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    I don't play Russian Roulette and don't advise it...

    I don't play Russian Roulette and don't advise it for anyone else.
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    Thanks for sharing once again Tipi! Great...

    Thanks for sharing once again Tipi! Great photos. Great report! As always.
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    Leave it! But take trash on the footpath, at...

    Leave it! But take trash on the footpath, at shelters, etc.
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    Cool. My eldest went to college there.

    Cool. My eldest went to college there.
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    When? Gotta know time of year.

    When? Gotta know time of year.
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    And I'll "third" the reflective tape trick. I...

    And I'll "third" the reflective tape trick. I used a BV500 on my thru-hike of the JMT last summer. A partner used the Bearikade. He also hauled a camp chair. My BV was my chair.
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    About three weeks ago was hiking alone down the...

    About three weeks ago was hiking alone down the Bote Mtn Trail in the Smokies. Felt a sharp "bite" on my hand and flicked my hand thinking it had been a biting fly. Then on my other arm and I...
  8. Are you telling or asking?

    Are you telling or asking?
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    A gallon of water (basically 4 liters) is right...

    A gallon of water (basically 4 liters) is right at 8 lbs. I've had to carry that much. If my pack is 22 lbs, that bumps it to 30 lbs, but then again I'd expect to carry a liter or two anyway. I'd...
  10. Thread: New AT memoir

    by Rain Man
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    Usually when someone promotes a commercial item...

    Usually when someone promotes a commercial item on WB, they disclose (yay or nay) any connections. Just so you know.
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    Shaw's Boarding House in Monson! Wonderful help,...

    Shaw's Boarding House in Monson! Wonderful help, supplies, shuttles, information, etc for me and partner in 2017.
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    Hear, Hear!!! Good for both of you.

    Hear, Hear!!! Good for both of you.
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    Depending on season, I crave (non-alcoholic) cold...

    Depending on season, I crave (non-alcoholic) cold drinks (that means ice). The other thing I sometimes needed more than food & drink?-- a way to charge electronic devices (kinda assumes you might be...
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    Mollies Ridge is either dry or very low from this...

    Mollies Ridge is either dry or very low from this past weekend.

    Check with Backcountry Ranger Office at 865-436-1297. I just now got off the phone with them about a hike lower down and they were...
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    Sorry it took a while for me to get to this...

    Sorry it took a while for me to get to this laptop, but better late than never?--

    GSMNP High Country Forecast

    Scroll about halfway down for weekly forecast. Also has webcams, monthly averages,...
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    So, the illegality of killing animals of any sort...

    So, the illegality of killing animals of any sort in the National Park, ... nor the fact that they had no such hunting license nor the fact it wasn't mountain lion hunting season stopped them, only...
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    Really important to know what elevation. Can...

    Really important to know what elevation. Can vary by over 3,000' and that makes all the difference (also roads potentially closed up high, no bail out, etc., besides). It's not as simple as saying...
  18. Very nice to hear!

    Very nice to hear!
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    No way would 5' be enough in my experience, but...

    No way would 5' be enough in my experience, but as others said, a dogbone (or 2) would solve most problems.
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    Hey DownYonder, no photo means it didn't happen?!...

    Hey DownYonder, no photo means it didn't happen?! LOL

    BTW, there is a "Nashville Hiking" (or some such) group on Meetup.com, but that's not us. We're "Nashville Backpacker" (just in case anyone...
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    That's what I did last trip. Very feasible.

    That's what I did last trip. Very feasible.
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    I've liked this stuff since the old days when it...

    I've liked this stuff since the old days when it was called "Instant Breakfast." And as others do, I add Nido, which is whole milk.

    Been here since 2003. Duplicate threads are common and always...
  23. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    CONGRATS Berserker! I also took 13 years, from...

    CONGRATS Berserker! I also took 13 years, from 2003 to 2017 (that's 14 years, but one year couldn't hike due to an injury).

    Welcome to the club!
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    Neither, the 18th. We'll be at #37 the 17th.

    Neither, the 18th. We'll be at #37 the 17th.
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    #38 is at the base of the tower, ... but I will...

    #38 is at the base of the tower, ... but I will say that the spots for tents & hammocks are quite spread out, so poke around here and there for a spot that suits you.

    It's chilly up there at a...
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