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  1. Hey did you ever find out if there was water? I...

    Hey did you ever find out if there was water? I am going to be there tomorrow night.
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    I have to say I really liked going SOBO. You get...

    I have to say I really liked going SOBO. You get the hard part over first. Not only the hard terrain but the hard part of getting all the way up there. Once you are done, you are in Massachusetts,...
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    Craft Pro Zero base layers. I've been using...

    Craft Pro Zero base layers.

    I've been using them for years

    http://www.craft-usa.com/cra_shop_browse.php?back=&area=shop&type=bunderwear&category=12&sex=m

    You might also look at their...
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    Is it really that hard to figure out? I am...

    Is it really that hard to figure out?

    I am guessing his point was that that what "warrahiyaghey" (who appears to have revived the thread after 3 years) called a "new troll" was not new at all. ...
  5. Thread: Mice???

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    Should ahve been a smiley face in that reply

    Should ahve been a smiley face in that reply
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    On the other hand, maybe the peanut butter did...

    On the other hand, maybe the peanut butter did not cause the mice to come into existence.
  7. Thread: Mice???

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    Regarding the uselessness of mousetraps: When...

    Regarding the uselessness of mousetraps:

    When I tried to hike the Long trail a few years ago, some friends joined me for one day's worth of hiking. I was waiting in Johnson VT for them and...
  8. The link takes me to a page on the National Parks...

    The link takes me to a page on the National Parks Traveler that says, "The page you requested does not exist"
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    Has anyone seen the newly built version? Stayed...

    Has anyone seen the newly built version? Stayed there? How is it? Any photos?

    I'll probably sectioning this weekend or next (or both!) and I'd like to stay there, or near there, in my...
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    As nox2825 indicated, a big factor in the decsion...

    As nox2825 indicated, a big factor in the decsion is how you are using it.

    Personally, I only hike and I only sleep in a hammock. For me, down was the obvious choice. I have never even come...
  11. I find your laissez-fair criticism equally...

    I find your laissez-fair criticism equally disturbing. This woman acted stupidly. You are apparently criticizing all of ultralight because of a foolish woman who made foolish decisions. Including...
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    Is this summer, fall, or winter. Right now I run...

    Is this summer, fall, or winter. Right now I run this:

    Hennessey Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym = 31 ounces
    Jacks R Better Old Rag Mtn Quilt top (long model) and bottom = 52 ounces
    Granite...
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    By the name it like someone buried a pet there

    By the name it like someone buried a pet there
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    When you are heading SOBO, when you first hit the...

    When you are heading SOBO, when you first hit the slope, it kinda looks like you should just walk up it. The trail goes off to your right and continues up the slope roughly parallel. It's easy to...
  15. Thread: Hammocking

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    I agree on that. I found that NO pad was good...

    I agree on that. I found that NO pad was good enough under 50 and they were no fun in a hammock anyway. Once I finally managed to get a warm-enough underquilt and over quilt and didn't need my pad...
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    Although technically it's against the rules to...

    Although technically it's against the rules to camp on a lot of those high points so you had better stealth it



    I did the exact same thing! Stayed atop Jay peak overnight and the next day...
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    Every time I've hike the Long trail (not the...

    Every time I've hike the Long trail (not the whole thing, mind you -- the most I ever did was 2/3 before snow knocked me out) it has been fairly wet. I've worn gore-tex shoes each time and my feet...
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    Yeah. He was "lucky". For 40 years. That's...

    Yeah. He was "lucky". For 40 years.

    That's some streak of luck. What newsroom did you work in?
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    Yeah, if you get all the stuff you need it isn't...

    Yeah, if you get all the stuff you need it isn't cheap, particularly with the under quilt. But I think if you try one, you'll soon be scheming about how you are going to save your money to buy one....
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    Oh, I went SOBO myself

    Oh, I went SOBO myself
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    I did it in October because I like hiking through...

    I did it in October because I like hiking through the fall foliage.

    The thing about the hammock (at least the Hennessey) is that you don't sleep with a bent back. In fact, the surface you sleep...
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    What questions?

    What questions?
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    I attempted it in 2005. Got as far south as...

    I attempted it in 2005. Got as far south as Rolston Rest Shelter before a foot of snow appeared and ended the hike.

    I strongly recommend hammocking. The LT is perfect for it. Spent 3 nights...
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    My first extended hike was on the Long trail just...

    My first extended hike was on the Long trail just a few years ago. It rained for the first 8 days. Continually. And, newbie that I was, I forgot my pack cover. Boy was that a miserable tme.
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    Yes SOMEBODY did just that. "bigmac_in" wasn't...

    Yes SOMEBODY did just that. "bigmac_in" wasn't quoting anything. He wrote this:

    "Those things are just plain stupid."



    This asid, anyone interested in these and this topic should read...
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