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    I tried to make those things work for me on my...

    I tried to make those things work for me on my thru, but although I could bear it for a short backpack trip for a few nights, on the AT it was really wearing me down without proper sleep. I ended up...
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    I had one, worked well however didn't last all...

    I had one, worked well however didn't last all that long. I went with the 2xAAA micro inflator. It's great to set and forget it, let it do the work and I can hear when it's done. Of all the...
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    I've seen many thru hikers using their stoves in...

    I've seen many thru hikers using their stoves in the parking lots of the motels.
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    During our Camino which every night is a town...

    During our Camino which every night is a town night, I brought a immersion heater which I could heat water for morning coffee (we often left before the owner cared to get up to provide coffee and...
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    Fahnstock has usually accommodated thru hikers in...

    Fahnstock has usually accommodated thru hikers in some way, at one time allowing them one night camping on trail, then allowed them to camp at the beach after closing. I would contact them and ask. ...
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    It would be logistically challenging, but doable...

    It would be logistically challenging, but doable to hike thru MA using the trail towns to stay at, though I suspect the hikers will find other areas to bed down at.
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    Sad to see it go, not to mention the new roof we...

    Sad to see it go, not to mention the new roof we helped get a few years back will not be used to shelter the hikers anymore. It was one of the classic stays on the AT, Connie is a hoot.

    Also a...
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    I love the mini inflator. IDK if I would have...

    I love the mini inflator. IDK if I would have brought it on my thru, actually I would't, but for shorter trips it just takes the chore out of inflating. Yes it s a luxury item, but I have found...
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    Besides places that have installed placed to...

    Besides places that have installed placed to secure your food, there is only one section on the the AT that requires a bear canister. It's a short section in GA that can be hiked through in a day...
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    I have never found a good spot for my spork, on...

    I have never found a good spot for my spork, on my thru I clipped it on the back of my pack in the webbing which seemed to be OK, but not the best. It just never seemed to fit anywhere well that...
  11. I would definitely reinforce that section with a...

    I would definitely reinforce that section with a piece of cuban fiber tape on both sides, that tape is permanent and some designs of CF gear are only taped, not sown . Also I would expect it to be...
  12. You have multiple options all the way from...

    You have multiple options all the way from NJ/Penn boarder till almost the NY CT boarder. DWG is one such one. Multiple locations in NJ have a bus, Warwick NY has a bus, Bear Mtn has a bus, Trains...
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    Normally I would hitch and consider it an...

    Normally I would hitch and consider it an adventure, but during COVID I don't feel that is being responsible and being seen as responsible.
  14. I would not substitute any of Apple's proprietary...

    I would not substitute any of Apple's proprietary crap... um cables. Even if they work, the devices have been known to later reject them.
  15. Wood with an accelerant (which could vary) would...

    Wood with an accelerant (which could vary) would be available. A light weight 4 panel SS or Ti wood stove setup works very well, super light, fast and hot, but also takes skill to master and you...
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    I slept with my food on multiple occasions on my...

    I slept with my food on multiple occasions on my thru. Though I would use provided cables/box/poles. I would also do what is customary if I used a shelter with others, or areas with bear activity. ...
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    The only thing that exceeds 200 cal/oz is oils...

    The only thing that exceeds 200 cal/oz is oils such as olive oil, and just barely at 220. The next thing that comes close is alcohol at about 180 cal/oz. So to get your 3000 cal out of 15 oz you...
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    While the calories may be true, it's not as...

    While the calories may be true, it's not as simple as that. When the body's core is already low, adding something cold or even frozen (which cold food would typically be), has to initially be...
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    While it may be safer with a stove, I would not...

    While it may be safer with a stove, I would not out it in a safety issue not having one if one prepares that way. It's really a personal decision, I tried it but I wanted the ability to cook and hot...
  20. That has changed somewhat, but ore is coming in. ...

    That has changed somewhat, but ore is coming in. Even now fully vaccinated people can skip certain mandatory quarantines more is expected as we learn more. But yes there is still much we don't know.
  21. Most likely for the same reason why the hiker...

    Most likely for the same reason why the hiker chose the AT to hike. For someone who does not care, why hike the AT, in its entirety, why do such a recognized trail. So many possible routes to take...
  22. Poll: If the OP doesn't like that ATC suspended...

    If the OP doesn't like that ATC suspended recognition for the pandemic, why does the OP wish to further stop ATC recognition by ending it forever?



    The requirements and recognition of thru...
  23. Poll: I can hardly fathom a reason to have ATC stop the...

    I can hardly fathom a reason to have ATC stop the certificates but allow ALDHA to continue as the OP puts it. Is ATC somehow deficient and negligent in issuing them? Is this about them suspending...
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    I've used my JB will all sorts of fuels, they all...

    I've used my JB will all sorts of fuels, they all work about the same, very consistant boil time and fuel amount. The only difference is when it comes to cold weather performance. So yes I will...
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    The way I did it is one hiking set and one bare...

    The way I did it is one hiking set and one bare bones, 'stay out of jail' set. In the summer it consisted of:
    Hiking set: Hiking socks, longer bathing suit with pockets, t-shirt
    Other set: light...
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