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  1. OP here. Again I appreciate all the advice in...

    OP here. Again I appreciate all the advice in this thread, thank you all. Although my friend originally had a strong preference to going NOBO even with his schedule restraining him from a normal...
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    With this added info PawLovesAnna I'm going to...

    With this added info PawLovesAnna I'm going to second the opinion that I think a 20 degree bag seems about right. Hope it works out for you!
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    What sleeping bag did you use on your 1st and 2nd...

    What sleeping bag did you use on your 1st and 2nd attempts? How'd it work for you? I know you are starting further north this time but it would give us some data to put your question in context!
  4. I have a cats meow bag because I'm allergic to...

    I have a cats meow bag because I'm allergic to down so I was initially shocked by your plan. : )

    Good luck with your project and report back how it goes for you!
  5. Thank you all for the replies and great advice! ...

    Thank you all for the replies and great advice! I will post here again once my good friend commits to doing this! We've been hiking pals for a long time and I wouldn't want to do it without him if...
  6. Starting in Mid-May NOBO? How much harder than starting in March/April?

    I have a good friend who really wants to hike the AT NoBo and I've offered to go with him if he attempts it. Only problem is, if it happens, the earliest he can start is in the middle of May.

    We...
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    I doubt that this is something that would...

    I doubt that this is something that would interest you but I always thought it was kinda neat that you could follow the Long Path and literally take a hiking trail directly to NYC over the George...
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    Ive always tested out my trail meals at home...

    Ive always tested out my trail meals at home first to make sure I like them.
  9. Thanks for all the updates! Congratulations! ...

    Thanks for all the updates! Congratulations! Time to update your whiteblaze signature line. : )
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    I didn't go into Bennington when I hiked the LT...

    I didn't go into Bennington when I hiked the LT but I hiked with people who did. I'm almost 100% certain they hitched in from Hwy 9. In other locations in Vermont I didn't have any problems getting...
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    Hi Rusty, just confirming you are looking for car...

    Hi Rusty, just confirming you are looking for car camping sites where you set up your tent next to your car right? I usually like NJ state park campgrounds for that type of camping. I also value a...
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    I have both a Nemo Hornet and Tarptent Notch and...

    I have both a Nemo Hornet and Tarptent Notch and I would be happy taking either on a thru hike. Not sure what you consider low cost. I do agree with Time zone that finding something lightly used...
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    Most will say the southern section of the LT. I...

    Most will say the southern section of the LT. I found parts of the northern section of the LT very chill as well. I recall the section of the LT from Bear Hollow shelter north to the Lamoille River...
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    I feel the same way when trying to figure out the...

    I feel the same way when trying to figure out the best site in a campground. I was at Dolly Copp this summer and I thought it was very nice. There are some walk-in spots and some loops without...
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    If your wife and kids are with you, who do you...

    If your wife and kids are with you, who do you need to text more than every few days when you reach a town? If you need to reach someone for sure every night then you already know the answer to your...
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    In NJ we are encouraged to kill them on sight. ...

    In NJ we are encouraged to kill them on sight. Two years ago I hadn't seen one in my area, last year we had a few and I reported it. This year there are even more.

    USDA APHIS | Spotted Lanternfly
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    One of my favorite backpacking breakfasts is 3/4...

    One of my favorite backpacking breakfasts is 3/4 cup of granola and 3 tablespoons of powdered milk. I've used the store brand powdered milk with no issues. Once on trail, I just add water enough to...
  18. Never got a reply from Santa Fe . . anyone ever...

    Never got a reply from Santa Fe . . anyone ever try the "a dozen cousins" brand? Appears to be selling at Whole Foods for $3.99.

    Amazon.com: A DOZEN COUSINS Classic Refried Pinto Beans, 10 OZ :...
  19. I called Nemo customer service and asked because...

    I called Nemo customer service and asked because I was too curious. Basically, gpburdelljr's guess is their answer. The stuff sack doesn't separate into 2 stuff sacks they just added an extra cinch...
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    I did Greylock recently as a loop. I went up...

    I did Greylock recently as a loop. I went up Bellows Pipe, AT to the summit, then down Gould and there was a connector trail back to the start of Bellows Pipe. There was a shelter up Bellows Pipe...
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    typo, sorry meant: singing

    typo, sorry meant: singing
  22. That sounds possible . . this stuff sack is a...

    That sounds possible . . this stuff sack is a mystery! Otherwise a great tent so far for me.
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    Vermont Pico Camp Shelter heads up

    From a Long Trail FB page that I'm a member of I read a warning of a man named "Salt" who arrived late last night, made lots of noise and reportedly started signing "burn Pico burn, everybody burn". ...
  24. Yes I read that but I don't see how you can split...

    Yes I read that but I don't see how you can split the weight with a partner. 1) Because its a 1p tent. 2) There is no obvious way that I can see that it splits into 2. Maybe there is a hidden way...
  25. Nemo Hornet 1p tent initial review and a question

    My son and I used the Nemo Hornet 1p backpacking in the northeast this past month and I've been impressed. I really love my usual 1 person tent the Tarptent Notch (since I'm carrying hiking poles...
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