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  1. I completely agree. I think all the drama...

    I completely agree. I think all the drama regarding this is an internet thing.

    When I thru hiked in Ď17 most overnight ears were happy to chat with me about what it was like to thru hike and I...
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    The 45 degree thing is like a guideline. The...

    The 45 degree thing is like a guideline.
    The iliac crest is super easy to find; itís right above your waist - just out your hands down there and feel for the biggest protruding bone...thatís it. Try...
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    Have you posted this on Reddit? R/ultralight...

    Have you posted this on Reddit?

    R/ultralight will really go through it

    You seem to be pretty experienced and have done your research. Iíd say donít worry and head out there, you know youíll...
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    I really dig emí Sent from my iPhone using...

    I really dig emí


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hahaha thank you sir! In point of fact the...

    Hahaha thank you sir!

    In point of fact the only time I had to use a scoop there was one already there. I ditched mine figuring Iíd use my lot then boil water in it.

    Anywho, Iím looking to pick...
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    Awesome brother

    Awesome brother
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    Yes! I thrued (making that a verb) the AT last...

    Yes!

    I thrued (making that a verb) the AT last year, hit me up with any questions you have
  8. I thru hiked the AT last year. I love hiking...

    I thru hiked the AT last year.

    I love hiking but a lot of the AT is not fun. The trail is brutal and often feels like it was designed to hurt you. Like others have said by the end I was beat up...
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    True, I was referring to the DCF packs, I havenít...

    True, I was referring to the DCF packs, I havenít seen many of the newer Hauls. Iíll edit my post now
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    I started March 12th, 2017 By no means UL, but...

    I started March 12th, 2017

    By no means UL, but a baseweight of around 15 pounds.

    I started with 2 sets of clothes - hiking and camp/town

    Hiking was running shorts, exoffocio undies, and a...
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    Theyíre extremely popular for thru hikes. I...

    Theyíre extremely popular for thru hikes.

    I think their tents are great and most people seem to be happy with them.

    Their packs less so. I met plenty of ppl that loved their arc blast but...
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    Also if you can check out the Gregory Optic/Octal

    Also if you can check out the Gregory Optic/Octal
  13. Thread: Going Solo

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    Then youíre totally tougher than me, I skipped...

    Then youíre totally tougher than me, I skipped the approach trail :)
  14. Thread: Going Solo

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    I think youíll be just fine. I met a young...

    I think youíll be just fine.

    I met a young lady that turned 18 on the trail - she sort of became part of our trail family in Virginia. She would always laugh when people asked her if she was...
  15. That day is what prompted me to have my 20deg UQ...

    That day is what prompted me to have my 20deg UQ shipped back to me along with my thermals, which I carried the rest of the way to Maine.

    I only wore the thermals a couple of times (wind jacket...
  16. I like Just Billís approach. I was going...

    I like Just Billís approach.

    I was going through Vermont on my thru in....late July, I think? Maybe early August?

    Anyway there was a nasty little day where it was 40s and rainy all day. I was...
  17. Iíd also lean away from waterproof shoes....when...

    Iíd also lean away from waterproof shoes....when it rains all day every day for weeks straight, your shoes will wet out.

    Itís just gonna happen. Forged anything takes forever and a day to dry once...
  18. Lots of good information here. Like others...

    Lots of good information here.

    Like others have said you probably wonít need a lot of winter stuff buttttt you will see below freezing at least a few times.

    I started March 12th last year with...
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    Never mind if rain is expected; then the shelters...

    Never mind if rain is expected; then the shelters fill up fast.

    Some people like shelters but I found last year that early on most people start avoiding sleeping in them. Camp near them...
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    Iíd definitely wait till youíre own the trail to...

    Iíd definitely wait till youíre own the trail to decide.

    Youíll see so many lightweight tents from cottage industry vendors that will pique your interest and possibly influence your decision.
    ...
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    Same; the store at abol was had hilarious pricing...

    Same; the store at abol was had hilarious pricing but I still grabbed a pasta side, some bars for breakfast, and two beers.

    The restaurant charged for WiFi but Man did that beer and pulled pork...
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    Resupply: Totally possible, there are at least...

    Resupply: Totally possible, there are at least two hostels in monson offering a supply drop. Last year it was 50 bucks but there was no limit for how many people could split it.

    Shoes: I carried...
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    I like them, the ACT Zero was my first pack and I...

    I like them, the ACT Zero was my first pack and I love the adjustability of them.

    Iím happy with my ULA but Iíve been thinking about picking up another deuter from rei (employee discount...
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    Because itís heavy? I hung my food from the foot...

    Because itís heavy? I hung my food from the foot end of my hammock on my AT thru.

    If i go somewhere more remote and/or solo Iíll hang it.

    If I was out west in grizzly country this would be a...
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    My left IT band started to bother me in...

    My left IT band started to bother me in Pearisburg. I tried lots of stretching and such and a brace and it all sorta kinda helped.

    In the end I was reliant upon ibuprofen, which I took regularly...
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