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    I used that bag for the beginning and end of my...

    I used that bag for the beginning and end of my thru-hike. I was very happy with it. Kept me toasty warm even in the late April cold snap in the Smokies when most hikers decided to head into...
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    Thanks for sharing this! Recognized a lot of...

    Thanks for sharing this! Recognized a lot of faces!

    -Shaggy
  3. Thread: Pillows

    by songunn25
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    My puffy jacket stuffs into a rectangular...

    My puffy jacket stuffs into a rectangular interior pocket and worked well as a pillow for me during my thru-hike. The only time I needed to use my puffy jacket to stay warm in my bag was two nights...
  4. You should check out the Tecumseh Trail and...

    You should check out the Tecumseh Trail and Knobstone Trail in Indiana if you haven't already. I think the Knobstone is something like 15,000 feet of elevation gain and loss over the course of 50...
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    17573 17572 Shaggy here! April 3. 2012...

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    Shaggy here! April 3. 2012 to September 7, 2012
    Ended up being an incredible day to summit.
    Congrats to everyone else too!
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    Can't wait to see everyone out on the trail!! My...

    Can't wait to see everyone out on the trail!! My flight leaves tomorrow morning at 6 AM!
  7. Thread: Pure ENVY !!

    by songunn25
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    Thank you! I fly down to Atlanta tomorrow and...

    Thank you! I fly down to Atlanta tomorrow and officially start my hike on Tuesday. Can't wait!
  8. Thread: snake bit

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    And rattlers eat the mice that carry the ticks...

    And rattlers eat the mice that carry the ticks that would otherwise eventually land on you. Rattlers and all snakes are your friends. As long as you don't piss them off unnecessarily...
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    I've been having the same problem on my IPhone...

    I've been having the same problem on my IPhone all week. Your solution worked for me. It looks like you have a mobile friendly version of the site up which is new to me. For anyone who wants the full...
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    We have a winner.

    Thanks for this Zelph! I think I am going to try your adapted can.


    Again, I appreciate everyone else's advice too.
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    Cat Stove/Foster's Can Problem

    I am going to be using a cat stove on my upcoming thru-hike attempt and decided I wanted to try to use a Foster's Beer can for my pot. The issue I have run into is the bottom lip of the can is just...
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    Appreciate the thoughts on this. I was struggling...

    Appreciate the thoughts on this. I was struggling to decide if Driducks would be ok for an April 3rd start on the trail. This gives me the confidence to downsize and save at least 3/4 of a pound in...
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    Already added this in another thread....

    Already added this in another thread. http://purposeofthejourney.com
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    Just started my blog, but I don't leave for...

    Just started my blog, but I don't leave for another 46 days. (sigh) Can't promise it will be anything worth coming back to read, but I am going to try. http://www.purposeofthejourney.com
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    I am in the Indianapolis area and am trying to...

    I am in the Indianapolis area and am trying to get out and do as many overnight backpacking trips as I can before I attempt a NOBO on the AT. My problem is my work schedule. I almost always only have...
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    For those unaware of the SOPA debate, this...

    For those unaware of the SOPA debate, this article explains why it is a really, REALLY bad idea. http://lifehacker.com/5860205/all-about-sopa-the-bill-thats-going-to-cripple-your-internet

    This is...
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    Squirrels

    A lot of the reason for this is oaks produced almost no acorns this year. A large die-off of squirrels and other rodents is expected over the winter. Which means come spring it is going to likely be...
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    Trail Name: None Yet Direction: NOBO Estimated...

    Trail Name: None Yet
    Direction: NOBO
    Estimated Start Date: Was leaning towards March 1st, but now leaning towards April 1st so I can save back a bit more for it.
    Approach Trail - Yep!
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