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  1. The canister recommendation for the AT seems to...

    The canister recommendation for the AT seems to be wild overreach by the tent police. I'd like to see the statistics for bear maulings or killings of hikers on the AT for the last---say--- 50 years....
  2. Once discovered the bruins will roll a canister...

    Once discovered the bruins will roll a canister wherever they want. I had two Bearvaults set up in a cache and Mr Bear found it and swatted the things a couple hundred feet off the hill and did some...
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    I've been using butt heavy packs for the last 40...

    I've been using butt heavy packs for the last 40 years so I'm in one LONG divorce proceeding with Miss Nature except we'll never really separate. And what's amazing is she lets me sleep with her...
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    On my last trip I was in eyeshot of Gregory Bald...

    On my last trip I was in eyeshot of Gregory Bald and Mt LeConte in the Smokies and really needed my microspikes on the BMT coming off a 5,000 foot mountain down to a gap at 3,000 feet. I carried...
  5. Totally agree as I'm trying to imagine how I'd...

    Totally agree as I'm trying to imagine how I'd get 21 or 24 days worth of backpacking food into what? Four canisters? And where would I put all of these canisters? On a llama??

    And if we get...
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    Excellent reply since I totally agree.

    Excellent reply since I totally agree.
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    MORE LO TECH Go without a smartphone.

    MORE LO TECH

    Go without a smartphone.
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    I use the same pack for whatever "mission" I'm...

    I use the same pack for whatever "mission" I'm performing. Whether it's a weekend trip or a 24 day trip---the pack is the same because a near empty 7,000 cubic inch pack rides beautifully and feels...
  9. It's funny to read about "resource protection" of...

    It's funny to read about "resource protection" of black bears on the AT by using canisters and yet in TN bear hunters killed 760 black bears in 2018 and in my county of Monroe which contains Citico...
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    Yeah, I remember that Low Gap windstorm in Big...

    Yeah, I remember that Low Gap windstorm in Big Frog. It was October 2015 and things got crazy. And amazing because you were in a minimal Hilleberg tarp---
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    What does it look like?? It looks like...

    What does it look like??



    It looks like we've all gotten our butts handed to us up there---I know I have---
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    Unless I'm crazy I don't think the OP mentioned...

    Unless I'm crazy I don't think the OP mentioned wanting steel toed boots. Asolo makes many of their boots in Wide---both fabric and full leather.

    Some of Zamberlan boots are made in Wide but they...
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    I always hefty-bag all my packaged meals like Mt...

    I always hefty-bag all my packaged meals like Mt House etc etc. Of course I use a cook pot for the meal cozy.

    If you're talking about a "fill line" maybe you're talking about a bear canister?? ...
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    Yes, I'm with you regarding Max Weight. It's...

    Yes, I'm with you regarding Max Weight. It's really the most important number by far---because it's the amount of crap I have to carry from Day 1---while also shedding weight daily until the end of...
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    I wanna hear this story. I'm always interested...

    I wanna hear this story. I'm always interested and fascinated and maybe even aroused to hear how lack of gear resulted in an epic trip, as in "packing on the stupid side of light". Such stories...
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    This is also a website forum that supports normal...

    This is also a website forum that supports normal backpacking trips not part of an extended "thruhike"---like subforums on Parks, Forests and Wilderness Areas---and a wide variety of Other Trails. ...
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    That's a darn good question. I'd say since it's...

    That's a darn good question. I'd say since it's all spectra and about 6,000cubic inches I'd say about 6 lbs empty. Mine is much bigger and uses ample cordura 500 so it's heavier.
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    You can do it, especially if you keep backpacking...

    You can do it, especially if you keep backpacking intermittently until you hit 62. And you probably know this but you'd be surprised how a 10+ day trip is so much different than a weekend trip. ...
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    Sorry for the delay. The hooded thing is a...

    Sorry for the delay. The hooded thing is a Patagonia capilene thermal weight hoody.
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    Yes, Hilleberg will replace his tent poles and...

    Yes, Hilleberg will replace his tent poles and they are sending him a set of new poles but upgraded to 10mm instead of the usual 9mm on the Kaitum. My Keron is a beefier version of his tent and uses...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/21-Day-Quest-for-Camp-Hope/i-MZmfHpM/0/f01ce970/XL/Trip%20202%20%28273%29-XL.jpg
    On Day 17 it's time to leave North Fork Creek and pull a big day...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/21-Day-Quest-for-Camp-Hope/i-F2WvtS7/0/91ebe0ba/XL/Trip%20202%20%28154%29-XL.jpg
    I do have to pull a Slickrock crossing but it's on Day 10 and way...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/21-Day-Quest-for-Camp-Hope/i-jLFXqN4/0/6f3a5cf9/XL/Trip%20202%20%2890%29-XL.jpg
    I finally reach Big Fat Gap and check out the FS bulletin board. ...
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    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202...

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Backpack-2020-Trips-202-/21-Day-Quest-for-Camp-Hope/i-443rVj4/0/a5e3cb51/XL/Trip%20202%20%2836%29-XL.jpg
    On Day 2 the big windstorm hits Hoppin John's camp on Bob Bald and...
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    21 Day Quest for Camp Hope

    A New Year comes and I was fortunate to be able to go out in January for a trip into the NC and TN mountains. I also got to meet up with my Alabama backpacking buddy Hoppin John with his new Dan...
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