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    All good. Thanks.

    All good. Thanks.
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    How did we go from Fires to alcohol stoves for...

    How did we go from Fires to alcohol stoves for sale???
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    Yearly Fire issues

    To those who are out there, whatís the current status of any fires in California? Any trail sections closed? PCTA decisions?

    thanks and stay safe out there.
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    Thanks to all. Once again, WB comes thru! ...

    Thanks to all. Once again, WB comes thru! Funny thing. I check REI all the time, don’t know how I missed this.
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    MSR Freelite 2

    Hey all. Iíve been researching lightweight freestanding tents to add to my collection. I hiked with a bud who had the MSR Freelite 2, and was very impressed. Even more so, when I found out that...
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    I guess it’s in the kilt family. It’s a very...

    I guess it’s in the kilt family. It’s a very lightweight fabric, that you simply wrap around your waist. Normally it goes below your knees.
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    I’ve heard a variety of rain gear options,...

    I’ve heard a variety of rain gear options, jackets, pants, Umbrellas ( remember Umbrellas, that’s the initial question). What I have not seen mentioned is the Rain Wrap/skirt. I actually have one...
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    So we’ve gone from Umbrella? to “ cheekless...

    So we’ve gone from Umbrella? to “ cheekless chaps”. Gotta love the AT community!
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    I think I’ll take both. I’ve got a 9 ounce...

    I think I’ll take both. I’ve got a 9 ounce Jacket, so that will be my weight burden & I’ll have it if needed.
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    Rain Jacket vs. Umbrella ( or both?)

    Iíve got both. Iíve used both. I like both. Iím well aware of the pluses & minuses of going with an Umbrella on the AT. Iíll be heading out to Central Virginia in mid April and Iím thinking of...
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    Nanatuk. Good luck to you this year on...

    Nanatuk. Good luck to you this year on completing your journey. When do you plan to begin the 2022 hike?
  12. Thread: Slackpacking

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    Iíd like to take a short side bar, diversion to...

    Iíd like to take a short side bar, diversion to the thru hike/ slackpacking question, which is to bring up the issue of ďblue & yellow blazingĒ, and still calling your hike a thruÖ. Iíve read...
  13. Hobbs. Regarding the Camino, I honestly don’t...

    Hobbs. Regarding the Camino, I honestly don’t know. It was so obvious & prevalent that you get the feeling the Spanish government just doesn’t care. There was one guy in particular that marked...
  14. I’m just back from a few weeks on the AT, going...

    I’m just back from a few weeks on the AT, going NOBO in Virginia. Shelter vandalism was a much discussed topic. No disrespect to rickb, yes, there are some big time problems to be dealt with, but...
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    Just back from a 23 day NOBO, mostly in southern...

    Just back from a 23 day NOBO, mostly in southern Va. Did not see or hear one single Cicada. Oh well, maybe they’ll be there in 2038! Oh yeah, had a great hike!
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    I’m heading to Tn. today, hiking NOBO from...

    I’m heading to Tn. today, hiking NOBO from Hampton on Friday. I’ll either see or won’t see Cicadas on my hike. Thanks to all for their updates.
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    Cicadas on the AT?

    Just curious about the Cicada invasion we are starting to see as far north as Indiana & Ohio. Iím heading out to Tn./ Va. next week for a few weeks and fully expect to see them on the Trail. ...
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    I concur with gbolt. That said, when I bought...

    I concur with gbolt. That said, when I bought my umbrella ( Go Lite) a few years back, I had to jerryrig the thing onto my shoulder strap to make it hands free, which I did. I know that you can...
  19. Thanks all... I’m heading out for a few days in...

    Thanks all... I’m heading out for a few days in about 3 weeks, and I’m determined to make it a stoveless hike. Will it be different, yes. Will it require a change in mindset, yes. Can I make it...
  20. More discussion about Cold Soaking/ Stoveless meals

    I just read Gambitís excellent thread about going stoveless, and wanted to dig a bit deeper for my own personal situation. Iíve never NOT carried a stove, so going cold would be a big change. As I...
  21. Thread: AT Bag Tag

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    Hot damn, Big Old Dog, I like your thinking. ...

    Hot damn, Big Old Dog, I like your thinking. I’ll go dig out my State Am. bag tag. Hobbs, you’ve got problems dude.
    Thanks all. I’ll be hanging my Tag!
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    AT Bag Tag

    A question Iíve wanted to ask for some time now... what is the etiquette for leaving your ATC Hang Tag on your pack well after your hike? Mine is the 2017 Yellow tag. Iím guessing this is a...
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    Hey all. To put a wrap on this thread. I...

    Hey all. To put a wrap on this thread. I discovered a plastic bag w/ attachment, designed to “capture & insert” air in my pad. I must have had it in my gear stash for a while. I then made a good...
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    Bubblehead didn’t say if he was sleeping in...

    Bubblehead didn’t say if he was sleeping in shelters with his food, but if he is, then I’m 100% in agreement with JNI64. You simply don’t do that & a 2 time AT Thru should know that. As for the...
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    I missed that. Sorry.

    I missed that. Sorry.
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