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    Hit -35F on the summit of Washington yesterday....

    Hit -35F on the summit of Washington yesterday. That is WITHOUT the wind chill, as that was likely around -80F.

    Snowblower is gassed up. :)
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    I have found through deep meditation and...

    I have found through deep meditation and mysticism, I can cut weight and bring a very low R pad, as my layers below me will not compress.
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    Coffee, meet sinuses.

    Coffee, meet sinuses.
  4. Thread: sleeping pad ?

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    An Amazon seller has a great deal on the Exped...

    An Amazon seller has a great deal on the Exped Synmat UL7 MW. If I did not already have one.... https://www.amazon.com/Exped-SynMat-Pump-Sleeping-Mat/dp/B00HQXZMSE?th=1&psc=1
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    Wheelie bins, lol.

    Wheelie bins, lol.
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    I make mine stronger also. 1 to 11.5 (10%...

    I make mine stronger also. 1 to 11.5 (10% Permethrin to water) yields a 0.8% solution, consistent with US military protocol. You may as well be careful with it, but the shampoo they sell to treat...
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    On average, about 1/3800th of a roll. 38314

    On average, about 1/3800th of a roll.

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    I tried this Klymit pad out on the living room...

    I tried this Klymit pad out on the living room floor and found it to be fairly uncomfortable compared to my Exped Synmat UL 7 (I put them side by side). I could feel the wooden floor through the...
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    One may appreciate a pair of gloves any time of...

    One may appreciate a pair of gloves any time of year in northern New England. Also, you may wish to consider what you would do if, despite your best efforts, you were to get separated, given that...
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    Clearly the PCTA did not do enough to prepare for...

    Clearly the PCTA did not do enough to prepare for the big volume spike in web requests. My son and his gf are going, and I was helping him to increase the odds of securing two permits for the same...
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    Exactly! :)

    Exactly! :)
  12. If I were planning an AT thru, I would go with...

    If I were planning an AT thru, I would go with the Packa. I have used one and was very happy with it. You could combine that with cheap rain pants, or some chaps or a kilt. I agree with others...
  13. Have fun out there!

    Have fun out there!
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    SHE does know HER way. ;)

    SHE does know HER way. ;)
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    The craft beer scene in Portland, ME is...

    The craft beer scene in Portland, ME is outstanding. I'm partial to Foundation, but in the interest of full disclosure one of my offspring works there. Many other worthy breweries as well. :)
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  16. Thread: What Stove?

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    I retired a Coleman Peak 1 for much the same...

    I retired a Coleman Peak 1 for much the same reason. I believe I still have an old Optimus 8R that I haven't fired up in years. The MSR Whisperlite is superior in all respects, IMO. Still a great...
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    The Notch and the Stratospire are also double...

    The Notch and the Stratospire are also double walled.
  18. Walter, I do agree that one should bring gear to...

    Walter, I do agree that one should bring gear to deal with an emergency circumstance. However, "the ability to camp where you stand" is unrealistic above tree line in the Whites. You need the...
  19. Incidentally, I did the day trip to Bond Cliff in...

    Incidentally, I did the day trip to Bond Cliff in August of 2014, with a group. That is about 19 miles round trip, without hitting the summits of Guyot and West Bond. It is also a relatively easy...
  20. Exactly. What almost every tragedy of this...

    Exactly. What almost every tragedy of this nature has in common is a series of bad judgments. One need not know all of the details of this particular incident to recognize some of those bad...
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    Very good list. If you go for the Feb start, I...

    Very good list. If you go for the Feb start, I would recommend that you get the eVent rain mitts, eVent gaiters rather than basic cloth ones, consider some goretex socks, bread bags, or the like,...
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    hikernutcasey's experience with fantastic weather...

    hikernutcasey's experience with fantastic weather notwithstanding, it is reasonably likely that rain, high winds, and thunderstorms up on the ridge will make it imprudent to stick to a planned...
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    Where on the AT? Winter in New England is very...

    Where on the AT? Winter in New England is very different from winter in Georgia.
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    I would recommend a magnesium fire starter as a...

    I would recommend a magnesium fire starter as a backup to the lighters, or at least some waterproof matches in a sealed container.
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    Wishing you guys a fantastic and safe trip. :)

    Wishing you guys a fantastic and safe trip. :)
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