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    This is was certainly true for me. I could not...

    This is was certainly true for me. I could not have passed the Ranger PT test if they gave it prior to graduation. RLTW
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    Others in older threads have responded much more scientifically than I can about sleep systems. They are right about having a graduated system.
    I have a 23* down bag, z-lite sol, thermarest proline...
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    Overmountain vs Thomas Knob Shelters privies ...

    Overmountain vs Thomas Knob Shelters privies

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    It’s just a memory exercise, I can only...

    It’s just a memory exercise, I can only specifically remember about five.

    People looking at my pictures accused me of a privy fixation. But it was really to contrast the bad ones ( Overmountain...
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    Going to sleep - does anyone else do this?

    I dont count sheep when Im going to sleep; I think back to the trail and try to remember the people that I met, tent sites that I occupied, hostels that I visited, shelters that I slept in or cat...
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    Like everybody else, tortilla plus pb, pepperoni,...

    Like everybody else, tortilla plus pb, pepperoni, Spam, tuna, cheese, anything.




    if you’re in a rash, Body Glide and Gold Bond powder helps. :banana
  7. Thread: Lighten up

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    I weighed my beard after I shaved it last year,...

    I weighed my beard after I shaved it last year, it didn’t register on the scale.

    I’m working on my nails, lost the first toe nail of the season already.
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    I like the idea. Just have to use them in the...

    I like the idea. Just have to use them in the right order.
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    I'm actually waiting for future cataract surgery....

    I'm actually waiting for future cataract surgery. My wife’s surgery corrected her vision so much that she doesn’t need glasses any more.
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    Glad to be of service.

    Glad to be of service.
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    Lighten up

    What can I do to lose some more milligrams? They all add up.

    Ive already:

    Peeled the labels off my chapstick, body glide and gold bond powder containers.

    Have titanium eye glass frames,...
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    That was probably Nesuntabunt Mountain (2018 mile...

    That was probably Nesuntabunt Mountain (2018 mile 2154.6). I saw another mention that you could get a signal from there.

    Thanks, best wishes for you and ATM.
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    That was going to be my answer, too. Do it fast,...

    That was going to be my answer, too. Do it fast, build character.

    I was was there last May, didn’t have that problem.

    The place is great. Just for reference, how’s the heat in the bunkhouse?
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    Katahdin the end game

    So, when I get to Katahdin (hopefully in August), what is the end game? The simple plan is that I finish the trail on Katahdin and my wife and daughter drive up from Boston to pick me up - but the...
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    +1 on breaking yourself of looking at your phone...

    +1 on breaking yourself of looking at your phone too often. I’ve ‘matured’ to the point of figuring out when I’ll get to my daily destination, then avoiding the phone all day (except maybe for...
  16. Ditto. Mine worked fine on the AT, both the...

    Ditto. Mine worked fine on the AT, both the tracking and “I’m okay” messages. It worked fine on a Caribbean cruise, also.

    Folks have to understand that SPOT is one way messaging. If you hit the...
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    I don’t have Tipi’s experience, but I saw this...

    I don’t have Tipi’s experience, but I saw this guy on the AT just north of Curley Maple shelter. He was right in the middle of the trail. He gave just a little buzz, not the ominous rattle of the old...
  18. Situation like this is why I took a NOLS...

    Situation like this is why I took a NOLS Wilderness First Aid class.
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    I haven’t had any problems with liquids but I’ll...

    I haven’t had any problems with liquids but I’ll try the idea of partially freezing them.

    I just dehydrated some apple slices and vacuum sealed them. One bag leaked and I had to make a new one....
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    Thanks to both of you. That's about how I had it...

    Thanks to both of you. That's about how I had it figured. I'm leaning toward the beginning of the 13-21 May range to account for some zeros. Final date will be set after negotiations with my wife....
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    Starting date - Pennsylvania to Maine ?

    I'm looking for advice on the date to restart my thwarted 2018 NOBO thru hike now 2019 LASH. I made it past halfway to Pine Grove Furnace last year.

    I'm considering a mid May restart based on:
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    I was in class 9-76. Looking at my notes, we ran...

    I was in class 9-76. Looking at my notes, we ran a recon to Hawk Mountain shelter one night. I was out on security.

    Im an engineer so Im only a tab bearer; believe me, Id like to have worn a...
  23. Thread: Spam

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    There is only one true SPAM. All others are...

    There is only one true SPAM. All others are abominations. :banana
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    I never felt isolated on the trail. There are...

    I never felt isolated on the trail. There are always people around, you might not see anybody until the afternoon or night but theyre about. Im not the most introspective guy but, as others have...
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    All good advice, there is a ton of info here and...

    All good advice, there is a ton of info here and on YT. Read all the books. The folks at REI got used to seeing me drool over gear before I finally bought stuff.

    The first time time that I set up...
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