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  3. Zpacks * Arc Haul Zip * Med Hipbelt * Short Torso

    Selling Zpacks Arc Haul Zip. Moss green and black. Torso size short (adjustable 17 to 19 inches). Medium belt (fits 30 to 45 waists). Check the zpack web site for standard options and stock...
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    New Start Date is 27 March.

    New Start Date is 27 March.
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    Trail Name: SkraM Direction: North Estimated...

    Trail Name: SkraM
    Direction: North
    Estimated Start Date: April 4th
    Approach Trail - no
  6. Thread: Hiking Again

    by SkraM
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    Alcohol stoves are still a popular choice. ...

    Alcohol stoves are still a popular choice. However, if drought conditions persist in the southeast, stoves without an on/off switch could be restricted or banned in some areas.
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    I odered a Dream Hammock, Sparrow and a...

    I odered a Dream Hammock, Sparrow and a Underground Quilt, Zeppelin, 20 degree underquilt a few days ago. Now the hard part...waiting.
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    A few years ago while section hiking in NC/TN I...

    A few years ago while section hiking in NC/TN I fell into a group of northbound thru hikers. My name, “Mark S” was written on the inside, lower corner of my tarp was readable (backwards) from the...
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    I get to the AT 2-3 times a year. Hike 4-10 days...

    I get to the AT 2-3 times a year. Hike 4-10 days per trip covering 11-15 miles per day. Try to hike a different section each trip. My three season base weight ranges between 13-16 lbs, depending...
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    Congratulations on finishing your thru-hike. ...

    Congratulations on finishing your thru-hike. Slack packing is just another way to experience the AT.
    Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying "Comparison is the thief of joy". Don't let the...
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    I'm still a fan of the Titan Kettle. Many years...

    I'm still a fan of the Titan Kettle. Many years use with no sign of wear. Just the right size for my cooking needs. Most of my cooking kit fits inside.
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    My favorite answer...wait for it...”It depends”. ...

    My favorite answer...wait for it...”It depends”. A personal decision based on experience, shoe type, and sometimes weather. I stopped using them when I switched from leather boots to lightweight...
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    I selected my trail name to avoid being named...

    I selected my trail name to avoid being named after a food (Pringles), mishap (Mudbottom), or personal quirk (Sir Snoresalot). Many hikers cringe when first hearing an attempted name but later...
  14. Adjusting the pack straps is part of the gig. ...

    Adjusting the pack straps is part of the gig. Fabric stretches and pack contents settle and adjustments are necessary to relieve pressure points. I fiddle with the waist belt more than the shoulder...
  15. Thread: 2nd Attempt

    by SkraM
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    Best of luck on your 2nd attempt. Hope to see...

    Best of luck on your 2nd attempt. Hope to see you out there.
  16. Thread: Hiking in 2050

    by SkraM
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    In 2050 the ultralight hiker will be a relic. New...

    In 2050 the ultralight hiker will be a relic. New generations of hikers will be amazed how little hikers in the early 21st century carried. Hikers will go back to 70 pound packs with all the gear...
  17. I agree with the others. Continue where you ended.

    I agree with the others. Continue where you ended.
  18. Thread: Tent foot print

    by SkraM
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    No, you do not need the tent foot print. Many...

    No, you do not need the tent foot print. Many serious hikers manage without one. However, the benefits of having a vapor barrier between your tent floor and the moist ground may be worth the extra...
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    If you're counting votes. I'm a big fan of the...

    If you're counting votes. I'm a big fan of the freestanding Hubba.
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    MSR Pocket Rocket is my go to trail stove.

    MSR Pocket Rocket is my go to trail stove.
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    Poedog, Thanks for the laugh!

    Poedog, Thanks for the laugh!
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    Dividend showed today with the correct year. ...

    Dividend showed today with the correct year. Time to shop.
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    +1 on Elk Park to Erwin.

    +1 on Elk Park to Erwin.
  24. Thread: Rain shower

    by SkraM
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    Done it. I witnessed a hiker take the idea one...

    Done it. I witnessed a hiker take the idea one step further. He lined a depression on the ground with a tarp then took a bath after the rain filled the area. Still makes me laugh.
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    Hey all, This is Skram (backwards for Mark S.)...

    Hey all,

    This is Skram (backwards for Mark S.) checking in from sunny Seminole Florida. Working my way north one section at a time. Never giving up the dream a attempting a thru hike.
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