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    A "towel" or a "trowell"? You either added a...

    A "towel" or a "trowell"? You either added a letter or omitted one.
  2. It was out when I came through in September and...

    It was out when I came through in September and when Braids came through in December, per her YouTube vlog (Day 197, minute 18). It's unlikely replacement work would take place in winter, but...
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    PennyPincher, I have a degree in forestry, so I'm...

    PennyPincher, I have a degree in forestry, so I'm pretty good with botany, especially trees, somewhat with flowers, not very with ferns or grasses. Even with my degree and forty years of experience,...
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    I always forget something I'll miss. Two trips...

    I always forget something I'll miss. Two trips back, I somehow neglected to bring my reading glasses (making it tough to read the map). Last trip, I left my main hiking shirt on the bed (thus had...
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    Boredom on the Trail

    A few weeks ago, an energetic, friendly, outgoing, country-boy college student told me that he could never go backpacking alone on the AT for four days.

    I had just told him about my solo trip on...
  6. It was mayhem in my community, north of Rome,...

    It was mayhem in my community, north of Rome, Georgia. We received at least 18 inches of snow and the temperature dropped to 9 degrees the second night of the storm. We lost power for a week but...
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    Brill's As Far as the Eye Can See is the...

    Brill's As Far as the Eye Can See is the exquisite - easily my favorite AT backpacking book. His description of spring advancing in the southern Appalachians is the finest writing I can imagine. I...
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    We'll find, per the Doo-y Decimal System, in the...

    We'll find, per the Doo-y Decimal System, in the Scatogorical Section.
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    In the distant future, an archaeologist working...

    In the distant future, an archaeologist working in the Slickrock Wilderness will find a bunch of mummified scrolls and reveal them to an awestruck world. The Slickrock Scrolls.

    Tipi, that's a...
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    Thanks, Hooku. And thanks to all of you for...

    Thanks, Hooku. And thanks to all of you for sharing. You provided me with helpful information and also spurred me to think of things different ways, find additional info, etc.

    I think I've...
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    Reading on the Trail

    I love reading on the trail, when I'm backpacking solo. I like it so much that sometimes I spend too much time in camp in the late afternoon, reducing my mileage. I might read 25-50 pages a day.
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    Back in the '80s, Clemson played in the Orange...

    Back in the '80s, Clemson played in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Excited alumni spray-painted tiger paws down I-95. You know how far they got before running out of paint?

    Richmond.
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    Tigerwall seems shorter (84 inches) with reports...

    Tigerwall seems shorter (84 inches) with reports of thin and some reports re: failure in water integrity. I doubt there are major differences, though, so that if a person uses any of these tents and...
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    Re: the weights listed, it's pounds and ounces. ...

    Re: the weights listed, it's pounds and ounces. So 2.2 is 2 pounds, 2 ounces. 2.12 is 2 pounds, 12 ounces.
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    There are multiple good options, often only...

    There are multiple good options, often only differentiated by a few dollars, a few ounces, slightly different construction. So much good input here (thank you!) that it all became rather...
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    I had eliminated the Tiger Wall early on because...

    I had eliminated the Tiger Wall early on because it was more expensive. But I see now that it may be in the same range, at least through some retailers. Also, it seems to have thin fabric (hence...
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    By "CS UL2" you mean a Copper Spur 2, right? ...

    By "CS UL2" you mean a Copper Spur 2, right? (Just making sure, as I'm unfamiliar with a lot of routine hiking acronyms.)

    Appreciated the commentary about the Nemo Hornet, above (modest water...
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    Well, heck, I can't get it large enough to see. ...

    Well, heck, I can't get it large enough to see. It's a "tent cot."
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    Larger size. :rolleyes: 47325

    Larger size. :rolleyes:

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    After full consideration of your experiences,...

    After full consideration of your experiences, thoughts, and comments, I've reached my first decision-making point.

    I've eliminated this shelter from consideration:

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    I'm 6'2" but don't get claustrophobic and don't...

    I'm 6'2" but don't get claustrophobic and don't mind slight dampness from touching a wall (but sure don't like actual leaks or poor water quality).

    I checked out the Tarpent Rainbow (thanks for...
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    Thanks for the input, WhiteBlazers. I looked...

    Thanks for the input, WhiteBlazers.

    I looked at the Nemo tents (and a few others) after Caleb's post and added it to my short list. Right now, I'm leaning that way, with it ahead of the BA Copper...
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    Thank you, Caleb. I'll look at the others you...

    Thank you, Caleb. I'll look at the others you mentioned.

    What is "DCF"?
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    Free-Standing tent recommendations

    I'm looking for a durable, fairly lightweight freestanding one- or two-person tent for solo section hikes, mainly on the AT, mainly in warmer months, mainly a few days to a few weeks in duration.
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    I've learned a lot from this thread - plenty to...

    I've learned a lot from this thread - plenty to chew over (no pun intended). Thank you all for lots of good thoughts.

    I think I'll definitely go stoveless my next summer trip; if I head to VA in...
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