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    Easy section near Cades Cove

    I am going camping in Townsend, TN which is just down the road from Cades Cove and boarders the Great Smokey National Park. Could anyone suggest a section of the AT that is moderate to easy that is...
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    Grand Trunk sleeping bag

    That's what I was thinking. I guess I am afraid it's too good to be true.
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    Grand Trunk sleeping bag

    Has anyone tried the Grand Trunk hammock compatible sleeping bag? What are your thoughts on it? I am thinking about getting one so I want to know what y'all think first.
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    old school canvas backpack

    I just got a canvas backpack from Duluth trading company and was wondering if anyone else like to use an old style canvas backpack.
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    old school canvas backpack

    I just got a canvas backpack from Duluth trading company and was wondering if anyone else like to use an old style canvas backpack.
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    where do you put your gear?

    I am new to the hammock camping. Without a tent, where do you put your pack and other gear when it's raining?
  7. Big Agnes Grouse Mountain sleeping bag

    How cold did it get at night when you were there? I am just curious whether it got anywhere near the temp rating or not.
  8. Big Agnes Grouse Mountain sleeping bag

    I am thinking about getting the Big Agnes 15degree Grouse Mountain sleeping bag for section hiking in ga with a hammock. Anybody have this bag or know anything about it, negative or positive?
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    The North Face Denali fleece jacket

    What do y'all think about the North face fleece jacket for hiking the AT in GA in winter? Would it be buyer suited for hiking than any other jacket?
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    ENO underquilt

    I just got a Grand Trunk double hammock and I am looking for a under quilt that doesn't cost a fortune. How about the ENO under quilt? What does everybody think of this one? Keep in mind, I am in...
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    Good inexpensive sleeping bag

    I am looking for a sleeping bag that will compress to very small and keep me warm without breaking my bank. It needs to be $170 or less. I am kind of a big guy so it needs to be pretty big in the...
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    Hiking in Vibram five fingers

    Has anyone done any hiking on the AT with Vibram fivefingers? If so, how did they work for you? I have a pair of the Komodo sports that I wear all the time, but haven't worn them on a hike yet.
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    Well since I use a hammock, I guess hanging my...

    Well since I use a hammock, I guess hanging my pack is necessary.
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    Hanging up your pack at night

    I am thinking about doing an over nighter on theAT. Is it really neccasary to hang your backpack up in a tree away from critters?
  15. Difficulty of section#4 from Neels Gap to Tesnatee Gap

    I am going camping at Turner's Corner just outside of Blairsville, Ga and I want to do a day hike on the AT. I am by no means a seasoned hiker, I have only done three or four day hikes ever. So my...
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    Thanks for the advice, but unfortunately, since...

    Thanks for the advice, but unfortunately, since you posted that, the price has gone up to $134! Though that would have been a good option, it's a bit to expensive. I am looking for that type of bag...
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    hammock vs. tent

    I am a hiker that has only done dayhikes and I want to take it up to at least a two day hike. What is holding me back is that I can't figure out what equipment I need. I am a big dude. I am 6ft and...
  18. A daypack that my back can stay cool with

    I am looking for a daypack that I can carry without my back getting hot. I have an external frame pack that I use for the longer hikes because it allows the air to flow across your back, but a huge...
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    Vibram Five Fingers

    Has anyone tried going backpacking in the new Vibram Five Fingers? I was thinking about getting some for hiking in the summer, but want to know whether they are to minimal or not.
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    Why do you say they are not best suited boot for...

    Why do you say they are not best suited boot for hiking?
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    Hiking in LLBean boots

    I am planning about a 16mile hike on the AT. I am not sure what kind of boots I should wear. I have a pair of Bean boots that I was think about wearing. Does anyone else wear Bean boots for hiking?
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    Eagles Nest Outfitter's hammocks

    I am thinking about getting an Eagles Nest Outfitters singlenest hammock with the bug shield and rain tarp. I will be using it for short hiking runs. What do you think of this brand, and using a...
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    compression sack for a sleeping bag

    I have a cheap 5lb. 20degree rated sleeping bag that even when rolled up is huge! I would like to be able to fit it into the bottom compartment of my internal frame pack. Would a good compression...
  24. Backpacks: internal or external frame?

    I have an older external frame pack that was given to me and I have a Texsport internal frame pack. Which one would be better for hiking short runs on AT?
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