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  1. Thread: InReach

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    I personally think the only reason to carry these...

    I personally think the only reason to carry these devices on popular long trails is for the slight extra comfort of your loved ones back home. Most days you'd be able to get a text out with your...
  2. My wife and I use an inverted canister setup for...

    My wife and I use an inverted canister setup for deep winter trips, meaning morning temps in single digits or below, and when serious power is needed, like when melting snow for all of our water...
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    I've owned a gaggle of good headlamps over the...

    I've owned a gaggle of good headlamps over the decades, and I have to say this NU25 is my all time favorite, best lumens per gram as far as I can tell (with alternate UL strap) and excellent battery...
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    Sounds like a plan. My original flight got into...

    Sounds like a plan. My original flight got into SD later, and I was going to do the same thing, then I found an earlier flight on SW (no change fee).

    There is allegedly a place to camp in, er, ...
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    A few thoughts since I'm giving the PCT a go next...

    A few thoughts since I'm giving the PCT a go next year...

    First, Scout and Frodo's place, at full capacity, is still a very pleasant experience, and if I were starting after they open next spring,...
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    Yeah, agree with both of these things; when...

    Yeah, agree with both of these things; when going downhill, I'm always prepared to step aside, but it rarely seems to work out that way, nearly always the uphill hiker steps aside first, seemingly...
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    My little quip, admittedly not very funny, but at...

    My little quip, admittedly not very funny, but at least my wife smiled when I said it, when hiking north on the AT, passing day hikers going south, many would ask me "Are you through hiking?" I...
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    Funny, when I'm doing long section hikes and...

    Funny, when I'm doing long section hikes and hiking in the midst of a bunch of wanna-be thru hikers, at first, yeah, they are kind of aloof, for the most part. But give 'em a couple days and they...
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    Given your criteria, I think you'd be happy in...

    Given your criteria, I think you'd be happy in the Aether, or some other similar Osprey pack. I've used the Aether (a larger one, an 85 I think) on many a long mountaineering expedition with WAY more...
  10. Have you looked at using Polycryo? It is about...

    Have you looked at using Polycryo? It is about half the weight of Tyvek, about 1.6 oz (40gm) vs. twice that for Tyvek for a typical tent footprint. Pretty tough stuff, when I backpack with my wife...
  11. I used a WM Alpinlite for a few years, FANTASTIC...

    I used a WM Alpinlite for a few years, FANTASTIC bag, roomy, warm and conservatively rated, I only sold mine because I switched to using quilts. $400 is a very fair price for this, someone should...
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    Hah! Zero worries, whenever guns, dogs or pack...

    Hah! Zero worries, whenever guns, dogs or pack weight comes up, the "discussions" flourish with all sorts of varied opinions/heated responses. Seems kinda silly, but that's typical on forums, I...
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    Echoing what is said below, I tried the frameless...

    Echoing what is said below, I tried the frameless thing briefly, saved 1 pound on the pack itself (1lb 10 oz zpacks arc to 9 ounce zpacks zero). I did this with about a 9 lb baseweight kit (incl...
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    I think he deserves it. Weird, unnecessary post,...

    I think he deserves it. Weird, unnecessary post, CG's, that is.
  15. Yep, of course, Southwest.... $99 one way, $109...

    Yep, of course, Southwest.... $99 one way, $109 the other, direct, good times of day, amazing prices on SW as long as it's enough in advance. Looking forward to being out there in January! Will...
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    Aha! So you're set, fantastic. Good start time,...

    Aha! So you're set, fantastic. Good start time, early April. I'm March 11th, almost a month earlier BUT I already have 2 separate weeks scheduled in that fist 6 weeks off-trail along the way,...
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    All interesting stuff, and again, I'm sorry for...

    All interesting stuff, and again, I'm sorry for my initial knee-jerk brash dismissal of these attempts to figure "the odds".

    FP: my quick/dirty analysis takes into account the time spent on the...
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    I don't disagree with what you are saying, but I...

    I don't disagree with what you are saying, but I was talking about legalities, not what the right thing to do is. Whether or not it is the right thing to do, it is LEGAL to hike those first 700 miles...
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    Sorry, I just don't get it. I just don't...

    Sorry, I just don't get it. I just don't understand why you separate the small number of thru hikers from the huge population of hikers, it seems to be this totally skews any possible results, hence...
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    Not going to quote your post FP, too much screen...

    Not going to quote your post FP, too much screen real estate... I understand where you're coming from, but I see a couple of serious flaws in yours and others' arguments, at least from my...
  21. Cool, great info! No, I do not define a "long...

    Cool, great info! No, I do not define a "long trail" to be only in the wilderness, not at all. I want to do exactly what you say about "discovering Florida". Is that campsite right in the middle of...
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    OK! So, I'll push at your analysis a bit... lets...

    OK! So, I'll push at your analysis a bit... lets work together here and try to come up with a reasonable number, sorry if I was blunt, I wasn't picking on you specifically. And please if I stop,...
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    Sorry folks, those attempts at any sort of...

    Sorry folks, those attempts at any sort of statistical analysis are all way off, not even close to the right order of magnitude. No, I will not attempt to present any of my own, not worth doing and...
  24. Hey SS, can you tell me what your choice would be...

    Hey SS, can you tell me what your choice would be for a 250-ish mile segment? If I started a bit north of Orlando, can I minimize road walking? I don't mind a bit of it, heck, I'd probably just...
  25. Just booked a cheap r/t to Orlando. Very...

    Just booked a cheap r/t to Orlando.

    Very tentatively decided to start at ~mile 144 on the north end of Okeechobee, hike to Winter Springs (~mile 356), about 212 miles, maybe further if the miles...
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