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    I've used the sol brand emergency blankets for...

    I've used the sol brand emergency blankets for many years. as a ground cloth, very tough stuff.
    And easily repairable with duct tape should you get tear or puncture (Usually from draping it over...
  2. I went south from grants in March 2015. There is...

    I went south from grants in March 2015. There is alot of pavement walking but the road is not that busy. Once you reach the turn south it was on a two track. Interesting area. There was a...
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    Thanks for the info. We decided to add a day to...

    Thanks for the info. We decided to add a day to Partnership Shelter, going south, and head into Marion from there.
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    Troutdale, virginia resupply

    Going out for two weeks, does anyone know of resupply options in Troutdale, other than a maildrop.
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    I use a sol emergency blanket, tough waterproof...

    I use a sol emergency blanket, tough waterproof and dual use.
    A footprint is a necessity if you are in cow country
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    REI cost 146 dollars. You will not find anyone...

    REI cost 146 dollars. You will not find anyone to make a similar tent for that. Easy enough to add to the fly bottom. I added to the bottom of a hubba fly, for the same reason.

    Sewing is indeed...
  7. Thread: Pie town

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    My 2015 guthook app, shows Pie town as the...

    My 2015 guthook app, shows Pie town as the meeting point of the two shown routes. No grocery but a post office for resupply between Grants and either Reserve or Doc Campbell's. Road walk either...
  8. A PLB will assist the rescue teams, sent out to...

    A PLB will assist the rescue teams, sent out to save your life, and they will be looking. Why make their efforts a search and rescue. They are putting their lives at risk, to save yours.
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    I use the Sol emergency blanket/sheet for a...

    I use the Sol emergency blanket/sheet for a ground cloth. It is waterproof . Very durable. It does not tear like the silver one do. Have not had to use it as a emergency blanket, but I could.
  10. Any twist lock hiking pole I've have/had ...

    Any twist lock hiking pole I've have/had eventually fails, or breaks.

    Things I would not take even for one night.

    Hubba one tent, small interior, heavy .

    Candle and holder, not enough...
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    You say pain/heat. Could be internal. I had to...

    You say pain/heat. Could be internal. I had to use metatarsal pads (available at good running shoe stores) to relieve the pressure on my metatarsal pads.

    Gel inserts to relieve the pressure on...
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    I made one this winter. It works well but not...

    I made one this winter. It works well but not real pretty. I used a Green Pepper Hoodie pattern for fleece material. Would have been better, if I had used the largest size. Be careful of the...
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    I prefer a shock absorbing feature, because of...

    I prefer a shock absorbing feature, because of the artritis in my right hand. But would stay away from twist lock in my next set, that is where I have had all the slippage and breaks.
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    For temperature check the accuweather website for...

    For temperature check the accuweather website for historical averages, and recent years past weather. A quick glance shows quite a few days dipping to ten degrees or lower.

    Guthooks app...
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    https://northcountrytrail.org/product-category/map...

    https://northcountrytrail.org/product-category/maps-guides/

    Good maps a bit heavy, closest thing to a guide I know of.

    National park maintainers set up at Nichols Lake Campground. They may...
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    From Newaygo Before you get to Freesoil...

    From Newaygo

    Before you get to Freesoil trailhead. At Bass Lake, about 80 miles, Na Tah Ka general store & restaurant 1-231-266-5252 call for hours of operation. Slight diversion but you...
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    I've had two failures of twist lock hiking poles....

    I've had two failures of twist lock hiking poles. The lower section will get stuck in a root or rock and I will pull the two apart and go forward, before I know it I have snapped the locking...
  18. Thread: Hammer toes

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    My hammer toe is not to severe. Still I found...

    My hammer toe is not to severe. Still I found that instead of padding underneath the foot, which raises the top of the toe joint to the shoe. I cut out a small circle in the insole, under the...
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    I had two sporks they both snapped in half for no...

    I had two sporks they both snapped in half for no apparent reason. Might have been the boiling water.
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    I use the Basic Life 360 app on my smartphone,...

    I use the Basic Life 360 app on my smartphone, it can be upgraded to show history. Works anytime you are not in airplane mode. Since my hiking is solo much of the time, in western mountains. I...
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    If this is a AT thru hike, you will be surrounded...

    If this is a AT thru hike, you will be surrounded by hikers at the start, assuming you stay near shelters. And most likely fall in with a like minded group, to share your journey. The group may...
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    If you are near Indianapolis then a quick search...

    If you are near Indianapolis then a quick search found this store that may have or can get the bag you want to try.


    Rusted Moon Outfitters6410 Cornell Ave.
    Indianapolis IN 46220
    UNITED STATES...
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    If you go the lower east route then the RV park...

    If you go the lower east route then the RV park one mile south of trail crossing M50, will hold packages. The RV park store had very few supplies, but it did have showers, laundry and a seperate...
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    I charge a LG3 from a ankor,. If I use the short...

    I charge a LG3 from a ankor,. If I use the short cord, that comes with battery pack, the phone will tell me to use the LG cord for better charging? Anyone know why? It still charges the phone...
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    The spoon that comes with the starkist tuna snack...

    The spoon that comes with the starkist tuna snack pack. Foam cups that instant noodles come in, can go a week or more, with care.
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