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    My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I recall a gate OFF...

    My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I recall a gate OFF the unpaved section of the road up to the gap, going to a place off the road, maybe a quarter mile up from the paved end. I think there were several...
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    I was picked up by a shuttle at the end of the...

    I was picked up by a shuttle at the end of the paved road in February 2019, and waited there for about 90 minutes, so I explored a bit. There was some parking space available right past the paved...
  3. Ursack lists GSMNP as approving of a number of...

    Ursack lists GSMNP as approving of a number of their products for food storage: https://ursack.com/pages/where-ursack-is-approved
    I'd ask at the backcountry office to confirm latest regulations.
  4. Thread: Tent size

    by renais
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    That sounds like a great tent. I've thru hiked...

    That sounds like a great tent. I've thru hiked twice, sometimes tented near shelters, and often tented other places. I can't think of any place I tented that your tent would not also fit. I...
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    Dogwood, as one who has had decades of various...

    Dogwood, as one who has had decades of various knee pains, multiple surgeries and different therapies, I appreciate the thoroughness of your post.
    Renais
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    When this bridge was being repaired this year...

    When this bridge was being repaired this year during my thru the ATC had a shuttle going from one side to the other, and there was not really a problem moving on. As noted, there are other routes to...
  7. Thread: Bounce box

    by renais
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    PillPack from Amazon might be a reasonable...

    PillPack from Amazon might be a reasonable solution. Instead of a bounce box, you would just get your medications directly shipped to each town you wanted to visit for resupply.
  8. You can see the details of the Moulder strip on a...

    You can see the details of the Moulder strip on a number of threads at backpackinglight.com, but it is basically a piece of copper whose top is in the edge of the flame, and whose bottom is in...
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    I like the idea of an oil burning system,...

    I like the idea of an oil burning system, especially if the added weight of the oil is not too great for the potential added comfort and warmth, Zelph. I can see such a system being particularly...
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    Definitely don't give up on the inferno. I've...

    Definitely don't give up on the inferno. I've always been able to get a great fire going in it, even with wet wood. I don't bother to use just twigs; I use small pieces of wood as well, as long as...
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    I left Amicalola on my thru this year on February...

    I left Amicalola on my thru this year on February 3. My number was in the 50s. They had the tags and had been registering hikers since early January as I recall. I had registered online, and I...
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    I have a quite old pair of silks from LL Bean...

    I have a quite old pair of silks from LL Bean which are still kicking, although the elastic on the pants top is gone. It looks like they still sell basically the same items as I bought years ago, and...
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    Land's End still sells real silk in a durable...

    Land's End still sells real silk in a durable weight. I like this kind of silk not only for backpacking, but for light traveling in general. Very comfortable.
    Product details

    Item #501680A7X ...
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    In the past I've gone on hikes as long as 21 days...

    In the past I've gone on hikes as long as 21 days when there was no expectation from anyone that I would be in contact before that. If I had had even a small injury early in the trips which kept me...
  15. I've used the older Postholer Trails and found it...

    I've used the older Postholer Trails and found it had lots of good information. It will be interesting to explore this new product.
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    Sticky: Catnapper NOBO End of February I've hike the...

    Catnapper
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    I've hike the whole trail already, and parts of it multiple times. I'm going to see how my body and mind respond to the hike this spring. I'd like to do the whole...
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    If I need goo, I think Body Glide is great. I...

    If I need goo, I think Body Glide is great. I find that Anti-monkey butt powder works very well to prevent any problems in the first place. With fine tuning of my procedures, I have not had to use...
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    I saw that they were open, but wondered if there...

    I saw that they were open, but wondered if there was a reason anyone knew that they weren't listed. In 15, they were wonderful, delivering good, hot meals and sandwiches to us, along with ice cream...
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    Appalachian market

    I note that Appalachian Market right on the AT just south of Graymoor is no longer listed in AWOL's guide, or another place I checked. It appears to still be open. I stopped there on my 15 hike and...
  20. Thread: Prescriptions

    by renais
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    If you can leave your scripts with Walmart, you...

    If you can leave your scripts with Walmart, you can get them filled as you go on up the trail. It is particularly convenient if you call ahead to a Walmart you'll be visiting with the precription...
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    Nido mixed with water and a box of instant...

    Nido mixed with water and a box of instant pudding mix, then topped with dehydrated angel food cake crumbs and lots of dehydrated coconut makes an outstanding freezer bag treat. Easy to mix, and...
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    I've started about March 1 in the three previous...

    I've started about March 1 in the three previous years I've been on the trail. In 2012 I saw a few snow flakes coming down at one point, and one day I saw snow on the distant mountains. Other than...
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    Anti monkey butt powders work wonders. First...

    Anti monkey butt powders work wonders. First clean, then sprinkle on. There are several types. I find the stuff in the pink container with calamine works best. http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/
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    I've had to carry a passport for months overseas,...

    I've had to carry a passport for months overseas, along with cash and sometimes paper tickets. For me, a good neck wallet fit the bill much better than a ziplock in my pocket for several reasons. ...
  25. Thanks for the info. I really enjoyed the style...

    Thanks for the info. I really enjoyed the style of Trees, and it brought back many great memories of the trail.
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