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    Just gotta say I've always wanted to do a long...

    Just gotta say I've always wanted to do a long trail like you and your husband plan to. My wife's not much of a hiker, but it would be great to have her follow along with me, not to mention making...
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    Stanimals 10 characters

    Stanimals

    10 characters
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    Ok, so sounds like that's how they were designed....

    Ok, so sounds like that's how they were designed. Good to know, and thank you!
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    Original Thermarest Inflation Valve

    I dug out an old Thermarest non SI foam/inflatable pad that has been rolled up for around 30 years! I last used it on a camping trip with my Dad when I was in middle school. So anyway, the thing...
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    There's plenty of gear selection and resupply...

    There's plenty of gear selection and resupply planning videos for the major trails out there if you look.
  6. I think the Olympus is the only Altra model that...

    I think the Olympus is the only Altra model that utilizes a Vibram sole. I have used the Olympus 4 and gotten decent traction with them on wet rock. If you're willing to forego the amazing toe box,...
  7. So many AT shuttle drivers are non-responsive,...

    So many AT shuttle drivers are non-responsive, and many in FarOut are fly-by-night.

    Give Uber a try. I've always been able to get an Uber, even if it takes a little time, when I strike out with...
  8. Marcia, not sure if you have already or plan to,...

    Marcia, not sure if you have already or plan to, but you could also share this on Reddit/Appalachian Trail and some of the Facebook groups to reach a much broader audience. Your Mother sounded like...
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    First question is why are you using a ccf pad...

    First question is why are you using a ccf pad under a 3.3 r-value rated pad during the summer? I'd leave the ccf at home for starters. Unnecessary weight and bulk. Save it for late Fall and Winter...
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    I used the lot that @ATfred mentions above twice....

    I used the lot that @ATfred mentions above twice. Felt pretty safe there as there are houses that back up to the lot.
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    I think we're around the same age and I echo your...

    I think we're around the same age and I echo your sentiments. Facebook specifically has diluted so many once large and tight knit online communities.
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    Thanks for following up! This thread was a good...

    Thanks for following up! This thread was a good read.
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    He actually put out a video discussing how he...

    He actually put out a video discussing how he finances his life. He's not retired but does get VA Disability. There was equity from selling his home, and savings. He barely makes anything from...
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    I've always said people need to be more afraid of...

    I've always said people need to be more afraid of dogs (and ticks) on the trail than bears or snakes. I've seen 9 bears and 2 rattlers....never once felt in danger. I've been nipped on the arm by a...
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    I stayed there at the end of April. Check-in as...

    I stayed there at the end of April. Check-in as mentioned earlier was self serve, just fill out a paper and drop your cash through a slot.

    You do not get home-cooked meals. Dinner was a frozen...
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    Nothing beats Fall backpacking on the AT! Those...

    Nothing beats Fall backpacking on the AT! Those SOBO's are on to something.
  17. I've slept with my food a few times and was...

    I've slept with my food a few times and was considering doing it more with all the reports of stolen food bags and ursacks, and busted canisters. But this puts a big 'ol check in the "Cons" column.
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    I wish you the best and hope you can get on the...

    I wish you the best and hope you can get on the trail sooner rather than later and continue your healing.

    Road walks scare me. My head stays on a swivel and I look for the slightest clues that...
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    Gas Canister Shortage?

    I'm seeing reports online of a shortage of gas canisters, especially the smaller sizes. I haven't checked retail in a while as I stocked up on 110g canisters a couple years ago, but I'm about to go...
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    Awesome! Looks like you had a memorable time. The trail is a special place for sure.
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    When I first watched the Crawford video on the AT...

    When I first watched the Crawford video on the AT man was I impressed by them. But then I dug in more on some of their other stuff and the parents, especially the Dad, began to rub me the wrong way....
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    Not trying to dissuade anyone from seeing a...

    Not trying to dissuade anyone from seeing a doctor or physical therapist. But I know from past experience a PT is super expensive, and they did nothing I couldn't do myself. Maybe go get a...
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    I've used the Culo Clean in a privy several times...

    I've used the Culo Clean in a privy several times and I don't recall much of a mess of water. Perhaps reserve a square of TP to just give the seat a final wipe down when done. Once you go bidet,...
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    You called it. Record snowfall in Dec then...

    You called it. Record snowfall in Dec then nothing, and it's shaping up to be possibly the worst year on record. I'm in crunch time on my PCT go/no-go decision, but I'm leaning heavily towards...
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    Thanks for the lead. I'll reach out to her.

    Thanks for the lead. I'll reach out to her.
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