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  1. I've found that HikeGoo, and WalkGoo perform...

    I've found that HikeGoo, and WalkGoo perform miracles on my dry and callused feet. I tried sock liners a few times, but found that they made my feet feel too hot, and didn't really help with foot...
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    I've interacted with them in four different...

    I've interacted with them in four different years, and always been very comfortable with their treatment of people, the cleanliness of the hostel and deli, and the loving spirit they exude. They are...
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    Last year the road from Hot Springs up to Max...

    Last year the road from Hot Springs up to Max Patch was much better than the road coming from I40. The road from I40 had a number of very poor sections, and was slow going. If you approach from Hot...
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    A couple of BearVaults are on sale right now at...

    A couple of BearVaults are on sale right now at Campsaver, including the 500.
  5. Thread: Pet sitting

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    In our area there are often teens willing to take...

    In our area there are often teens willing to take care of pets in the neighborhood, and do house check ups. I think the going rate is about $10-15/day. You might try looking around the neighborhood...
  6. Also note the fantastic stance TNF takes behind...

    Also note the fantastic stance TNF takes behind its products. I had a down coat and a minus 20 F bag which I bought in 1982 and used extensively until a couple years ago. I went into a North Face...
  7. In a number of recent years I've hiked over 2500...

    In a number of recent years I've hiked over 2500 miles, and I essentially always use trekking poles. I used the Pacer poles for about 8 months and about 700 miles. Previously I'd used Leki poles,...
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    4 cups on one tab still looks like an attractive,...

    4 cups on one tab still looks like an attractive, and perhaps attainable goal. Maybe someone at home socially isolating will come up with a suitable system.
    Renais
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    For great efficiency you might also look at the...

    For great efficiency you might also look at the Flat Cat esbit burners with one of their awesome wind screens. I had been using a couple different trail designs setups with very good results. ...
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    It was a great deal in 2019; certainly worth...

    It was a great deal in 2019; certainly worth looking into it.
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    I spent a couple weeks in the Florida swamps with...

    I spent a couple weeks in the Florida swamps with two children in their teens, and saw the same kinds of warnings about dogs, and the proximity of camping sites to alligators. Sometimes the...
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    Interesting article about the frequency...

    Interesting article about the frequency allocaton. https://www.rrmediagroup.com/Features/FeaturesDetails/FID/719
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    I find it very interesting and informative that...

    I find it very interesting and informative that there are not reqular user reviews on this system after over a year. My google search quickly made me think that some search result scrubbing work had...
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    I've been hiking the AT since 2012, with two thru...

    I've been hiking the AT since 2012, with two thru hikes (15 and19). As an avid book collector, I've purchased all the available guidebooks available each of the years I've gone out. All are good,...
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    I've done lots of trail magic up the whole trail....

    I've done lots of trail magic up the whole trail. You sometimes do meet hikers who truly NEED something physical, but my experience is that the vast majority do not have a that big physical need....
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    Over the five years I've been on the trail I've...

    Over the five years I've been on the trail I've benefited several times through trail magic near Franklin, and twice worked with a church to provide it. I think your dates sound fine. Some thoughts...
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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...
  19. 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.
  20. Thread: Tent size

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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...
  23. Thread: Bounce box

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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.
  24. 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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