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    Great advice thanks! Sent from my iPhone...

    Great advice thanks!


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    The app is not available for iOS as far as I can...

    The app is not available for iOS as far as I can find. The website is and also covers the PCT. Its done by a proper meteorologist whos is also an AT thruhiker from a few years ago: Pat Jones,...
  3. Thread: rain kilts

    by Traillium
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    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp....

    My wife sewed me on from an old silnylon tarp. She put Velcro adjusters for my waist. I cinch them up tighter as I under-eat
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    Its worth noting that light levels on/near the...

    Its worth noting that light levels on/near the ground in a summertime deciduous forest in eastern North America are approximately 1% of what youd find in an adjacent open field.

    Its worth...
  5. Thread: Lunches

    by Traillium
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    Ahh a master speaks! Ive more or less...

    Ahh a master speaks!

    Ive more or less adopted that strategy as well. DIY gorp, salami, cheese, one bar a day, eaten whenever I feel like it, and especially 20 minutes beforehand in anticipation...
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    Id emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a...

    Id emphasize a broad-brimmed hat. Being a Canuck, I favour a Tilley, the old T1. A boonie is a good style for my liking.

    Long pants and long sleeves. Always.


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    Great description of the value of a trail family!...

    Great description of the value of a trail family!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless...

    Any thoughts on going with a simpler frameless pack and an ultralight kit? Patterns for sewing such a pack? For instance a Ray Way pack?


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    My wifes advice pub and B&B! Traillium ...

    My wifes advice pub and B&B!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    I think youre basically correct. But ...

    I think youre basically correct. But

    Sources (outside of WB) indicate that simply asking landowners along the way to pitch camp often works. Or that late-to-pitchearly-to-rise also works a...
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    Two good links thanks! Traillium ...

    Two good links thanks!


    Traillium
    Ontario, Canada
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    DIY backpack thoughts?

    I have an Osprey Exos 58 Large that Im very happy with. Im 63 and 205 lbs at 69 years of age.

    Im wondering about DIYing a lighter smaller pack, somewhere between 4050 litres.

    Im...
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    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the...

    I completed the La Cloche Silhouette Trail at the end of September and into October. Stunning 85 km around Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario! And tough in the wet and wind, especially for these 69...
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    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler! Im use an...

    Nicely said, Cosmo and Traveler!

    Im use an Ursack up here in Ontario, where bears arent broadly habituated to hikers and food. Im considering a switch to a canister, though most of my hiking is...
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    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first...

    I, too, wear Merrell Moab Ventilators. My first pair was Size 13, and I now wear Size 14 Wide. (My day-to-day dressy shoes are Size 12.5 Wides.) I use Superfeet Greens in hiking footwear, and the...
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    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too! Sent from...

    This! Long-sleeved shirts, too!


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    Great stuff, Wyoming! I have learned these...

    Great stuff, Wyoming! I have learned these points slowly and sometimes painfully, both as a self-taught race walker, and now as walker and occasional distance hiker.
  18. Keep preaching, brother!

    Keep preaching, brother!
  19. Thread: Needle Ice

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    Agreed


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    Great thread! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Great thread!


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    Wonderful summary, eternally valuable advice! ...

    Wonderful summary, eternally valuable advice!


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    I just completed a seven day hike on the LaCloche...

    I just completed a seven day hike on the LaCloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Provincial Park north of Lake Huron/Georgian Bay near Sudbury in Ontario. Im 69. I was with two other experienced...
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    The Inferno for my 900mL stove weighs 33gm,...

    The Inferno for my 900mL stove weighs 33gm, including the 2 Ti stakes.

    One meals worth of alcohol fuel weighs about 30gm.

    My miniBic weighs 16gm. My fire striker weighs 28gm. My XL-sized...
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    Two bladders? Geez, I can barely control the...

    Two bladders? Geez, I can barely control the single one I was born with!
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    I use my simple DIY UQ as a top quilt when I go...

    I use my simple DIY UQ as a top quilt when I go to ground. I tighten the foot suspension to improvise a foot box. Works well enough down to just above freezing. (I sometimes carry a short...
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