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    Hopefully they'll be able to save some of it and...

    Hopefully they'll be able to save some of it and make a smaller 1 or 1.5 story shelter, keeping the "barn" theme would be pretty cool though too. I missed it on my thru attempt , decided to press on...
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    Winter night hiking is pretty fun.

    Winter night hiking is pretty fun.
  3. Why does this remind me of the Hard Ranger...

    Why does this remind me of the Hard Ranger thread? :banana
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    I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy this one...

    I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy this one either.
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    Mine really isn't a "frameless" pack (well... it...

    Mine really isn't a "frameless" pack (well... it is now). On my thru, I took a Santa Fe 4000 and cut off all the extra stuff I didn't need and took out the internal frame. I just learned to pack it...
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    Just passed through Uncle Johnny's in Erwin, Tn...

    Just passed through Uncle Johnny's in Erwin, Tn last month and I saw there were a few allowed to roam ON the outside tables and heard one hiker had a cat try to get in his tent (not sure the validity...
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    What's looking at you at night?

    A while back I found a Youtube Vid on how to determine what's looking back at you at night (eye reflections). It said silver eye reflections are mostly rodents (mice, racoons, etc...), green are...
  9. I don't think a canister is going to solve the...

    I don't think a canister is going to solve the issue (if it's really that big of an issue). Until people can finally figure our how to not be slobs leaving food, wrappers, clothing, etc. in fire...
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    Believe it or not, I used a set of Walmart poles...

    Believe it or not, I used a set of Walmart poles on my thru and that's all I use now. They are worn to the nub but I bought another set and they're still going, between both sets about 3800 AT...
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    I love how you say "I'll be attempting a though...

    I love how you say "I'll be attempting a though hike"... It's truly that. It took me 2 tries, I hope it takes you only 1. You'll meet a LOT of people along the way. I made a great friend (we...
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    Here ya go.... ...

    Here ya go....
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    Don't forget, they also have a .pdf version if...

    Don't forget, they also have a .pdf version if you want to save a little weight, not worry about it getting wet, pages wearing/falling out, etc. Personally, I prefer the book but on my thru I took...
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    Great thread! I can only imagine how many times...

    Great thread! I can only imagine how many times a "runner" has fallen. My thru, I fell a few times (see my post above), but someone who's trying to hurry through this thing... I mean, I'm just...
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    But I actually like Spam. Why would they try to...

    But I actually like Spam. Why would they try to improve on perfection?
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    I trip and stumble all the time (stupid roots!),...

    I trip and stumble all the time (stupid roots!), hence the trail name "Thumper". My toes gave me that name. On my thru I recall one huge fall (there were only about 3 total, one in the whites that...
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    Most likely a regular cat or at most a small...

    Most likely a regular cat or at most a small bobcat. My guess is a regular cat. What's more interesting is what's that reflection (light?) in the background?
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    Yeah, you can expect some pretty tough going, but...

    Yeah, you can expect some pretty tough going, but expect low miles per day and you'll be just fine. It's not "all" like that, but most of it is. You'll have fun, take the challenge!
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    Can't get past the subscribe and lockup until you...

    Can't get past the subscribe and lockup until you do. Another link?
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    Pretty much the upper half of the state. I wore...

    Pretty much the upper half of the state. I wore trail runners on my thru, but my feet were a little "roughened up" by then. Just watch your step, every step. I thought it wasn't as bad as it was...
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    Don't just look for one source (protein) to...

    Don't just look for one source (protein) to supplement the diet. You will definitely need to look into other options for total calorie intake. Protein is great, but is not a full supplement of what...
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    Yes, use the bear boxes in that area. Had a few...

    Yes, use the bear boxes in that area. Had a few come up to the shelters and look in on me while I was in there. If you're not afraid of them, it's a fun experience but take precautions anyway. ...
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    I pretty much got off the couch, and completed my...

    I pretty much got off the couch, and completed my thru, even a little overweight. Just listen to your body and do what you can, don't push it too hard, feed yourself, and rest when needed. Don't...
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    On my thru and multiple sections, I always carry...

    On my thru and multiple sections, I always carry a cloth handkerchief to scrub down with (mostly for chaffing in "the" area) and use a drop of liquid soap of some sort (usually Suave shampoo). For...
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    Unfortunately, anywhere near a trail head is...

    Unfortunately, anywhere near a trail head is somewhat risky. Whether it's sleeping in your car or at the nearest campsite, usually a mile (if that) from the road. Sleeping in your car, you probably...
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