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    I'll take a pic next time I pitch. I don't have a...

    I'll take a pic next time I pitch. I don't have a good one rn. I have noticed I get closer to perfect when I leave things a little loose and ensure each corner is perfectly straight across from the...
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    Issues with LHG solo + awning

    Hi, I'm thru hiking the AT currently and am over half way through. Yet I'm still having issues with my light heart gear solo tent. I find it difficult to get the perfect pitch so that the two long...
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    How do I tell if it's bacterial or fungal

    How do I tell if it's bacterial or fungal
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    Folliculitis on the tuchus

    I'm thru hiking tge AT and I'm having a major case of folliculitis on my butt. This is something that's not uncommon for me in the hot months, but usually I'm home and have methods to keep clean and...
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    Folliculitis on the tuchus

    I'm thru hiking tge AT and I'm having a major case of folliculitis on my butt. This is something that's not uncommon for me in the hot months, but usually I'm home and have methods to keep clean and...
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    Thoughts on MSR thru link

    Has anyone tried the msr thru link? What are your thoughts. Can it double as a gravity filter (if you've tried)?
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    Backpack suggestions

    Looking for backpack recommendations for my AT thru hike. I went to REI because I was having trouble adjusting my old aura 50. They couldn't get that one, or really any other pack to sit properly on...
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    Mid June reservation at baxter - how to

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    I'm supposed to start the AT on June 17th from Maine. I've been trying to make a campsite reservation but their online registration system alternating says campsites are already booked or...
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    No, the mantis has an integrated ridgeline and...

    No, the mantis has an integrated ridgeline and bug net. The only not-attached pieces are the tarp and accessories such as the UQ and gear sling.

    I do have this pic which shows a bit better the...
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    Is my Tarp Large Enough?

    Hi! I bought a Kammok Ul and an eno underquilt + a sea to summit gear sling. I'm wondering if my tarp is large enough. I'm nervous because I can easily see the underquilt underneath (see picture)....
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    47472 Okay, first time attaching an image so...

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    Okay, first time attaching an image so hope it worked. Like I said, they're pretty small (they do seem a little larger once they're bearing weight because they're v-shaped tears). A few...
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    Yeah, the used gear section of REI has a 30 day...

    Yeah, the used gear section of REI has a 30 day return window that I'm pretty far out of. I could borrow a sewing machine, but since the rips are so small, would it make sense to hand stitch? Also,...
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    Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much!
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    Portable Charging Banks

    Hi, I'm trying to find a charging bank that could recharge my phone a few times. Also, I'd prefer it to not weigh 20lbs but I do recognize these things arent light. Anyway, my big issue is that I...
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    Repairing Small Holes

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    I purchased a Kammock Mantis UL through REI used gear back in January. Due to weather and health issues, I was unable to set it up until today. I just saw some small tears in the Levitas™ 20D...
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    Are Gaiters Worth It?

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    I Have a pair of Oboz sawtooth low rises. I've never had gaiters before, but I could see wanting them after multiple days of the ATs infamous rain. What are the community recommendations and...
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    Oooh, I hadn't thought about the state-by-state...

    Oooh, I hadn't thought about the state-by-state regulations. Good thoughts! Also, you probably know, but just a reminder to all that while having both doses is great, you can still potentially spread...
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    Headphone/earbud suggestions

    Hi, I'm thinking of getting a pair of earbuds for backpacking. I'd like to go wireless so that things aren't getting tangled. That being said, I have had issues with earbuds falling out of my ears in...
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    Snake Skins

    Hi! I just got a Mantis Ul and have an Eno ember underquilt. I'm also getting a sea to summit gear sling. I'd like to get some skins to make set up easier. What are people's recommendations? Thanks!
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    Okay, thank you!

    Okay, thank you!
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    How do liner socks solve the sliding issue?...

    How do liner socks solve the sliding issue? Aren't they really thin?
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    I did pick up an eno ember underquilt when it was...

    I did pick up an eno ember underquilt when it was on sale. What's a dyneema tarp? Also, while looking on their website I saw an underquilt protector. Do you think they're important?
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    Thank you everyone for the info! I'll take a look...

    Thank you everyone for the info! I'll take a look at retailers along the trail (although a rough 2020 season may have changed some things) and see if I can make some estimates
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    Ooh I had been looking a little at biking gloves...

    Ooh I had been looking a little at biking gloves but hadn't thought about paddling! Thanks!
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    Yeah, I would probably just use them as 3 season....

    Yeah, I would probably just use them as 3 season. I'm going SOBO on the AT and was thinking waterproof to keep my hands dry and warm when there's a few consecutive days of rain in the fall. I hadn't...
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