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    Acute Mountain Sickness can come on quickly in...

    Acute Mountain Sickness can come on quickly in even the fittest people. If you canít acclimate first, the best things are to be well rested and hydrated. Turn back if you feel like crap. I use...
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    Echoing what others have said- No, I wouldn't...

    Echoing what others have said-
    No, I wouldn't trust an inflatable for my survival. I do rely on them for comfort.

    For sleeping on snow I bring a closed cell foam pad to supplement my inflatable....
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    I now have the Marmot Precip (ankle zip) and...

    I now have the Marmot Precip (ankle zip) and Outdoor Research Foray (3/4 zip to high on the thigh). I like the Foray since it lets one vent from mid-thigh but doesn't have the issues with separating...
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    We're planning a late-October backpack in New...

    We're planning a late-October backpack in New Hampshire where heavy rain and 40F is common. I have a silnylon rain kilt for summer. California snowshoeing and winter hiking is another potential use...
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    Rain pants: full zip or not?

    Trying to decide between full zip and ankle zip Marmot Precip Eco rain pants.
    I ordered the ankle zip pants. They fit well and weigh 8.5 ounces. Even with the ankle zips I donít think I would be...
  6. Vandrafjšll I was sad that you got hit by the...

    Vandrafjšll
    I was sad that you got hit by the bigger storm after moving out of the beautiful snow condominium. I like how you built it. I have dug snow caves and built a crude igloo, both way more...
  7. Sadly the inn's restaurant is closed and the inn...

    Sadly the inn's restaurant is closed and the inn is up for sale, so we decided to book lodging in Keene instead. We're staying for two nights so will have a full day to knock around.


    I...
  8. Monadnock Sunapee Greenway plan late October. Our first hike west of the Sierra.

    We're 55 and live in California. Our backpacking has been 95% in a pretty narrow band of the Sierra Nevada. I plan to hike the AT in 2-4 years but first do some shorter trips in different...
  9. They say a journey of 2190 miles starts with a...

    They say a journey of 2190 miles starts with a single step... This idea of hiking the AT that I've had since reading Backpacker magazine as a kid in the 70's and 80's always seemed far off or maybe...
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    Zelph- Thanks! It worked great. I did three, 2...

    Zelph-
    Thanks! It worked great. I did three, 2 cup test boils at home and each was 12 minutes using an average of 14 grams of yellow Heet. This was in still air so now I will check out how well...
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    Zelph- Do you have a recommended distance...

    Zelph-
    Do you have a recommended distance between the StarLyte Xl-3 Small Opening stove and the bottom of my pot? I'm using a 4" diameter 650 ml Toaks titanium pot and making a windscreen/pot...
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    Maybe there's a shortage of Castoreum ...

    Maybe there's a shortage of Castoreum

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/03/26/293406191/does-beaver-tush-flavor-your-strawberry-shortcake-we-go-myth-busting
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    The OP is almost a teenager, but even as a...

    The OP is almost a teenager, but even as a teenager when I got my first Thermarest (inflatable) I thought I was in heaven. I would carry 3 pounds of pad if that's what it takes for a good rest.

    I...
  14. We found our favorite, readily available mix for...

    We found our favorite, readily available mix for steam-baked muffins was the Betty Crocker Just Add Water Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix. Cornbreads were good but dry if you don't have a lot of butter...
  15. It's the Jetboil 1.5 liter pot (the current model...

    It's the Jetboil 1.5 liter pot (the current model is a bit different). Diameter is 6.5". Silicone cups are 2.5" at base, 3.5" at top.

    I think I bought them from...
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    I use these large silicone cupcake cups. One fits just fine in a narrow 800ml jet boil or wide 450 ml Toaks pot. I...
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    Thanks again for all the replies. It seems...

    Thanks again for all the replies. It seems people have mixed experience with permethrin and ticks. Assuming it does work to prevent them from latching on under treated socks and snug clothes-
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    Thanks everybody. Wearing long pants in August...

    Thanks everybody. Wearing long pants in August through the Mid-Atlantic would probably kill me before I get to Lyme County.

    Jim
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    Avoiding ticks while wearing shorts?

    I'm from California. Backpacking in the Sierra has spoiled me- once you're above about 5,000 feet there is no poison oak, about 7,000 feet and no ticks, about 8,000 and no rattlesnakes. Mosquitos...
  20. Karl I'm reading your 2009 journal right now. ...

    Karl I'm reading your 2009 journal right now. You have a great attitude!

    Jim
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    There's the rub. I have no idea. In the past 35...

    There's the rub. I have no idea. In the past 35 years I've had 4 weeks off work twice and 3 weeks maybe four times. My longest distance backpacking trip was 220 miles on the John Muir Trail and my...
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    Not me, I can't make up my mind. I've cut hoods...

    Not me, I can't make up my mind. I've cut hoods off of jackets and sewn hoods onto jackets. I always carry a sun hat and a beanie; sometimes I carry a hoodie.

    I like a super-stretchy fleece...
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    Thanks Coffee and everyone else. My "best ever"...

    Thanks Coffee and everyone else. My "best ever" backpack trip was the John Muir Trail at just over 2 weeks. The last night at Guitar Lake was really bittersweet as I felt I had really hit stride...
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    How long before itís a LASH?

    I ...was... planning to wait until retirement in a few years and then jump straight into thru-hiking the AT. Although I have backpacked hundreds of days, the longest trips have been just over two...
  25. Split the difference... Thru in 2025

    8 months after starting this thread I've done some more thinking and planning.
    :mad:Taking 6 months off work isn't going to happen.
    :-?I can probably do one 5 week trip each summer. I am working...
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