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    If you have a Sprouts near you, I've gotten some...

    If you have a Sprouts near you, I've gotten some great deals on dried fruit and such there. Bc it is in bins and you weigh it, you miss out on all the packaging and can buy exactly the amount you...
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    A lot of the Knor sides actually taste pretty...

    A lot of the Knor sides actually taste pretty good cold and prep with cold water as well. I put the water in about an hour before I plan to eat, hike, and then its like a cold pasta salad.
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    Thank you for pointing that out. I'll definitely be shooting him an email.


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    Not to pipe back in and be a nag but, I did also...

    Not to pipe back in and be a nag but, I did also score an older Osprey pack off of Facebook marketplace for $35. Seems to fit the hubby pretty great. He tried it on weighted and said that he...
  5. That is a wonderful map. Would you mind if I...

    That is a wonderful map. Would you mind if I printed it? Or did you purchase this somewhere?


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  6. I've tried to stress the bug thing more than...

    I've tried to stress the bug thing more than once. Lol. And yeah, I'm keeping an eye on the weather. I've waited out one nasty thunderstorm by the Sipsey river and it was not fun at all.


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    I have an Ozark Trail head lamp that is going...

    I have an Ozark Trail head lamp that is going strong 3 or 4 years later. I saw where Sintax77 put a balloon over a flashlight as a lantern and can now say that it works on the headlamp. Makes a...
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    A lot of mine have already been mentioned but,...

    A lot of mine have already been mentioned but, here goes: grease pot for pot, cat can stove, ziplock bags for like everything, most items are multi-use. I do love my costco down quilt. super warm!
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    Oooooo that looks good! Sent from my iPhone...

    Oooooo that looks good!


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    If we have them up near central AL, I haven't...

    If we have them up near central AL, I haven't seen them and that is just fine with me! I probably should mention that getting maple sausage does let some flavor seep into the biscuit so it wasn't...
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    When I was in the college boat, I just used my...

    When I was in the college boat, I just used my book bag. It worked fine. I've actually used it for a few forays into the UL overnight world and even then, it holds up pretty great. Just a cheap...
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    I'm failing as a dog mom... half of a cheap...

    I'm failing as a dog mom... half of a cheap fleece blanket from walmart over a cut up part of an old Thermarest. On super cold trips, I have taken a thrift store jacket and laid it over her once I...
  13. I sent them a pic of trip A highlighted on the...

    I sent them a pic of trip A highlighted on the map. All were in agreement and happy about the waterfalls.


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    Hmmmm at this particular moment? The new pack I...

    Hmmmm at this particular moment? The new pack I scored off of Facebook marketplace for less than $50. It's supposedly military surplus but, not sure I believe it. It fits like an absolute dream and...
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    I've used self rising flour with water to make a...

    I've used self rising flour with water to make a "biscuit dough", wrapped around sausages that I packed out frozen and then put in the stream under some rocks (central AL so no bear worries).

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    Send me a pm!
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    Definitely checking that out! Looks wonderful! I just added that to my list of the trails I want to do in 2017.
  18. Honestly, that was my first thought but, as you...

    Honestly, that was my first thought but, as you said, water can be spotty. I've been and had plenty of water and been and had to watch my water. I'm just not sure I want to have one more thing to...
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    Love your posts! I don't comment a lot but, I...

    Love your posts! I don't comment a lot but, I really do enjoy reading these reports.
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    We won't have to go "through" Bham ;) call me a chicken but, I am very generic about where I am on here. lol. Pinhoti would be a really good option though too. I guess I'm being selfish but, I...
  21. Option A is still hiking to the sites. I...

    Option A is still hiking to the sites. I apologize if I was not clear. it is an 8 mile loop.

    You bring up a good point though on how 7 miles can feel like a lot depending on terrain and weight. ...
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    I need to upload an avatar or something. Lol

    I'm honestly concerned about the pack weight more than anything. They tend to be "cardio bunny" types at the gym whereas I hike with my pack at least...
  23. They both hike once in a while or so but, I'm not...

    They both hike once in a while or so but, I'm not sure how fast or how far. They said they bought tents so I'm not sure what we are looking like on weight. I did tell them to play with putting them...
  24. It's not a gender expectation. I'm female as...

    It's not a gender expectation. I'm female as well.


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  25. Funzies!!! Taking two ladies out for a weekend introduction to this madness!

    I was asked to share about my backpacking trips with some ladies the other day. I shared how I find it so healing, peaceful, and settling to unplug and live with just the basics for a few days at a...
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