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    I love rule #2.....here's a thought: if they must have a schedule, write it on T.P. and then at least it will be useful for something.

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    in reference to #2
    don't look at reaching the end of the trip as the goal, although it certainly is a goal. the trip is just a way to get there but the trip itself is the important item. look at what you will do next and the end "goal" is just a way to get to THAT point.
    also with alot of wilderness canoeing under my belt i have found that canoeing is just luxury backpacking. take all three piles of equipment and live good. it is in the boat not on your back.

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    I'd advise everyone to make a tentative schedule, but then be very flexible about implementing it. It allowed me to plan resupply, and gave family and others a rough time frame of when I expected to be where. If I were to do it again, I'd still make a plan.

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    Have fun and remember why you're hiking is the only rule you need.
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    I had almost forgot. Don't forget the rest step.
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    #1 is the best advice anyone ever gave. There is a 100 lb difference between 25 and 35 lbs when you are hiking.

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    Responding to the person who asked if they should bring a stove, I would answer that question and say absolutely. Not only will you get tired of eating cold food every day (and that WILL happen) but having a hot meal after a long day of hiking is no longer just food, its food for the soul! Its a huge boost to have a hot meal at camp, wouldn't recommend going without one. This doesn't mean you need a huge hefty stove/cookset. Get yourself a soda can stove and a lightweight pot, you'll be perfect.
    Smile, Smile, Smile.... Mile after Mile

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    I agree with throwing out the two piles. If you miss anything, you can always add it back. If you don't, you will have saved yourself some pain and postage.
    Some knew me as Piper, others as just Diane.
    I hiked the PCT: Mexico to Mt. Shasta, 2008. Santa Barbara to Canada, 2009.

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    Kind of goes with number 7 ; I like , "take what the trail gives you." When I first started hiking the AT I kept hoping for gentler slopes, a level spot what-ever. I became much happier when I just took what the trail gave me and worked with it.
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

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    you forgot one-take good care of your feet - everything is riding on them!

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    Have enough time to complete your adventure
    To me going on a trip implies everything is already planed and you know what to expect and when. Boring

    I preferr an adventure as you never know what will happend or when.

    I also agree that we should each hike our own hike.
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    Best 7 tips I've ever seen about ANYTHING.
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    I hope these tips would be really helpful for me this weekend. I am planning to go for Thru-hike with my friends. You have done a great job.

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    These tips are really useful. Thanks a lot.

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    #1 and #4 were big for me!

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    I run into examples of folks who ignored Rule #2 on schedule in the whites on occasion. Folks have an date for finishing and they are running late so they don't have time to stop and enjoy the presidentials

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