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    My only complaint when I did a segment for 8...

    My only complaint when I did a segment for 8 days, was that I left me nice thick thermarest at home to save weight, as well as had a super lite sleeping bag. I am 5'10" female. I brought along a...
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    short rocks!

    short rocks!
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    I prefer to hike alone,,,then I can go at my own...

    I prefer to hike alone,,,then I can go at my own pace, be more flexible. Met lots of nice people the short week on the AT I was on though. Haven't understood the big attraction for always camping...
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    The Police did their job,,,,and most likely were...

    The Police did their job,,,,and most likely were directed there by a complaint. People take drugs/ETOH, whatever to alter their behavior ,,,often which have horrible consequences that so many think...
  5. Thread: Denver dinner

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    I'm in the Denver area. Have only done just over...

    I'm in the Denver area. Have only done just over 100 miles of AT (last yr Shenandoah) but plan to do some more in Sept this year.

    If your group is ok with section hiker let me know. how many of...
  6. I cannot understand the need for constant...

    I cannot understand the need for constant stimulation. I can't imagine going to hike the AT and polluting the experience with noise. AS long as they keep the noise stuck in their head and the rest...
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    I have no doubt I was seeing Cat prints in...

    I have no doubt I was seeing Cat prints in Shenandoah last April, not bear, not wolf/coyote,,,cat prints. more worried bout them than bears .
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    I see camo, the booze or drugs come out, and...

    I see camo, the booze or drugs come out, and questions about safety and weapons directed my way,,,,red flags go up.

    guys, not cool to get dk around women you have just met on the trail.

    Was...
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    I missed my thick full length therma rest in the...

    I missed my thick full length therma rest in the name of "saving weight" - never again.

    I missed having a book with me.

    Next time will bring some charcoal pencils and sketch book.
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  10. Thread: Montbell bags

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    thnx for info DebW. I was missing my thermarest...

    thnx for info DebW. I was missing my thermarest out there and planning to take it,,,makes sense cuz on all my car camping travels where I have had my thermarest,,,no prob!
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    boil some thin spaghetti noodles up, throw some...

    boil some thin spaghetti noodles up, throw some olive oil and some of that dried Mccormick's Pesto sauce in with dried sundried tomatoes!

    I too like the simple one pot only meals,,,,great...
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    purchased an ULA last year,,,,no matter what I...

    purchased an ULA last year,,,,no matter what I could never get the weight to distribute at all to my hips and all was in shoulder straps. I like top loaders,,,kept weight low but when fully reloaded...
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    Am a Detective currently assigned to working...

    Am a Detective currently assigned to working Fraud/Criminal Impersonation most of which is driven by the meth tweakers.

    for fun,,,currently recovering from ankle/foot reconstruction but am big on...
  14. Thread: SGT Rock in Iraq

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    From those of us in blue,,,,you have your copy of...

    From those of us in blue,,,,you have your copy of "On Killing" by Dave Grossman with you? Hats off to u - health and happiness always,,,,,,
  15. Thread: Montbell bags

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    I purchased a down montbell ul last...

    I purchased a down montbell ul last year,,,compresses great,,,but cold sleeper - I found (of all things), my derriere got cold even though had fleece tights and warm clothes on at nite,,,,found that...
  16. Thread: Tilley Hats

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    straw hat with wide brim that can fold,,,much...

    straw hat with wide brim that can fold,,,much more breathable! Had tilley's,,,look good but horribly heavy and don't breath. when it rained,,,threw a thin shower cap they provide at hotels over the...
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    I found inserting feet into plastic breadbags,...

    I found inserting feet into plastic breadbags, rubber band at top, when it is wet have served me fine. feet got too hot in boots with goretex and out west too much dry dirt that clogged up...
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    COTTON ONLY IN THE NETHER-REGIONS! Wash and...

    COTTON ONLY IN THE NETHER-REGIONS! Wash and rotate daily,,,let dry exposed to UV sunlight hanging on backpack the next day. Cannot even fathom the petri-dish conditions wearing anything but cotton...
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    I left my nice thick comfy thermarest at home so...

    I left my nice thick comfy thermarest at home so as to save on weight. NEVER AGAIN! First off, I felt like my shoulders and hips digging into the ground (and I have never had trouble sleeping...
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    Poll: I blistered more with tennis shoes on downhills. ...

    I blistered more with tennis shoes on downhills. Found that foot slid too much forward and just chewed my feet up where toes meet ball of foot so tape wouldn't stay in there. Hiking poles most...
  21. Thread: tent selection

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    I purchased the MSR Hubba (solo) for it's lite...

    I purchased the MSR Hubba (solo) for it's lite weight, and major opint,,,ease of set up,,no silly strings and stuff to fool around with when tired or have cold hands. I am 5'10",,was plenty long...
  22. Thread: Best gorp?

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    I mixed half salted nuts and half non salted and...

    I mixed half salted nuts and half non salted and no chocolate cuz it made me thirsty and craved milk. I liked the roasted pumpkin seed in soy from Whole Foods and mixed with assorted sunflower,...
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    Poll: I was literally inspired by the book: A Walk In...

    I was literally inspired by the book: A Walk In the Woods. Years of triathlons, passionate about cycling particularly mntn biking,,,interests have changed over the years and thot I'd just do it,,,,...
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    Goodluck finding a partner to hike with. I can...

    Goodluck finding a partner to hike with. I can offer as a law enforcement officer of 14 years, I did 8 days of AT last year, first time I have ever gone backpacking, and did not feel the need to...
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    Poll: women's specific?! ahahahahah - misnomer

    I am 5'10", 150 lbs. I am plagued by all the "women's" gear always made for women the size I was in 4th grade! Is very frustrating so I fall in between men's wear and women's in that nothing female...
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