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    Thoughts on MSR thru link

    Has anyone tried the msr thru link? What are your thoughts. Can it double as a gravity filter (if you've tried)?
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    Backpack suggestions

    Looking for backpack recommendations for my AT thru hike. I went to REI because I was having trouble adjusting my old aura 50. They couldn't get that one, or really any other pack to sit properly on...
  3. Mid June reservation at baxter - how to

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    I'm supposed to start the AT on June 17th from Maine. I've been trying to make a campsite reservation but their online registration system alternating says campsites are already booked or...
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    No, the mantis has an integrated ridgeline and...

    No, the mantis has an integrated ridgeline and bug net. The only not-attached pieces are the tarp and accessories such as the UQ and gear sling.

    I do have this pic which shows a bit better the...
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    Is my Tarp Large Enough?

    Hi! I bought a Kammok Ul and an eno underquilt + a sea to summit gear sling. I'm wondering if my tarp is large enough. I'm nervous because I can easily see the underquilt underneath (see picture)....
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    47472 Okay, first time attaching an image so...

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    Okay, first time attaching an image so hope it worked. Like I said, they're pretty small (they do seem a little larger once they're bearing weight because they're v-shaped tears). A few...
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    Yeah, the used gear section of REI has a 30 day...

    Yeah, the used gear section of REI has a 30 day return window that I'm pretty far out of. I could borrow a sewing machine, but since the rips are so small, would it make sense to hand stitch? Also,...
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    Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much!
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    Portable Charging Banks

    Hi, I'm trying to find a charging bank that could recharge my phone a few times. Also, I'd prefer it to not weigh 20lbs but I do recognize these things arent light. Anyway, my big issue is that I...
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    Repairing Small Holes

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    I purchased a Kammock Mantis UL through REI used gear back in January. Due to weather and health issues, I was unable to set it up until today. I just saw some small tears in the Levitas™ 20D...
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    Are Gaiters Worth It?

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    I Have a pair of Oboz sawtooth low rises. I've never had gaiters before, but I could see wanting them after multiple days of the ATs infamous rain. What are the community recommendations and...
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    Oooh, I hadn't thought about the state-by-state...

    Oooh, I hadn't thought about the state-by-state regulations. Good thoughts! Also, you probably know, but just a reminder to all that while having both doses is great, you can still potentially spread...
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    Headphone/earbud suggestions

    Hi, I'm thinking of getting a pair of earbuds for backpacking. I'd like to go wireless so that things aren't getting tangled. That being said, I have had issues with earbuds falling out of my ears in...
  14. Thread: Snake Skins

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    Snake Skins

    Hi! I just got a Mantis Ul and have an Eno ember underquilt. I'm also getting a sea to summit gear sling. I'd like to get some skins to make set up easier. What are people's recommendations? Thanks!
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    Okay, thank you!

    Okay, thank you!
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    How do liner socks solve the sliding issue?...

    How do liner socks solve the sliding issue? Aren't they really thin?
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    I did pick up an eno ember underquilt when it was...

    I did pick up an eno ember underquilt when it was on sale. What's a dyneema tarp? Also, while looking on their website I saw an underquilt protector. Do you think they're important?
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    Thank you everyone for the info! I'll take a look...

    Thank you everyone for the info! I'll take a look at retailers along the trail (although a rough 2020 season may have changed some things) and see if I can make some estimates
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    Ooh I had been looking a little at biking gloves...

    Ooh I had been looking a little at biking gloves but hadn't thought about paddling! Thanks!
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    Yeah, I would probably just use them as 3 season....

    Yeah, I would probably just use them as 3 season. I'm going SOBO on the AT and was thinking waterproof to keep my hands dry and warm when there's a few consecutive days of rain in the fall. I hadn't...
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    Replacing boots on trail

    Hi! I know that in the course of thru hiking, it's not uncommon to need to replace your shoes. How do you do this? Do you buy the shoes in advance and have them mailed to you? If so, how do you...
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    Kammock mantis UL

    Hi! What are people's opinions of the Kammock mantis UL for thru hiking? I'm a little new to hammocking and do plan on getting some snake skins. Are there other things that I should get and swap out...
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    Ladies Hiking Gloves

    Hi! I'm looking for some waterproof gloves for backpacking. I have smaller hands I guess - about 6 inches from the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger. I don't want something too bulky and...
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    This is one of the handful of videos I had seen...

    This is one of the handful of videos I had seen on the setup https://youtu.be/GOoKpAXTyjE

    As I said, probably won't have to, but it would be nice to have the option. I'm pretty sold on hammocking...
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    You can in a pinch use two poles as stakes and...

    You can in a pinch use two poles as stakes and hang your hammock from them. It's not ideal and your butt is still on the ground a little, but better than nothing. I don't think I'll ever have to, but...
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