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    It looks like he spent about three months on...

    It looks like he spent about three months on trail before he was injured near Harper's Ferry. At that point it turned into a relay hike.
  2. Sounds like it was a wonderful hike Mags....

    Sounds like it was a wonderful hike Mags. Congratulations on living the dream.
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    I can't think of any multi-week hiking/camping...

    I can't think of any multi-week hiking/camping scenarios I've been in where a space blanket would have been better than a lightweight shelter and sleeping bag or quilt. Usually it would be a very bad...
  4. Thread: Itís Done!!!

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    Well done. It must feel pretty sweet.

    Well done. It must feel pretty sweet.
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    That's a $600 bag. A bargain for the right person.

    That's a $600 bag. A bargain for the right person.
  6. Well that's a serious bummer.

    Well that's a serious bummer.
  7. Looks like he's lost a lot of weight! I've...

    Looks like he's lost a lot of weight!

    I've got a slow connection so it's tough to watch all his videos. Can someone tell me how many miles he's done, where he is now, what he did after Kennedy...
  8. Thread: Trail Completed

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    Well done Road runner. Nothing like accomplishing...

    Well done Road runner. Nothing like accomplishing something big under your own terms.
  9. Thread: Aloksak Bags

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    Short answer is no, they are not. I bought some...

    Short answer is no, they are not. I bought some that leaked badly on the first usage. Backpackinglight did a study of odor proof bags. Although the manufacturers thought their bags were odor proof,...
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    If it were me I'd probably just use the Sawyer...

    If it were me I'd probably just use the Sawyer squeeze as a gravity system with Aquamira as a backup.

    If you had a big water container you could treat the whole thing at once with Aquamira,...
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    Very cool. I think it's wise to reach the Canada...

    Very cool. I think it's wise to reach the Canada Border before October.
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    I like the inReach because of the two way...

    I like the inReach because of the two way capabilities, too, not only for the ability to clarify an emergency situation, but for more mundane issues as well, such as changing a pickup time or place....
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    Well done, One Arm!

    Well done, One Arm!
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    Well said tdoczi. This was clearly a tragedy, but...

    Well said tdoczi. This was clearly a tragedy, but our perceptions of the level of violence do not match the reality. I think the internet is partly to blame. Bad news spreads faster than good.
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    But risk mitigation should be proportional. ...

    But risk mitigation should be proportional.

    Car crashes kill about 35,000 people a year.
    Heart disease and cancer, EACH over 600,000 a year.
    There are over 300,000 house fires.
    Everybody gets...
  16. All things being equal, heavier hikers "stick to...

    All things being equal, heavier hikers "stick to the bottom" better than lighter hikers. It can make a dramatic difference. That said, experience and balance and good judgment, where and when and how...
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    I cook and eat out of my pot or bowl. That way...

    I cook and eat out of my pot or bowl.

    That way I don't have to throw away all those bags.

    It's way nicer eating out of a pot or bowl than a bag.

    I hate doing dishes, and I don't do dishes. I...
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    There's been some good replies so far but two...

    There's been some good replies so far but two things I would add:

    Most experienced thru-hikers try to limit the number of resupply boxes they send themselves. Food resupply is available along most...
  19. Thread: Tarps vs bugs

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    In my opinion, when the bugs or gnats or other...

    In my opinion, when the bugs or gnats or other flying biters are out, a tarptent is hard to beat. I like to know that when I zip up the door and kill that last insect that's inside my tarptent that I...
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    There's a link to his Spot here ...

    There's a link to his Spot here Dogwood. I think he started February 5 and has just passed Overmountain Shelter. One of the articles said he was planning on getting in shape on the trail. Probably...
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    I remember that fiddlehead. I've got your DVD! It...

    I remember that fiddlehead. I've got your DVD! It looked like you guys were having a great time. You came close to pulling it off. What a summer!

    After a month this guy is averaging a little over...
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    71 year old tackles calendar year Triple Crown

    I don't see that anyone has mentioned it yet. https://www.roanokeoutside.com/meet-national-triple-crown-hiker/
  23. I thu-hiked the PCT in a big snow year. I went...

    I thu-hiked the PCT in a big snow year. I went over Fuller Ridge on May 6. There was still so much snow the PCTA was recommending that people hitch around Fuller.
  24. With all due respect, I hope no one reads this...

    With all due respect, I hope no one reads this and decides that their trail runners are a good choice for winter hiking in the Presidentials. It sounds like you've done it with success, but if many...
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    Respectfully, not to my way of thinking. The...

    Respectfully, not to my way of thinking.

    The odds of being killed by a cougar are near zero. The odds of dying from some disease related to lack of physical activity, like hiking, are maybe 1 in 3.
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