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    Thanks gpburdelljr. I found an old 2015 thread...

    Thanks gpburdelljr. I found an old 2015 thread on WB where folks argued wood burners were too much trouble.

    Can't imagine picking up sticks is that hard. I guess in prolong wet conditions it...
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    Burning Wood The Entire Way?

    I used an alcohol stove on my thru hike bust was wondering if anyone here burned wood in something like an Emberlit stove all the way? Using available materials is becoming more and more appealing...
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    Okay, this is good..... I own a classic Hennessey...

    Okay, this is good..... I own a classic Hennessey Asym and hate it. Thinking about converting to a Warbonnet XLC with a 20 TQ and UC with a Hammock Gear Cuban Fiber tarp with doors. My confusion...
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    Gotta know.....

    Mind sharing your setup SB? I'm interested in learning what works best for a typical NOBO thru starting in mid March.
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    Always carry a deck of cards! You know what they...

    Always carry a deck of cards! You know what they say:
    "If you ever get lost in the woods just start playing Solitaire and before long someone will come along and tell you to play the Jack of Hearts...
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    Try these links to the entire Green Mountain Club...

    Try these links to the entire Green Mountain Club Map and Compass mini-course:

    Video 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p584IPVf0-w&list=PL79D437A59BF38E4F&index=1&feature=plpp_video

    Video 2...
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    The Green Mountain Club has a fantastic 7 part...

    The Green Mountain Club has a fantastic 7 part YouTube video series on how to use a map and compass. I learned more watching it than reading my book......

    Check it out here:
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    Wonder if it will require us having to stand in...

    Wonder if it will require us having to stand in line?

    Let's hope the bureaucrats don't mandate filling out a dozen forms (in triplicate), then having them notorized before proceeding.
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    I understand. Sometimes it's just good to let a...

    I understand. Sometimes it's just good to let a public agency know their "system" isn't working and is frustrating their customers. In the Federal system this is usually best accomplished with a...
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    No, but a common complaint. Why not become the...

    No, but a common complaint.

    Why not become the squeaky wheel? Contact your Congressman. Even ask an aid to help you. You might be amazed at the results. I have on a couple other issues that...
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    1+ on the pocket fresnel lens idea. You can find...

    1+ on the pocket fresnel lens idea. You can find them at Wally World in the Optics Dept. I think they come in a 3 pack for cheap. I usually tear out a page or two of my data book and carry it in a...
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    The store at Fontana Dam is notoriously...

    The store at Fontana Dam is notoriously unreliable for stocking up on food. When I went through there a fellow hiker bought the last jar of peanut butter and I got the last pack of tuna-nothing else...
  13. ....... Just don't forget to hit "delete" when...

    ....... Just don't forget to hit "delete" when finished.
  14. Thread: real life stuff

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    I researched what the retired RV crowd did when...

    I researched what the retired RV crowd did when they were away from home on their year long trips. The standard stuff is online banking and mail forwarded to a friends house and have them check your...
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    These are great solutions to one of the most...

    These are great solutions to one of the most vexing problems long distance hikers face.

    Thanks for sharing guys!
  16. Thread: ?#@&*%!

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    I hiked with a fellow (Tagless) who got a hernia...

    I hiked with a fellow (Tagless) who got a hernia on the trail back in 2009 and had to have surgery for it. Doctor cleared him to get back on the trail after only 2 weeks. He describes it here:
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    Yep, the mini-bus schedule is spotty at best...

    Yep, the mini-bus schedule is spotty at best which compounds the "pain in the arse" factor. They only made one run out and back unless they've changed it. Hitchin'? YMMV
  18. It's really pretty simple: ...

    It's really pretty simple:

    http://www.sectorspdr.com/news/?do=newsStory&stype=db&newsID=10148027

    Funny, but the UV (Steripen type) solutions disclaimer touts carrying a backup method like Aqua...
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    Bubble Pop

    I wouldn't mind hiking Gangnam Style with Hyuna....... Yeehaw!!!!
    :)
  20. Thread: Down or not?

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    Another vote for down. Mine never once got wet....

    Another vote for down. Mine never once got wet. Used a trash compactor bag and stuffed it in. Say no to compression sacks-waste of money and pack space.
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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
  22. Only a handful. I preferred the shelter.

    Only a handful. I preferred the shelter.
  23. Thread: What size pack

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    Yep, like I mentioned, it's a guideline. Some go...

    Yep, like I mentioned, it's a guideline. Some go lighter, some a little heavier. Tweaking is fun.....
  24. Thread: What size pack

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    What size pack

    50L equals 3000 cu. in.
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    Hmmmm, that's what leads to all those 65 lb packs...

    Hmmmm, that's what leads to all those 65 lb packs isn't it?

    Better to use Winton Porters tried and true gear list as a guideline to avoid buying and carrying all that stuff the REI salesman says...
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