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  1. well I'm not an original poster on the thread and...

    well I'm not an original poster on the thread and not trying to hijack it but for me I'm just looking for the largest canister I can make work with a new pack (thanks for the recommendation, I will...
  2. thanks for this, I'm also in the market for a big...

    thanks for this, I'm also in the market for a big bear canister, since I carry a lot of food and I'm done with bear hangs (thanks to ME flying squirrels).

    I'm also in the market for a new pack,...
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    treat your head gear to!! (hat, buff) that's...

    treat your head gear to!! (hat, buff)

    that's key to keeping bugs away from you face, it's like a shield, I can't believe how good that stuff works.

    is it bad to spray clothing straight with the...
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    I went down for a small resupply (didn't stay)...

    I went down for a small resupply (didn't stay) before heading up Roan the next day in pouring rain and what turned out to be the worst winter weather I experienced on trail in mid April! (ok well...
  5. All of the Whites and the whole Mahoosuc range...

    All of the Whites and the whole Mahoosuc range (not just the Notch) are pretty tough. I think the weather also plays a big role in making sections tougher, like walking through the flat Cumberland...
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    Poll: maps and compasses will be obsolete soon to since...

    maps and compasses will be obsolete soon to since every smart phone has a fail proof version.....

    jokes aside, it really isn't hard to get lost or turned around on the AT stepping off trail in...
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    Poll: To contradict what I said before about not...

    To contradict what I said before about not wanting Guthooks cause of it taking away the adventure aspect...

    I picked up an etrex 30x and downloaded some (free OSM) maps that work on Basecamp and...
  8. I cant say anything bad about my own stuff from...

    I cant say anything bad about my own stuff from them but you can't defend or deny the repair tape thing being bad customer service. I remember the owner coming on this board several times when people...
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    safety supplies (safety first!) camera (not...

    safety supplies (safety first!)
    camera (not phone camera)
    trekking poles
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    I didn't do laundry there but when I passed...

    I didn't do laundry there but when I passed through early April last year they had a dryer working but that washboard was the washing machine
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    I loved going 10 days with no resupply but my...

    I loved going 10 days with no resupply but my pack was over 50 when I supplied for that. No skimping on food, eat the heaviest stuff first and the pack feels better every morning! I also averaged...
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    I'd go with White House for the resupply cause as...

    I'd go with White House for the resupply cause as just mentioned they do accept mail drops.... Rather then paying way to much to have a resuply delivered to you in the 100 mile... White House is...
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    Exactly why I'll be switching to a bear...

    Exactly why I'll be switching to a bear canister... I had no problems with hanging my food bag all the way until those flying Squirrels in ME (I'm sure they are elsewhere to). One night I thought...
  14. My mistake wasn't carrying too much weight, cause...

    My mistake wasn't carrying too much weight, cause I prefer a 50LB pack full of food (that gets lighter by the day, good for 7-10 days on that)… my mistake was carrying a pack that wasn't meant for...
  15. I could see homeless people trying to hang out at...

    I could see homeless people trying to hang out at select places where like mentioned above it's going to be obvious after not much time.

    I do not see many homeless people hiking the trail for...
  16. it's amazing to me that the unsupported from...

    it's amazing to me that the unsupported from Stringbean is so close (about a week or less right?) to the supported, having all the help you can get and Stringbean is right behind with nothing for...
  17. Saw this dude 'Hawk' that was working there get...

    Saw this dude 'Hawk' that was working there get busted last year, held up with a taser by undercover cops on some sort of sexual predator charges and taken away in an unmarked van.

    Not that this...
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    very true, I thought there were black...

    very true, I thought there were black rattlesnakes in VA until I looked it up and found out they were just non poisonous black snakes. Turns out a lot of snakes do that trying to imitate a poisonous...
  19. Verizon is the best through all of the AT. From...

    Verizon is the best through all of the AT. From what I remember I had service at all the peaks in the 100 mile and even perfect service at some low elevations like the White House Landing hostel...
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    I'm currently making one up around New England...

    I'm currently making one up around New England using many different trails and including all six states. It involves some stretches of road walking but keeping it off roads as much as possible, and...
  21. Forgot to mention I have used zip locks with...

    Forgot to mention I have used zip locks with boiling water many times without any problem... But that wouldn't be to have a half meal its be to have 1.5 or a little something extra
  22. When I was thru hiking I always wanted a 2nd MH...

    When I was thru hiking I always wanted a 2nd MH or other dehydrated meal after finishing the first... I usually had a 2-3 serving meal plus a knorr side for dinner, plus a bunch of snacks with it,...
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    If I got in 6-7 miles on a full day in the Whites...

    If I got in 6-7 miles on a full day in the Whites I was happy, but I am slower then most with a heavier pack. I stealthed through just about all of the Whites, Madison work for stay and a hostel...
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    10% of the population is immune to tasers and...

    10% of the population is immune to tasers and pepper spray? …. any source to back that up?

    you see people on drugs get tased (on tv) ever once in a while that could stand up and look like there...
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    The only problem with reporting shady people and...

    The only problem with reporting shady people and instances to social media, or anywhere, is your always going to have some clowns try to beat around the bush and accuse you of "profiling", trying to...
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