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  1. If you get a USB-C to Lightning adapter, or vice...

    If you get a USB-C to Lightning adapter, or vice versa, you are going to sacrifice rapid charging of one or the other (battery or phone).

    The blame for this rests entirely with Apple, who refuses...
  2. Triple Crown Coffee...

    Triple Crown Coffee, perhaps?
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    The idea of baseweight is to know the minimum...

    The idea of baseweight is to know the minimum amount of weight you will be carrying at all times.

    To some, that means weighing an empty bottle of toothpaste. That will give you an unreachable...
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    Even if you are planning to sleep in a...

    Even if you are planning to sleep in a three-sided A.T. shelter, you should always, always, always bring an emergency back-up personal shelter.

    If you make that back-up shelter a simple bivy sack,...
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    JetBoil's canister fuel blend is proprietary and...

    JetBoil's canister fuel blend is proprietary and they claim it works "best" with their stoves, though other canister fuel mixes will generally also work. Likewise, JetBoil (and other) fuel will work...
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    All-in-one hammock systems are a great way to get...

    All-in-one hammock systems are a great way to get into hammocking. The Mantis UL is a fine package.

    You might also take a look at the Hammock Gear Wanderluxe, which will get you a Dyneema tarp...
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    Very competitive weight. The closest...

    Very competitive weight. The closest apples-to-apples comparison would be the MSR Titan Kettle (0.85L) at 4.2 oz and a PocketRocket 2 at 2.6 oz, which is only 0.3 oz lighter than this stove (with 50...
  8. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Not quite. The bunks all have a (several inches...

    Not quite. The bunks all have a (several inches thick) long twin mattress, two thick wool blankets, and a pillow. Even if you bring nothing else, you will still be warm and reasonably comfortable...
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    Yes, Mother Earth Products has a large selection...

    Yes, Mother Earth Products has a large selection of dehydrated and freeze dried base ingredients.

    The (my) main issue with the old school brands like Mountain House and Backpacker's Pantry is...
  10. Thread: Rain Pants

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    WPB (usually GTX) shell pants with insulating...

    WPB (usually GTX) shell pants with insulating liners are typically marketed as "resort," "backcountry" or "ski/snowboard" pants.

    The Arc'teryx Sabre AR is one example that is lightly insulated and...
  11. Just want to clarify that this restriction only...

    Just want to clarify that this restriction only applies to alpine areas. You can't camp above treeline.

    In practice, this means that the restrictions only apply to the Presidentials.
    ...
  12. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Nope, the summits are all loop trails so you can...

    Nope, the summits are all loop trails so you can bag them or bypass them as you desire. Gaia / your map will show this.



    That's not a bad idea, but Mizpah is a full day away from Zealand and...
  13. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    N.b. the weather is wildly unpredictable and you...

    N.b. the weather is wildly unpredictable and you can have terrible weather even in late summer. I was up there on the last day of August in 2017 when a below-freezing storm blew through, covering the...
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    Toaks Light Titanium is the good stuff. The...

    Toaks Light Titanium is the good stuff.

    The gauge of the titanium increases from 0.3 mm to 0.4 mm going from "Toaks Light Titanium" to "Toaks Titanium". The 650 is "Light", the 750 is not, which...
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    N.b. overnight camping permits for the Kalalau...

    N.b. overnight camping permits for the Kalalau Trail are highly coveted and absolutely required. Plan accordingly.
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    I buy the Hungry Jack...

    I buy the Hungry Jack brand for home consumption. They are rehydrated with boiling water, but then they are to be sauteed in oil over high heat to brown them, else you're just eating boiled grated...
  17. About the new Biden ad aired during the World Series...

    I'm guessing a lot of us immediately recognized that river town @ 0:06.

    (This isn't a political post. No one is changing anyone's mind in this forum. Please leave it.)
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    Not mine. Skurka's Peanut Noodles...

    Not mine. Skurka's Peanut Noodles. 141 kcal / oz.

    Last year, he had a chef work with him to improve the recipe. It is absolutely delicious. Personally, I like including both the raisins and...
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    I've asked numerous Apple Watch owners if they...

    I've asked numerous Apple Watch owners if they thought it was "worth it." Universally, they all agreed the only really useful feature is the fitness tracking. For backpacking, there are better,...
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    The Appalachian Mountain Club had dealt with this...

    The Appalachian Mountain Club had dealt with this problem for years because each chapter had its own difficulty rating systems (pl.) -- each committee within the chapters (backpacking, paddling,...
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    Take it up with Duke & Dominion. It was their...

    Take it up with Duke & Dominion. It was their decision to cancel the pipeline, for economic reasons. The "dogmatic" opposition lost in court.
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    Successfully set the new overall and unsupported...

    Successfully set the new overall and unsupported FKT.
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    IMO, water isn't an issue as there are external...

    IMO, water isn't an issue as there are external water sources at or near each of the huts:

    Lonesome Lake - the lake
    Greenleaf - thru hikers don't really stop here anyway; hike on to the spring...
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    Hi Debbie, Ramdino...

    Hi Debbie,

    Ramdino is collating information on shuttle drivers and trail angels for the benefit of thru hikers. You should reach out to him and give him your information.
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    It hasn't been available long enough for a...

    It hasn't been available long enough for a long-term review, but Ryan's review does it preliminary justice, and I trust his reviews.

    I've been waiting for a reliable freestanding DCF tent to come...
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