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    Another point I make to people who are hiking in...

    Another point I make to people who are hiking in the Whites is that I never go there without a compass and a map of the whole area. If I'm hiking the AT, I'm not just going to carry the AT map. I...
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    I've always been a planner and tried to be...

    I've always been a planner and tried to be prepared. I never did even a planned "day hike" in the Whites without the ability to stay out overnight in case something unexpected happened. These days I...
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    Is that foot abuse or more like ankle/lower leg...

    Is that foot abuse or more like ankle/lower leg abuse?
    There are large rocks which are generally "better" IMO for stepping on unless they happen to be on steep downhills where you end up with...
  4. I forgot to add the podcast was Mighty Blue on...

    I forgot to add the podcast was Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail episode 346
  5. I just listened to a podcast with a hiker who did...

    I just listened to a podcast with a hiker who did the AT in about 3.5 months. He is in his 60s maybe? At least 50s. Yes, he used to run marathons and he talked about his prep. The thing I found very...
  6. Good shape doesn't necessarily mean "trail shape"...

    Good shape doesn't necessarily mean "trail shape" but certainly better to start there than "couch shape." By starting later you will have the advantage of probably NOT needing a bunch of zeroes, or...
  7. Thread: gaiters

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    gaiters

    Yep. I'm old school and wear gaiters. I prefer something short. I wear trail runners by Xero. This summer I was backpacking and realized at one point that a friend I made on trail was younger than my...
  8. let us know how you like it! Need (want) to...

    let us know how you like it! Need (want) to upgrade my bag next year!
  9. Thread: Ankle braces

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    wearing a brace will inhibit your muscles from...

    wearing a brace will inhibit your muscles from developing along with robbing your body of it's ability to improve proprioception.
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    I camped just south of Abingdon Gap Shelter this...

    I camped just south of Abingdon Gap Shelter this past May. Probably about 3 miles. The next morning, I was SOBO, I heard a crash and then saw a bear in the woods running north near the trail.

    Not...
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    Q's about the FKT site since the sale

    Since the sale of FKT to Outside, I find I'm not such a fan of the podcast any longer.

    I also heard there was an FKT on the PCT set this summer. I went to look and there is a new one on the site...
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    I don't wash on trail unless it's really bad. I...

    I don't wash on trail unless it's really bad. I have 1 pr of clothes for sleeping including clean socks, 1 pr for hiking and 1 extra pr of socks plus my warm layers. I also wash face to toes every...
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    I'll chime in from the womens perspective. I use...

    I'll chime in from the womens perspective. I use a gatorade bottle with a pstyle. I carry it in an outside pocket with my trowel, TP, and the Pstyle. I use SmartWater bottles for drinking and to be...
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    I guess I'm going to go against the crowd. I...

    I guess I'm going to go against the crowd.
    I use the rubber tips. I don't find that they are slippery. Certainly no more slippery than carbide tips on things like rocks.

    I notice quite often the...
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    they make "covers" that you can have installed...

    they make "covers" that you can have installed over your cat to prevent theft. we recently bought a new Tacoma and added this.
  16. I believe his "standard reply" is "pretty ok." :D

    I believe his "standard reply" is "pretty ok." :D
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    :D well, when you said we "visited" I took that...

    :D well, when you said we "visited" I took that to mean an "in person visit." Yes, I certainly do remember communicating on this forum in that thread. I'm glad I could help you out.
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    you visited with me? I don't think so....

    you visited with me? I don't think so....
  19. if you don't get a good response from here you...

    if you don't get a good response from here you might want to reach out to Steve of the podcast Mighty Blue on The Appalachian Trail and ask him if he can pose that question to Trumpet. Trumpet was...
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    Thanks for the giggle. Been a stressful 10 days...

    Thanks for the giggle. Been a stressful 10 days or so here and that just put a smile on my face.
    :D

    That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?
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    I have and use the White Blaze Pages and love it....

    I have and use the White Blaze Pages and love it. I particularly like the elevation profile better than other guidebooks. The info is great. I use it for planning. I also use GutHook on trail. Wait,...
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    I think several people mistook my list for the...

    I think several people mistook my list for the OPs list. I posted mine as an example for him/her. and not all those clothes go on every trip.
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    I had one of the first iphones for YEARS. Then...

    I had one of the first iphones for YEARS. Then they decided they were no longer going to support it with software updates and functions stopped working randomly. At that point I decided I wasn't...
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    Let's try that again. ...

    Let's try that again.

    https://lighterpack.com/r/op7b8b
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    This is my list (may not be complete)

    This is my list (may not be complete)

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