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    Check out Stoney Point Center listed under Ft...

    Check out Stoney Point Center listed under Ft Montgomery NY (Shuttle to and from Exit of Trail Side Zoo before Bear Bridge. Good place to stay and leave the car. Away from trail so many forget it...
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    Way to Go! Enjoy and Celebrate your Success!

    Way to Go! Enjoy and Celebrate your Success!
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    Enjoy!! Just did part of the Foothills Trail! ...

    Enjoy!! Just did part of the Foothills Trail! Beautiful but too Hot ��. You should have great weather! Jealous!
  4. Pack Covers, like rain gear, will wet through. I...

    Pack Covers, like rain gear, will wet through. I also had one case in which the bottom interior side of the pack cover filled up with 1/4 inch of water. I now use a Packa, which is great as a pack...
  5. Like IkmI, I love the Packa and like the OP, I am...

    Like IkmI, I love the Packa and like the OP, I am now trying out the Gossamer Gear Umbrella with attachment. Thinking it will be great for Sun as much as rain, but also for summer storms when I just...
  6. I saw some research that stated “anti shock”...

    I saw some research that stated “anti shock” wasn’t really that big of a factor or difference in actual trail use. I am all for Lexi. Great product, great warranty and have served me will .
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    Like all gear, it’s a personal choice. I would...

    Like all gear, it’s a personal choice. I would not use it on the AT. However, if I ever did the PCT I would definitely take it for Sun as much as Rain. I am planning on taking it on my Buckeye...
  8. Thread: AT Bag Tag

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    I have 2018 Tag. It was great on the Trail...

    I have 2018 Tag. It was great on the Trail because it was wonderful to identify other Thru Hikers that I had not yet met all the way to K. More a badge of shared experience for the year. Since...
  9. Thread: Arm warmers

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    I tried them during my 2018 Thru Hike, to make a...

    I tried them during my 2018 Thru Hike, to make a short sleeve shirt into a long sleeve in order to save weight. I did make a mistake of ordering them to fit instead of going a size smaller or...
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    Thru Hiked in 2018 and Hammocked the entire way...

    Thru Hiked in 2018 and Hammocked the entire way with no issues. Like mentioned, I would get a pad for Smokey Mountains and Shelters/Huts/Hostels along the way to give better sleeping options. Still...
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    Katahdin Be Free Wayer Filter

    Just trying to change things up to see if I like this better than my CNOC and Sawyer Squeeze that served me well on my AT Thru Hike. My one question, do I not need to worry about the larger Be Free...
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    Like Lazy Lightning, I never gave the Trail much...

    Like Lazy Lightning, I never gave the Trail much thought. It is what it is and just keep one foot in front of the other, looking for the view or moment that makes the day worth it. My worst moment...
  13. For the hammock, I wouldn’t use paracord, due to...

    For the hammock, I wouldn’t use paracord, due to damaging of trees and weight when wet (which it will be often on the AT). Invest in a lightweight tarp line, straps and hardware from Dutchware. Bear...
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    Small Tube of Neosporin for scrapes, cuts, bites...

    Small Tube of Neosporin for scrapes, cuts, bites and blisters; hasn’t been mentioned. I also carried/y a small tube of Aguaphor for feet and occasional crotch problems. In my opinion, Imodium was...
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    As posted above, Check out Captain Blue’s Book...

    As posted above, Check out Captain Blue’s Book and purchase Guthooks App. Figure 80-100 days depending on zeros and daily mileage. Quicker on the NW corner versus Southeast Ohio, 5-10 mile...
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    Hope that works for you. Sounds like a great...

    Hope that works for you. Sounds like a great combo. I personally never used an inflation bag, but each to their own! Keep HikN^!
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    Same thing here except that I didnít start my...

    Same thing here except that I didnít start my thru hike with a NeoAir. I used a Barco Lounger (You Tube it), which basically is a 1/8 inch Gossamer Pad sew in Tyvik. It was great as padding in a...
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    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer...

    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer evenings at Shelters than coffee. Great after dinner Thru Hike drink in my opinion.
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    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian...

    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook from here. 2018, I used Guthooks on Trail and the AWOL Guide but pre downloaded Resupply and Distance mileage that I pulled from...
  20. Thread: WTB Water Filter

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    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a...

    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a blue water connector will meet all your needs at a lighter weight and cost than a Katydin. I tried various setups on my AT Thru Hike (due to my own...
  21. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not...

    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not showering for 10 days at a time and suffering through over 100* days and high humidity; I found that nothing caused more body stench than poor nutrition. I...
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    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had...

    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had great weather until a Nor’easter hit us at the Ga/NC State Line. That night I learned the importance of checking wind direction, finding Rhododendron...
  23. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT...

    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT Community. I would have loved to have stayed in town after Ice Cream, Tim Hortons and Dollar General on my thru hike, rather than climbing up GreyLock. ...
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    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21...

    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21 nights in a shelter where it made life a little softer. Used in Lake of the Clouds work for stay that saved me on a very hard floor versus a very cold...
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    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in...

    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in February. Used a 20 WB 3/4 quilt the entire Thru Hike. Work great the entire way. I did purchase a NeoAir from the Gatlinburg NOC and carried it the...
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