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    Monson, ME

    What is the best way to get to Monson, ME [other than walking 😀]? I am flexible, but looking to be as reasonably priced as possible. I am assuming that a bus to somewhere and then a shuttle is going...
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    Who is the best shoe fitter?

    I will be starting my thru hike in early March and I need to get my shoes now. I have been reading older posts as to which outfitters and individuals are most highly recommended in helping to...
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    I will be running a couple of businesses while I...

    I will be running a couple of businesses while I thru hike next year. No choice if I want to do it. I will be using a pad, pen, iPhone 6s and an iPad mini, along with an Anaker 10000 charger. So far,...
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    I have tried and don’t like carrying water...

    I have tried and don’t like carrying water bottles on my shoulder straps. I also have a problem reaching the bottle pockets on my pack. After trying several different options from several different...
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    Yup, that's why I keep searching. The KUIU...

    Yup, that's why I keep searching. The KUIU jackets are my newest find. I am hoping to find someone who has some experience with them.
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    KUIU Super Down Hooded Jacket

    As a big guy, with a 53Ē chest, it is extremely hard to find functional outdoor clothing suitable for backpacking; this is especially true of lightweight clothing, never mind any ultra-lightweight...
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    The Appalachian Trail Kick Off (ATKO) for 2017 is...

    The Appalachian Trail Kick Off (ATKO) for 2017 is on March 3, 4 & 5 at Amicalola Falls State Park. The Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/events/264092267306757/
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    I have the LightHeart Duo and I absolutely love...

    I have the LightHeart Duo and I absolutely love it! I will be carrying it for my solo thru hike next year (2017).
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    No trail name yet. Chip will work for now. NoVo...

    No trail name yet. Chip will work for now.
    NoVo
    Starting March 5.
    No final decision yet on the Approach Trail. I have previously hiked it several times, but those were on section hikes. I am still...
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    For those of you that use compression...

    For those of you that use compression shorts/boxers, which manufacturer and style have you had the best experience with?
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    Sunday, March 5th will be D Day. 80% of my gear...

    Sunday, March 5th will be D Day. 80% of my gear is purchased. I am working on menu (I am planning on a lot of FB cooking) and trying to figure out MDs. Feel free to message to discuss any topic. By...
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    Like many, I don't wear a watch daily but I like...

    Like many, I don't wear a watch daily but I like having one when I am hiking. Between sweating a lot and having the band interfering with the wrist strap on my poles, I like watches on caribeaners....
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    Is this the Anker 10000 aMy, at 10 oz, that many...

    Is this the Anker 10000 aMy, at 10 oz, that many are using?
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    With just a quick look at Amazon, I didn't see...

    With just a quick look at Amazon, I didn't see the Ankor 10,000 mAh that is being referred to. If anyone has a link to it at Amazon it would be greatly appreciated.
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    What are your suggestions and tips for filling...

    What are your suggestions and tips for filling the dirty water bag? I seem to have problems doing so at least half the time or more.
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    SOLD
    Thanks WB!
  17. Ditto on SeekOutside’s new Unaweep pack with the...

    Ditto on SeekOutside’s new Unaweep pack with the 4600 cu. In. and X-Pack fabric at sub 3 lbs. Mine is slightly older and in the VX fabric, so it is a couple of ounces over 3 lbs. This is a great pack...
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    I use permethrin and deet. Up until now Iíve just...

    I use permethrin and deet. Up until now Iíve just been using a pair of tweezers for the occasional inevitable tick. Both the tick key http://www.tickkey.com and the OíTom Tick Twister...
  19. I've not found any real need to "crumple" first....

    I've not found any real need to "crumple" first. Just throw it into the washer w/o detergent and then run it through the dryer. I've found that I can cut to exact floor size before washing and it...
  20. I saw the Duo for sale as well and considered a...

    I saw the Duo for sale as well and considered a swap as well. However, it is the heavier green fabric so the tent is heavier than the current pewter. Not a deal breaker; but not my first choice.
  21. LightHeart Gear SoLong 6 FOR SALE $300

    I purchased a SoLong 6 from LightHeart Gear a little over a month ago and had them seam seal it. It is sil nylon and spruce green with a gray floor. I have used it on two quick trips of 2 nights...
  22. I just downloaded it. It looks like a good read!...

    I just downloaded it. It looks like a good read! Thanks.
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    I have a SoLong6 for sale if you are interested.

    I have a SoLong6 for sale if you are interested.
  24. [QUOTE=CarlZ993;1964904]Saw quite a bit of pot...

    [QUOTE=CarlZ993;1964904]Saw quite a bit of pot smoking as well. It was irritating to be in a shelter when someone started smoking away. But, it bothered me even more when it was cigarettes. If...
  25. RidgeHiker, I am moving up from the SoLong to the...

    RidgeHiker, I am moving up from the SoLong to the full 2 person Duo so my SoLong is up for sale. PM me if you are interested and want more details.
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