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    Won't leave home without my umbrella. Kept me...

    Won't leave home without my umbrella. Kept me sane on rainy days on the AT and was happy to carry the weight the rest of the time for peace of mind.
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    My comment was in reference to Harrison's at...

    My comment was in reference to Harrison's at Pierce Pond. Whitehouse Landing didn't even have the dock out when I went by.
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    Stopped in there on my hike this past summer. ...

    Stopped in there on my hike this past summer. Got a cookie and and huge glass of lemonade!
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    +1 on Aftershokz! You can hear what you're...

    +1 on Aftershokz! You can hear what you're listening to as well as the environmental sounds around you. Very handy when you're in rattlesnake country ....
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    Carry one set to hike in, one set to sleep in and...

    Carry one set to hike in, one set to sleep in and an extra pair of lightweight shorts for doing laundry in (wear my rain shell top). In the summer it's nice to wipe down at the end of the day and...
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    Carried a pair of Xero sandals on my Sobo and...

    Carried a pair of Xero sandals on my Sobo and they came in handy for wading in Maine. Once I got out of Maine though I found I rarely put them on at the end of the day. I ended up sending them home....
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    Food is the hardest cost to anticipate on a hike....

    Food is the hardest cost to anticipate on a hike. There are so many variables that affect it. Planning food for a 3-4 day camping trip is NOT the same as planning food for a 3-4 day section of a...
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    The cost I posted did not include the cost of...

    The cost I posted did not include the cost of acquiring my gear. It did include the cost of gear I replaced while on trail. As a mental exercise while hiking one day I tried to figure out what it...
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    Let me answer your questions one at a time .... ...

    Let me answer your questions one at a time ....

    1) Nights in motels/hostels fell into two catagories. Usually I stayed in town overnight when I needed to do a resupply. That can that be done...
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    "Since when did hiking become such a couture to...

    "Since when did hiking become such a couture to where you had to spend such outrageous $$$"

    I didn't have to spend that much, I chose to. I started my hike with the conscious choice of not caring...
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    Stayed in a hammock (Warbonnet Ridgerunner). ...

    Stayed in a hammock (Warbonnet Ridgerunner). Didn't use a pad so staying in a shelter was out of the question even if they were "closed". I used the Guthook app for almost all my trail information....
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    2020 Sobo Thruhike cost

    I thought I'd post an answer to a question that is frequently asked here on the forums, namely what does it cost to complete a thruhike?

    A bit of background information: I started the trail with...
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    +1 for the NU25. Used one on my recent Sobo and...

    +1 for the NU25. Used one on my recent Sobo and it worked like a champ. I liked to get an early start so I was usually on trail a couple hours before sunup every day. One of my daily "chores" was...
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    I don't have one but one I've seen mentioned a...

    I don't have one but one I've seen mentioned a lot (with good reviews) is the Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer.
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    I use one for my bridge hammock spreader bars and...

    I use one for my bridge hammock spreader bars and tarp poles. Fits nicely in side pocket of my pack under the compression cording. Got it from ZPacks. Light weight and I like wrapping the elastic...
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    Have used an umbrella on a couple of occasions,...

    Have used an umbrella on a couple of occasions, most recently a three-day stretch on the NPT. Except for one or two places that needed some serious side-cutting it worked like a charm. Was even...
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    What size is it?

    What size is it?
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    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/201...

    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/04/30/forest-fire-hot-springs-causes-partial-closure-appalachian-trail/565512002/

    Info is 18 hours old. As stated in the article, 7.2 mile...
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    Is this the 25” wide model?

    Is this the 25” wide model?
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    +1 on the Thrunite Ti3. The Maglite Solitaire is...

    +1 on the Thrunite Ti3. The Maglite Solitaire is a close second.
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    I'll take it. PM sent

    I'll take it. PM sent
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    I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Don't try to convince them it's safe. Work on...

    Don't try to convince them it's safe. Work on convincing them that you are prepared for and capable of dealing with any situation you might reasonably find yourself in while on the trail.
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    Must be something in those Maine blueberries...

    Must be something in those Maine blueberries .......

    :eek:
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    I come across deer carcasses all the time. No...

    I come across deer carcasses all the time. No bear carcasses yet but seen plenty of scat, tracks and other sign. And just because I haven't found a bear carcass, there are plenty of other people...
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