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    hats off to you people that four season hike!...

    hats off to you people that four season hike! there’s a reason we have screen doors and A/C in the south. Heat and bugs just suck. I live in sc and I hang up the pack between May and September. It’s...
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    Springer to Neel Gap

    Spent three days going from Springer mountain to Neel Gap. We had lots of fun, weather was great. Plenty of water in various areas. Rained on us Saturday evening after camp was set up, and quit...
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    We caused products to be outsourced. By...

    We caused products to be outsourced. By constantly shopping for cheaper stuff, we forced companies to move to Asia where they pay 12 year olds a penny a week to make our clothes. If you looked at the...
  4. VIDEO and Writeup: SOBO into Pearisburg 26 miles

    https://theosus1.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/appalachian-trail-to-pearisburg/

    6 of us from a meetup group went south into Pearisburg this weekend. We enjoyed ourselves a lot, the weather was PERFECT...
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    How was your hike? I'm going from 613 to...

    How was your hike? I'm going from 613 to Pearisburg next weekend. Not many water reports on guthook. Worried I might have a dry day from Pine Swamp Branch all the way to Rice Field.
  6. I'm the same way. Hike in the north before the...

    I'm the same way. Hike in the north before the bubble, and in the south afterwards. And any time in winter...
    I've done a three day hike in TN in the winter and been completely alone except for our...
  7. Yes. The iphone will only get as bright as the...

    Yes. The iphone will only get as bright as the screen normally does in full white. There are some concerns about burning out sensors when pointed directly at the sun, but your eyes will be just fine....
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    I just used a lowepro point and shoot camera case.

    I just used a lowepro point and shoot camera case.
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    September in the south is still pretty hot...

    September in the south is still pretty hot sometimes. It depends on the weather. I went to Daleville, Virginia for my first hike one September, and sweated to death until the thuderstorm hit and...
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    Agreed! That's what I always thought trail magic...

    Agreed! That's what I always thought trail magic was... You're hot and tired and thirsty and the water sources are awful, and there's a sudden rain and you put up your tarp and catch the water coming...
  11. NOBO from Sams Gap to Erwin TN over the weekend.

    The trail was very lightly travelled this weekend from Sams Gap to Erwin. Saw a few other hikers the first day and no one on Sunday. Weather was okay, a little hot Saturday and the climbs really took...
  12. Thread: Toenail talk

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    Ingrown toes are the worst, especially when they...

    Ingrown toes are the worst, especially when they have to be cut out. I had one cut out twice, the second time the doctor cut deep into the nail bed, so it doesnt grow all the way to the edge. No more...
  13. Thread: Sun

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    i have transitions lenses on my glasses. LOVE...

    i have transitions lenses on my glasses. LOVE them. its like sunglasses that come on automatically.
  14. Thread: Ouch!

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    the guy that taught our group always told us,...

    the guy that taught our group always told us, "tighten the hip belt to the point where you cant breathe, then loosen it just a little"
  15. Thread: Titanium Pots

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    I've never had an issue with my snow peak pot. I...

    I've never had an issue with my snow peak pot. I washed it in the dishwater when I first got it. I let some cocoa get to hot and burn on the side and wound up cleaning it with 440 grit sandpaper....
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    We hiked it October of last year. It was cloudy,...

    We hiked it October of last year. It was cloudy, threatening rain and really windy. There were a few tents set up just off the peak. I would have hated to be there in that. There isn't much if you go...
  17. Thread: Ursack Minor

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    The regular one does hold onto water. You can...

    The regular one does hold onto water. You can shove it down in a trash bag or something if it gets wet. All my food bags have held onto some water though.
    My worst UrSack experience was a...
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    True. But in my state they don't arrest you for...

    True. But in my state they don't arrest you for "nudity" they arrest you for indecent exposure, which is showing your butt crack or your nads. Which is why Thongs are illegal on Myrtle Beach and Id...
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    I think it's the entitled generation AND a sense...

    I think it's the entitled generation AND a sense of expectation. "If everyone else is getting it why shouldn't I?"
    its not just the AT it's everywhere. My wife is on several Disney boards and lots...
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    I agree. "Favorite gear" to me says something...

    I agree. "Favorite gear" to me says something that may not be your core stuff but something more of a choice item. I enjoy making trail videos as much as planning the hike, and I geocache. So I like...
  21. Thread: MP3 player

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    I just use the phone. If the screen is off and...

    I just use the phone. If the screen is off and it's just playing music, the battery lasts forever. Couple that with a 5Ah charger and you could go for days on the trail and not worry about the...
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    Cable Gap and Sassafras Shelters?

    A group of us are doing a long weekend soon up to Cable Gap and Sassafras, just south of Fontana Dam.
    What the water like up that way, and are there any issues since the fires last season to report?
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    I use the Hi-Yield brand. It starts at something...

    I use the Hi-Yield brand. It starts at something like 38%. You get it from a farm/feed store, or Amazon. Its a brown bottle with a yellow label. They give you instructions on how to mix the .5%...
  24. Thread: Feral cats

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    So Coyotes and I have that in common: Any cat...

    So Coyotes and I have that in common: Any cat more than zero is too many cats.
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    So true... I think there are a few states without...

    So true... I think there are a few states without it, but most require you to pay a "use tax". Amazon sends me an email in January telling me what I should pay to my state. Since they have a...
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