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  1. Virginia has it, I use it in my alcohol stove...

    Virginia has it, I use it in my alcohol stove because it burns hottest of all the other alcohol options. Using it with the Trail Designs Caldera Cone System brings water to a boil fast. Everclear...
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    It varies along the trail, Iím fortunate in that...

    It varies along the trail, Iím fortunate in that I use ATT and my hiking partners use Verizon so it balances out.

    While not a perfect depiction, thereís an app called 'Coverage?' that shows cell...
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    Yellow Springs Campsite PA, AT mile 1173.3 NOBO ...

    Yellow Springs Campsite PA, AT mile 1173.3 NOBO

    Apparently this site is haunted...

    During a section hike an old-timer from Indiantown Gap told us during the French and Indian War (1700ís)...
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    Another trick is adding olive oil to your meals...

    Another trick is adding olive oil to your meals (well, maybe not your oatmeal). Itís very calorie dense for the weight and healthy too. They make individual packets.


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    Poll: I agree with a lot of the others, inReach is nice...

    I agree with a lot of the others, inReach is nice because it allows family to follow the trek and share the experience (from the comfort of their chairs ;). It also provides an SOS option if someone...
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    Poll: Are you asking what GPS receiver people carry? ...

    Are you asking what GPS receiver people carry? iPhone, inReach, and Garmin Fenix 3 watch.

    If youíre asking what GPS based capabilities people carry then it includes: Guthook app (stores...
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    This works well for afternoon naps on the...

    This works well for afternoon naps on the trail...

    https://hummingbirdhammocks.com/products/single-plus-hammock

    7.6oz + 1.55oz for the straps.

    A slight breeze underneath cools your back...
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    Start hiking before first light, take a 3-4h...

    Start hiking before first light, take a 3-4h meal/nap in the middle of the day (hammock works well), then hike until just before itís too dark to setup camp. Another trick is at each stream wet/cool...
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    Mixed results on cougars though... Sent...

    Mixed results on cougars though...


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    Iíve wondered about this question too, lots of...

    Iíve wondered about this question too, lots of opinions (see links to similar questions) but no scientific studies.

    https://www.backpacker.com/gear/does-snoring-deter-bears
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  11. Thread: Boot size

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    I wear a 12, my Ultra Raptors are a size 13, and...

    I wear a 12, my Ultra Raptors are a size 13, and I put a little hikers wool in the toe box.

    Pluses: I keep my toenails where they belong, fewer blisters, there is room for my feet to expand...
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    Salute to both of them, and to all the other...

    Salute to both of them, and to all the other veterans Iíve met on the trail walking to heal. When I first started hiking the AT, literally my first step onto the trail, I met a hiker hiking it for...
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    Looks like the site is currently down. Iíd try...

    Looks like the site is currently down. Iíd try again later, it was up a couple days ago.


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    But this one has a better eye catching headline! ...

    But this one has a better eye catching headline!

    Roger that, been offline for work and didnít see the other one. This is a dup. Ignore it.

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    Machete attack on the Appalachian Trail

    Crazy...

    A machete attack on the Appalachian Trail left one hiker dead

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/12/appalachian-trail-machete-attack-leaves-one-hiker-dead/1184619001/...
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    I use this, works very well, but sticks to socks...

    I use this, works very well, but sticks to socks sometimes.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wool-Blister-Prevention-Walking-Diabetic/dp/B0778TDJ3L



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    I use these two sites to research WX, they get...

    I use these two sites to research WX, they get pretty close.

    https://www.wunderground.com/history/

    https://www.atweather.org

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    I have an Altaplex tent and it fits into the...

    I have an Altaplex tent and it fits into the Zpacks Tall Dry Bag which I put into a side pocket on my Arcblast. Works out great.

    The Z-peopleís site says it holds a Duplex. Funny part is they...
  19. Call the park office and ask. Couple years ago we...

    Call the park office and ask. Couple years ago we got a pass at the office and parked in a lot just outside the park entrance. Us and 2 dozen others. Good luck.


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    Lots of bears in SNP, the only safe place would...

    Lots of bears in SNP, the only safe place would be a wayside (mail drop) or inn. I left a bag at the inn, but you might need to stay a night. Ask. I wouldnít volunteer that you have food in the bag,...
  21. I vote for the chainsaw with hockey mask (for...

    I vote for the chainsaw with hockey mask (for safety) recommendation, clearly the best option :)


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  22. Nice! Good advice, thanks Rocky! Sent...

    Nice! Good advice, thanks Rocky!


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  23. ... I canít recall a single time on the AT (GA to...

    ... I canít recall a single time on the AT (GA to CT) where we were unable to find enough firewood for an evening fire. All breakable by hand, foot, or rock.

    Critter-wise, wild boar in GA...
  24. From what Iíve seen I agree with Slo-goíen. ...

    From what Iíve seen I agree with Slo-goíen.

    The AT in Georgia weeds out a lot of naive unprepared ďthru hikersĒ. But as always HYOH. As retired military Iíve learned being prepared and well...
  25. Reading this reminded me of my cousin, he wanted...

    Reading this reminded me of my cousin, he wanted to be the ultimate camper/backwoods man, itís fun as heck but through hiking a trail requires you to be the ultimate hiker not an ultimate camper. ...
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