip out I'd start wherever I left off, knowing that because of...
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    The water source on the AT just north of the spur...

    The water source on the AT just north of the spur was flowing well last weekend. Great time to be up there. The bees, oh the bees
  18. This is the bivy/tarp set up I use sometimes with...

    This is the bivy/tarp set up I use sometimes with a 125cm pole. I use 108"x58" piece of xenon sil with 4 guy lines to the ground and one to my pole. You can use a poncho for added protection. Don't...
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    Out and back section hiking the MST

    Just curious if anybody here has section hiked the MST by doing out and backs to their car.

    What was the farthest you you went on a trip, in miles or days?

    Where there any logistical problems?...
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    Where you asking about thru hiking the AT, long...

    Where you asking about thru hiking the AT, long section hiking, or just backpacking the AT in general? Plenty of mistakes to talk about in each category I'm sure.
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    Breakfast : Lunch : Dinner and snacks

    Couscous with oil, pine nuts, dried veggies, anchovies. A little bit goes a long way.
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    Yep. Don't expect to go from an office/home...

    Yep. Don't expect to go from an office/home environment that is a constant 72 to extreme heat and perform well. It doesn't take long but you have to get your body and mind used to working in this...
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    OTC Sleeping Pills

    Read a book, have some chamomile tea, a little whiskey, try breathing exercises, a calming mantra.

    I have had insomnia since I was a teenager. Sometimes these things help. Sometimes they don't. My...
  24. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    My wife likes to hike, but she's not into...

    My wife likes to hike, but she's not into backpacking. Sometimes I get weepy, not because I miss her, but because I wish she was sharing the experiences on a trail with me.

    So I edit my previous...
  25. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Dream Hike?

    One of the silk road routes.
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