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    just did 65 miles of section gap filling, SoBo,...

    just did 65 miles of section gap filling, SoBo, between Watauga Lake and Devil's Fork Gap last week. Seemed bubbly.
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    picked up a pair of Exofficio boxer brief sport...

    picked up a pair of Exofficio boxer brief sport mesh 6" after reading this thread.
    Hiked 5 miles in them, and drove straight back to the store to buy a second pair. Wow! These are revolutionary....
  3. Woke up to a moose standing over me and smelling...

    Woke up to a moose standing over me and smelling my tent in September of 2016. It must have been about 2 or 3 in the morning, waking me from a deep, exhausted sleep. He was directly over my 1-man...
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    Thanks for all the replies & thoughts. I just...

    Thanks for all the replies & thoughts.

    I just purchased a Torrid Apex hooded jacket from Enlightened Equipment. Holy moly am I excited...
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    Atlanta is the busiest airport on planet Earth.

    Atlanta is the busiest airport on planet Earth.
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    Hooded Down Jacket recommendations?

    This thread was inspired by Patagonia's 50% off sale. (Yes, I used the search function to browse other threads like this one.)

    I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on the Patagonia men's...
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    Does your anxiety come along with obsessive,...

    Does your anxiety come along with obsessive, anxious, and ruminating thinking? Mine does.

    It helps to be aware of when you are thinking obsessively about something while hiking. I have to be...
  8. The outdoor research helium II appears to perform...

    The outdoor research helium II appears to perform the same function as the lightweight Paramax rainjacket from Costco - good for late Spring & Summer, but not windproof, and prone to a soak-through....
  9. Talk me out of buying the Marmot Knife's Edge jacket

    Any better suggestions? Im in CO where I hike, but also enjoy the Southern AT.

    like this:
    http://https://www.rei.com/product/111873/marmot-knife-edge-rain-jacket-mens

    Currently, my arsenal of...
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    Agreed that the pack isn't where you want to...

    Agreed that the pack isn't where you want to skimp. You can still use the cheapie, but probably keep the discounted quality pack on your immediate radar.

    I just picked up a new daypack (REI Trail...
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    Car Camping tent suggestions?

    We need to purchase a good new car camping tent. It needs to fit a queen-sized air mattress and all the stuff my wife needs inside the tent.

    Any suggestions?

    REI's selection seemed small and...
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    *not gray water, but "non-potable" water

    *not gray water, but "non-potable" water
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    Hiked all around there this weekend. White Ranch...

    Hiked all around there this weekend. White Ranch Open Space is great; wildflowers are excellent along the southern trails, but I might stop short of recommending camping there. The sites are...
  14. Yes. Diagnosed in 2010. 1) Do the stretches...

    Yes. Diagnosed in 2010.

    1) Do the stretches every morning before your foot hits the ground. (Band by your bedside.)
    2) Deep tissue massage helps a GREAT deal
    3) compression foot sleeve - wear it...
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    Prior to becoming a rock-star, Jerry Garcia was...

    Prior to becoming a rock-star, Jerry Garcia was an acclaimed banjo player in the Bay Area of CA. On a whim, he decided he was going to join Doc Watson's band. He hopped in a car with a buddy and...
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    Listen to Larry Keel - many consider him to be...

    Listen to Larry Keel - many consider him to be the greatest living flat-picker :eek:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoVogZS-7ro


    lots of good stuff out there. Robert Earl Keen, Acoustic...
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    Ted's Herky Jerky. Anyone you share it with...

    Ted's Herky Jerky.
    Anyone you share it with will beg for more; had some very advantageous offers of trade from other hikers in the past.
    ...
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    Point taken, HooKooDooKu. Mean-spirited (or at...

    Point taken, HooKooDooKu. Mean-spirited (or at least insensitive) on my part; Mea Cupla.
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    Quite disappointing, really, but perhaps left on...

    Quite disappointing, really, but perhaps left on the editing room floor? Good on you, Proudfoot & Samson. You made us proud :)

    But he did give credit to God, so there's that. (Ironic, though,...
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    I've owned one since the late 90s. Still works...

    I've owned one since the late 90s.

    Still works well, but as mentioned it is, by comparison, heavy. It also can require more time & energy than you might want to expend on something as common to...
  21. I once used steel wool as a barrier around a shed...

    I once used steel wool as a barrier around a shed to keep mice out. They can't chew through it. You can buy it in rolls, designed specifically for rodent control.

    That said, it's gonna take a lot...
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    Recommend an activity bracelet

    Howdy folks,

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced, low profile activity bracelet that can log my miles, pace, elevation change... Preferably something that links to an i-phone app, and preferably a...
  23. Ding-ding-ding! If you wait for someone else...

    Ding-ding-ding!

    If you wait for someone else to come along, you might never make the adventure. Go to where the like-minded people are and make friends there. Good luck, Ben. "Get busy living or...
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    A trail angel took one look at how I was walking...

    A trail angel took one look at how I was walking and told me I needed poles.

    She was right- by adding trekking poles I was able to increase my daily mileage significantly: 40-50%!
    Much less sore...
  25. Thanks, but I'll pass. Too many positions of...

    Thanks, but I'll pass. Too many positions of authority in years past, and I sorta relish in my trail time being my time to not be in charge.

    Plus, you often end up passing and being passed by the...
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