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    In Boiling Springs I stayed at the Allenbury...

    In Boiling Springs I stayed at the Allenbury which was a great stay and took in a play. IDK of they still are open but it was a popular place for thru hikers and had a special building and rates for...
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    I've stayed there and visited one of their other...

    I've stayed there and visited one of their other locations in NY. The Hostel itself is excellent, it is as far as I've seen 'by mandatory donation', though it was only $10 so no biggie. They asked...
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    Poll: Who is suggesting just shutting section hikers...

    Who is suggesting just shutting section hikers out? It appears that many are saying it appears reasonable to shut both out seems reasonable if it is during the ATC's suggestion to stay off the...
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    Poll: Logistically thru hikers (and LASHERS) get a bit...

    Logistically thru hikers (and LASHERS) get a bit more leeway, since one is allowed to road walk around closed/dangerous sections (at one time according to ATC, one could even skip by vehicle for...
  5. Stealth camping is to me trying to stay invisible...

    Stealth camping is to me trying to stay invisible to others, off trail, LNT, fluff the duff type of camping. It lends itself for the type of camping that one would do if they were camping illegally,...
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    Poll: My Take: ATC has requested the AT be closed,...

    My Take: ATC has requested the AT be closed, travel during these times should not count towards the 2000 miler award. Thru's and sections are still possible if completed outside of those closure...
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    Poll: According to ATC policies one can still thru hike...

    According to ATC policies one can still thru hike by roadwalking around sections due to a emergency. Now if a pandemic rises to that point to be considered a emergency IDK, I've never heard it it...
  8. I used the tent floor, which is cuban fiber...

    I used the tent floor, which is cuban fiber 'bathtub' and a netting around it during my thru hike. No holes. Though one night out watching the eclipse the next day with poor site selection, and yes...
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    In my experience packs first need to be...

    In my experience packs first need to be supportive of the load carried If their not they are not going to be comfortable. There is a reason for a frame in a backpack. I have also found that a...
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    The most essential non-essential gear is a foam...

    The most essential non-essential gear is a foam sit pad, also used as a getting in/out of the tent 'landing'. I had one blow away on Big Bald or something like that, it must have flown for miles.
  11. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    I went NoBo, and think SoBo is harder. I didn't...

    I went NoBo, and think SoBo is harder. I didn't want to make it harder, wanted the option of flip flopping if I needed extra time, also I wanted to enjoy the social aspect of the trail. If I...
  12. Just a note from maybe 5 years back. Big Agnus...

    Just a note from maybe 5 years back. Big Agnus advertised tent packing weight was usually a good deal lower than what it actually was. IDK if they corrected this, I'd check reviews and the like to...
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    There is a balance one should have with life, a...

    There is a balance one should have with life, a thru hike can be part of that, or it can be part of a imbalance.

    With covid-19 it does shift, most should get off trail, yes you too, no backtalk,...
  14. Thread: Stop or Go?

    by Starchild
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    Stop and go as in STOP the hike and GO home

    Stop and go as in

    STOP the hike
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    GO home
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    Just to add the Camino de Santiago is also shut...

    Just to add the Camino de Santiago is also shut down. No it was not a suggestion there, it was a 'get off the trail now and go home' order.
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    I would hope they would consider changing their policy and allowing this from now on. Yes I know their reasons, but really the close quarters has been a potential tinderbox of disease and some have...
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    Basically you want a hike with easy access to...

    Basically you want a hike with easy access to quick rewards. As such the Smokies falls short. It's something to appreciate for what it is, but does't have that quick payoff that kids crave. Mt...
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    I use 2 neo-air's tied together with some webbing...

    I use 2 neo-air's tied together with some webbing when I want to warm up my SO. I find it works pretty good. put 2 pieces one about 1/3 the way up and the other at 2/3rd. I loop each of them is a...
  19. Thread: Hunting hike

    by Starchild
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    What you would want to do is commonly called base...

    What you would want to do is commonly called base came camping. You hike in to a area where you will be setting up camp for several days. When you arrive at your camping area and are set with the...
  20. While the PCT has much longer carries then the AT...

    While the PCT has much longer carries then the AT between resupplies, it might be better to get use to supermarket resupplies as you won't have MH available at every resupply.
  21. That's behind a paywall. In short, while the...

    That's behind a paywall.

    In short, while the US forest service might/has approved this pipeline the AT corridor is under a different agency, the National Park service which would have to permit...
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    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and...

    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and holds the cold through thermal mass and evaporative cooling. The fuel is 'protecting itself' from the heat much like a ablative heat shield on a...
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    MH many have stated that one can make it more...

    MH many have stated that one can make it more compact by transferring it to a ziplock bag. Make it a freezer type ziplock and one can cook and eat in that bag. Other then that your pack or food bag...
  24. Thread: Base weight

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    Base weight is something to play around on a...

    Base weight is something to play around on a spreadsheet with at home off trail, but on trail base weight is not what you carry, you carry more. It might be useful seeing where the weight is, though...
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    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the...

    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the manufacturer recommend, I would tend to go with that unless there is a reason to disobey.
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