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    ALDHA is showing on the calendar that it is...

    ALDHA is showing on the calendar that it is happening and I confirmed with Ramdino, who keeps in contact with the park weekly, that it is happening March 6-8.

    Not sure how formal it is, I do...
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    How cold have you slept down to in that combo of...

    How cold have you slept down to in that combo of bag and liner? I ask because typically, liners best case add 5 degrees rather than the claimed 10-15. For almost the same weight, you could layer a...
  3. Thread: Pack Weight Woes

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    Your Reactor liner is ridiculously heavy and...

    Your Reactor liner is ridiculously heavy and might give you an extra 5 degrees of warmth. You could add a 50 degree quilt to put over your Bandit, "should" give you close to 20 degrees of additional...
  4. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    Gotcha, I was aware that they all intersected. I...

    Gotcha, I was aware that they all intersected. I remember part of that being in the wilderness portion but I wasn't sure how much more of them were. Always good to have more information!
  5. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    From what I recall, the Skyway Loop is in the...

    From what I recall, the Skyway Loop is in the Cheaha Wilderness, that is why blazing is minimal if not non-existent. If you were to blaze it and not get caught, they would paint over the blazes as...
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    As far as I am aware, yes it is happening. It...

    As far as I am aware, yes it is happening. It should be March 6-8, 2020.
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    Heading NOBO March 8th, granted only for a week....

    Heading NOBO March 8th, granted only for a week. Walking with a friend that is attempting a thru this year. If I were continuing north, I doubt anything would change drastically.

    This is what I am...
  8. Thread: Resupply distance

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    First section we did on the AT, 10 days of food...

    First section we did on the AT, 10 days of food and only made it ~70 miles.

    Now a days, the longest I plan is 7 days without resupply. I have one such trip currently planned(loosely) that is 223...
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    Did you check your junk mail? I have contacted...

    Did you check your junk mail? I have contacted them multiple times and always had a prompt response.
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    Curious how many NU25 lamps you can carry for the...

    Curious how many NU25 lamps you can carry for the weight of a triple A headlamp and batteries to keep it running the same amount of time.

    My use of the NU25 has been very seldom ever needing to...
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    My wife and I pulled Hot Springs to Damascus last...

    My wife and I pulled Hot Springs to Damascus last year around that time. We usually did 18-19 mpd through the section you are looking at without too much trouble. We generally arrived at camp...
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    Night hiking the same or near the same time as...

    Night hiking the same or near the same time as summer or just get in and go to sleep regardless. Spent a couple 11-12 hour bag nights the last trip I was on. Two to three of those were because I...
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    I do the double layer of quilts. 50 degree APEX...

    I do the double layer of quilts. 50 degree APEX long/wide and 40 degree APEX reg/reg. I have slept down to 15 degrees with this combo with light layers. Just bought a 30 degree down Enigma with draft...
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    Just something I found with the showa gloves(281...

    Just something I found with the showa gloves(281 model). I used these with possum down glove liners and they were good until the temps got below ~25 degrees. Ordered some overmitts to see if having...
  15. Curious if this would work....

    Curious if this would work.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PYNRYX3/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2DQX36AME1WW3&psc=1
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    The condition they were in when we were there in...

    The condition they were in when we were there in 2016 makes me think the tree actually finished them off/put them out of their misery as they were in poor shape probably from misuse.
  17. Thread: Skyway Loop trail

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    Both, lots of hunters can be out in that area. I...

    Both, lots of hunters can be out in that area. I had hat, pack cover and an orange shirt on when I finished the Pinhoti last month. Did sections 26-31 in GA and 7-8 to finish the Alabama portion and...
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    Personally, if it were me, I would have them in a...

    Personally, if it were me, I would have them in a box at Fontana Lodge. That way you can decide before you go into the Smokies if you need them based on weather. I have seen several videos of ice on...
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    Registering has been happening already, tags...

    Registering has been happening already, tags start Jan. 1.
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    The only damage that ever happened when I owned...

    The only damage that ever happened when I owned one of these was me not paying attention and scraping the mesh with the tip putting it in the cup.
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    I have used the Nitecore NU25 for the past couple...

    I have used the Nitecore NU25 for the past couple of years and it has been great! Very lightweight, the charge lasts for weeks if not months depending on use. USB rechargeable so I can replenish it...
  22. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    Lol! You have me thinking about a Bearikade...

    Lol! You have me thinking about a Bearikade again... Weighing out what I want to purchase for next year.
  23. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    BV500 spec weight is 41 oz, mine weighs 42.75 oz....

    BV500 spec weight is 41 oz, mine weighs 42.75 oz.
    Just a data point.
  24. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    I carry one and so does my wife. I will be hiking...

    I carry one and so does my wife. I will be hiking for a week with my friend who is a NOBO hopeful and I will have my canister.
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    This is just what I remember hearing about those...

    This is just what I remember hearing about those incidents. I recall both incidents mentioning that the BV was not actually closed completely. May not be the case.
    We will see if either of ours get...
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