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    Depends on several things IMO How much time are...

    Depends on several things IMO
    How much time are you going to be in camp vs walking? IF you are someone who spends a lot of your trail time in camp, and you enjoy having them then take them.
    If...
  2. I had one in my sierra designs 1 man tent back in...

    I had one in my sierra designs 1 man tent back in the boy scouts, it was mostly used for leaving items in my tent when packing up.
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    You may be able to find out from a shuttle...

    You may be able to find out from a shuttle driver. Try Ron Brown he is pretty much always in the know on these kind of things
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    The entire stretch from Pen Mar to Duncannon is...

    The entire stretch from Pen Mar to Duncannon is one of my personal favorites on the whole AT. It does not contain the rocks that PA is known for, and is some nice strolling trail for the majority...
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    Agree and this was my explanation but deadeye...

    Agree and this was my explanation but deadeye explained it better then I
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    Yes sleeping on the ground. And maybe the OP did...

    Yes sleeping on the ground. And maybe the OP did mean suspended off ground but that is just not realistic. Out of all of the Appalachian Trail I cant think of anywhere within reason that you could...
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    I think the disconnect here is that everyone is...

    I think the disconnect here is that everyone is considering that the poles will be used to support bodyweight if you look at all of the videos- not the case. Just using the poles for the fly and...
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    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/106769/...

    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/106769/

    HANGING A HAMMOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE TREKKING POLES.



    https://dpcr19kltm61a.cloudfront.net/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1441662825_131602.jpg...
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    I am not a hammock guy but IMO this is not...

    I am not a hammock guy but IMO this is not realistic nor would i try it.
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    Dont completely understand your post. "I want a...

    Dont completely understand your post. "I want a pair so that in rare instances if needed, I can set up my hammock."
  11. Last year my wife slack packed me through 100...

    Last year my wife slack packed me through 100 miles of the whites and southern Maine. I created a list in our iphones of the trailheads as drop pins and she did a flawless job for 2 weeks running...
  12. Teej I was initially planning on staging week 2...

    Teej I was initially planning on staging week 2 out of Millinocket and just getting up early on summit day looks like about an hour drive to Katahdin Stream Campground? My family will not have...
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    I have never found the airport to be so...

    I have never found the airport to be so burdensome that I would spend an extra day traveling to avoid it.
  14. double sided velcro tape.

    double sided velcro tape.
  15. Stratton To Katahdin: Planning The Final Push

    After 7 seasons of hiking, I am at my last section hike of the AT. Short of an injury, the AT will become complete for me at age 33 after 46 trips in 8 years while holding a full time job. ...
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    Here is my 2 cents Buy a old military duffle,...

    Here is my 2 cents

    Buy a old military duffle, put your pack in it and check it with the airline your traveling with. Once in GA just through the duffle away or give to the shuttle driver to...
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    Thank you DW! I have had a lovely experience...

    Thank you DW! I have had a lovely experience thus far on the ST. It is what you make it. It has not been the best blazed at all times, it is not on guthooks, alot of it is horse trail so terrain...
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    I have documented just about every aspect of my...

    I have documented just about every aspect of my section hike. Trips, mileages, trailheads, direction, guests, dates, photos, shuttle's, hostels, sleeping locations on trail, nights spent on...
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    Dale I think that is a pretty reasonable...

    Dale I think that is a pretty reasonable expectation however it will be a full day. I would start at sunrise and would not do alot of dilly dally. I also say it is realistic considering the...
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    Not sure what that specific stove is but it is...

    Not sure what that specific stove is but it is very similar to the pocket rocket and other miniature stoves, all of which are affordable and seem to all get good reviews. You may not be able to find...
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    RRG Is in my sites due to the Sheltowee Trace...

    RRG Is in my sites due to the Sheltowee Trace going through the middle of it but I do not have any detailed information about it.
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    Those sound like great plans!! I have found that...

    Those sound like great plans!! I have found that the bug for planning and adventure will not stop once the AT is completed for me. Thus starting the 3 trails close to home for the next few years. ...
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    Frogtoggs would be just fine. Umbrella may be...

    Frogtoggs would be just fine. Umbrella may be hard to use through the whites and southern Maine. I found it easiest to just put my trekking poles up everyday and walk without them, the same could...
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    Trip #28: Many years ago my Pit-Lab and I slept...

    Trip #28: Many years ago my Pit-Lab and I slept in my SUV at Unicoi gap for a sunrise start the next morning. My windows are tinted and can not be seen through at night.
    1am...car pulls in, guy...
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    Snow Seal - Experiences Please

    The first pair of hiking footwear I ever bought was back in 2009, a pair of Vasque Sundowners. I put about 1500 miles on them before transitioning to trail runners full time and havent looked back. ...
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