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  1. Thread: Packa

    by MedicineMan
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    I remember meeting Cedar Tree in the Smokies....

    I remember meeting Cedar Tree in the Smokies. He'd already done his thru and like me just out for the weekend getting woods time in. He offered me the chance of checking out the Packa then but I...
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    For fun this weekend we went retro and said to...

    For fun this weekend we went retro and said to hell with the grams and ounces.
    We were in the Red River Gorge for 3 days.
    I carried a Jansport Carson at around 4 pounds 12 ounces.
    An Optimus 99R...
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    I literally wore my 60/40 to shreds...my favorite...

    I literally wore my 60/40 to shreds...my favorite feature was that back vertical pocket....
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    the 60/40 would be over the top since they are...

    the 60/40 would be over the top since they are still available from sierra designs but $400.00 :)
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    Thanks and yes to trying e-bay. I keep loosing on...

    Thanks and yes to trying e-bay. I keep loosing on the bid, usually during the last minute. If you ever change your mind......
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    WTB:Optimus 99r

    I"m looking to go retro on my next hike.
    I'll be carrying my old Jansport D3 and I'm trying to find
    an Optimus 99R stove.
    If someone has one with a layer of dust and would consider
    selling please...
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    When I cannot find a stated weight within 10...

    When I cannot find a stated weight within 10 seconds of scanning the main page I know
    its not for ME or my backpack. The kayak yes, the paid Sherpa yes.
    Yes there is a new stove for backpacking...
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    uncomfortble. hmmmm. thinking about my blood...

    uncomfortble. hmmmm. thinking about my blood pressure 2 weeks ago and the doc's statement 'new tables say your too high' but of course tables of a year ago said i'm good to go. Earl had no tables....
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    tarp with doors fully to ground +10 to 12 degrees...

    tarp with doors fully to ground +10 to 12 degrees
    hammock with netting e.g. Blackbird with netting zipped +5 degrees
    BBO (bear burrito oven) from AHE on top of Blackbird +7 degrees (or more)

    If...
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    Listen to Tipi and Franco-hammocking is overrated.

    Listen to Tipi and Franco-hammocking is overrated.
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    An emphatic yes that this thread has been a...

    An emphatic yes that this thread has been a fantastic learning opportunity for us that are in love with this trail and like all the details (good and bad)...and personally I felt quite happy and...
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    Sly I enjoyed your post #115 but meaningless,...

    Sly I enjoyed your post #115 but meaningless, nah, all this reinforces that the concept of a 'thru' is like religion and honor-a very personal decision and reminds me of a hike with my 82 year old...
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    I'd like to hear HammockHanger chime...

    I'd like to hear HammockHanger chime in....memories tells me on the ECT she dealth with huge road walks and trail that really wasn't trail....
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    My first thought was ~~humorous ok so dont...

    My first thought was ~~humorous ok so dont freek~~ strip him of the gold and give it to Gene, but then some lawyer will be picking through ever turd he dropped.
    Then I remembered what Sgt.Rock said...
  15. Thread: Kent, CT.

    by MedicineMan
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    Last spring good experience at the Hitching...

    Last spring good experience at the Hitching Post...it helps to speek a little Hindi.
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    Body-glide on the blister prone areas of the foot...

    Body-glide on the blister prone areas of the foot works well.
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    I don't understand yet why there are seems on a...

    I don't understand yet why there are seems on a cuben fiber backpack-must be the labor time involved because glued cuben seems are stronger than stitched seems. Evidently cuben 'weld's like pvc. So...
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    Just another HUGE thumbs up for the Lightheart...

    Just another HUGE thumbs up for the Lightheart Solo.
    The cuben model arrived a while back but I was side tracked and couldn't set up and inspect. Now that I have I can tell you this is a primo piece...
  19. wood smoke=perfume

    wood smoke=perfume
  20. I just got back from 3 days in the Savage Gulf....

    I just got back from 3 days in the Savage Gulf.
    First night 12 hours of solid sleep.
    Second night 10 hours.
    So there is probably no wonder that I have a Warbonnet in my bedroom.
    Another advantage...
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    what TrailBender said +1 hard to spill espit...

    what TrailBender said +1
    hard to spill espit too...
    and those canisters...I don't want to see any greenie carrying one
  22. Thread: Future I-3

    by MedicineMan
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    Never happen. You don't build interstates when...

    Never happen. You don't build interstates when you economy has collapsed :(
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    maybe carry in the tent sack some plugs for lack...

    maybe carry in the tent sack some plugs for lack of better term to put on the tips of the poles-shields maybe, just plastic covers for the sharp pointy end of the tips-an insurance policy when...
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    Can't remember my first, that was 39 years ago....

    Can't remember my first, that was 39 years ago. but it was between Iron Mountain Gap and Erwin.
  25. Let's see if I have all of this right. Planet X...

    Let's see if I have all of this right.
    Planet X is getting close so the easy/week fault lines are going snap crackle pop due to X's gravitational pull.
    And X is interacting with the Sun causing...
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