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  1. Thread: i am pissed!

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    i have felt unsafe on trails only twice ever ......

    i have felt unsafe on trails only twice ever ... once on the AT, once locally. locally ... because i was 3 miles from the trailhead and smelled a cigarette, with no one around (that i could see) (in...
  2. Thread: i am pissed!

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    i am pissed!

    i sent this email to a fellow hiker-friend this morning ....

    **************

    yes. the story about the hiker pisses me off. it pisses me off on so many levels.

    she chose to spend her new...
  3. funny!

    and i do still carry his book (or at least parts of it) when i hike :)
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    how much more wt.?

    so far, my pack weighs 16.5 lbs MINUS food, water and fuel. how much more wt. will i end up adding to my pack? let's say for 4 days of food, carrying about 1.5 liters (i will likely have two 1 liter...
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    boots

    i had a pair of asolos -- two actually, but they were returned w/very low mileage because they had a sewing defect and came apart. now, i have a pair of lowa renegades gtx --- super comfortable. i...
  6. Thread: drop outs

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    expectations

    what do you think are the expectations hikers have about the trail? when some who drops says it's not what they thought it would be, what do they mean?
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    poptarts

    i met a hiker last season that kept her poptarts in a plastic container --- the plastic box for a vhs video. it's just the right proportion.
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    congratulations! your anxiety bug hit you before...

    congratulations! your anxiety bug hit you before mine :) the best of luck to you --- things are simplier out there. i envy that. i can't wait.
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    mh phantom 15 vs rei sub kilo?

    both companies have a women's version this year. i'm in the market for a 15* bag. i own a rei kilo plus, and very much like the bag -- -it's a good value and lt. wt. for a zero*. i've heard some...
  10. Thread: tarps (again)

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    tarps (again)

    i spent some time yesterday reading archives about tarps. i still have more questions though. the flying diamond, or wedge, shape seems to be most popular --- very spacious, and easy to set up. how...
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    hoodless

    i cut it off! i saved the elastic cord and sewed a casing along the neck opening to use the cord there, to cinch up the neck. it looks/fits great. no more ear crinkles when walking.
    thanks for all...
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    thanks

    thanks for the input. i only used my 2004 book for 140 miles last season. it wants to go for a walk again, and not be replaced.
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    2005 wingfoot book

    i plan on using my 2004 edition, unless there are enough changes in the 2005 edition. i haven't seen the latest edition. can anyone comment on whether or not i can get by with using last years?
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    year+ ago

    about a year ago, fall, a short walk on the trail across the street from pinkham notch. it was flat, rooty, and slippery --- the beavers had flooded much of the trail. this was THE A.T. i'd only...
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    water bottles on pack

    i have an osprey ariel 60. it has two side pockets (supposedly to hold water bottles). i use gatorade bottles, and find those pockets a bit on the tight side, and not very accessible when wearing my...
  16. silnylon stuffsacks

    yes, you can find these at rei, and likely ems. they are made by lots of different companies, ie: granite gear, intregal designs, equinox, dancing light gear, etc ..... or, you can order some fabric...
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    Poll: hair length

    my hair is already long enough to braid ---- but i hope it grows longer, and fast! long braids! beautiful LONG braids!!!! long silver streaked, looooong braids! (do you sense the enthusiasm?)
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    snuffing flame

    i wait until i see the flames coming out of the side holes, otherwise i snuff out the flame by putting my pot on too early --- the tinman of antigravity gear also recommended to hold my pot over the...
  19. Thread: spork vs spoon

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    are we pairing wines w/ utensils? i'll have a...

    are we pairing wines w/ utensils? i'll have a syrah with my spoon ....
  20. Thread: spork vs spoon

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    spork vs spoon

    which do you prefer and why? i carried a spoon before, though the only way to eat noodles with a spoon is to cut them against the side of your pot. i had a soupy dinner tonight with a spork, which...
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    yep

    i miss his sorry ass too.
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    on the train

    i've ridden the train between raleigh and charlotte n.c. many times. i usually travel light and take my luggage with me onboard. i have checked it too. just check with the train people. it's kinda...
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    how things change

    the highlight of my week came in an email tonight. i received a message from someone i started the trail with last spring. after awhile, i had no idea what had happened to him. at some point, he left...
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    bags

    i have two that i really like -- the first by rei --- the kilo plus, a zero degree. i've used it in the 20's and was comfortable, and it weighs in around 2 lb ll oz. it's down, and i got it over a...
  25. Thread: layers

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    forum

    i asked a very specific question, with specific brand names. lots of us find whiteblaze very helpful in planning our next hikes. it's a wonderful resource, with many knowledgeable people that...
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