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    Only where required. Learn how to hang a bag and...

    Only where required. Learn how to hang a bag and practice.
  2. Just got back & had a great time.

    Just got back & had a great time.
  3. See you there!

    See you there!
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    In Connecticut I met a thru hiker several weeks...

    In Connecticut I met a thru hiker several weeks ago who said that NY water was pretty scarce. Last week the shelter water source at Telephone Pioneers Shelter was completely dry.
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    When my friend & I got to Puffer shelter there...

    When my friend & I got to Puffer shelter there was a kid's group filling the shelter and there were only two flat spots to camp. One was by the privy, the other behind the shelter. We tented behind...
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    Cosmo may well chime in since he lives near...

    Cosmo may well chime in since he lives near there. I have camped at the Gathering in Williamstown. It is a field with a great view of Greylock adjoining woods. At the last one several people did...
  7. Any container made out of #5 plastic. They are...

    Any container made out of #5 plastic. They are meant for microwaving and holding hot stuff. I use a Zip loc round 2-cup container. They also come in a 4-cup size.
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    There is room for two cars there.

    There is room for two cars there.
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    No, you do not need a canister but you should...

    No, you do not need a canister but you should practice hanging a bear line.
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    Kent CT Showers open

    The shower at the Kent, CT Visitor Center is now open for the season. There is no roof over the shower so it is open to the elements.

    The cost is $2 (in quarters) for a 4 minute shower. BYO soap...
  11. Here are a bunch of reviews of the tent. Watch...

    Here are a bunch of reviews of the tent. Watch them & make up your own mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=big+agnes+tiger+wall+2+carbon+review
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    Too far off the trail. I wanted to go there last...

    Too far off the trail. I wanted to go there last year to buy new hiking shoes, but no one would pick me up hitchhiking. Then I called them and found out they don't sell shoes. Glad I didn't get...
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    Kent Ct Outfitter store for sale

    The outfitter store in Kent, CT Annie Bananie, aka Backcountry Outfitters closed and the building is for sale.

    If you have a spare $560,000 and always wanted an outfitter store here is your...
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    I got one & the first time I used it it bent.

    I got one & the first time I used it it bent.
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    Mostly a half pyramid, for expected bad weather a...

    Mostly a half pyramid, for expected bad weather a flying diamond, for expected great weather & no wind a lean-to.
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    I use either a garlic/shallot bag or a cheapo...

    I use either a garlic/shallot bag or a cheapo stuff sack from Walmart.
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    Congratulations! I have been retired for almost 7...

    Congratulations! I have been retired for almost 7 years. I go hiking almost every day. I have done big trips and small trips, dayhikes, backpacks, XC skiing, swimming, paddling. It is all good! Enjoy.
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    A place to cache food in Shenandoah?

    Is there a place to cache food about halfway through the park near or along the AT? Will the campgrounds or resorts hold food packages?
  19. I would have a thousand dollars.

    I would have a thousand dollars.
  20. Not so, peanut shells, Pistachio shells, banana...

    Not so, peanut shells, Pistachio shells, banana peels, orange peels, dog crap, human crap, tissues do not belong on a trail, especially at viewpoints.
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    Poll: Waterproof Breathable is an Oxymoron just like...

    Waterproof Breathable is an Oxymoron just like Army Intelligence.

    US Army 1668-70.
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    I live in CT. It is terribly expensive but CT has...

    I live in CT. It is terribly expensive but CT has 850 miles of "blue trails", many towns have local trails, and there are 50 or so miles of the AT + the AT has 85 miles in MA and 52 miles of the AT...
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    Is this still available?

    Is this still available?
  24. It looks like you thru-hiked it. How did you get...

    It looks like you thru-hiked it. How did you get water on the ridges and how did you find campsites?
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    This really works

    This really works
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