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    Hey red5, from what I've gathered, the HQ that...

    Hey red5, from what I've gathered, the HQ that manages the QC-IAT is in Matane, QC, and moved to strict day-by-day reservations perhaps even just this spring 2019. The explanation I got from them is...
  2. I really legit cannot get Tyvek here as you can...

    I really legit cannot get Tyvek here as you can there in the USA, but knowing that you use yours without a footprint helps me a lot. Also, I'm starting to think, deep inside my head, that gear is...
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    Guys... I never meant to create such a...

    Guys... I never meant to create such a controversial thread xD !!!!!!!!! I did not delete it aftrer 3 pages or so because it had taken a turn where others were arguing between themselves. I myself...
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    Seeing as the whole INTL A.T. forum is...

    Seeing as the whole INTL A.T. forum is essentially dead, I felt like I should add some info about my own hike.
    I had to cancel simply because of cost. In recent years, the QC section of the IAT...
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    Knives AND self-defense on A.T.

    So, when I first (the only time) went on the A.T., I thought I felt pretty comfortable with the place, and the safety aspect. I'm an east coaster, from Quebec, I'm perfectly bilingual, I'm white, I...
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    Shoes (& sandals?) for very wide feet

    I've been wearing Merrell Moab (then Moab 2, same sole shape) Ventilator shoes (wide) for 5-6 years now. I've gone through multiple pairs and I always have a spare brand new one in my closet for...
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    I've been using the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core,...

    I've been using the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core, which is a whopping 9cm thick. I REALLY need that thickness though, as I'm on the heavier side and I only ever side-sleep. The downsides are that...
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    Reasonable first aid kit?

    Hi everyone,
    So, on my first long hike, I brought a ready-made Adventure Medical Kits .5 kit. I thought it seemed pretty great, but didn't even really know most of what was in it,
    and used almost...
  9. Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 footprint... Plz help with alternative!

    Yes, the infamous 100$ or so footprint that is basically just a trapezoid tarp with 3? grommets.
    I found one nice tutorial on it but it used Tyvek, which, however hard I tried, I could not find near...
  10. Oh wow, thanks for the excellent ideas! Will...

    Oh wow, thanks for the excellent ideas! Will definitely update once I pick one :)
  11. Hiker known as Felix who was working on his 3rd thruhike in 2015

    I met this very kind man on my very first day on the trail, after leaving the HI hostel, at the Ed Garvey shelter. He gave me the most precious advice, his constant motto of "injury and illness...
  12. Iron-on/sew-on patches and preventing damage to pack

    Hi everybody,

    Little question here. I've gotten 4 patches that mean a lot to me in past years, and I'd like to put them on my Osprey Kestrel 48 pack. I'm worried about making tiny holes to sew...
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    Here's my trailjournals page :) ...

    Here's my trailjournals page :) https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entries/18981 or just Raging Moose.
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    Starting NB-QC hike imminently

    Hi everyone!
    At long last, after years away from the trail, I'm planning on getting back to it, except in my own country this time, mostly for logistics.
    I figure I'll be doing the NB section first...
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    Hey there! Very kind offer. I don't suppose I'll...

    Hey there!
    Very kind offer. I don't suppose I'll need any assistance that early on, but it's always nice to see a friendly face. I went to the AT (starting at HF, ending at Delaware Water Gap) a few...
  16. Thread: Long hike 2019

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    Long hike 2019

    Hi, friends!

    I was going to do a flip-flop in 2016, but had a light leg injury and plain ran out of funds.
    I've been wanting to get back on the trail and continue ever since, but it's been very...
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    After some more talking with Jetboil they're...

    After some more talking with Jetboil they're going to send me a whole replacement cup! YAY! Even though it was my fault and it said not to do what I did in the instructions. So awesome. YMMV, lol.
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    Update: The melted part of the cozy that is on...

    Update:

    The melted part of the cozy that is on the cup is hard as a rock and is kinda like industrial glue, it's just stuck there forever. I tried very hard with hot water, soap and a brush but it...
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    than* Yeah, even tried using a file to remove...

    than*
    Yeah, even tried using a file to remove this and it's a nogo.
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    Hi Wayne, Jetboil doesn't seem to offer...

    Hi Wayne,

    Jetboil doesn't seem to offer international shipping. But I did find one version of the 0.8L cozy from a Canadian retailer, which I will probably get.
    However my worry is more about...
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    Jetboil Zip problem

    Hey everyone,

    I'd been meaning to get a Jetboil for a long time and now that I finally did it, I got overly excited and tried it on with an empty cup... big mistake...
    So there's about a 1/4 inch...
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    Hi k_marsh4, I read this post and I just had to...

    Hi k_marsh4, I read this post and I just had to say, please consider doing a lot less mileage in your first weeks! None of the thru-hikers I met who'd made it to the halfway point did more than 10 in...
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    Hi Laurie, thanks for your response! I got to HF...

    Hi Laurie, thanks for your response! I got to HF on the train a bit too late to get to ATC but would have liked to. I got to the HI hostel instead and decided to stay there so I'd be well rested to...
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    I'm finally in DC and I'm getting into HF tonight...

    I'm finally in DC and I'm getting into HF tonight :) Just need to pick up a hard copy of the guide and some fuel.
    I'm quite concerned though. I had intended to start VERY slowly. And I drink a ton...
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    This thread has been suddenly deserted! Anyone...

    This thread has been suddenly deserted! Anyone else heading to HF next weekend? I got my travel arrangements finalized and this is definitely happening :D
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