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  1. You don't need a paypal account. You should be...

    You don't need a paypal account.
    You should be able to enter your CC# and shipping address just like you would anywhere else. After that info is entered, you have the option to create an account. ...
  2. When a bear becomes a nusense bear, which it will...

    When a bear becomes a nusense bear, which it will once it starts scoring hiker food, it becomes a dead bear. Otherwise, it has a fair chance of avoiding the hunters.

    So using canisters can save a...
  3. Thread: Base weight

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    Base weight is the lightest the pack will ever...

    Base weight is the lightest the pack will ever get. That's a given and is why it's called the base weight. Once you know that you can brag about how light your base is or how heavy it is.

    Food...
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    It's a little hard to see, but it does use two...

    It's a little hard to see, but it does use two poles. The first picture shows it set up with carbon fiber poles. The second picture they replaced the CF pole with a trekking pole in the foreground,...
  5. Just ordered a new one myself. My 2013 edition is...

    Just ordered a new one myself. My 2013 edition is getting a bit tattered.
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    It looks very much like my SMD Trekker tent, but...

    It looks very much like my SMD Trekker tent, but with a different way of holding it up with the poles. The Trekker has the poles inside, the Flash Air has them on the outside. Not sure I like that...
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    I've arrived at shelters in the late morning and...

    I've arrived at shelters in the late morning and my first comment is "You guys aren't up yet?" Especially on a rainy morning.
  8. Thread: Base weight

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    When you had to heft your pack onto a picnic...

    When you had to heft your pack onto a picnic table and back into it to get it on, you knew it was on the heavy side :)

    A frame pack made the load a little easier to carry and some of the trail...
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    If you wait until after trail days, it will be a...

    If you wait until after trail days, it will be a lot quieter. It's a zoo around there for the week before and the week after.

    Going NOBO, your next resupply would be in Marion, 62 miles away....
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    The other part of the equasion is figuring out...

    The other part of the equasion is figuring out how much you need to put away each week or month to meet your goal. A good round number is to have $10,000 squirrelled away. $5K for on the trail and...
  11. Guthook only lists 2 campsites after Docs Knob. I...

    Guthook only lists 2 campsites after Docs Knob. I have noticed campsites noted in Guthook are the only practical places to camp. If you want to know if there is anywhere to camp farther on, if there...
  12. I'd go with #2. You'd be well behind most of the...

    I'd go with #2. You'd be well behind most of the thru hikers, but still lots of company. The weather will be warm to hot, so you can get away with a much lighter pack.
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    Extend the hike a few more days and end up at...

    Extend the hike a few more days and end up at Gatlinburg. Plenty of rooms there - something like 100,000...
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    You just have to live as frugally as possible....

    You just have to live as frugally as possible. That may or may not require a major shift in life style. If you make a half decent wage, start living like you don't. If you buy everything with a card,...
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    Which is why it's best done in the morning. ...

    Which is why it's best done in the morning.

    My last couple of hikes through there I ended up at Allentown shelter and cross 309 pretty early the next morning. Get to Palmerton late afternoon and...
  16. Thread: Base weight

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    But if your base weight was 30 pounds and you...

    But if your base weight was 30 pounds and you added 60 pounds of food, you'd be lugging 90 pounds instead of 75. 90 sounds a lot worse then 75 :)

    Of course time of year and location have a big...
  17. Decent place to eat? What Cowboys isn't good...

    Decent place to eat? What Cowboys isn't good enough for you? :)

    It costs a lot of money to build pretty much anything these days.

    But one does have to wonder if there wasn't an existing...
  18. It's really hard to predict this far out. It all...

    It's really hard to predict this far out. It all depends on how rainy it's been.

    But checking the Guthook reports from last year, doesn't seem to be a problem for most of the water sources that...
  19. Thread: Base weight

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    Base weight matters because your hiking up to 20...

    Base weight matters because your hiking up to 20 or more miles a day. Everyday for months. The heavier the pack the harder it is to sustain that pace over the long haul. That's why people obsess over...
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    I'm in the same situation. My EMS Gortex shell...

    I'm in the same situation. My EMS Gortex shell also has peeling sealing tape and a zipper which has to be positioned just right to start the zip. I mostly use it in the winter, but I wear it every...
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    This could be a good option instead of the...

    This could be a good option instead of the Allentown shelter. It's just a couple of miles farther along. Depending on where you spent the night before, it could also be a lunch stop.

    Gets you a...
  22. Someone got thier seasons mixed up: "It's...

    Someone got thier seasons mixed up:


    "It's especially gorgeous during the
    winter months
    when the tree cover is dense—it appears as if you're looking out over a sea of green.
    "

    The...
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    The Long Trail is the hardest trail you're likely...

    The Long Trail is the hardest trail you're likely to hike. It's the readers digest version of the AT - mostly the hard parts. 3-4 weeks is typical.

    One looks like fall, mid September to mid...
  24. I've tested the "extreme" limits of my sleep...

    I've tested the "extreme" limits of my sleep system more then a few times. It sure gets you up and moving at first light :)
    28 degrees and a stiff wind blowing into the shelter is lots of fun with...
  25. Re-reading your description, it was definitely...

    Re-reading your description, it was definitely the Mau-Har trail. The Priest is south of the Tye river. If you crossed the river, you were heading for the Three Ridges and one heck of a climb. The...
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