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  1. Just a note from maybe 5 years back. Big Agnus...

    Just a note from maybe 5 years back. Big Agnus advertised tent packing weight was usually a good deal lower than what it actually was. IDK if they corrected this, I'd check reviews and the like to...
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    There is a balance one should have with life, a...

    There is a balance one should have with life, a thru hike can be part of that, or it can be part of a imbalance.

    With covid-19 it does shift, most should get off trail, yes you too, no backtalk,...
  3. Thread: Stop or Go?

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    Stop and go as in STOP the hike and GO home

    Stop and go as in

    STOP the hike
    and
    GO home
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    Just to add the Camino de Santiago is also shut...

    Just to add the Camino de Santiago is also shut down. No it was not a suggestion there, it was a 'get off the trail now and go home' order.
  5. I would hope they would consider changing their...

    I would hope they would consider changing their policy and allowing this from now on. Yes I know their reasons, but really the close quarters has been a potential tinderbox of disease and some have...
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    Basically you want a hike with easy access to...

    Basically you want a hike with easy access to quick rewards. As such the Smokies falls short. It's something to appreciate for what it is, but does't have that quick payoff that kids crave. Mt...
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    I use 2 neo-air's tied together with some webbing...

    I use 2 neo-air's tied together with some webbing when I want to warm up my SO. I find it works pretty good. put 2 pieces one about 1/3 the way up and the other at 2/3rd. I loop each of them is a...
  8. Thread: Hunting hike

    by Starchild
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    What you would want to do is commonly called base...

    What you would want to do is commonly called base came camping. You hike in to a area where you will be setting up camp for several days. When you arrive at your camping area and are set with the...
  9. While the PCT has much longer carries then the AT...

    While the PCT has much longer carries then the AT between resupplies, it might be better to get use to supermarket resupplies as you won't have MH available at every resupply.
  10. That's behind a paywall. In short, while the...

    That's behind a paywall.

    In short, while the US forest service might/has approved this pipeline the AT corridor is under a different agency, the National Park service which would have to permit...
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    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and...

    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and holds the cold through thermal mass and evaporative cooling. The fuel is 'protecting itself' from the heat much like a ablative heat shield on a...
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    MH many have stated that one can make it more...

    MH many have stated that one can make it more compact by transferring it to a ziplock bag. Make it a freezer type ziplock and one can cook and eat in that bag. Other then that your pack or food bag...
  13. Thread: Base weight

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    Base weight is something to play around on a...

    Base weight is something to play around on a spreadsheet with at home off trail, but on trail base weight is not what you carry, you carry more. It might be useful seeing where the weight is, though...
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    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the...

    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the manufacturer recommend, I would tend to go with that unless there is a reason to disobey.
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    It is designated only, but not for the reason you...

    It is designated only, but not for the reason you state as there is significant vast public land the AT runs through. Only in a few spots is it a narrow corridor or right of way across private...
  16. With that line of reasoning a thru hikers pack is...

    With that line of reasoning a thru hikers pack is a camping unit.
  17. I guess it's fine, it's pretty common to see...

    I guess it's fine, it's pretty common to see someone break out a bottle at camp site, it's a pretty accepted thing to do as long as there is not a site specific prohibition. But one thing most learn...
  18. Yes many of us have met a trail angel on our...

    Yes many of us have met a trail angel on our thru's and great guy who's thru hike ambitions were sadly dashed in a instant when a camp stove did basically a fuel - air explosion. Landing him in the...
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    T-mobile worked good in Europe, but not great. ...

    T-mobile worked good in Europe, but not great. Data speeds are limited which is noticeable. This past summer I went with Google Fi and had full data speeds in Europe.
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    Verizon has long been know to have the best...

    Verizon has long been know to have the best service along the entire AT. in my thru in 2013 I was able to get a signal every day at least at some point, and pretty much continuous service, including...
  21. While you could buy a multi-fuel stove, running...

    While you could buy a multi-fuel stove, running it on gasoline will cause fouling and require cleaning. Far less headache to run a cleaner fuel which one can use forever perhaps without any...
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    You really should mention that you will most...

    You really should mention that you will most likely void your manufacturers warrantee if you proceed with that.

    But I look at my EMS puffy that I took on the non-summer portion of my thru and...
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    It sounds like it's working, perhaps too well. ...

    It sounds like it's working, perhaps too well. If the walls are thick enough you will be transporting a bit more heat then desired. The result would be a colder flame and perhaps soot on the copper...
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    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn...

    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn over quickly as many are there just to go up to the tower, take some selfies, and back, maybe a stop in the gift shop, total distance 1 mile, so one...
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    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my...

    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my work, leaving the car there for 5 days. The back country office (BCO)likes to be notified about that and will ask for your licence plate but it is...
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