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    Itís a good first effort. I think itís highly...

    Itís a good first effort. I think itís highly unusual for an ultra runner with little to no hiking/AT experience to go out and beat it the first time. Kind of why Jureks run was so impressive. The...
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    ya - I'm talking about the AT (thru-hike). Not...

    ya - I'm talking about the AT (thru-hike). Not sure what's rude about it if it's not impacting anyone - pretty sure we don't have to be silent in the woods - like a library -I often talk with people...
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    don't know about you -but other than a few...

    don't know about you -but other than a few popular areas on the AT - I/we spent a lot of time alone. Some one can be a 1/4 mile from you and the fact is you may never know about them or meet them...
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    during my thru hike we often listened to music...

    during my thru hike we often listened to music using speakers strapped to the pack (we took turns). We would shut them off when passing others or getting near crowded spots (really near any other...
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    dogs are property they have no rights. Dogs are...

    dogs are property they have no rights. Dogs are not allowed anywhere. PEOPLE are allowed to bring their dogs with them when they go out in the world. I agree with your comparison to smoking. The...
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    no matter the distance understand that by...

    no matter the distance understand that by bringing your dog it's creating more work and more logistical issues than you would have if you didn't bring him. If it's a section hike - probably not that...
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    big flaw that I see, or should say DON'T see -is...

    big flaw that I see, or should say DON'T see -is a pic of the actual item. They are using stock pics - buyers need to see what they are actually getting if it's used. My guess is buyers will be...
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    [QUOTE=saltysack;2154673]Love my Torin 2.5 for...

    [QUOTE=saltysack;2154673]Love my Torin 2.5 for weight training and cardio but wife says they are FUGLy



    I hear ya - I thunk thye look weird and I get a little self conscience wearing them when...
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    just paid 74.95 at Amazon - had most sizes - that...

    just paid 74.95 at Amazon - had most sizes - that price includes shipping



    I have a pair of the instinct 2.0, but I need a new pair. I liked them just fine - would the Torin 2.5 be a good...
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    it's comparing a vacation to military service....

    it's comparing a vacation to military service. One comes with much deserved benefits (because of serious personal risk and sacrifice) and in some cases preferential treatment with regard to...
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    HYOH is a more pleasant way of saying what it...

    HYOH is a more pleasant way of saying what it really truly means - "Mind your own ****ing business!!"

    slack packing has always been a thing by people of all ages - it's not new to 2016
    skipping...
  12. Thread: At or PCT

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    No hesitation here - I've thru hiked both. If I...

    No hesitation here -
    I've thru hiked both. If I had to pick just one of them to do - I'd pick the PCT hands down. Only down side to the PCT is the chance of fires messing up your hike.

    People...
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    Good description - movie was definitely...

    Good description - movie was definitely superficial from a hikers perspective and only loosely followed the book. I laughed - and enjoyed some good well known actors in their movie. It's a...
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    How about an epic sunrise pic from on top of...

    How about an epic sunrise pic from on top of Katahdin? Don't know if he could up the pace that much (I think he can go for the big finish - have a tough time believeing he'll settle for just a couple...
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    good video - I think he looks good considering...

    good video - I think he looks good considering what he's been up to for the last month! I firmly believe he's going to beat the record - question is by how much.
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    Well, it's not a good sign he hasn't left the...

    Well, it's not a good sign he hasn't left the road crossing this afternoon.
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    why would he switch exclusively to night hiking?

    why would he switch exclusively to night hiking?
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    meant to write crowded - I've literally stood in...

    meant to write crowded - I've literally stood in a line with 100+ going up some of those trails on nice days during the summer.
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    it's quite likely that he night hiked much of the...

    it's quite likely that he night hiked much of the NH section on purpose - it'd be cooler, less crowed, and fewer people tagging along. Days were spent napping to make for night hiking. I think we are...
  20. http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Dupont-Tyvek-Homewrap-Ul...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Dupont-Tyvek-Homewrap-Ultralight-Hiking-Ground-Sheet-Tent-Footprint-Tarp-Bivy-/171437429340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ea77925c


    this might be easier and cheaper...
  21. I'll measure it today and get back to you

    I'll measure it today and get back to you
  22. how much?

    I have a 10 ft roll left over - I'll have to see if I have 26' on it - how much you willing to spend? Off the top of my head I'm not sure what it goes for.
  23. Thread: Tarp + tent?

    by Bobby
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    I sometimes use a 10x10' silnylon tarp with a one...

    I sometimes use a 10x10' silnylon tarp with a one person tent. I leave the rain fly at home and just pitch the tarp over the tent. With this particular set up there was no additional weight, but i...
  24. Thread: Need life advice

    by Bobby
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    Ultimately you'll decide what's best for you. I...

    Ultimately you'll decide what's best for you. I hiked the PCT when I was 28. I was single, put all my stuff in storage, and went for it. Best decision I ever made. I learned so much from the hike...
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    check these out

    what about these bad boys - basically new - NB 621 All Terain High Top H2O resistant trail runners

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