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    The only thing I see about this tent that looks...

    The only thing I see about this tent that looks questionable in the photos I've seen is how low it sits to the ground.
    Comparing it to the Notch, since you brought that up, the Notch seems to be...
  2. To address the "lighter" part of the op's...

    To address the "lighter" part of the op's request...

    First, I am a cold sleeper. I am comfortable in 15 degree nights in my 0 degree down bag. My 0 degree down bag weighs close to 4 lbs because I...
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    Get moving early, stop at 10:30 and nap until...

    Get moving early, stop at 10:30 and nap until 4:30.
    I met a thru hiker from England last week, and that's what he was doing due to his inability to tolerate 90 temperatures.
    I believe our southern...
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    Mockingbird is Florida's state bird, so yes...but...

    Mockingbird is Florida's state bird, so yes...but I've not heard a mockingbird sing like this bird.
    Maybe I'll post the question on the Facebook AT page. There seems to be a lot of people from that...
  5. These Olicamp XTS pots work much better with the...

    These Olicamp XTS pots work much better with the pocket rocket style stoves that shoot their flames straight up than they do with other stoves that shoot the flames outward.

    My gigapower stove...
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    I don't remember the song, but it was more of a...

    I don't remember the song, but it was more of a song than just a few notes. It was very loud, and it started at 5:00 am, where everywhere else I slept during that section, they (the birds) started...
  7. A good night's sleep is important to me, and it...

    A good night's sleep is important to me, and it has been elusive until this last trip.
    I started with a regular sized ridge rest and was totally uncomfortable.
    Then I bought a short one to put on...
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    It wasn't a whippoorwill, I'm familiar with their...

    It wasn't a whippoorwill, I'm familiar with their song. This one was much more melodious...and loud :)
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    Laurel Creek Shelter

    Does anyone know what kind of songbird lives at the Laurel Creek Shelter that sings so incredibly loudly at 5:00 am?
  10. I definitely agree that arranging a shuttle is...

    I definitely agree that arranging a shuttle is the way to go!
    My experience is that I don't like the stress of having to be at the pickup point at a certain time, a week away. Lots can happen on a...
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    I just got my Redhead Ragin shoes delivered...

    I just got my Redhead Ragin shoes delivered today.
    Wasn't sure which size to order, so I ordered both up and down from the 11.5 hiking boots size I wear.
    The 12 fits. The 11's will go to some...
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    I have seen groups on the AT using a large...

    I have seen groups on the AT using a large collapsible container they all used for getting their water. Several gallon capacity, I'd guess.
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    I don't like having to be dependent on others for my...
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    Awesome, thanks. Resupply was my next problem,...

    Awesome, thanks. Resupply was my next problem, and the 4th night would be great.
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    Planning my next section hike...

    I'll be heading up in a couple weeks or so, starting where I left off at mile marker 654.4 (2016 awol guide) and heading north for another hundred mile section.
    Planning my stops, using the guide,...
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    I remember that one of the regulars here has a...

    I remember that one of the regulars here has a link in his signature...but I forget who.
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    Shuttle driver...

    Is there a sticky somewhere that lists the shuttle drivers by zone?
    You guys are always helpful when I ask, but I'm starting to feel like a broken record asking each time I'm planning a section...
  17. Thread was from 2015. If your solong is in good...

    Thread was from 2015.
    If your solong is in good condition, it may sell quicker in the for sale section... Looks like a good price.
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    I found that one pack of Pop tarts for breakfast...

    I found that one pack of Pop tarts for breakfast will get me a couple hours down the trail before I feel the need to get into my Cliff bars, yet three packets of instant oatmeal for breakfast...
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    I hand roll my nickels, dimes, and quarters. The...

    I hand roll my nickels, dimes, and quarters. The pennies; I'll gladly give 10% to the machine at the grocery store rather than spend an hour of my time for a few dollars worth of pennies. Time is...
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    Acronyms are one of those words I thought I knew...

    Acronyms are one of those words I thought I knew the meaning of, but after looking it up I learned that initials can be an acronym, but an acronym is pronounced like a word. NASA is an acronym...
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    I have a new circuit. The side pockets are pretty...

    I have a new circuit. The side pockets are pretty large and have a draw cord/ buckle to cinch the top of the pocket tight.
    Hth
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    To the OP, are you scary looking? I haven't...

    To the OP, are you scary looking?

    I haven't seen anyone else ask this question, but it's a possibility that if you are bearded or tatted up, carrying a big knife or a gun, or some other look that...
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    Yes, deet is what most agree works best on your...

    Yes, deet is what most agree works best on your skin. But it washes off or sweats off, and needs to be reapplied regularly.
    Treating all my clothing, backpack, and sleeping bag with permethrin has...
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    People with a lot more experience than I have...

    People with a lot more experience than I have chimed in, but I understand that moisture is one of the leading causes of foot blisters.
    My feet sweat a lot. A lot. Prior to a hike, for several days,...
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    I followed the instructions on ULA's website for...

    I followed the instructions on ULA's website for fittment, measuring my torso and waist, called and talked to them on the *gasp* telephone, and received my new Circuit in a few days. It fits...
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