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    I think pretty much all of Zpacksí stuff is dying...

    I think pretty much all of Zpacksí stuff is dying after a thru
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    I had a few days in the teens; a Tee and my...

    I had a few days in the teens; a Tee and my Patagonia thermal weight hoodie were sometimes enough when I was powering up those climbs. I would layer my wind jacket over that and be solid in the 20s,...
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    Honestly you probably have too much. Iím also...

    Honestly you probably have too much.
    Iím also kinda bothered by how unspecific you are. What puffy? What fleece? What wool layers? There are ounces here that matter.

    You have three different wool...
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    Iím pretty sure thereís a bear box there just in...

    Iím pretty sure thereís a bear box there just in case
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    Nice, I love the awning on my solong and that...

    Nice, I love the awning on my solong and that rain jacket is still good to go after going from Mexico to Canada
  6. Thread: Oboz boots

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    If starting in boots gives you more support, or...

    If starting in boots gives you more support, or even peace of mind, then go for it. Those first few weeks are going to be a bit of a shock to your body already. Just make sure those boots fit well,...
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    Dude Iím just south of you between Woodbridge and...

    Dude Iím just south of you between Woodbridge and Quantico

    What was your trail name?
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    Correct, I was referring to extra clothes brought...

    Correct, I was referring to extra clothes brought as a just in case/unfamiliar with cold situation.

    For reference I kept my cold weather gear till southern Virginia
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    Oh man Tray mountain shelter, I remember that...

    Oh man Tray mountain shelter, I remember that being an unending climb and friggin freezing at that shelter. Still, awesome sunset and town the next day!
  10. Thread: Best Puffy???

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    Any decent down jacket is going to work, I think....

    Any decent down jacket is going to work, I think.

    I used the (now discontinued) Patagonia UL down hoody and loved it. It never got wet and it was so warm.

    I tried the patty Micro Puff this year...
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    I was just north of Bear Mountain in New York for...

    I was just north of Bear Mountain in New York for the 4th, started March 12th
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    Youíre probably carrying too much. Clothing is...

    Youíre probably carrying too much.
    Clothing is probably the biggest area people over pack in, but once you get a few weeks in youíll have a much better sense of what works and whatís superfluous.
    ...
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    Aside from some really cold days I really liked...

    Aside from some really cold days I really liked March.

    My third night I was camped near the top of Blood Mountain during a nasty storm and with the windchill it dropped to -8, according to one...
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    I think youíll be ok, but youíll be cold...

    I think youíll be ok, but youíll be cold sometimes.

    Which puffy are you using?

    I started on March 12th in 17 and we had some days in the low 20s early on.

    I had a lightweight Patagonia...
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    Nothing like adding two pounds to your pack...

    Nothing like adding two pounds to your pack for...reasons?

    If you really want to carry a can then more power to you. I donít know your experience level but Iíve thruíd twice and Iíd bet money that...
  16. I completely agree. I think all the drama...

    I completely agree. I think all the drama regarding this is an internet thing.

    When I thru hiked in Ď17 most overnight ears were happy to chat with me about what it was like to thru hike and I...
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    The 45 degree thing is like a guideline. The...

    The 45 degree thing is like a guideline.
    The iliac crest is super easy to find; itís right above your waist - just out your hands down there and feel for the biggest protruding bone...thatís it. Try...
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    Have you posted this on Reddit? R/ultralight...

    Have you posted this on Reddit?

    R/ultralight will really go through it

    You seem to be pretty experienced and have done your research. Iíd say donít worry and head out there, you know youíll...
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    I really dig emí Sent from my iPhone using...

    I really dig emí


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hahaha thank you sir! In point of fact the...

    Hahaha thank you sir!

    In point of fact the only time I had to use a scoop there was one already there. I ditched mine figuring Iíd use my lot then boil water in it.

    Anywho, Iím looking to pick...
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    Awesome brother

    Awesome brother
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    Yes! I thrued (making that a verb) the AT last...

    Yes!

    I thrued (making that a verb) the AT last year, hit me up with any questions you have
  23. I thru hiked the AT last year. I love hiking...

    I thru hiked the AT last year.

    I love hiking but a lot of the AT is not fun. The trail is brutal and often feels like it was designed to hurt you. Like others have said by the end I was beat up...
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    True, I was referring to the DCF packs, I havenít...

    True, I was referring to the DCF packs, I havenít seen many of the newer Hauls. Iíll edit my post now
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    I started March 12th, 2017 By no means UL, but...

    I started March 12th, 2017

    By no means UL, but a baseweight of around 15 pounds.

    I started with 2 sets of clothes - hiking and camp/town

    Hiking was running shorts, exoffocio undies, and a...
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