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    Not really true anymore. LTE and beyond have...

    Not really true anymore. LTE and beyond have them use the same frequency, 3G has talk and text sharing a frequency, data on another. Text was designed as a function of talk and shared the...
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    In general 3 days plus should be reasonable for...

    In general 3 days plus should be reasonable for any phone with a healthy battery if used the way the OP describes it. But there is a problem in execution at times which has the hiker forget to turn...
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    Verizon worked as you described it for me in...

    Verizon worked as you described it for me in 2013. You can get a signal every day and several times per day, but only at certain spots. Also as you exit at Abol (you are going Northbound, aren't...
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    When I resupplies on my AT Thru I would always...

    When I resupplies on my AT Thru I would always pick up a bag of jerky. That would be my treat coming into town towards my next resupply. I called that day into town beef jerky day and it was a mini...
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    I've done an entire AT thru with a naked iPhone...

    I've done an entire AT thru with a naked iPhone 4. Currently my I's have a basic case and screen protector, that's it, works great it has. The case prevents the phone from 'flat landing' on the...
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    You do realize the blocks is for them to get...

    You do realize the blocks is for them to get their jack back, not intended for your benefit in any way.
  7. I have used the Cadara cone to a level of success...

    I have used the Cadara cone to a level of success against wind.
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    Yes good advice, however this part also has...

    Yes good advice, however this part also has applies to NoBo's at Springer:D
  9. I used them on our camino de Santiago, we have 4...

    I used them on our camino de Santiago, we have 4 of them. We were flying in with carry on bags only (actually only our backpacks) which trekking poles were not allowed as carry on. We bough these...
  10. I think that would qualify as graffiti on the...

    I think that would qualify as graffiti on the white blazes :D
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    HYOH and all. I usually select the canister that...

    HYOH and all.
    I usually select the canister that has the proper amount of fuel for the trip. I have a selection to chose from and can make one to my liking if needed. It would not be uncommon for...
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    This poster seemed to be getting apx 6L of boiled...

    This poster seemed to be getting apx 6L of boiled water per canister. For comparison the Jetboil, a small canister was 10L (plus) of water per small canister (really about 12, but the in the head the...
  13. Thread: Slab walkin'

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    Occasionally I get a get a pair of 'slippers' (my...

    Occasionally I get a get a pair of 'slippers' (my term for them) instead of hiking shoes. I need to relegate them to around town service, not worth the risk out there. It's a unfortunate part of...
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    On my thru hike I had that issue. I ended up...

    On my thru hike I had that issue. I ended up getting 2 plastic strap loops for those (the rounded rectangle with a bar through the center type, sort of like Φ but squared off instead of a circle and...
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    After my thru hike I went down to the nearby...

    After my thru hike I went down to the nearby stream. My pack had a bottom zipper to the main compartment, so I opened that so that the water could flow through, weighted it down with rocks and...
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    I have used Uber successfully in spots from PA...

    I have used Uber successfully in spots from PA to MA day hiking the AT. I have also been offered rides from other hikers at the trailhead and didn't need the order the uber. Never a problem and...
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    Really nice and all, but a zero day to me is just...

    Really nice and all, but a zero day to me is just a day during (typically) a thru or lash where one makes zero miles on that day on their selected trail. It doesn't matter if you sleep in the AT...
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    Lifestraw has an activated charcoal stage of some...

    Lifestraw has an activated charcoal stage of some of their filter. The carbon stage is only rated for 26 gallons however.
  19. As someone pointed out in that link, it will stop...

    As someone pointed out in that link, it will stop many families ($60-$75 per night for a couple with 2-3 kids), and also we pretty much all know many thru hikers will camp just outside their boundary...
  20. I have both of those stoves. The Campinggaz I...

    I have both of those stoves. The Campinggaz I bought 30 years ago and still have 2 canisters for it. I've used it for car camping quite recently. I think I saw Campng Gaz fuel about 8 years ago,...
  21. I use it for any loads north of 30 lbs (trail...

    I use it for any loads north of 30 lbs (trail work, packing up downhill skis and boots.).
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    I tried to make those things work for me on my...

    I tried to make those things work for me on my thru, but although I could bear it for a short backpack trip for a few nights, on the AT it was really wearing me down without proper sleep. I ended up...
  23. Thread: Instaflator

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    I had one, worked well however didn't last all...

    I had one, worked well however didn't last all that long. I went with the 2xAAA micro inflator. It's great to set and forget it, let it do the work and I can hear when it's done. Of all the...
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    I've seen many thru hikers using their stoves in...

    I've seen many thru hikers using their stoves in the parking lots of the motels.
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    During our Camino which every night is a town...

    During our Camino which every night is a town night, I brought a immersion heater which I could heat water for morning coffee (we often left before the owner cared to get up to provide coffee and...
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