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    It's all about the trade-offs. It is becoming...

    It's all about the trade-offs. It is becoming more critical to protect your food along the AT, so some attention to it is certainly good. If you find hanging inconvenient and don't mind the weight,...
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    Thanks for thinking of hangers when designing a...

    Thanks for thinking of hangers when designing a campground.

    u.w. has covered pretty much everything correctly. I'll only add that you need to make sure the posts are very well anchored into the...
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    Here are a couple of other suppliers I've used in...

    Here are a couple of other suppliers I've used in the past:

    Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics - they have both Thinsulate and Climashield in several weights.

    Quest Outfitters - have both Thinsulate...
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    I've only fallen a couple of times and none since...

    I've only fallen a couple of times and none since I started using trekking poles instead of a single staff. Of course, one of those times as a doozie. I was hiking in NY, coming down the switchbacks...
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    Generally, as everyone is saying, it's the...

    Generally, as everyone is saying, it's the Duncannon to High Point sections (i.e., the northern half of PA and the southern half of NJ.) To give you an idea of what everyone really means when they...
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    There are many places in the mid-Atlantic region...

    There are many places in the mid-Atlantic region that are accessible by public transit, besides the major spots noted by Slo-go'en. The New Jersey and New York sections in particular benefit from the...
  7. If you're starting in April, then your only real...

    If you're starting in April, then your only real choice is NOBO. There's just no way to thru-hike SOBO that early in the season. You'd hit both mud season and black fly season right through New...
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    Unless there's a proper bear box, I always hang...

    Unless there's a proper bear box, I always hang my food using my own resources. The key to keeping the mice out is two-fold. First, be sure you hang properly, with the bag well away from trunk or...
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    Congratulations from one section hiker to another!

    Congratulations from one section hiker to another!
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    I use a pair of Dawgs Ultralight Spirit Shoes...

    I use a pair of Dawgs Ultralight Spirit Shoes for both camp and fording. They're much lighter than Crocs, they're not clogs and actually stay on your feet fairly well (which means I can use them for...
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    It's a sad thing to see a piece of history like...

    It's a sad thing to see a piece of history like Antietam shelter leave the trail. The article in the link does make a mistake, though; Antietam is not the only original shelter left on the trail....
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    The advice to hang your food is a good thing to...

    The advice to hang your food is a good thing to follow in this section. It's not so much bears (though there may be a few in the PA state parks like Michaux) but the other smaller creatures that will...
  13. It is possible to make this work by train (and...

    It is possible to make this work by train (and bus on the Bear Mountain end) but it does take some navigating. You'd need to start fairly early in the day in Boston to get on the trail by a...
  14. You could try doing NY17 to Bear Mountain, which...

    You could try doing NY17 to Bear Mountain, which is possible. You'd take the MetroNorth commuter train out of NYC to Harriman station, then walk the 2 miles south to the Elk Pen trailhead on NY17 and...
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    A small flask of really good (10 year old single...

    A small flask of really good (10 year old single batch) bourbon. There really is nothing better than a bit of bourbon and cold branch water at the end of a long hiking day.
  16. A couple of pieces of advice, from someone who's...

    A couple of pieces of advice, from someone who's done these sections and lived in Pennsylvania.

    1. Ten miles a day is quite easy on this section, but there are considerations. There is a long...
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    No, books in shelters aren't litter, they're the...

    No, books in shelters aren't litter, they're the gift of knowledge and enjoyment to other hikers. Some great moments on the trail have been mine because of an opportune find of a book at a shelter,...
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    I'll second fastfoxengineering's admonition to...

    I'll second fastfoxengineering's admonition to work out your gear list first in order to get a good idea of which pack to buy (regardless of whether it's an HMG or another brand.) Knowing both the...
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    It should work just fine. I've used both Martz...

    It should work just fine. I've used both Martz and the Short Line/Bear Mt. buses in the past. Be careful of your schedules, since the Short Line bus has limited service, but otherwise it will work....
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    Actually, water is even more "iffy" at West...

    Actually, water is even more "iffy" at West Mountain shelter, since there is not a spring there. You have to fill up at the stream before you climb West Mountain itself. There is a seasonal spring at...
  21. My go-to trail meals are, without question, from...

    My go-to trail meals are, without question, from Packit Gourmet. They have some of the best meals in the business, and have won some significant awards for them. My current favorites are the...
  22. Like a lot of people, I hang my pack from the...

    Like a lot of people, I hang my pack from the foot-end suspension strap with a carabiner and the pack cover over it (in reverse, since the straps are facing out) to protect it from rain and damp. I...
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    I doubt you'll find any big enough for that...

    I doubt you'll find any big enough for that commercially. The Hennessey ones definitely won't fit, they're sized for the hammock only and they really don't make ones any bigger. You'll probably need...
  24. What you need is any decent-sized hex fly (at...

    What you need is any decent-sized hex fly (at least 12' in length). The lighter the better, of course, so go for the lightest material you can afford. Mine is DIY, made from an off-brand Icarex kite...
  25. Glad to contribute my experiences: 1) It's...

    Glad to contribute my experiences:

    1) It's very suitable, as others have said. I've used a HH Hyperlight for years and love it. The length is only a problem if you're too tall for it. I'm only...
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