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    Tipi?.....

    Tipi?.....
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    Same. Also in one of the AT GSMNP Shelters. I've...

    Same. Also in one of the AT GSMNP Shelters. I've seen bats on hung food bags on the AT too.

    Doesn't Low Gap Shelter have metal plates or pie plates on the horizontal wires or verticals.
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    Being out of Vitamin I. Hit by a car. Being...

    Being out of Vitamin I.
    Hit by a car.
    Being run over by Anish because you're too slow.
    Being behind Malto on trail after a three'fer Chipotle black beans and rice burrito gorgefest swigged...
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    +2......Mandatory read for aspiring LD hikers.

    +2......Mandatory read for aspiring LD hikers.
  5. Is someone gathering info for an article or...

    Is someone gathering info for an article or school report?
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    Just trail runners on my feet on Hike Naked Day.

    Just trail runners on my feet on Hike Naked Day.
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    Lack of knowledge and wisdom.

    Lack of knowledge and wisdom.
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    Seek beyond Lville. Bet you could get someone...

    Seek beyond Lville. Bet you could get someone from Breck, Silverthorne, Frisco, etc. Call around to some dispensaries. Someone's always willing to make a buck or take a ride. Or, call other...
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    Know cheaper off brand, but also big dept store...

    Know cheaper off brand, but also big dept store brands(Coleman, Aegis, Swiss Army, Slumberjack, Ozark Trail, etc) fudge their bag temp ratings to make them seem warmer and lighter wt(UL...
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    You're IMHO stepping on your wt shedding toes if...

    You're IMHO stepping on your wt shedding toes if you rock a 10* bag through a summer AT NOBO no matter how you modularize. It'll be too warm eventually! But if you do the Thermolite wt of a liner for...
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    Long story: There are different wt and potential...

    Long story: There are different wt and potential warmth adding categories of silk liners. As Slo go en said, and I assume he's detailing, are the lightest wt silk liners in the 4-5.5 oz range that...
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    What you said is true too. Just offering some...

    What you said is true too. Just offering some DIY contextual details to cumulatively consider. :)
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    You simply don't add that much salt to drinking...

    You simply don't add that much salt to drinking water that makes it undrinkable just as we do in summer STILL enabling hydration...while also reducing or watching Na in food and possibly other...
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    All, well said! Hiking in the heat is...

    All, well said!

    Hiking in the heat is psychologically similar to hiking in the rain or cold or....
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    1) Add some Na containing electrolyte or other Na...

    1) Add some Na containing electrolyte or other Na containing drink or Na containing food to the water. Salty water is harder to freeze solid as it affects the ability of the molecules to bond. As...
  16. Gatorade Recover Whey Protein and Gatorade...

    Gatorade Recover Whey Protein and Gatorade Endurance Powders === a sugar diet.

    I used to buy into Pepsi Co's - one of the sugar water/sweet drink companies - Gatorade marketing as a drink for...
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    One can also choose the trails or trail sections ...

    One can also choose the trails or trail sections that are cooler ie; shaded, well watered, higher elev., ridges where more wind is likely, greater latitude, etc. It wouldn't be my preferred choice...
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    Food and drink choices play a role in cooling us...

    Food and drink choices play a role in cooling us down. Put some lemon and mint/peppermint/cilantro or cucumber slices in water. So many upscale Hawaiian resorts have pitchers of these in their lobby...
  19. The original .34 DCF was too fragile for regular...

    The original .34 DCF was too fragile for regular long term long distance use or anything more than otherwise mundane weather conditions in itself for me. I had been using tarps for many yrs in...
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    Ha! You wouldn't know how to get to Roswell GA ...

    Ha! You wouldn't know how to get to Roswell GA if not having GPS and a FAK. :D
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    Some good answers were given. 1) Night hike...

    Some good answers were given.

    1) Night hike
    2) Start early/siesta al mediodia/hike late until around sunset
    3) Pre hike comfort zone expansion as part of the pre hike prep
    a. I turn up the...
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    Heather "Anish" the Arctic fox.

    Heather "Anish" the Arctic fox.
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    396 miles in six days @ 66 MPD avg for six...

    396 miles in six days @ 66 MPD avg for six straight days isn't shabby. Did York stop at tea times?
  24. That speaks plainly to me...human behaviors can...

    That speaks plainly to me...human behaviors can create negative consequences. That tells me be mindful of my behavior. It also tells me avoiding established CS's can be a part of avoiding negative...
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    Watch for poison ivy. I got it real bad one ST...

    Watch for poison ivy. I got it real bad one ST thru. Watch for copperheads especially in BSF and around escarpments. Do tick checks although IMO the ST is NOT a heavy tick pressure thru hike. I did...
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