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    Dan Roper

    Boredom on the Trail

    Thread Starter: Dan Roper

    A few weeks ago, an energetic, friendly, outgoing, country-boy college student told me that he could never go backpacking alone on the AT for four days.

    Last Post By: Coffee Today, 16:29 Go to last post
    Tipi Walter

    Pre-Trip Chores

    Thread Starter: Tipi Walter

    What things do you do to prepare for a backpacking trip?

    Here's my list---

    ** Pull out laces/insoles and wash off boots---dry---and

    Last Post By: BillyGr Today, 15:34 Go to last post

    Z-Packs Arc Air Pack?

    Thread Starter: bert304

    I currently use an Osprey Kestrel 48 liter. My question is, Is the Z-Packs Arc Air pack worth the cost. I am a weekender and vacation hiker. The weight

    Last Post By: Bluegrass Today, 15:32 Go to last post

    Navigating in winter

    Thread Starter: RADHiker

    Iíve always wanted to hike in winter, but worry about not being able to find the blazes in snow. Blizzard scenario aside, how easy is it to find the

    Last Post By: 10-K Today, 14:49 Go to last post

    Are Gaiters Worth It?

    Thread Starter: sam1000000

    I Have a pair of Oboz sawtooth low rises. I've never had gaiters before, but I could see wanting them after multiple days of the ATs infamous

    Last Post By: Alligator Today, 14:35 Go to last post

    Hoodie or No Hoodie

    Thread Starter: imscotty

    I am in the market for a new fleece mid layer. I was about to do what I always do, buy a hoodless full front zip mid layer and carry a beanie with me

    Last Post By: Tipi Walter Today, 14:30 Go to last post