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  1. Best/Most Useful/Coolest Backping Tips That You Learned??

    Quote Originally Posted by Transient Being View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Last Call View Post
    I thought everyone used a designated "p" bottle for tenting.....I wouldn't trust an empty Mountain House bag....
    Im with ya on that. I carry a peanut butter jar with me just for that. It sux getting up sometimes twice in the middle of the night just to take a leak after hiking 20 miles. Or laying there thinking, " I have to pee, but don't want to get out of my warm bag." Problem solved. That's my second biggest tip after cutting off toothbrush.
  2. NOAA high elevation forecasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Kevin View Post
    In the Northeast, the NOAA "higher summits" forecasts are invaluable, because they tell you what to expect in the mountains, rather than in the towns. Ones pertinent to the A-T include:

    Caribou, ME Katahdin, Cadillac, Moosehead Lake

    Updated 04-03-2016 at 09:45 by Another Kevin (Update obsolete links)

  3. ATC Map List

    Quote Originally Posted by gmatthews View Post
    There are 37 official ATC map sheets. The article lists the map titles and latest revision dates.
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  4. 2 man Tarptent

    SOLD 10/11/13

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothless View Post
    I have a 2 man Tarptent (probably 5 years old) and gently used 3 times hence my reason for selling it. All you need is an adjustable hiking stick for the entrance. All netting is in excellent shape. No tears or rips. First $125 takes it (includes shipping). Weight 2#.

    Contact Toothless
  5. Returning to the AT for a N. TN / SW VA Section Hike

    I can not wait for the next week to go by.
    On 10/16 I will be bringing 4 "newbies" to the AT. My two sons, a fellow Scout leader, and his son. None of them have hiked on the AT, We have been doing 15-25 mile overnighters for a few months now, and this one is just under 40 miles in 4 days NOBO, ending in Damascus, VA.

    The boys are pumped up, and looking forward to some beautiful autumn experiences off-the-grid.

    Happy Trails!