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    14 oz can stove

    I was gathering recycling up today and found that a small can of olives fits perfectly in a 14oz easy open can, so I figured I'd try to make a stove out of it and on the first burn it seems to work...
  2. Best meals for the trail (high protein, lightweight, easy to pack)

    Do some scrolling through the cooking and food forum. there are some good recipes and meal ideas in there.
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    Overmountain Shelter closed

    Still a great tent spot.
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    Awesome! Thanks

    Awesome! Thanks
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    Out and back section hiking the MST

    TW, I had in mind starting at Clingman's hike as far and back as I can in 2-7 days depending on how much time is available. On the next trip out I'd start wherever I left off, knowing that because of...
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    The water source on the AT just north of the spur...

    The water source on the AT just north of the spur was flowing well last weekend. Great time to be up there. The bees, oh the bees
  7. This is the bivy/tarp set up I use sometimes with...

    This is the bivy/tarp set up I use sometimes with a 125cm pole. I use 108"x58" piece of xenon sil with 4 guy lines to the ground and one to my pole. You can use a poncho for added protection. Don't...
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    Out and back section hiking the MST

    Just curious if anybody here has section hiked the MST by doing out and backs to their car.

    What was the farthest you you went on a trip, in miles or days?

    Where there any logistical problems?...
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    Where you asking about thru hiking the AT, long...

    Where you asking about thru hiking the AT, long section hiking, or just backpacking the AT in general? Plenty of mistakes to talk about in each category I'm sure.
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    Breakfast : Lunch : Dinner and snacks

    Couscous with oil, pine nuts, dried veggies, anchovies. A little bit goes a long way.
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    Yep. Don't expect to go from an office/home...

    Yep. Don't expect to go from an office/home environment that is a constant 72 to extreme heat and perform well. It doesn't take long but you have to get your body and mind used to working in this...
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    OTC Sleeping Pills

    Read a book, have some chamomile tea, a little whiskey, try breathing exercises, a calming mantra.

    I have had insomnia since I was a teenager. Sometimes these things help. Sometimes they don't. My...
  13. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    My wife likes to hike, but she's not into...

    My wife likes to hike, but she's not into backpacking. Sometimes I get weepy, not because I miss her, but because I wish she was sharing the experiences on a trail with me.

    So I edit my previous...
  14. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Dream Hike?

    One of the silk road routes.
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    Considering a Nero/ questions...

    5-6 days food can vary greatly between hikers. Water carried is a big factor too. What is your starting food weight and the most water you'll carry in the first couple days of your section? Everybody...
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    Carry a gun if you want to. Just please don't...

    Why? Lawful gun owners are, necessarily, more law-abiding than the population as a whole. If you see a person with a concealed firearm, you can be reasonably sure that they've never committed a...
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    Self-defense options and pepper spray

    If hikers start carrying guns in large numbers, I have no doubt that we'll be discussing more deaths on trails.

    In a violent world we can still lead non-violent lives.

    Please don't give in to...
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    I think death by fallen tree is a good comparison...

    I think death by fallen tree is a good comparison in risk and preparedness. You can't fight a tree off, but you can observe your surroundings and leave if the area is not safe.

    Sometimes, the...
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    Traffic Jam, if you do some recipe testing,...

    Traffic Jam, if you do some recipe testing, please report back. I'm always looking for fun stuff to cook, at home and on trips.

    I saw a post recently that mentioned instant stuffing and I've been...
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    Give me your lunch ideas

    I like tortillas with nut butter and honey, then something salty and crunchy on the side like toasted seeds or fritos.

    a hot lunch can be a good moral boost sometimes. just swap out a dinner meal...
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    Full exoneration! ?

    From Miriam Webster:

    Acronym is a fairly recent word, dating from the 1940s, although acronyms existed long before we gave them that name. The term was preceded in English by the word initialism,...
  22. Raw meat, especially chicken, in your food bag or...

    Frozen meat strips or cubes (keep them on the smallish side for faster roasting) will keep fresh for a day or two on the trail - depends upon ambient temperature. I would go with beef over chicken,...
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    Beech Gap squatters

    How long does the average meth binge last? even if these characters are elite space cases, they have crashed by now and stumbled home. With no more knowledge than anyone else, I declare the area safe...
  24. Stuffing mix sounds like a great ingredient to...

    Stuffing mix sounds like a great ingredient to experiment with.
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    Make your own trail bars.

    I'm gonna have to try that mole bar. sounds perfect for a lazy man dinner
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