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  1. These trackers are sold on Amazon. There are...

    These trackers are sold on Amazon. There are 2,051 reviews of which 79% are 5 star. Here is a link - Tile Pro.
  2. Ursacks are not odor proof unless you purchase...

    Ursacks are not odor proof unless you purchase and use the Opsak within the Ursak. So, even if you have an Ursak in the Smokies, you still have to hang it. The main issue is attracting bears...
  3. Wow! I didn't know that. In Florida where I...

    Wow! I didn't know that. In Florida where I live, a couple of years ago they held a bear hunt. As I recall the limit was 300-something bears. The hunters killed over three hundred in the first...
  4. Another Article About Bear Canisters and Their Future on the AT

    A few months ago, I posted about about an article in the ATC's magazine "Journeys" that talked about the coming of bear canisters to the AT. Now the Trek has posted an article here that goes into...
  5. Thread: Rain pants

    by ldsailor
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    The few times I wore rain pants I became...

    The few times I wore rain pants I became hypothermic. It was cold outside and raining, which is often the case. The cold/wet fabric against my legs just increased my discomfort. The rain jacket...
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    I'm hiking part of the PCT starting in April. I...

    I'm hiking part of the PCT starting in April. I wonder if I should ask her if she needs a hiking buddy. :D
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    It sounds like you have not been to northern New...

    It sounds like you have not been to northern New Hampshire. Your description evokes memories of climbing in the Wildcat Range of the White Mountains.
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    Did you check with Zpack? Maybe they will trade...

    Did you check with Zpack? Maybe they will trade it out for one size larger.
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    Verizon. Over four years of LASH's from Georgia...

    Verizon. Over four years of LASH's from Georgia to Maine, I could usually get a signal at some point during the day. At the most, maybe a day here or there I couldn't get a connection.
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    Wow! I thought I would get one or two LMAO's and...

    Wow! I thought I would get one or two LMAO's and then the post would descend into oblivion. Not hard to tell we are in the depths of winter. Fear not! Hiking season is just a few short months...
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    Hiking Unprepared

    No comment.

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    I did Harpers Ferry to Wind Gap (about 15 miles...

    I did Harpers Ferry to Wind Gap (about 15 miles south of DWG) a couple of years ago. While the rocks were annoying, I didn't think they were as bad as everyone made them out to be. Certainly the...
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    Darn Tough Socks Sale

    Woot (an Amazon company) has been running a sale on Darn Tough for several days. I didn't say anything earlier because I figured they would sell out immediately. You may want to check it out.
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    I started hiking in 2016 after retiring. I had...

    I started hiking in 2016 after retiring. I had never hiked or camped before and was looking for something to do. I started at Springer with a partner; although we parted after a few days. Not...
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    You're welcome. I'm glad some vets can take...

    You're welcome. I'm glad some vets can take advantage of this. It can sure come in handy while hiking or just visiting parks and sites.
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    Hey Disabled Vets - Here's a great deal

    I know there are some veterans that lurk here, and if any of these vets are classified as disabled, this might be of interest. According to this blog on a VA site, Disabled Veterans are eligible for...
  17. Dictionary definition of indefinitely: "for an...

    Dictionary definition of indefinitely: "for an unlimited or unspecified period of time." Seems to me "unspecified period of time" is the main factor here, but then, I am an optimist.
  18. Thread: First Pack

    by ldsailor
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    The medium Traverse 85 weighs 5 lbs. 4 oz. That...

    The medium Traverse 85 weighs 5 lbs. 4 oz. That pack is way too big and heavy. The first pack I had was an Osprey Atmos 65. The thing weighed over 4 lbs. Today, I have a Zpack Arc Haul. It has a...
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    Cool. Love the pictures. That's a lot of snow...

    Cool. Love the pictures. That's a lot of snow you got.
  20. Thread: Which routes?

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    Dale Sanders (Greybeard) did the Florida Trail...

    Dale Sanders (Greybeard) did the Florida Trail this year. In case you don't know Dale, he holds the record for the oldest hiker to do an AT thru-hike. I'm sure he would be more than willing to give...
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    I've had to contact a couple of times recently...

    I've had to contact a couple of times recently and they always emailed me back within a day or two. Their customer service is pretty good. Guthook has a presence on this forum, so maybe they will...
  22. Thread: Down bag

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    I've been doing a lot of research on sleeping...

    I've been doing a lot of research on sleeping bags. The best I could find is a Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 20 at $308 except it doesn't zip all the way down, which is a non-starter. Consequently, I've...
  23. I wear gaiters with boots. A couple of years ago...

    I wear gaiters with boots. A couple of years ago I looked into Dirty Girl gaiters and found that they explicitly said they did not work with boots. Maybe they have gaiters for boots now. You...
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    There is another Hostel just outside of Gorham. ...

    There is another Hostel just outside of Gorham. Rattle River is a great hostel - one of the best I have stayed at. They do a lot of shuttling including to and from Pinkham Notch. Check out their...
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    Does Guthook and the AWOL AT Guide know? She was...

    Does Guthook and the AWOL AT Guide know? She was listed in the 2018 AT Guide and I'm pretty sure she is in Guthook.
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