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    OK- looks like the instructions are at...

    OK- looks like the instructions are at http://blog.gossamergear.com/diy-chew-proof-bear-bag/2
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    I have made a number of "Ursack" equivalent bags...

    I have made a number of "Ursack" equivalent bags from exploded car airbags re-purposed from junk yards (instructions were at http://blog.gossamergear.com/diy-chew-proof-bear-bag but not sure the link...
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    I have been on allopurinol for several years with...

    I have been on allopurinol for several years with no relapses and no issues at all with hikes. You need to have blood tests once a year to monitor your uric acid levels (and kidney functionality)-...
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    Fly to DC- take the train to Harpers Ferry WV. ...

    Fly to DC- take the train to Harpers Ferry WV. You can walk south to Shenandoah but North may give you more transportation options at the end.
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    I have had a WM Flash since 2010 and literally...

    I have had a WM Flash since 2010 and literally never leave on a trip without it. I use it as a camp jacket and occasionally as an extra layer to extend the range of my sleeping bag. No patches, no...
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    Received and just as described- thanks levibarry!

    Received and just as described- thanks levibarry!
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    PM Sent DripDry

    PM Sent

    DripDry
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    https://www.minibulldesign.com/productcart/pc/view...

    https://www.minibulldesign.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=130&idcategory=10
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    My simple (and cheap) solution was to go to a...

    My simple (and cheap) solution was to go to a junkyard and cut out an exploded airbag from a wrecked car (about $2). Seam-rip it to get as large a flat section as possible, then sew a stuffsack big...
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    I can't tell you why it happened, but it happened...

    I can't tell you why it happened, but it happened to my hiking buddy and I in a shelter near the NC/GA line in March, 2010. There was heavy snow on the ground, so I have always wondered if that was...
  11. In the snow in March 2010 a buddy and I had our...

    In the snow in March 2010 a buddy and I had our boots filled with acorns by the mice overnight in a shelter in NC. Also woke up to a mouse eating food out of my beard in a shelter just north of Mt....
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    Best bet is Standing Bear (Green Corner Road). ...

    Best bet is Standing Bear (Green Corner Road). That is where you will want to leave your car when you do the Smokies.
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    I have a couple of them from AntigravityGear. ...

    I have a couple of them from AntigravityGear. They have an example on their website (http://www.antigravitygear.com/pocket-profile-appalachian-trail-elevation-profile-map.html). It is a nice...
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    I am male, but I love my MP+. I have carried...

    I am male, but I love my MP+. I have carried weights up to the low 30 pound range (with 6-7 days of food), and the pack is very comfortable. I haven't had any issues with durability, and love the...
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    I am gluten-free as well and Moose Goo on a Cliff...

    I am gluten-free as well and Moose Goo on a Cliff Bar is my lunch on 90% of my trail days.
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    Hiked the park last Sept. I made calls on...

    Hiked the park last Sept. I made calls on Verizon at Newfound Gap and Davenport Gap. Limited coverage in other spots I tried.
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    i seem to remember several shelters that didn't...

    i seem to remember several shelters that didn't have cables. You might want to rethink the canister though- if you are concerned about it get an Ursack (or make one yourself from an exploded airbag...
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    I section hiked the Smokies last Sept. We made...

    I section hiked the Smokies last Sept. We made reservations and stayed where we had made them- but virtually every other hiker we met in the park didn't. I am sure the Ridge Runners and Rangers are...
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    +1 on that. SNP is as easy as it gets from a...

    +1 on that. SNP is as easy as it gets from a terrain perspective, but miles are still miles.
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    I used an iGo "Charge Anywhere"...

    I used an iGo "Charge Anywhere" (http://www.igo.com/invt/ps002730001) which allowed me to charge the battery in the iGO while charging my phone, etc. It works with just about anything with a USB.
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    I did Fontana to NFG NOBO as a Section in...

    I did Fontana to NFG NOBO as a Section in September without trail legs, and didn't think it was bad. The climb out of Fontana and the hike to Clingmans is a bit of work, but neither was...
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    I hiked the park a couple of months ago and can't...

    I hiked the park a couple of months ago and can't remember many shelters where you would have trouble finding a place to hang.
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    Agree with WingedMonkey. 50 responses (now 51),...

    Agree with WingedMonkey. 50 responses (now 51), and all the guy asked was where to have a sign made. Amazing.
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    Stir Fry- What kind of closure system are you...

    Stir Fry- What kind of closure system are you using to form the footbox? Very nice job by the way.
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    We were out there a couple of weeks ago (Cow Camp...

    We were out there a couple of weeks ago (Cow Camp Gap to the Priest and back). Saw a couple of folks who looked to be hunting, although they also looked like they didn't want anybody to know about...
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