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    Ran into something similar last year. Maybe 40-50...

    Ran into something similar last year. Maybe 40-50 of them. Some sort of spiritual self realization thing. Learning self respect, reliance, I dunno. Just struck me as weird. My paranoid friend who was...
  2. I have photo copied pages from the AT Guide book...

    I have photo copied pages from the AT Guide book to carry (Weight ya know) after I finish the section what if I give them to another hiker who could use them? Is this ethical? I see little difference...
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    A few. usually attributed to fatigue, sometimes...

    A few. usually attributed to fatigue, sometimes ice or mud. Never had a serious fall but I have pulled out of a hike due to bad conditions that could easily cause such.
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    I just carry a bottle of fireball. It can do...

    I just carry a bottle of fireball. It can do wonders in overcoming fears and even common sense.
  5. As some who hikes and has built his own ebikes I...

    As some who hikes and has built his own ebikes I need to add a few things.
    Ebike laws vary from state to state. Pedal assist (you have to pedal to make it go but the motor helps out) is not always a...
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    It is not needed every year so the option is get...

    It is not needed every year so the option is get rid of it or find a spot to store it. (that much plywood takes up a lot of room) Most get rid of it one way or another. Then a few years later they...
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    Hammocks are far easier to deal with when making...

    Hammocks are far easier to deal with when making camp after dark. Comfy too and faster to break camp in the morning.
    It ain't for everyone but if the weather is nice I like to fall asleep with no...
  8. Thread: 2 Questions

    by GaryM
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    I have stayed dry and comfy in high winds, snow...

    I have stayed dry and comfy in high winds, snow and heavy (sometimes sideways) winds in my hammock. I also use hard lines (paracord) to tie down, same paracord I hang it with. Haven't had any...
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    Law enforcement will NEVER give you permission...

    Law enforcement will NEVER give you permission for deadly force. It would open them to massive amount of liability to whatever might happen. The most they *might* say is to do what you need to do to...
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    I wouldn't go without one. Insulation and...

    I wouldn't go without one. Insulation and cushioning is very important to me.
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    Hikers tend to hit the sack early. Wait just a...

    Hikers tend to hit the sack early. Wait just a bit, most will be sound asleep. Then walk over to the overflow area and set up for the night.
    I did the northern end of GSMNP 2 weeks ago. One shelter...
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    Exhaustion. If not then melatonin. Never brought...

    Exhaustion. If not then melatonin.
    Never brought the melatonin, exhaustion is pretty much fail safe for me.
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    Snoring, natures bear repellant?

    So what do you think, those gawd awful noises in the night, the bark being ripped off nearby trees. Do you think a bear is in the least bit intimidated or is it like ringing the dinner bell or maybe...
  14. First couple of times I was way overpacked. I...

    First couple of times I was way overpacked. I eventually figured out what I needed and what was a waste of space/weight. All I check on now is how far to a shelter/camp site and water source. Give it...
  15. Looks like a misunderstanding and over reaction...

    Looks like a misunderstanding and over reaction due to the recent murder of Stronghold.
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    Maybe we should ask Jussie Smollet his opinion on...

    Maybe we should ask Jussie Smollet his opinion on this?
    Tawanna Brawley?
    Maajid Nawaz?
    Gavin McInnes?
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    Ok, called the back country office and they said...

    Ok, called the back country office and they said no problem leaving the bicycle at Clingmans dome. He suggested I locked it up. There is a bike rack right before the ramp.
    Looking forward to this....
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    Thanks everyone, looks like I will try to make it...

    Thanks everyone, looks like I will try to make it up there in the next week or two. Just a short dash up, a few days on the trail so I can finish up Great Smokies. Next I need to find out if I can...
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    Will a net be needed at night?

    Will a net be needed at night?
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    GSMNP in June/July?

    So various events sabotaged my next leg northbound last month. I should be able to try again in June or at the latest, July. I am northbound from Clingmans dome. Will it be too hot to go then? Any...
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    A few hours. The weather was ****ty and others...

    A few hours. The weather was ****ty and others were heading into town to wait for it to clear up. I got off the trail soon after. Snow, ice and temps below what I was prepared for finally knock some...
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    For everyone who thinks their trekking poles will...

    For everyone who thinks their trekking poles will protect them you might want to find a helpful friend (preferably fit, maybe some fight training) and try this out in a controlled setting, eye...
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    Clingmans dome extended parking?

    Basically can I park there for about a week? If not where would be the nearest location I could.
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    Sleeping bag ratings?

    I understand this is very subjective but how are they determined? What assumptions are made concerning the dress of the occupant?
  25. Thread: Friendliness

    by GaryM
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    I have difficulty hearing. Quite often I either...

    I have difficulty hearing. Quite often I either don't hear when people speak to me or I have such a hard understanding their words I just smile and move on. Many think I am standoffish or just not...
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