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  1. Thread: Hostel hopping

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    Jersey, I can't help much. High Point shelter...

    Jersey, I can't help much. High Point shelter isn't bad. You can camp in the lot beside the post office in Unioinville. It's across from Anabelles Pizza, which I highly recommend. Appalachian Motel...
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    Folks, I'm not trying to start an argument or...

    Folks, I'm not trying to start an argument or debate...just speaking from experience. I've been told in no uncertain terms by a warden that he can be where he wants, when he wants. Discretion is a...
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    https://huntershield.com/texas-game-wardens-power-...

    https://huntershield.com/texas-game-wardens-power-in-the-field/
  4. Thread: Base weight

    by Durwood
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    130 lbs, Wayne? Forget the poles...you can just...

    130 lbs, Wayne? Forget the poles...you can just run up the mountain!
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    Yes sir. I can say that I have never seen this...

    Yes sir. I can say that I have never seen this privilege abused. Never. A land owner or lessee just needs to be aware that certain officers of the state don't need paper.
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    It's not hard to know if a person feels unsafe or...

    It's not hard to know if a person feels unsafe or that their personal space has been invaded. Every human MUST respect that boundary even if they don't agree with it. A persons space is exactly...
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    This is not true. I can only speak for TX but I...

    This is not true. I can only speak for TX but I know that a Game Warden has right of entry at all times. They have more entry powers than local LE and even State Police. This power was granted...
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    You're the kid that sat front center in...

    You're the kid that sat front center in class...hand always up. Cool guys sat in back and pelted you with spit balls thru a straw. Pittewww!

    I joke, we're all adults now and your level of...
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    Re-supplied at the WM, had a good slice of pizza,...

    Re-supplied at the WM, had a good slice of pizza, rode the $2 bus and walked right on by...

    Last thing I wanted in my mind at that point of the thru was to analyze how others live their lives. I...
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    you can talk to a provider in the States for the...

    you can talk to a provider in the States for the best info on compatability. If all fails or is too frustrating, grab a prepaid (several networks represented) at a WalM when you arrive. Contact your...
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    I stayed at the Budget in both Hiawasse and...

    I stayed at the Budget in both Hiawasse and Franklin during my 2018 thru. I believe they were formerly owned by Ron Haven. By the time I used them he had sold them off to different owners. Quite an...
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    All above are excellent. Light and razor sharp is...

    All above are excellent. Light and razor sharp is the objective. I prefer model with small sharp scissors but all great blades give you the precision cut. Never had a reason to change from Leatherman...
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    Stayed there in April '18. It was freezing out...

    Stayed there in April '18. It was freezing out with sleet storm so I loved the shelter and warmth. Fellowship with others was great, can cook for yourself on a stove along wall. Somebody had to feed...
  14. Basic Leatherman tool from 1992. I guess they...

    Basic Leatherman tool from 1992. I guess they call it the "Heritage model" now. ��

    I wore it daily on my web belt under the cami blouse in USMC. Invaluable tool then and in hiking now. Heavy...
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    An analogy to a prostitute using their body?!?! I...

    An analogy to a prostitute using their body?!?! I take great exception. Like the OP, I walk away from this trashy forum.

    Good luck to some of my favorite posters. I'll DM or PM some of you...keep...
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    Flat ridiculous. I'm not justifying anyone's...

    Flat ridiculous. I'm not justifying anyone's anything. By resources I mean using technology to reach out. In the olden days did the po' hikers lick 10k stamps and send them to strangers? Different...
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    Aint mad at ya. Setting aside funds and budgeting...

    Aint mad at ya. Setting aside funds and budgeting over the course of a thru is an essential part of pre-hike prep.

    It's very hard to do if that budget is razor thin. Be in good shape, have...
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    If you're already back home at least you saved...

    If you're already back home at least you saved that expense. Try being destitute in Maine and needing a hitch to TX. Haha
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    I really don't want to dump on the OP's request...

    I really don't want to dump on the OP's request for help...BUT this is a generational use of resources.

    So many of us have faced the same issue and worked near the trail, asked grandma to send a...
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    I had the OR helium and loved it. I started NOBO...

    I had the OR helium and loved it. I started NOBO very early Feb and it became a daily item for me. The DWR will wear out with lots of usage and stowage without proper treatment. Even after it became...
  21. Thread: Slackpacking

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    Completely agree. Seems like sucker bait on a...

    Completely agree. Seems like sucker bait on a very debatable topic. I never said "I'm halfway done with my thru hike". The assumption you will finish is extremely optimistic.

    Fun to see a couple...
  22. Thread: Slackpacking

    by Durwood
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    For my thru the great majority of slacking I did...

    For my thru the great majority of slacking I did was courtesy of a local trail angel, complete stranger wanting to assist and live vicariously. I had many enriching encounters off the trail....
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    Haha. So true. Made the best of it while I was...

    Haha. So true. Made the best of it while I was there....but I don't think I will hike another PA mile ever.
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    You might enjoy the true essence of PA trail that...

    You might enjoy the true essence of PA trail that folks moan about-501 shelter north to DWG.

    So many treasures: Port Clinton pavilion, hit the barber shop and "secret" bar underneath the fire...
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    Uncrustables from freezer section. I like having...

    Uncrustables from freezer section. I like having a can of bean dip for burritos but that darn product weighs 1 pound.
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