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  1. Thread: $$$ question !

    by Iceaxe
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    I had a similar situation this year. I dearly...

    I had a similar situation this year.
    I dearly wanted to hike the PCT again and even got the permit and maps together.
    Unfortunately the low wage job i had accepted after the last hike(the AT!)...
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    Old thread but i'll bite. I used the...

    Old thread but i'll bite.

    I used the Thermawrap parka (has a hood) for my AT hike. Lasted the whole way and i still use it in the Sierra.
    Lost a bit of it's loft, i estimate about a third, but...
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    It was 77 degrees today here in Cali. Our weather...

    It was 77 degrees today here in Cali. Our weather is so seriously boring.
    I am not kidding and not poking fun.. it is seriously boring having sunshine and blue skies all the time.

    What is it they...
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    I agree with whats been said above. If you are...

    I agree with whats been said above.

    If you are curious about it go ahead and hike it.

    I started at Amicalola because some AT veteran friends had mentioned it on the PCT. I was curious what all...
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    Yea, you need a passport to LEAVE Canada if you...

    Yea, you need a passport to LEAVE Canada if you are a thru hiker.
    To enter and leave Canada requires a passport.
    I have spoken correctly (from experience on two trails).
    Read into those words what...
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    It is time to let Lone Wolf back in to defend...

    It is time to let Lone Wolf back in to defend himself.
    He probably don't really care at this point, but it is becomming rude on our part to talk, in jest and sideways about him, without his ability...
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    At Manning Resort you might ask about the hostel...

    At Manning Resort you might ask about the hostel they run across the street.
    It was something like 40 bucks as opposed to 150 bucks for a Hotel room.
    For what it's worth, there is a level campsite...
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    First place i ever had grits in my life! (I now...

    First place i ever had grits in my life! (I now crave grits!)
    Thankyou both for making the start of my journey so enjoyable ,and welcoming me into your hostel and the shuttle ride to Amicalola....
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    I was told NOT to do the AT after hiking other...

    I was told NOT to do the AT after hiking other trails.
    They told me there was nothing interesting to see on the AT... Green tunnel.. blah blah blah..
    They were WRONG!

    I am VERY glad I hiked the...
  10. Very good points Bronk.

    Very good points Bronk.
  11. There is "tagging" a register, which we all do. ...

    There is "tagging" a register, which we all do.
    There is even "tagging" certain things along the trail, where 300 people before us have tagged. (Monarch Pass, CDT)
    There are certain places we are...
  12. Like Lone Wolf "said".. it is up to current year...

    Like Lone Wolf "said".. it is up to current year hikers to administer justice. Forget the police and NPS.
    In parallel, it has been said that on the PCT a hiker named Hollywood has defaced the door...
  13. Very True. If you want to get geeky about...

    Very True.

    If you want to get geeky about weight, efficiency etc. I second the Trail Designs Caldera Cone suggestion.
    That is, if all you mainly do is boil water and rehydrate food in a plastic...
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    This actually happened to me at the gas...

    This actually happened to me at the gas station/c-store on the outskirts of Duncannon.
    A person dropped a ten dollar bill in my lap while I was stuffing my face with food.

    In Kent CT, three of us...
  15. I was there in late June of 2011. I used empty...

    I was there in late June of 2011.
    I used empty Fritos corn chip bags over spare socks with great success.
    Not sure what you mean by climbing though.
    For "hands on rock" type stuff; as in rock...
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    I began hiking long distance trails thinking it...

    I began hiking long distance trails thinking it would be such a great achievement to complete.
    When i completed the first trail, I was actually sad that the lifestyle was over.
    Finishing was cool,...
  17. Spirit Walker is absolutely right. The best...

    Spirit Walker is absolutely right.
    The best thing you can do to protect the trail for yourself and those behind you, in miles or years, is to go stoveless.
    It is actually not the hardship you...
  18. Had a friend hike for a magazine carrying GPS on...

    Had a friend hike for a magazine carrying GPS on a different trail.
    I hiked while raising money for charity.
    Either way there is an outside "pressure" involved that is non existant when one hikes...
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    Stealth Camp. When you arrive at a shelter and...

    Stealth Camp.
    When you arrive at a shelter and the scene doesn't feel right, hike on a few more miles and make a stealth camp 50 yards or more off the trail.
    (Make a point to remember which side of...
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    I wish him well. One thing i just noticed...

    I wish him well.
    One thing i just noticed checking his resupply mail drops is that he lists Crater Lake Post office. The PO is 4 miles down the highway. If he sends the package to Mazama village...
  21. Thread: Polar Pure

    by Iceaxe
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    Here is what the inside of a freshly opened...

    Here is what the inside of a freshly opened bottle of Polar Pure looks like.
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    This bottle is 2 years old and has never had water added to it.
    If you have gunk around the lid or threads it...
  22. Thread: Heet

    by Iceaxe
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    Yep, Slo-go'en that Red Heet is isopropyl...

    Yep, Slo-go'en that Red Heet is isopropyl alcohol. I was stuck using that once in of all places Yosemite. The outfitter in Tuolumne Meadows only had the red Heet in 2009. It worked in my Caldera Cone...
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    I like my Vargo Wood stove. This is my third...

    I like my Vargo Wood stove. This is my third backpacking wood stove. My first was a Sierra Zip Ztove i still use for short trips in the Sierra. The battery powered fan means you can use wetter wood...
  24. Mr Cabbage Head, please send Hikin_Jim, AKA...

    Mr Cabbage Head, please send Hikin_Jim, AKA Adventures in Stoving, one of your stoves. This fella has every stove there is on earth and shares his knowledge far and wide regarding anything stove...
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    Throw all your old shoes away. Find a different...

    Throw all your old shoes away.
    Find a different brand of shoe.
    Every morning before you even step on the floor out of bed i want you to put a foot in the air and massage the arches.
    Work on each...
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