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  1. Gosh, I must have it made. I told my wife I...

    Gosh, I must have it made. I told my wife I needed a different pack for each month of the year and she never questioned me. I've toned it down to 3 now. Most of the time I just buy what I want and...
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    I've fixed many different Knorr Sides on my White...

    I've fixed many different Knorr Sides on my White Box Alcohol Stove. Usually I repackage them at home in a freezer weight zip bag. Sometimes I'll add a spoonful or 2 of powdered milk if I have it....
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    By the way, you can get the very same tent in a 1...

    By the way, you can get the very same tent in a 1 person model for $189 or 2 person for a bit more from LL Bean. I think Big Agnes makes it but puts the Bean tag on it. I know that some years back I...
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    Like Rainman I've been an REI customer since the...

    Like Rainman I've been an REI customer since the mid 70's. Still got a couple of catalogs advertising knickers and Woolrich 60/40 parkas. More than likely it was a return that was replaced in the new...
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    I've used the LL Bean Primaloft Packaway Jacket...

    I've used the LL Bean Primaloft Packaway Jacket for a couple of years. Not down but very light, warm, packable, weather resistant, not sure about the weight but web site says 60 grams. I've used it...
  6. Spent the night at Plum Orchard Gap Lean to...

    Spent the night at Plum Orchard Gap Lean to during my thru hike. Woke up with a big wood rat nestled next to my head. I could actually hear him (her) snoring! True story. The mice might not be...
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    There is an article that just came out on the...

    There is an article that just came out on the Gossamer Gear website about foot care mostly while hiking the PCT but still relevant. A couple of years ago I submitted an article on WB concerning foot...
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    After switching to trail runners about 8 years...

    After switching to trail runners about 8 years ago I have rarely been troubled by blisters. I also mostly wear thin Wright Socks until the temps get down in the low 3o's. Then I wear more of a mid...
  9. Harpers Ferry is sorta the traditional spot to...

    Harpers Ferry is sorta the traditional spot to flip flop so definitely a good spot. And Amtrak service from DC. to boot. Are you the same guy who posted the picture of the rock slide along the...
  10. Va. weather can be just as unstable as what's...

    Va. weather can be just as unstable as what's happening in Ga., N.C., and Tenn. March and sometimes into early April there can be cold temps even snow at higher elevations. Apart from the chance for...
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    LL BEAN Microlight FS 1 Person Tent. 2lb. 11oz....

    LL BEAN Microlight FS 1 Person Tent. 2lb. 11oz. packed size 16.5X6.5
    I use this tent on occasion fair bit of room for the size and weight. 1 piece pole segments and a couple of stakes for the fly....
  12. Yeah, it's not a good idea to try and camp at...

    Yeah, it's not a good idea to try and camp at long Mt. Wayside. There is a ton of traffic including 18 wheelers all night long. The hike south bound is really easy .5 miles or slightly more then flat...
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    "Hope for the best?" Not real good advice,...

    "Hope for the best?" Not real good advice, neither is rinsing with H20. There is a reason the solution is sterile and cleans/disinfects. Your optometrist gets tons of small 4oz. sample bottles and...
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    Use to stop in for Ice Cream after a hike at the...

    Use to stop in for Ice Cream after a hike at the Howard Johnson's. I can remember 8-10 of us shivering in low 30's and shoving Ice Cream down our throats! A couple of years ago 2-3 I seem to recall...
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    On occasion I get the same type of blister but...

    On occasion I get the same type of blister but mine is mostly like a blood blister under a callus. The outer edge of my trail runners wear out pretty fast and that's where they occur. Sounds like...
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    Black is universal bottle adapter red is...

    Black is universal bottle adapter red is cleanside cover. allfilters.com
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    Just reread your post and I'm probably wrong....

    Just reread your post and I'm probably wrong. They might be made to allow you to use bottles with different size openings. I seem to remember having a couple of different sizes one could fit/screw...
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    I'm pretty sure that the 2 small caps are to be...

    I'm pretty sure that the 2 small caps are to be placed on the inlet and outlet barbs after you remove the hoses. Just a simple means of keeping things clean. Some people just leave the hoses...
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    Quinoa is a great trail meal. I have purchased...

    Quinoa is a great trail meal. I have purchased pre cooked heat and serve from Costco. Not sure about shelf life while hiking multiple days but I store it on my shelf so no refrigerator. Haven't tried...
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    I should clarify...I wasn't "washed downstream"...

    I should clarify...I wasn't "washed downstream" the current moved me at an angle to the opposite shore. Didn't want you to think I was bobbing like a cork.
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    From Springer to Harpers Ferry there are 100's of...

    From Springer to Harpers Ferry there are 100's of tiny to moderate "water crossings" most aren't a problem unless there's been a period of heavy rain. Even then, most are just a rock hop. Most water...
  22. Vasque Velocity work's well for me and is a TRUE...

    Vasque Velocity work's well for me and is a TRUE WIDE as opposed to using different thickness footbeds to achieve toe box fit. You can still find them online. New Balance also makes true wide trail...
  23. Also note that I was quick to compliment and...

    Also note that I was quick to compliment and praise her efforts so yes, I did read the title, various posts, and the newspaper article. I think she's a really neat kid and will always remember her...
  24. No disrespect to anyone. Military concept never...

    No disrespect to anyone. Military concept never entered my mind. Philosophical? Nah, that's not me. I just see a long distance hike or even a weekend hike as a chance to get away and be to be as...
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    There's been plenty of rain so water sources...

    There's been plenty of rain so water sources shouldn't be a concern. Be aware that this time of the year there are pop up thunder and possible lightening storms almost daily usually in the afternoon....
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