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  1. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    My fantasy hike would be trekking in Nepal. I've...

    My fantasy hike would be trekking in Nepal. I've been on a Himalaya kick lately. I've never been but I've been reading books and watching YouTube videos.
  2. A long thru hike isn't really a good way to lose...

    A long thru hike isn't really a good way to lose weight Imho. Trail food isn't really healthy food, plus there are the food challenges along the way. I watch quite a bit of hiking videos on YouTube...
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    I have the black diamond contour ellipticals and...

    I have the black diamond contour ellipticals and they have been pretty tough. Some people have claimed that they don't have lateral strength because of their shape. I have heard complaints from some...
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    My montbell thermal sheet is one of the best...

    My montbell thermal sheet is one of the best purchases I've ever made! I use it for so much more than camping/backpacking! I take it whenever I go out of town.

    I also have their downhugger super...
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    I have an old sears hillary tent that's something...

    I have an old sears hillary tent that's something like that. I got it for bicycle camping. It's actually pretty light and weatherproof. It's delaminated now though. The biggest issue was that it took...
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    I have the 42. I have found that the air panel...

    I have the 42. I have found that the air panel causes the pack to hang to far away from my body and fatigue my shoulders. I don't know if I'm packing it wrong or what.
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    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/gitarmac/hi...

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/gitarmac/hiking/rainbow1.jpgOpps, I can't edit my post. I was going to comment on those tensioners. I whipped some bungee cord elastic to rope for my hiking...
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    I can see how in some instances a hammock would...

    I can see how in some instances a hammock would be the best thing, like in a jungle or other wet humid envirnonment. If I did more overnights I would consider one.

    I have a double rainbow. I had...
  9. Thread: windshirts?

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    I have 4 marmot driclime windshirts! I wear them...

    I have 4 marmot driclime windshirts! I wear them daily when it's not summer out. I sleep in them sometimes.

    A word about the marmot driclime windshirts - there are differant designs, the...
  10. I'm probably not even qualified to respond but I...

    I'm probably not even qualified to respond but I have a double rainbow, have not seen a contrail in person. I decided on a rainbow because I think having 2 mesh sides would be cooler in warmer...
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    What kind of socks do you wear? My feet don't...

    What kind of socks do you wear? My feet don't stink (much) since I've started wearing some kind of wool sock like smartwools.

    I have one of those shoe/boot dryers. Those things are a household...
  12. Thread: Socks!

    by margo
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    I love socks, it's like crack to me!! I mostly...

    I love socks, it's like crack to me!! I mostly have smartwools but have also tried thorlos, wigwams, and some no-name ones I got at sams.

    For work and everyday I usually wear one of the smartwool...
  13. Thread: Deuter Packs

    by margo
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    I have a futura 42. The pack is curved but the...

    I have a futura 42. The pack is curved but the mesh support for your back is straight. The curve of the pack may limit how you pack things in it. Just something to consider.
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    Knowing the differance between the models is good...

    Knowing the differance between the models is good information, sometimes an older model isn't neccasarily worse, just differeant. For instance, I got an older model dricliime windshirt for 30 bucks....
  15. Thread: Best sock value.

    by margo
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    I just ordered some smartwools that were on sale...

    I just ordered some smartwools that were on sale for 7 bucks from campmor, one of their light adrenylin models.

    I've noticed a big differance between differant styles of the same brand. In other...
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    I havn't been able to use it other than the...

    I havn't been able to use it other than the testing phase but I have a UL seedhouse 2 and it's an awesome tent. The rainbow 2 is awesome as well but isn't as idiot proof as the seedhouse, in my...
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    The womens models differ drastically between the...

    The womens models differ drastically between the models. Whenever I got ones that say "old model" it was the one with the napolian pocket and no handwarmer pockets. The cut is a little differant and...
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    I have some montrail comps that I liked ok till I...

    I have some montrail comps that I liked ok till I got the garmont flash. They are on sale now at campmor for 69 bucks, I paid a lot more than that at the local store.

    I used to wear vasque...
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    I would think twice about removing that liner....

    I would think twice about removing that liner. Those are some nice wool pants no doubt but probably not merino wool, they might itch.

    I like wool garments. I'm going to break down and get me...
  20. Thread: Shell?

    by margo
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    I have both the marmot driclime windshirt and the...

    I have both the marmot driclime windshirt and the precip. The windshirts are my favorite piece of clothing bar none!! I treated one of mine with reviveX and it has kept me dry in light rain, hadn't...
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    I used a piece of cord to make a strap for over...

    I used a piece of cord to make a strap for over the top of your head once for one of my smaller headlamps and it worked pretty good.
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    Dang redhat, that's a lot! Do you "burn inscence"...

    Dang redhat, that's a lot! Do you "burn inscence" in your tent too? ;)
  23. Thread: Guidebooks

    by margo
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    If the only criteria for reviewing a book was...

    If the only criteria for reviewing a book was using it to thruhike then no book would have reviews. Since the trail is always in "flux" a few "inaccuracies" here and there would be unavoidable. I...
  24. Thread: Day packs?

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    Just because it's a camelbak doesn't mean you...

    Just because it's a camelbak doesn't mean you have to use the bladder. Sometimes I just put flat things and the bladder compartment and use bottles. Of course if it's very heavy you will want a...
  25. Thread: superfeet?

    by margo
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    I had 2 pairs of custom orthotics but the...

    I had 2 pairs of custom orthotics but the superfeet work best for me. I use both the geen ones and blue ones depending on the volume of the shoe.

    My foot problems got worse and worse as I got...
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