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    An analogy to a prostitute using their body?!?! I...

    An analogy to a prostitute using their body?!?! I take great exception. Like the OP, I walk away from this trashy forum.

    Good luck to some of my favorite posters. I'll DM or PM some of you...keep...
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    Flat ridiculous. I'm not justifying anyone's...

    Flat ridiculous. I'm not justifying anyone's anything. By resources I mean using technology to reach out. In the olden days did the po' hikers lick 10k stamps and send them to strangers? Different...
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    Aint mad at ya. Setting aside funds and budgeting...

    Aint mad at ya. Setting aside funds and budgeting over the course of a thru is an essential part of pre-hike prep.

    It's very hard to do if that budget is razor thin. Be in good shape, have...
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    If you're already back home at least you saved...

    If you're already back home at least you saved that expense. Try being destitute in Maine and needing a hitch to TX. Haha
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    I really don't want to dump on the OP's request...

    I really don't want to dump on the OP's request for help...BUT this is a generational use of resources.

    So many of us have faced the same issue and worked near the trail, asked grandma to send a...
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    I had the OR helium and loved it. I started NOBO...

    I had the OR helium and loved it. I started NOBO very early Feb and it became a daily item for me. The DWR will wear out with lots of usage and stowage without proper treatment. Even after it became...
  7. Thread: Slackpacking

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    Completely agree. Seems like sucker bait on a...

    Completely agree. Seems like sucker bait on a very debatable topic. I never said "I'm halfway done with my thru hike". The assumption you will finish is extremely optimistic.

    Fun to see a couple...
  8. Thread: Slackpacking

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    For my thru the great majority of slacking I did...

    For my thru the great majority of slacking I did was courtesy of a local trail angel, complete stranger wanting to assist and live vicariously. I had many enriching encounters off the trail....
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    Haha. So true. Made the best of it while I was...

    Haha. So true. Made the best of it while I was there....but I don't think I will hike another PA mile ever.
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    You might enjoy the true essence of PA trail that...

    You might enjoy the true essence of PA trail that folks moan about-501 shelter north to DWG.

    So many treasures: Port Clinton pavilion, hit the barber shop and "secret" bar underneath the fire...
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    Uncrustables from freezer section. I like having...

    Uncrustables from freezer section. I like having a can of bean dip for burritos but that darn product weighs 1 pound.
  12. Haha. I read that as tye-dye quick and...

    Haha. I read that as tye-dye quick and rinse...hang them on pack. Stylin'
  13. A good buff and hat combo, I wear a ball cap....

    A good buff and hat combo, I wear a ball cap. Thinnest type of Magellan or Columbia fishing shirt with tabs to roll up sleeves. LOVE my OR ferrossi pants because they flex and are really breathable....
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    PB, I respect your point of view and BSP...

    PB, I respect your point of view and BSP tolerance. However, I felt the 6AM race to the clipboard so that the 1st 12 hikers can move forward, pay the $10 to stay in lean-to 1/4 mile from anything...
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    Alligator, this will probably go into a slack vs...

    Alligator, this will probably go into a slack vs purist debate but I believe Katahdin is different. BSP is already becoming less tolerant than ever for ATers.

    Sigh, either way I wish the best for...
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    "Traditional" is curious to me when it comes to...

    "Traditional" is curious to me when it comes to LD hiking. Should we wear denim and cotton, carry oversized external frame? Cook beans in a can on a campfire? The ranger station provides a good...
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    I'm going to ninja sneak in here and say go...

    I'm going to ninja sneak in here and say go alcohol (visible source) or no-stove. Canisters are heavy and present another element of worry that isn't necessary. Love my MSR but when going LD I look...
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    If true, I wish her the best. Great source of...

    If true, I wish her the best. Great source of unbiased information and a great ambassador between ATC and hikers seeking insight into the oversight....Congrats.
  19. Thread: Snake Gaiters

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    I have a good pair of PVC wrap arounds with zip...

    I have a good pair of PVC wrap arounds with zip in the back. I wear them on some of the trails in SE Texas and on hunting property where grass is high. We have to deal with the 4 venomous...
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    I agree that Altra is bit over hyped. I will...

    I agree that Altra is bit over hyped. I will always use them for the giant toe box and zero drop. During my NOBO I cycled through several models...LP for the 1st half, then king MTs for rocks in PA....
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    A few years back I tried a couple of different...

    A few years back I tried a couple of different Adidas Terrex shoes. They had outsole made with Continental rubber (the tire company) and Traxion?? rubber. The lugs were aggressive and rubber was...
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    Find something that eases your mind as you fade...

    Find something that eases your mind as you fade to sleep. That could be something central to a smartphone like podcasts or media downloads while you have wifi in town.

    Some don't want to use...
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    These are great responses but when I'm alone I...

    These are great responses but when I'm alone I prefer situational awareness. Earplugs might increase anxiety for hikers that are already hyper-sensitive to sounds around them.

    I'm not a...
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    I have a funny method to address late night...

    I have a funny method to address late night noises...

    I shout out, "HELLO CAMPERS!!". I figure if it's people approaching they will reply, if it's an animal hopefully the shout will spook it away....
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    Solid choice. Cheap, light and durable. 60L...

    Solid choice. Cheap, light and durable.

    60L is way more volume than I typically need but I like having it for hikes with my bear canister. Like any off the shelf pack I suggest trying it for fit...
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