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    A WFR is a basic requirement for most places that...

    A WFR is a basic requirement for most places that hire guides. I got it a few years ago, and I am re-certing this year to maintain qualifications. I took it through NOLS/WMI in Baltimore. It was a...
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    pump vs no pump

    For people who have actually hiked a substantial amount of the A.T. I know the value of not taking a pump, it is heavy and takes up more space, but are the water sources conducive to not having one. ...
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    Explain it like this.... It was awesome! It...

    Explain it like this.... It was awesome! It sucked! I know I still smell funny. Nope, my feet probably never will be the same. Why?! Because the woods are amazing that's why. Yea I know it sounds...
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    LOL, and one more thing, If you treat your...

    LOL, and one more thing, If you treat your sleeping bag, cloths, or even your tarp with Sawyer permetherin spray it works pretty darn well to keep the bugs away. I have an inexpensive grandtrunk...
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    Oh yea, a 3x3 or 3x4 piece of tyvek to put your...

    Oh yea, a 3x3 or 3x4 piece of tyvek to put your gear on and a full length camp pad isn't a bad idea either.
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    I would agree with Just bill about buying a...

    I would agree with Just bill about buying a regular tarp and trying it out. I would say 8-10 is a good size. For the best rigging I can find(I pack this in my SAR 72 hour bag), 20 feet of 3-4mm...
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    I have the Golite Jam50 and the Jam70. My...

    I have the Golite Jam50 and the Jam70. My girlfriend has used the Jam50 a number of times in the past and she likes it. The hip belt connects rather close to the center of the pack and there is a...
  8. Platypus 2.0L gravity filter vs. Sawyer 3-1 inline

    Getting ready to get a new filter because, quite frankly, pumping gets old. I generally use Platypus "bottles" and the Platypus hydration tube so I like the company and product but I am torn as to...
  9. As a trail runner and a hiker I generally yield...

    As a trail runner and a hiker I generally yield to anyone going faster than me because that is what I would want someone to do for me. We all know how annoying it is when your held up by someone...
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    Obviously I am a muggle or I'd hike with a Spirit...

    Obviously I am a muggle or I'd hike with a Spirit Stag instead of a dog. Duh!! LOL
  11. Thread: Entitlement

    by AAhiker
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    So to piggyback off this thread rather than...

    So to piggyback off this thread rather than create a new one, this renews an old question for me. I have never been on a hikes where I crossed through towns. I have been on the A.T. but only...
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    Clearly our Dobbies are similar. I don't have a...

    Clearly our Dobbies are similar. I don't have a kids sleeping bag for him so I just unzip mine and try to cover him. He normally sleeps pretty well. I normally end up adjusting all through the...
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    If your going to make him one I'd purchase...

    If your going to make him one I'd purchase polartec windblock material. It will help him retain more body heat. I have a pattern I am toying with but haven't fully designed yet, but I have another...
  14. Sorry about the tripple post, server was acting...

    Sorry about the tripple post, server was acting funny.
  15. Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a...

    Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a camping area or shelter I put my dog on a leash and walk him down. It is one thing for people to possibly meet my dog on the trail as I pass or they pass...
  16. Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a...

    Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a camping area or shelter I put my dog on a leash and walk him down. It is one thing for people to possibly meet my dog on the trail as I pass or they pass...
  17. Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a...

    Emilyisborg, When I reach the turn off for a camping area or shelter I put my dog on a leash and walk him down. It is one thing for people to possibly meet my dog on the trail as I pass or they pass...
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    I'm lucky that I live in a smaller town so there...

    I'm lucky that I live in a smaller town so there are less people. I make it a point to take my dog out and around the town proper regularly to be around other people and dogs. I also make a point...
  19. I thought I said no negativity. I did mean to...

    I thought I said no negativity. I did mean to mention that topic but I forgot. I use and recommend the Tagg tracker system for a thru hiking dog.
  20. Thoughts on hiking with your dog after reading the two Articles on here.

    Quick background, I am posting this as an avid backpacker, a former professional dog trainer and a current volunteer with a K-9 search and rescue team. I am not implying not implying that what I say...
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    I have a doberman who is a big winter weeny. I...

    I have a doberman who is a big winter weeny. I find him shivering in the 40's and low 50's sometimes at night when I hike. I agree with Wise Old Owl about the silliness of some dogs. I am lucky,...
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    Poll: I always take aleve with me when I head out for...

    I always take aleve with me when I head out for backpacking because I don't get out enough to keep my shoulders adjusted so I have a tendency to get a tension headache my first night out. Other than...
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    Actually the woman did mention the "built for AT...

    Actually the woman did mention the "built for AT thru hikers" topic and specifically stated they are NOT just for thru hikera and that anyone is welcome to use them. And noted that she has heard of...
  24. Thread: Hammock Dog?

    by AAhiker
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    Your awesome, after looking at the site I am...

    Your awesome, after looking at the site I am totally gonna try it. save me the 300 bones on the lightheart duo!
  25. Thread: Hammock Dog?

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    Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks for the tip.
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