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  1. I put clean water in the pot, scrub with my...

    I put clean water in the pot, scrub with my finger, lick my finger clean, and then drink the water in the pot. No lost calories, and no dumped water to attract critters. I don't like pouring hot...
  2. Start early, end late, and at least in the summer...

    Start early, end late, and at least in the summer you can get 25-30 miles in easily while still relaxing for breaks, vistas, lunch, etc. I hate camping, but love hiking, so this works well for me. :)
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    I spent $4000 in 2004 on a 5-month hike. That...

    I spent $4000 in 2004 on a 5-month hike. That included buying all my food as I went, and purchasing a new pack and hammock, and a few new pairs of shoes.
  4. Thread: Duct Tape

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    Maybe that's why I had Popeye arms at the end of...

    Maybe that's why I had Popeye arms at the end of my hike!
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    Great movie. Only problem is I keep telling my...

    Great movie. Only problem is I keep telling my wife how great the hiking out west is, and then she sees the scene where Scott Williamson found a scorpion in his tent. Noooo, she says, no scorpions! :)
  6. Thread: PCT questions

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    Honestly, even though the weight of a bear can is...

    Honestly, even though the weight of a bear can is a pain, it kind of helped with my peace of mind, knowing that I had it. Even when I'd left the required zone, and was carrying it to the next place I...
  7. Thread: Beards anyone?

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    Poll: Donna Sauffley got her hair cut in 2006: ...

    Donna Sauffley got her hair cut in 2006:

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    Two years ago Wildcat got stuck out in the snow...

    Two years ago Wildcat got stuck out in the snow for a week and got frostbite on both feet, between Pie Town and Doc Campbell's (the Gila). This was in early December.
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    I don't live in the area so I can't give you...

    I don't live in the area so I can't give you exact information on conditions, but I can tell you I found snow in the Colorado mountains along the CT/CDT in July. I'd guess that May is way too early....
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    Every time I go on a thru-hike I see several...

    Every time I go on a thru-hike I see several hundred athletes using poles.

    Haiku.
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    I've snapped a Leki Ti pole as well, so it...

    I've snapped a Leki Ti pole as well, so it doesn't have to be carbon fiber to break! I've also bent my poles and have been able to bend them back, so there is that. If they'd been carbon they would...
  12. Thread: Stolen Gear

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    Yeah, the first thing I do with my poles when I...

    Yeah, the first thing I do with my poles when I get to a road is collapse them and strap them to my pack, so everything's together.

    Haiku.
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    I guess I've just never run into a thru-hiker who...

    I guess I've just never run into a thru-hiker who carries. Or I never knew. So let me ask another question, definitely not intended as bait in any way. Hiker clothes don't offer much in the way of...
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    When I hiked through in '04 there was someone...

    When I hiked through in '04 there was someone staying semi-permanently in the shelter. I hit it in mid-morning, but I wouldn't have stayed in the shelter. I'm sure he was harmless, but I still...
  15. Thread: Stolen Gear

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    In grocery stores I just throw my pack onto the...

    In grocery stores I just throw my pack onto the shopping cart and push it around the store with me. In restaurants I bring it in and leave it by the door if possible. If I'm with other hikers I feel...
  16. Thread: Stolen Gear

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    On the flip side, I've often run across lost...

    On the flip side, I've often run across lost items on the side of the trail or in camp, and will carry them for miles, especially if I recognise them and know who they belong to. I see that all the...
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    I don't mean to fuel any fires, but does anyone...

    I don't mean to fuel any fires, but does anyone know of any thru-hiker who has ever carried a gun? I certainly haven't run across anyone carrying a gun on a trail other than horse packers out west,...
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    I started on the first of March, and I was in...

    I started on the first of March, and I was in Harper's Ferry and hitched back to Trail Days. There were a whole bunch of us from around the same start date there at the time.

    Haiku.
  19. I could thru-hike the AT with one day's notice....

    I could thru-hike the AT with one day's notice. As others have said, just take enough food to get you to the next town. Besides that, all you really need is a trail guide. If you're not sure of gear,...
  20. Thread: Insulated Kilt

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    Tell Sean Connery he looks like a girl in a kilt,...

    Tell Sean Connery he looks like a girl in a kilt, I dare you.

    If you don't like kilts, don't wear one. If you aren't man enough to stand by while others wear one, you have more problems than I can...
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    In trail runners, as long as you're hiking your...

    In trail runners, as long as you're hiking your feet will get wet, but they'll be wet and warm because of your exertion. When you stop, take off your shoes and socks and put on dry socks. The only...
  22. Thread: Lessons Learned

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    I used a 30 degree bag on the entire AT. I...

    I used a 30 degree bag on the entire AT. I definitely shivered a few nights in the south, but remember that you can wear clothes inside it too! Definitely don't wear your hiking clothes, but if you...
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    The other cool thing is that you'll get to know...

    The other cool thing is that you'll get to know the cycle of the moon as well, as you go. One thing that I miss about not hiking is never knowing what stage the moon is, or even whether it's waxing...
  24. Thread: Insulated Kilt

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    In a kilt the pleats overlap each other too, so...

    In a kilt the pleats overlap each other too, so in many places it's actually 5 layers of wool. Remember that in a traditional kilt you have approximately 24 feet of wool wrapped around you. Not cold....
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    A map and compass are fairly useless in a forest...

    A map and compass are fairly useless in a forest - or a "green tunnel," if you will. You need to be able to see landmarks in order to orient the map. Sure, you can tell which direction you're going,...
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