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  1. Thread: Arm warmers

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    I tried them during my 2018 Thru Hike, to make a...

    I tried them during my 2018 Thru Hike, to make a short sleeve shirt into a long sleeve in order to save weight. I did make a mistake of ordering them to fit instead of going a size smaller or...
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    Thru Hiked in 2018 and Hammocked the entire way...

    Thru Hiked in 2018 and Hammocked the entire way with no issues. Like mentioned, I would get a pad for Smokey Mountains and Shelters/Huts/Hostels along the way to give better sleeping options. Still...
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    Katahdin Be Free Wayer Filter

    Just trying to change things up to see if I like this better than my CNOC and Sawyer Squeeze that served me well on my AT Thru Hike. My one question, do I not need to worry about the larger Be Free...
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    Like Lazy Lightning, I never gave the Trail much...

    Like Lazy Lightning, I never gave the Trail much thought. It is what it is and just keep one foot in front of the other, looking for the view or moment that makes the day worth it. My worst moment...
  5. For the hammock, I wouldn’t use paracord, due to...

    For the hammock, I wouldn’t use paracord, due to damaging of trees and weight when wet (which it will be often on the AT). Invest in a lightweight tarp line, straps and hardware from Dutchware. Bear...
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    Small Tube of Neosporin for scrapes, cuts, bites...

    Small Tube of Neosporin for scrapes, cuts, bites and blisters; hasn’t been mentioned. I also carried/y a small tube of Aguaphor for feet and occasional crotch problems. In my opinion, Imodium was...
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    As posted above, Check out Captain Blue’s Book...

    As posted above, Check out Captain Blue’s Book and purchase Guthooks App. Figure 80-100 days depending on zeros and daily mileage. Quicker on the NW corner versus Southeast Ohio, 5-10 mile...
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    Hope that works for you. Sounds like a great...

    Hope that works for you. Sounds like a great combo. I personally never used an inflation bag, but each to their own! Keep HikN^!
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    Same thing here except that I didnít start my...

    Same thing here except that I didnít start my thru hike with a NeoAir. I used a Barco Lounger (You Tube it), which basically is a 1/8 inch Gossamer Pad sew in Tyvik. It was great as padding in a...
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    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer...

    I drank more of the Apple Cider in the warmer evenings at Shelters than coffee. Great after dinner Thru Hike drink in my opinion.
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    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian...

    I would go Guthooks and the Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook from here. 2018, I used Guthooks on Trail and the AWOL Guide but pre downloaded Resupply and Distance mileage that I pulled from...
  12. Thread: WTB Water Filter

    by gbolt
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    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a...

    The Sawyer Squeeze plus the CNOC Water bag with a blue water connector will meet all your needs at a lighter weight and cost than a Katydin. I tried various setups on my AT Thru Hike (due to my own...
  13. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not...

    After Thru Hiking the AT in 2018 and not showering for 10 days at a time and suffering through over 100* days and high humidity; I found that nothing caused more body stench than poor nutrition. I...
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    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had...

    On my 2018 Thru Hike, I left March 15th and had great weather until a Nor’easter hit us at the Ga/NC State Line. That night I learned the importance of checking wind direction, finding Rhododendron...
  15. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT...

    So wonderful of you to do this for the AT Community. I would have loved to have stayed in town after Ice Cream, Tim Hortons and Dollar General on my thru hike, rather than climbing up GreyLock. ...
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    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21...

    At my age, once! Actually, spent around 21 nights in a shelter where it made life a little softer. Used in Lake of the Clouds work for stay that saved me on a very hard floor versus a very cold...
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    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in...

    2018 Thru Hike was a colder March/April than in February. Used a 20 WB 3/4 quilt the entire Thru Hike. Work great the entire way. I did purchase a NeoAir from the Gatlinburg NOC and carried it the...
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    I like the fact that things are overhyped! To me...

    I like the fact that things are overhyped! To me the trail is perfect at providing you breaks and challenges as you Hike along. Each state was fun and a wonderful time to complain about something;...
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    Mighty Blue on the AT just completed his second...

    Mighty Blue on the AT just completed his second Thru Hike at age 67. His first was at age 63 in 2014. He has a Podcast and reported the entire trip from the trail this year. He drops a new show...
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    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and...

    Agree with Gambit. Two towns, Dalton and Cheshire, prior to Greylock and Amenities on Top. Look for Road crossings from the Base to Great Barrington, for possibilities. Mid August you may have...
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    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is...

    Great post Slo! I would add that Bubble one is Hikers starting February 15th through March 3. A great time to head out is March 4 - 14, Tuesday through Thursday. Less overcrowding and easier to...
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    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of...

    Props to momma bear for the correct amount of “force” to protect her cubs. Evident, who the smarter individual was in this case. In the guys, defense, I think he wanted the bears to go back in the...
  23. Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to...

    Early on and in the Whites, Weather - Usually to Dry out both person and gear, to warm up when not hiking, and to avoid Thunderstorms. Late in the hike, for Re Supply—Nutrition, Laundry, Rest from...
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    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering...

    Congrats! What an accomplishment! Wondering what section you did last year and if you remember a guy named Recon after a hard night of constant rain. You are correct, people can be the greatest...
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    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last...

    I used them from Waynesboro to Rangeley on last years Thru Hike. They worked for me and are my number one hiking shoe choice, currently. Definitely works with my feet and covers over 500 Miles.
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