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    You are not alone in your frustration. After...

    You are not alone in your frustration. After many attempts with several different alcohol stoves, pots (the wider, shallower "grease pot" was the best), windscreens, etc., I still had issues getting...
  2. Agreed. And I'm not saying that there isn't a...

    Agreed. And I'm not saying that there isn't a need to protect against bear/human interaction, I'm just not sure thousands of hikers, many somewhat inexperienced, with canisters scattered all about...
  3. Yeah, I was wondering about using such a device...

    Yeah, I was wondering about using such a device and smartphone compatibility, especially the range.
    Please post results when you do this. Sounds like a good idea.
  4. Couple of hundred feet is quite a distance. ...

    Couple of hundred feet is quite a distance. That's a pretty big area to search off trail in the woods.

    And had it been moved hundreds of feet as in Tipi's case, how easy would it have been to...
  5. My biggest concern on canisters isn't the added...

    My biggest concern on canisters isn't the added weight. It's having a bear or other creature decide it's at a tryout for Manchester United using my canister as the ball. Get one of those things...
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    The large number (some would say horde) of...

    The large number (some would say horde) of aspiring thru-hikers departing Springer Mountain and hiking NOBO from roughly March 1st through April 15th. It thins out and stretches out as they make...
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    If you wait out the "days of rain" in your tent...

    If you wait out the "days of rain" in your tent the bubble will pass you and it will no longer be a problem. Completing a thru-hike likely won't be either.
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    Well, here's hoping he brought those spikes if...

    Well, here's hoping he brought those spikes if the trail stays icy - http://www.highonleconte.com/daily-posts



    Sunday, February 16th, 2020

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    The trail changes. Gear changes. Human desires...

    The trail changes. Gear changes. Human desires and behaviors change. Can't say I miss carrying a heavier pack though.:-?

    And as George Carlin once noted, "Ah, the good old days - back when...
  10. Ah, yes, the flying squirrel problem.

    Ah, yes, the flying squirrel problem.
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    Yeah, just do as you please without having a clue...

    Yeah, just do as you please without having a clue as to why or by who the ribbons were placed. So if I find your tent unoccupied while you're off getting water its okay if I haul it off as trash? ...
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    It's a bit hard to compare the AT in 1970, and...

    It's a bit hard to compare the AT in 1970, and even thru-hiking to some degree, to today. Or the gear. Or even the hikers. The trail, the gear, and the hikers were different in the 1970's and...
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    Trail Days in Damascus is May 15 - 17 and you'll...

    Trail Days in Damascus is May 15 - 17 and you'll be right in the NOBO thru-hiker bubble (at least some part of it). Unless experiencing that is part of your plan.
  14. It's great that you have options! The #3 option...

    It's great that you have options! The #3 option depends upon how much snowpack there is, the timing of the melt and thaw, plus how rainy/dry/cold/warm this spring turns out, etc. I've hiked in...
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    Actually, it's a perfect method - just take the...

    Actually, it's a perfect method - just take the 10% of your income Dave believes you should tithe to an organized brick and mortar church and tithe it to your "church in the woods."
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    Another possibility to consider, other than...

    Another possibility to consider, other than reducing weight to a minimum which should likely be job #1, is using a body pack like the ones Aarn make to better balance the load front to back. ...
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    "a time when time, money, work, & family all fit...

    "a time when time, money, work, & family all fit together" - yeah, for most people that time never happens. There's always going to be reasons not to go, but unless they involve your dependent...
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/135977...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/135977-FKT-on-the-PCT
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    If Gilda Radner had worn one of those it would...

    If Gilda Radner had worn one of those it would have been a Roseanne Roseannadanna Bandandana.
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  21. Here's the thing with those comfort vs lower...

    Here's the thing with those comfort vs lower limit ratings though. Your a guy (we're tough) and figure okay I can tough out a night or two at the lower limit (which already factors in wearing base...
  22. Many of us who hiked the AT back in the "good old...

    Many of us who hiked the AT back in the "good old days" of private land and road walks before the corridor was protected are having a bit of a chuckle at some of the outrage this 2 -3 mile...
  23. Just a wild guess, but I'm thinking ATC likely...

    Just a wild guess, but I'm thinking ATC likely knows just a bit more about the big picture than what many here are speculating.
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    I edited the post above after you replied to add...

    I edited the post above after you replied to add a a few thoughts. But yeah, remain flexible. A lot of it will depend upon pace and the weather.
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    SOBO starting Sept 1? 1st time hiking in the US?...

    SOBO starting Sept 1? 1st time hiking in the US? 1st time thru-hiker? Most SOBO's start June 1 thru July 1 and finish before winter is in full effect down south. Why is Sept 1 a problem? ...
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