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    You may need to shop for pads closer to car...

    You may need to shop for pads closer to car camping gear. I have a BA Triple Core 25x78x4.25 and will say its up to letting anyone sleep regardless of the person or situation. Its basically an inch...
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    You guys are over thinking this. All 3 of my...

    You guys are over thinking this. All 3 of my Osprey packs for example, have a loop to support the bladder which is easily large enough to hang 2 bladders(they also have loops on the elastic at the...
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    According to WeatherBug August 17 was over 80...

    According to WeatherBug August 17 was over 80 deg. in the Valley from 9am to 9pm, high of 90.Dewpoint @72*, you can do the math.
    As I'm a red head who has already lost half an ear to basil cell...
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    I just did 93 miles Sobo from Rt 183(near the 501...

    I just did 93 miles Sobo from Rt 183(near the 501 shelter) to James Fry to connect a previously done section. I had no issue humping an over 40lb pack(and I'm old and small) the 14miles(from...
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    I guess I'll be the first...300 miles and zero...

    I guess I'll be the first...300 miles and zero falls, zero injuries or even tweaks. Mostly easy hiking, Ive done SNP to north of H'burg PA. I probably average one minor stumble a day, it helps a lot...
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    Forgot to say, scroll to down to KaptainKris's ...

    Forgot to say, scroll to down to KaptainKris's post
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    Not on the trail, but for me it was worthwhile...

    Not on the trail, but for me it was worthwhile diversion due to the water running under it, I've never seen such before. Anyway here's a video to give you a better idea of what you may or maynot be...
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    Reading whats been posted so far I think I'm not...

    Reading whats been posted so far I think I'm not unique in that pretty much all of the common recommendations dont seem to apply. I'm thinking once you are well into senior territory the...
  9. First just to be clear, nothing I said or am...

    First just to be clear, nothing I said or am saying is based on personal knowledge: I was merely in the right place at the right time for someone to vent.

    I had no idea who was running the ATC...
  10. I got an ear full on this topic from a person who...

    I got an ear full on this topic from a person who works at the mid Atlantic ATC office and the gist was she was not a good fit for the job and vice versa. It sounded like the organization needed...
  11. #77 is up as of a day or two ago

    #77 is up as of a day or two ago
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    I'm with the OP, and I discovered on my first...

    I'm with the OP, and I discovered on my first week on the trail a good shower was priceless in terms of rebounding after a long day hiking.

    My rig is a couple feet of clear tubing(1/2" ID) and a...
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    Poll: I carry a Garmin 605 strictly for off AT use, as...

    I carry a Garmin 605 strictly for off AT use, as in when I depart from the trail beyond visual reference. For example I like to find downed trees to use as a toilet seat, when there are none near and...
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    Good start guys, as I mentioned I hoped this...

    Good start guys, as I mentioned I hoped this thread might be helpful to many rather than just me. So far I'm already seeing

    That said my preference is to hook up to the section I've done which is...
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    Sections accessible via public transport?

    I've seen a few threads on the subject but dont have much of an idea how to find them.
    Are there enough places that qualify a list could be created?
    I've done Compton Gap to Boiling Springs and am...
  16. Thread: Backup

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    Depends on your idea of lightweight- I use a...

    Depends on your idea of lightweight- I use a Sawyer and carry a Steripen too. If I using spring water I only Sawyer it, for most other sources I also Steripen it. Obviously if the Sawyer failed I...
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    I would imagine MH and other brands of freeze...

    I would imagine MH and other brands of freeze dried does not fit your diet well(I dont know much about Keto) but I did a 10 day last year and due to a packing mixup I accidentally packed the food I...
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    I'm thinking natural selection will take care of...

    I'm thinking natural selection will take care of that guy, kinda surprised he's made it to gray hair status without receiving a Darwin yet.
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    Beat this for stupid

    I find it humorous to explore how stupid people can be

    Sorry for the Facebook source but I could not find the original video

    I have no idea why the first image is that control panel but...
  20. WOW, the hate is real. I watch Coreys vids and...

    WOW, the hate is real. I watch Coreys vids and while I'm not impressed, its yet another take on an interesting PCT hike, when so many videos are just more of the same old stuff. So I have no strong...
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    Lots of variables involved, I did Comptons Gap to...

    Lots of variables involved, I did Comptons Gap to HF last year and saw 5 bears. Camped 1/4 mile from a wayside with food in the tent, go up went to the wayside for breakfast only to see a cub come...
  22. Thread: Lighten up

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    Nothing you can think of will save as much weight...

    Nothing you can think of will save as much weight as carrying dehydrated water- you can ditch your bottles, bladder and whatever you use to treat bad water. I can't believe a noob has to tell you...
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    Buying #10 cans on sale and repacking using a...

    Buying #10 cans on sale and repacking using a vacuum sealer(mostly to make them moisture proof in case of a backpack leak) can make very cheap meals. I have not done the mail drop routine because I...
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    New necro post record?

    New necro post record?
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    I've been waiting for this post. Trail showers...

    I've been waiting for this post. Trail showers take 90% of the trail off me, a shave would get me to 100%. Evening would go from great to freakin awesome, clean, refreshed and feeling sharp. 3-10...
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