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    Got it! :)

    Got it! :)
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    FS: Osprey Packs, Gear Closet Clean Out

    We have waaaaaaay more packs than two people can use, so I'm going to offer up some here on WB. All of these packs are used, none are NWOT, but still have quite a few miles left in them. All...
  3. I will answer #1-3 from my perspective. Also...

    I will answer #1-3 from my perspective. Also realize that I live and hike in New Hampshire, so my views might be a bit skewed, but I have hiked the AT and plenty of other miles.

    1. Hill climbing...
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    Try the Monnadnock Sunapee Greenway. You'll...

    Try the Monnadnock Sunapee Greenway. You'll still have the car spot issue if you do the whole thing, but it is uncrowded except at the two ends (Monadnock and Sunapee themselves). Last year in...
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    The Pizza Hut in Daleville, VA had a salad bar. ...

    The Pizza Hut in Daleville, VA had a salad bar. It is very close to where the AT crosses the road.
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    Be sure you are familiar with the regulations in...

    Be sure you are familiar with the regulations in California concerning campfires, backpacking stoves and alcohol stoves before making a final choice on what to carry to boil water/cook.
  7. Thread: money

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    A lot of good ideas and advice given already on...

    A lot of good ideas and advice given already on this thread, you just need to decide how to play it.

    If you decide to use your debit card - for purchases or just getting more cash - check with...
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    That pretty much describes my experience, too. ...

    That pretty much describes my experience, too. Thank God we had a Noreaster and school was cancelled yesterday or else I'd have been out picking up the boy from school and not able to spend the...
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    Late to the party, but I hiked it in 2016, too: ...

    Late to the party, but I hiked it in 2016, too:

    https://nh48.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/monadnock-sunapee-greenway-7-21-23-16/

    I had shelters to myself both nights and in excluding Monadnock and...
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    Agree with the comment that the Icebreakers are...

    Agree with the comment that the Icebreakers are too delicate and fall apart too soon. Other than that, I really liked them.

    Exofficio is the way to go, at least for me. I prefer natural fibers...
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    That was the same article that did it for me. I...

    That was the same article that did it for me. I was 16 at the time. Took me until 2015 to actually do the thru-hike. I even bought a copy of that issue on eBay, it is sitting on my shelf right...
  12. Thread: Afraid of men

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    First, I do agree with the other posters who...

    First, I do agree with the other posters who suggested that if you have not addressed these issues with a professional, then you should do so. I also agree with the suggestion of self defense...
  13. Thread: Wet tent

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    I had a pack towel (like a sham-wow or similar,...

    I had a pack towel (like a sham-wow or similar, where you can squeeze the water out and keep using it) and wiped down the inside (any condensation) and the outside of my tent while it was still set...
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    Yes. Follow the same LNT rules for bathroom use,...

    Yes. Follow the same LNT rules for bathroom use, digging a cat hole and being conscious of distance between the cat hole, water source and general human activity. You can also empty the cup into...
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    In 2015, I hiked the AT on/off with a woman whose...

    In 2015, I hiked the AT on/off with a woman whose trail name was Corky, who did the entire trail in Crocs. From what I remember, her shoes weren't comfortable for her, either for some reason. She...
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    My personal experience is that my feet were wider...

    My personal experience is that my feet were wider and larger when I completed the AT, but by December or so my feet were mostly back to normal and my shoes fit. The only shoes that fit when I got...
  17. How about the Benton MacKaye Trail? Similar...

    How about the Benton MacKaye Trail? Similar territory to the AT, but much quieter.
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    On the AT, non-freestanding is usually not a...

    On the AT, non-freestanding is usually not a problem. The only place where I had to be creative was with the wooden tent platforms in the Whites (and I knew this, I'm from there). You're not...
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    I had an umbrella for my entire AT hiked and...

    I had an umbrella for my entire AT hiked and liked it. It was better than rain gear when it was warmer and was nice for town and camp chores when it rained. That said, when it was windy, it wasn't...
  20. Thread: Water Storage

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    +1 for this. Worked perfectly for me and between...

    +1 for this. Worked perfectly for me and between that and my bottles I had enough water not to make a trip to the water source in the morning, either. Because of the design with the handles, it got...
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    Baxter Permit for Long Distance Hikers

    Saw this today regarding BSP:

    http://www.wmur.com/escape-outside/baxter-state-park-announces-longdistance-hiker-permit-system-for-2016/38461058

    Here's the official word from BSP's own website:...
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    Take clothing that you can layer/delayer as...

    Take clothing that you can layer/delayer as needed. I started the second week of April, I'm from NH and was very comfortable in:

    1 short sleeve icebreaker wool t-shirt
    1 long sleeve quarter zip...
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    I just saw Maple Bacon Pop-tarts at the grocery...

    I just saw Maple Bacon Pop-tarts at the grocery store this week. I think they are a limited edition flavor, along with the Watermelon flavor.
  24. I would say that rain pants on the AT is an...

    I would say that rain pants on the AT is an individual choice, not necessarily essential. Some people tend to be more cold, and in windy/cold/wet conditions benefit from them. Rain pants can be...
  25. I had an umbrella on my AT thru hike last year. ...

    I had an umbrella on my AT thru hike last year. Carried it from Springer to Katahdin, and used it. I attached mine to my pack shoulder strap with two small home made elastic shock cords with cord...
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