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    Camel SOBO MEGA Started on Katahdin on July...

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    Started on Katahdin on July 4th. I'm pretty much untrained so have just now reached Caratunk. I'm keeping a journal on TrailJournals.
  2. I'm going stoveless now but I'm considering...

    I'm going stoveless now but I'm considering picking up a stove in Stratton or wherever. Dogwood is right about dubious benefits.

    When I sectioned the Smokies a couple of years ago and had a...
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    I haven't thru-hiked, but I'm vegan and have no...

    I haven't thru-hiked, but I'm vegan and have no problems whatsoever, except pack weight and space because the food tends to be less calorie dense and I refuse to live on nuts and oil. If you're...
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    Thanks. Yeah i hope Hell Week is still hell. ;) ...

    Thanks. Yeah i hope Hell Week is still hell. ;)

    Another good source for news and pics is on Facebook and is called "Tri-Cities Weather & Alert Crew".
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    That's the worst part about it, however as the...

    That's the worst part about it, however as the area rebuilds there should be more jobs. Myself and my staff are all fine, and I *think* our hotel is fine, too, based on a report I received from an...
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    Magnus Innovation 1000 lumen headlamp + Fenix...

    Magnus Innovation 1000 lumen headlamp + Fenix PD35 LED blaster = What night?
  7. That really sucks! I would hate to be in a...

    That really sucks! I would hate to be in a situation like that. The most stings I've had at one time was six.
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    Come to the Smokies and try some of the lesser...

    Come to the Smokies and try some of the lesser used trails.
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    I used to weigh 250. Now I hover around the 180s...

    I used to weigh 250. Now I hover around the 180s and am looking forward to the 170s. My cholesterol is 166 w/o medication and BP recently was something like 105/75, at the dentist no less. I eat as...
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    I don't know, but I hope it heals up fast. That...

    I don't know, but I hope it heals up fast. That must have really, really hurt.
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    I saw several of these up in the UP last week,...

    I saw several of these up in the UP last week, actually, and related this story to my sister, since I just ran across it somewhere else. There's a historical marker in Wilmette, so I suppose it must...
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    If I wanted a heavy, robust pack, I would just...

    If I wanted a heavy, robust pack, I would just get an external frame for 1/3 the price, but that's just my personal preference for carrying heavy loads in style. That tent looks nice. I'm curious if...
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    @Odd Man Out: Wow, I would not be sitting on the...

    @Odd Man Out: Wow, I would not be sitting on the edge like that! It makes me feel funny just looking at your picture. I was just at PRNL but not with an avid hiker so the only thing we did was the...
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    I think the instant mashed potatoes make a great...

    I think the instant mashed potatoes make a great lunch if you don't mind using the fuel. (And yeah the stoveless aspect of it is a good point. Plus they soak up extra water if you don't use the right...
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    Wow. I'm sorry you had to live through that....

    Wow. I'm sorry you had to live through that. Kudos to you for making it through. As for the AT, I would think that getting in shape for a shorter hike, making frugal food choices, and getting used to...
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    Mine works just fine. Only fills with receipts,...

    Mine works just fine. Only fills with receipts, though.
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    Hey! We would have gotten the thing to work. But...

    Hey! We would have gotten the thing to work. But it would be a total patchwork kludge and you'd end up buying the real thing from somebody else for ten times the money. :D
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    Thanks. Congratulations to you too!

    Thanks. Congratulations to you too!
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    Congratulations! (And thanks for the useful link.)

    Congratulations! (And thanks for the useful link.)
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    Only small plans. Work. But I did finally finish...

    Only small plans. Work. But I did finally finish the Alum Cave Trail the rest of the way up Mt. LeConte. I remember when I first got here and was significantly overweight and out of shape, how hard...
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    +1 for PDF. Since I have both books (the AWOL and...

    +1 for PDF. Since I have both books (the AWOL and the bigger, official ATC) I cut the pages out of mine instead of making copies. Too bad it's not the same binding as those rubberized pull-off note...
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    Experience will help you lighten your pack...

    Experience will help you lighten your pack weight. If it's not beneath your dignity, you can always start with a car camping trip to get a good feel for what you need, and how much you'll eat, while...
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    LOL, yeah that would be pretty paranoid. I think...

    LOL, yeah that would be pretty paranoid. I think I'll stick with my socks. I too like snakes, I used to catch them when I was a kid, but of course they weren't rattlers, just the common ribbon snake...
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    This. Fortunately it seems to be 80% about...

    This. Fortunately it seems to be 80% about leaving stuff behind rather than dishing out big bucks for UL gear, but if you're buying all new stuff you can definitely shave some weight that way.

    For...
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    Well, most of the one's I've seen have been on or...

    Well, most of the one's I've seen have been on or near the side, but one time I threw some rocks at a rattler to get it to move far enough for me to want to walk past it. There wasn't much choice...
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