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    One of the most versatile down jackets you can...

    One of the most versatile down jackets you can buy. I love mine. Combined with a shell it can carry you through some pretty cold temps. Whatever you buy....buy one with a hood as it makes a huge...
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    "The slower you walk, the faster you'll get...

    "The slower you walk, the faster you'll get there." (told to me by a Peruvian guide while hiking to Machu Picchu) I've used his advice many times since when climbing the steeps.
  3. Love that park. We bike it, hike it and boat it.

    Love that park. We bike it, hike it and boat it.
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    Ha ha! That reminds of a hanger that started the...

    Ha ha! That reminds of a hanger that started the same day as me in 2012. Apparently he bought a hammock and never tried it out prior to his hike. I met him the second night out and he complained that...
  5. Thread: What Stove?

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    I did 600 miles on the AT a few years back and...

    I did 600 miles on the AT a few years back and exclusively used a wood stove with no backup. I can only recall once or twice eating a cold dinner basically attributed to my own laziness of not...
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    BTW...you have to click on the FAQs.

    BTW...you have to click on the FAQs.
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    This addressed some of my concerns. ...

    This addressed some of my concerns.

    https://sawyer.com/products/permethrin-premium-insect-repellent/
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    Interesting and very possible.

    Interesting and very possible.
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    Usually fog and cloud cover doesn't last for 26...

    Usually fog and cloud cover doesn't last for 26 days.
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    Even without a compass if you knew which side of...

    Even without a compass if you knew which side of the trail you exited you should be able to figure the general direction back to the trail simply by observing the sunrise and sunset. For the most...
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    When I'm in a gathered end hammock I prefer an...

    When I'm in a gathered end hammock I prefer an UQ. When I'm in my Ridgerunner bridge type hammock I actually have come to prefer my closed cell foam pad as I don't have to worry about keeping it dry...
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    This may have been posted before but the Dollar...

    This may have been posted before but the Dollar General sells a product called Hot Shot which is a .5% permethrin solution in a spray bottle for $3.50. It's advertised to protect against ticks, lice...
  13. During my AT hike I discovered I had shared the...

    During my AT hike I discovered I had shared the night with a mouse in my hammock. I'm just glad I discovered it after getting out in the morning. If I had discovered it during the night I probably...
  14. Listen to this man.

    Listen to this man.
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    It seems like most folks prefer an UQ with their...

    It seems like most folks prefer an UQ with their hammock and I would agree for the most part when they are referring to gathered end hammocks. When used with gathered end hammocks pads just have too...
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    That would be awesome!

    That would be awesome!
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    That reminds me of what a guide in Peru told...

    That reminds me of what a guide in Peru told while hiking at altitude...."The slower you hike the faster you'll get there. " :)
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    Oh dear God yes! I'm a sucker for new different...

    Oh dear God yes! I'm a sucker for new different gear and talked myself into buying one of the Aarn backpacks with the chest mounted bags. Some people swear by them but I wound up swearing at them. I...
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    Yeah but after a few days you'll wonder what all...

    Yeah but after a few days you'll wonder what all the fuss was about. I remember all the months of stress and worrying if everything was just right prior to my hike. Now I could be ready to go in an...
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    Beautiful an inspiring TR Jeff. I would expect...

    Beautiful an inspiring TR Jeff. I would expect nothing less. That hike is on my to do list for this summer. I drifted off to the world of canoe camping las year but lately have been hearing the siren...
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    I didn't notice any difference at all other than...

    I didn't notice any difference at all other than an increase in comfort and lightness.
  22. Inspiring to say the least. Those Germans are...

    Inspiring to say the least. Those Germans are strong hikers.
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    I will not use a pad in a gathered end hammock...

    I will not use a pad in a gathered end hammock but always use one in my bridge hammock because they lay flat and straight. For car camping I use a 25" inflatable and for backpacking I use the wide...
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    I have both and I believe hands down the...

    I have both and I believe hands down the Aeropress makes a better cup of joe. I also agree with most others, I wouldn't bring it on a long hike. If you must, the Starbucks instants aren't bad.
  25. F bombs were my favorite parts! Sixth graders...

    F bombs were my favorite parts! Sixth graders probably swear more than any other grade. The bleeps would have made them smile. Enjoyed the videos very much.
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