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  1. Thread: Base weight

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    It gives us a starting point to talk about gear....

    It gives us a starting point to talk about gear. If we were to talk about total pack weight, then trip length becomes a factor. There are factors affecting base weight (season, size of person,...
  2. *REPEAT* FREE FOR KINDLE 02/06 - The Last Englishman: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the

    The Last Englishman: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail...
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    Between a Rock and a White Blaze: Searching for Significance on the Appalachian Trail ...
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    Camino Del Norte: 31 Days - 833 Kilometers - Camino de Santiago ...
  5. I saw a few on ebay

    I saw a few on ebay
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    I am planning a section thru hike of the AT. That...

    I am planning a section thru hike of the AT. That is, I plan to hike 14-16 days of each month, then spend 10 or so days at home taking care of stuff. The remaining time is driving to/from the trail....
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    Well I did the loop over the past two days...

    Well I did the loop over the past two days (Mon-Tues). It's a strenuous trail made all the more strenuous by the lack of trail markers, blazes, etc. I spent at least two hours on the second day...
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    I actually received mine about a month ago. I...

    I actually received mine about a month ago. I have a 10% rating. Have your paperwork ready (VA acceptance letter, etc.) and as I recall a $10 processing fee.

    As an aside, I also have a lifetime...
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    K2 BASE CAMP TREK: Travelogue Guide, Gear, Itinerary and Budget ...
  10. Thread: Which routes?

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    I went East for both options. As I recall east...

    I went East for both options. As I recall east around Lake Okeechobee is more populated. I believe east around Orlando has fewer road walks as you already surmised.

    More than anything itís...
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    So another question. Is orange (hat, pack cover,...

    So another question. Is orange (hat, pack cover, etc.) needed or preferred?

    Thank you
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    Skyway Loop trail

    Iím thinking of doing the Skyway Loop beginning at Adams Gap.

    Are permits required?
    How about check in?
    Has Adams Gap had any issues with vandalism? Iím thinking of going midweek to hopefully...
  13. If you want to spend all your time hiking on...

    If you want to spend all your time hiking on trails in the woods and donít mind driving a bit, google ďFlorida forest service Trailwalker programĒ. Hike trails all over the state, stay in campgrounds...
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    I did my own analysis a while back. As a living,...

    I did my own analysis a while back. As a living, I agree with you. As a short term way to earn some cash, it's OK. One is essentially borrowing against one's car. If one's car is likely to be...
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    -In grad school I had a friend who would sell...

    -In grad school I had a friend who would sell plasma (blood) for extra money.
    -I tutored for extra money while in grad school. I pretty much set my own hours. I put my name on a list with the...
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    The Victorinox Swiss Army Waiter Pocket Knife...

    The Victorinox Swiss Army Waiter Pocket Knife might meet your needs. I recently ordered a Victorinox Sportsman as I really like having a nail file also. I'm adding a mini screwdriver to the...
  17. Thread: Big Cypress

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    I parked in the parking lot on the north side of...

    I parked in the parking lot on the north side of I75. A few semi trucks and one other hiker.
  18. Thread: Big Cypress

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    1-I left my car at the trailhead at Alligator...

    1-I left my car at the trailhead at Alligator Alley twice with no issues. Hopefully you won't have issues either.

    2-According to the FTA map, it's 5.1 miles from Panther camp to Nobles.
    ...
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    ACKTOTER'S THRU HIKING PLANNER: A Guide To Asking The Right Questions...
  21. Thread: Boot reforming

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    I wear the Liberty model by Allegiance Footwear...

    I wear the Liberty model by Allegiance Footwear. Mine are semi-custom in that I have them add a padded collar like they have on the Heritage model. I also replace the insoles with either Sole or Form...
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    Free Outside: A Trek Against Time and Distance
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    Wild Ideas...

    Wild Ideas will make any length bear canister one likes. Of course one pays for this. My feeling is, if it's something I will use and/or makes me happy, then the premium price is worth it to me....
  24. I've had no problem having hotels hold my luggage...

    I've had no problem having hotels hold my luggage at no charge for up to three days while vacationing at spots around the world, but I stayed at least one night with the hotel both before and after...
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    list of AT trailheads

    I did a quick google search and it was not immediately apparent and even searched Amazon so before I invest too much time maybe someone already knows the answer.

    I would like a list of trail head...
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