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    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan...

    Unless you have a satellite subscription plan through Garmin or somebody else, you cannot be tracked by your family without a cell signal. The GPS on your phone can receive location information from...
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    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle...

    I can definitely recommend The Further Shuttle with Donald Ballard, he's often on this site so feel free to look him up. Donald and his wife, Mary, have shuttled me and my friends three or four times...
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    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the...

    Good news/bad news, thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
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    Last minute Georgia bug report?

    Hey all,
    We'll be hiking from Unicoi to Deep Gap in about a week and I was wondering what the mosquito/tick situation is this time of year? Any other biting bugs that I should be worried about as...
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    I'll take the backpack. Check your PM. Thanks.

    I'll take the backpack. Check your PM. Thanks.
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    I watched the ticks for about a minute until they...

    I watched the ticks for about a minute until they were about to get out of my eyesight. Would they have eventually died in another minute or two? Maybe? I don't know, but I wasn't going to risk it....
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    Bugs Away treated clothing

    So I forked out the big bucks for my BugsAway treated long sleeve hiking shirt, I was all excited about it. When I was on the trail I ran into something where I ended up with 7 ticks on my right...
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    Original post removed as unnecessary. Agree that...

    Original post removed as unnecessary. Agree that it's a tragedy all around and frankly I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
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    Just got back from Springer to Woody, we didn't...

    Just got back from Springer to Woody, we didn't stay at shelters and only saw a few people on the trail itself. Springer was crowded on Thursday, and the immediate area around Woody Gap was a circus...
  10. Thread: Lighten up

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    Deleting apps is a really good idea. I hadn't...

    Deleting apps is a really good idea. I hadn't thought of that and now I'm also not going to charge my phone battery as much, maybe only 50% or so.
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    The Further Shuttle - GA

    I just wanted to give props to Don and Mary of "The Further Shuttle" for the excellent service we received this last week. Mary picked up our group at Woody Gap, she was waiting for us when we got...
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    thanks all, just got back and can confirm there...

    thanks all, just got back and can confirm there was no sink or running water. We stocked up at Three Forks and then it poured on us that night, so we had plenty in the morning. We were grateful for...
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    Hickory Flatts Cemetery water?

    I've read conflicting reports about the availability of water here, some saying camel up at Three Forks, others saying there is a sink in the bathroom at the cemetery. Anybody been up that way lately...
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    Kelty Cosmic Down 20? You can find them new on...

    Kelty Cosmic Down 20? You can find them new on sale for around $100 sometimes. $117 right now on Amazon. If it's got to be under $100, try a Cosmic Down 40, but then you'd need a liner which is going...
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    Ticks make me itch also. I guess I never...

    Ticks make me itch also. I guess I never understood how people could let a tick sit there for days at a time. They feel like a mosquito bite to me, I scratch it, feel the bump of the tick and pull it...
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    I'm no doctor, but if you really want a supply of...

    I'm no doctor, but if you really want a supply of doxycyline and you don't want to mess with a script, you can order Fish Doxy off the internet The "experts" will wring their hands and tell you...
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    I'm assuming he means freestanding in the sense...

    I'm assuming he means freestanding in the sense that you can set it up without stakes, climb in and it will stay standing without being staked out. If lightweight and freestanding means it won't blow...
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    BA Copper Spur HV UL 1 or 2 seems to meet those...

    BA Copper Spur HV UL 1 or 2 seems to meet those requirements.
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    Justus Mountain re-route?

    Hey all, I am just confirming that the trail currently goes around Justus and not over it. I have read that the re-route is a temporary thing to allow the trail to heal, and I'm just wondering if...
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    Lightheart Duo is huge, plenty of room for a tall...

    Lightheart Duo is huge, plenty of room for a tall guy.
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    Good luck, keep us posted from time to time if...

    Good luck, keep us posted from time to time if anything exciting happens.
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    I know you ultralighters wouldn't consider this,...

    I know you ultralighters wouldn't consider this, but I bring my Remington shooting ear muffs. They weigh 10 ounces, but for me, they block out everything much better than any inserts I've ever used.
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    For budget bags, I think you'll have a hard time...

    For budget bags, I think you'll have a hard time beating a Kelty Cosmic 20 down bag for around $120 or even less. It's lightweight and good down to 35 degrees easy. It's definitely not in the same...
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    Props to you guys for pulling it off. That was quite a trip.
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    Thanks for the pictures and the review of the...

    Thanks for the pictures and the review of the Calderas and the tip about trimming the traction. I really appreciate all the other responses as well. Gives me lots to consider.
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