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    Not sure if I managed to leave off my long time...

    Not sure if I managed to leave off my long time trail name, but it is Papa, should I see any of you on the trail. I continue north tomorrow from Grayson Highlands. Hope everyone has a good hike.
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    LL, Take Don H's advice. His 3 bag (13L)...

    LL,
    Take Don H's advice. His 3 bag (13L) solution is the easiest way to get around a lack of packing experience. It will shrink the volume of your sleeping bag and food in particular. You also have...
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    You are absolutely right. Which is why as soon as...

    You are absolutely right. Which is why as soon as I healed up I was out hiking in my own neighborhood mountains as soon as possible. But the old competitive runner in me won't let the AT go. So I...
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    Injury took me off last year just past Damascus...

    Injury took me off last year just past Damascus at Grayson Highlands State Park. I sat under a tree halfway down to the park cursing for a good 15 minutes. Less than a day later I told my wife I...
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    You've got to hit it where they mow!!

    You've got to hit it where they mow!!
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    I have played the game since my Dad taught me...

    I have played the game since my Dad taught me almost 60 years ago. Also 15 years as a golf coach, but my backpacking binge as well as injuries sustained hiking and trail running the last couple of...
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    The thermal baselayer is definitely more...

    The thermal baselayer is definitely more versatile, and for me more comfortable. I sleep cold so the 30 degree bag without multiple layers would be an issue. Last year most nights in April and May...
  8. Thread: Tent Help

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    I have the Lunar Solo. Two things I changed to...

    I have the Lunar Solo. Two things I changed to get a better height on the bathtub floor. I lengthened all the tie outs about 18" on the sides and back to allow for better adjustments on uneven...
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    http://sectionhiker.com/zerogram-zero-1-tent-revie...

    http://sectionhiker.com/zerogram-zero-1-tent-review/
  10. [QUOTE=Venchka;2130457]I have Verizon. I lost...

    [QUOTE=Venchka;2130457]I have Verizon. I lost cell service in the San Juan mountains many miles before I ran out of pavement and drove another 30-40 miles on gravel.
    You won't stand a chance with...
  11. Pretty much only on the front Range along I25 and...

    Pretty much only on the front Range along I25 and I70 west to Dillon. A little around Durango. Roaming around much of the state.

    https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?kiosk
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    Two items I never carry: Pack cover and...

    Two items I never carry: Pack cover and groundsheet, A pack liner will suffice and the Notch has no need for a groundsheet. My clothing is similar, but I use a long sleeve lightweight baselayer and a...
  13. Thread: Yellow Heet

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    I never once used Heet on the trail, though I...

    I never once used Heet on the trail, though I thought I would. I saw it a few times in gas stations. Every trail town I stopped in had some outfitter or store that carried denatured alcohol, so no...
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    Six moon designs lunar solo or skyscape trekker

    Six moon designs lunar solo or skyscape trekker
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    Trail Name: Papa NOBO April 16 (approx)...

    Trail Name: Papa
    NOBO
    April 16 (approx)
    Grayson Highlands

    Not quite a thru at this point, but a continuation of last years hike that ended in injury at Grayson Highlands. If all goes well I...
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    +1 I use a GG waist pack for both wallet and...

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    I use a GG waist pack for both wallet and phone. Phone goes in a loksak in wet weather. Wetproof wallet. Always on me.
  17. July can be bad in some areas. 2014 I was glad I...

    July can be bad in some areas. 2014 I was glad I had an enclosed shelter. The flies and mosquitoes were bad. 2015 I had a tarp and bug net and used the bug net only about 3 days out of 10. I would...
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    Lose it and get a Soto WindMaster!

    Lose it and get a Soto WindMaster!
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    Small volume shelter, but works well if you don't...

    Small volume shelter, but works well if you don't mind that. You can improve entry by loosening and removing one front corner guy line after you set up to create a bit of a side entry (throw the...
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    One take on this:...

    One take on this: http://andrewskurka.com/2015/backpacking-clothing-systems-3-season-conditions/#appalachian-south
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    Was this it? ...

    Was this it?

    http://www.backpacker.com/trips/georgia/pack-man-the-appalachian-trail-guru/#bp=0/img1
  22. The bottom of most bivys is like a tent floor. I...

    The bottom of most bivys is like a tent floor. I have never used an extra ground sheet to protect the floor of a tent/bivy or my air pad inside it. But I do sometimes use a groundsheet to protect...
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    Yes, big old X on each item. But I couldn't find...

    Yes, big old X on each item. But I couldn't find anything wrong with any of them. Not even a little dirty. All three get used a lot!
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    I don't go often but one GS a couple of years ago...

    I don't go often but one GS a couple of years ago I made a killing. Copper Spur 2 and 4 both 50% off and basically new, not a mark on them. And also an Osprey Porter 30 travel pack like new and 50%...
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    Save 4 oz by losing the groundsheet. Your tent...

    Save 4 oz by losing the groundsheet. Your tent floor is plenty tough. Dozens of nights in my Lunar Solo with 30 denier floor. Zero issues. 20 degree quilt in Feb might cause some cold nights, but...
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