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    I will offer this list for comparison. There are...

    I will offer this list for comparison. There are additional details about my LT journey on my channel as well. https://youtu.be/TKEFTWJffkg
  2. You're welcome! Have a blast! Simply, I...

    You're welcome!



    Have a blast! Simply, I get the best sleep in my hammock. I fall asleep quickly and don't wake up. When I do get up, I am not sore and I am rested and ready for the next day.
  3. Thank you! I am glad you are enjoying!

    Thank you! I am glad you are enjoying!
  4. NEW VIDEO: Walking North - Views, Flags & Flies - Part 9

    Leaving sterling Pond we work our way to Bear Hollow shelter barely beating the rain. The next morning we make our way to VT15, complete the car shuffle and part ways. From Noon on I am walking...
  5. NEW VIDEO: Walking North - Unfinished Business - Part 8

    May 2016, nine months since my last hike on the Long Trail. In August of 2015 I suffered the second injury to my right knee and wasn't able to complete my goal of hiking all 272 miles in 2015. I have...
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    I have a tree shelf made by Klaussinator. Over...

    I have a tree shelf made by Klaussinator. Over the 3 years I have owned it I have brought it on about 8-12 trips. It is a luxury item to at the least. There is a clip of it a short ways into my...
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    Here is my approach. It is important to have a...

    Here is my approach. It is important to have a loading style and gear that accommodates. I hope this helps.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYadZntF00
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    How I Lightened My Load - For Free

    As the well used backpacking quote goes, "you pack your fears" - and fears seem to be really heavy. I share in this blog how I overcame my fears and was then able to carry a lighter load in doing so....
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    There are 5 submissions here...

    There are 5 submissions here that may spark an idea or two.
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    Essentially you need to find a method you feel...

    Essentially you need to find a method you feel confident in, there is no right or wrong way.

    For consideration, here is my approach. Starting in April (I am in the NorthEast) at the beginning of...
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    Not sure what your red bull design is, but if it...

    Not sure what your red bull design is, but if it is a capillary action stove, they (CAS) are a hotter design thus consuming more fuel and reducing boil time.

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    From Toxipedia.org - OverviewPermethrin is a...

    From Toxipedia.org - OverviewPermethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide used as an acaricide and insect repellent. It is employed not only in agriculture, but also in forestry, household...
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    I use it with my 95mm Toaks 650ml almost...

    I use it with my 95mm Toaks 650ml almost exclusively and do not have any problems. What issues are you having?
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    Typically the agricultural permethrin is...

    Typically the agricultural permethrin is petroleum based and is different than others more commonly used (Sawyers as an example). It sounds like this may be what you have. I would research before...
  15. Part 2 is posted and can be read here...

    Part 2 is posted and can be read here.

    Thanks.
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    This may be helpful. ...

    This may be helpful.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pGfi4kg9xk
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    This is my goto pack when I am under 9 pounds. ...

    This is my goto pack when I am under 9 pounds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWobvA7vQFU
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    You could start out with your heavier under quilt...

    You could start out with your heavier under quilt and your lighter top quilt. It is easier to add insulation via shirts, jackets and the such to the top and very hard to add insulation to the bottom....
  19. New Blog: Time To Continue Waking North on the Long Trail

    I started my trip planning again this morning and decided to capture some of my thoughts as as I did here.

    Thanks for reading.

    Rob
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    They are all enjoyable, just different. Days...

    They are all enjoyable, just different.

    Days that I have gone over 20 end up being like 2 separate 10 mile days. I will get up and go, hiking until breakfast/break time which is usually about 3...
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    Use both...https://youtu.be/W9EcF-3uQFY Sent...

    Use both...https://youtu.be/W9EcF-3uQFY


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. New Blog: How do you find time to go backpacking?

    I've got all the gear, now I just have to find time to use it.

    This was a fun collaboration to write about. Please give part 1 a read.

    How do you find time to go backpacking? Part 1

    Rob
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    Unfortunately what others have done (or not done)...

    Unfortunately what others have done (or not done) in the past will likely be 95% of the reason if you have a bear encounter. Other than the areas that have dedicated bear bag systems you will...
  24. How Do You Pack - Stuff or Cram? Latest Blog

    Hi everyone, I thought I would hare my latest blog for folks to check out. Thanks for giving it a read.

    http://www.backpackingadventures.net/blog/params/post/827326/How-Do-You-Pack
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    Blog: Morning Routine

    Get Up & Go or Relax & Chill?

    Which do you prefer?

    Check out my latest blog on the subject.

    http://www.backpackingadventures.net/blog/params/post/825312/morning-routine

    Thanks,
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