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    Poll: I was hiking the SHT with my wife when she yelled...

    I was hiking the SHT with my wife when she yelled "ow", and looked down. It was at that moment that I saw the YJs appearing everywhere. We started running and dropped our trekking poles and packs...
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    Poll: Olympus Sylus 300 and 400 cameras

    These are the waterproof cameras refered to earlier. I purchased one recently and do like it specifically for hiking. It is waterresistant which is peace of mind for toting around a camera outside....
  3. Thread: Yaktrax

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    Snow use

    My wife tried out a pair of pro model yaktrax during our winter trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. Maybe her boots were a bad shape for them (la sportiva boots) but they kept on slipping off the toe...
  4. Thread: insects

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    Long Sleeves and Pants is all for the day. I...

    Long Sleeves and Pants is all for the day. I have found that bug dope isn't worth the trouble. It stinks and is greasy - and when I hike, I sweat it off almost instantly.

    When bugs are really...
  5. Thread: Cameras

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    Poll: APS cameras are great for snapshots. However, if...

    APS cameras are great for snapshots. However, if you have any intentions on blowing up a photo larger than standard size (4x6) I have heard that the resolution of the APS cameras do a very poor job...
  6. Thread: This Forum

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    This is the best, most active, web-based AT forum...

    This is the best, most active, web-based AT forum on the internet. Take the good with the bad. I see many helpful posts here and know that many people on this board have a serious passion for the...
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    Add a splash of vinegar to your washing machine. ...

    Add a splash of vinegar to your washing machine. This seemed to help a little and it is a simple solution.
  8. Thread: Leaking Tent

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    Tents' treatments sometimes just wear out...

    Tents' treatments sometimes just wear out allowing the nylon to leak. You can re-treat your tent using a polyurethane tent sealer. Almost any major outfitter will carry this stuff. Go to...
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    I agree that the approach you take to getting...

    I agree that the approach you take to getting sponsorships from a company may be the key. Do some research on how others have got sponsorship. Two things I see as a problem for you to get...
  10. Thread: weighting???

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    We used a digital cooking scale purchased at...

    We used a digital cooking scale purchased at Target for around $10. Get down to the tenth of the ounce.
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    I was planning a vacation to Nashville with my...

    I was planning a vacation to Nashville with my girlfriend. A friend of ours told us we should plan to spend a few days in the Smokeys. We decided that a backpacking trip would be cool since we are...
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    When I first mentioned it they though it was a...

    When I first mentioned it they though it was a joke - pipedreams that will never happen. By the time we bought the plane tickets they realized it was for real and were very supportive. It would...
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    Greyowl- I'm not following the water thing. ...

    Greyowl-

    I'm not following the water thing. Wouldn't that just dilute the mixure and make it give off less heat? Last I checked water was not flammable. However since it is the gasses burning...
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    Poll: Really want to do a thru-hike of the Superior...

    Really want to do a thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail with the Kekakabic and the Border Route. The next major one will be the PCT if I can figure out how to get outta work for another 6 months....
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    Deeddawg is coorect. Don't confuse household...

    Deeddawg is coorect. Don't confuse household bleach with Auquamira, they are two very diffent things.

    At the concentration of household bleach you need to properly treat water, your throat would...
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    I guess you just use a little common sense. ...

    I guess you just use a little common sense. Sometimes you push yourself on if it isn't too bad. Otherwise get a nice, cheap place to stay in town and wait it out until you are feeling well enough...
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    My wife used the Aether 60 and loved it. It...

    My wife used the Aether 60 and loved it. It lasted the whole thru-hike with no problems.

    I prefer the Mountainsmith Ghost for a pack.

    As far as boots - go with what fits your foot well. ...
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    Triple Crown Hikers!!!

    Ken and Marcia (who have a journal on trailjournals) have just finished hiking the triple crown! They finished their hikes on Sept 15th atop Katahdin.

    I was wondering how many (if any) other...
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    When we got to SNP, all of the concessions were...

    When we got to SNP, all of the concessions were closed except one, despite what the Thru-hikers Handbook says, SNP stores may not open until the end of May or so. If you are planning an earlier...
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    Thru-hiked northbound with my Wife, Jitterbug for...

    Thru-hiked northbound with my Wife, Jitterbug for our honeymoon in 2002. We left on Mar 3 and finished on Aug 18th.

    Now residing in Minneapolis until we can break away for another long distance...
  21. Thread: How cold is it?

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    If you are doing a through hike make sure that...

    If you are doing a through hike make sure that you condiser weight of items into your purchases. After 5 months of hiking, you will appreciate a light item.

    My experience is that a 3 season tent...
  22. Thread: Scariest Moment

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    I was feeling ill walking into Gorham with my...

    I was feeling ill walking into Gorham with my wife and just having one of those tough hiking days. It was raining and the rocks were really slick. My wife was walking in front of me descending on...
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    angled vs. straight? - I don't feel that it...

    angled vs. straight? - I don't feel that it matters enough to worry about it. If I needed to choose, I would use the angled ones only because that is what I am used to.
  24. Thread: Lyme Disease

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    I contracted Lymes in NY on my thru hike in 2002....

    I contracted Lymes in NY on my thru hike in 2002. There was a rash but not where the bite was and it didn't resemble the bulls eye commonly shown in photos to demonstrate signs of Lymes. However,...
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    Bought a $5 laundry bag for the pack to ensure...

    Bought a $5 laundry bag for the pack to ensure that straps on the pack wouldn't snag anything and be destroyed. A good trash compactor bag would do the trick as well.
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