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    Balsam, hemlock, spruce, or other evergreen are...

    Balsam, hemlock, spruce, or other evergreen are perfectly suitable in emergency situations for me. Until the 1950s that’s what people used every night anyways. While I have used this, thankfully...
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    I regularly go in temps that are around 0, and...

    I regularly go in temps that are around 0, and always with an x-therm. Highly recommended by me. I use mine year round. I have never taken 2 pads nor have I ever seen the need when paired with my...
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    While it has poles, Iím a fan of the simple big...

    While it has poles, Iím a fan of the simple big Agnes fly creek. I think it meets all of your other criteria. Im your same height but 50 lb heavier and have no issues with space in the 2 man, and...
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    I go nowhere without a book. I literally take...

    I go nowhere without a book. I literally take one everywhere. If I have a spare 5 minutes even, you’ll find me reading. I just got back from a backpacking trip and took David McCullough’s Truman. ...
  5. Read my signature.

    Read my signature.
  6. Never have understood the wood stove. If I don’t...

    Never have understood the wood stove. If I don’t bring a stove, I just cook on the fire. Zero weight except the pot and lighter, which I would carry anyways.
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    Nice! This one’s been on my list for several...

    Nice! This one’s been on my list for several years now. Just got back from a section on the north country…
  8. Hiked along Wilburn ridge last weekend. Always...

    Hiked along Wilburn ridge last weekend. Always good to go back home!
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    Saw a grizzly couple weeks ago. Jumped right out...

    Saw a grizzly couple weeks ago. Jumped right out on the trail in front of me not 10 yds away. Somehow it didnít see Or hear me til then. We were in brush over my head. A simple ď hey bearĒ and it...
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    Left 1 feb Had a 0 deg bag. Had 3 nights...

    Left 1 feb
    Had a 0 deg bag.

    Had 3 nights below 0.
    Had at least 10 nights in single digits.
    Had at least 20 nights in the teens.
    Had 40 nights below 32.

    It was an unusually cold year. We...
  11. Thread: Coffee

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    Drink the same thing I do at home, Whole bean...

    Drink the same thing I do at home, Whole bean coffee. Use GSI outdoors coffee rocket. $10, only a few ounces in weight.
  12. I’ve owned so many tents it’s ridiculous. My...

    I’ve owned so many tents it’s ridiculous. My favorite for the last 10 years has been big Agnes. I’m on my second one. You can’t beat their weight-to-space ratio. I don’t carry poles though so you...
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    Just went weekend before Memorial Day weekend for...

    Just went weekend before Memorial Day weekend for 4 days. There were day hikers everywhere, getting out bc of covid cooped upness. The AT was like a highway so we stayed off the ridge as much as we...
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    I also like to take a folding saw and often a...

    I also like to take a folding saw and often a hatchet. I do more bushcraft these days in more remote areas than I do AT hiking.
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    Don’t carry a knife usually when I’m backpacking...

    Don’t carry a knife usually when I’m backpacking any significant distance. For weekend hiking and basecamping which I do more often these days it’s a hand-me-down 1940s fixed blade old timer that I...
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    Agree. If it had about 200 acres might be worth...

    Agree. If it had about 200 acres might be worth considering
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    Tomorrow I’m gonna see if I can get the FKT down...

    Tomorrow I’m gonna see if I can get the FKT down the slopes. My son is a fierce contender but I still think I can beat him.
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    Bring water, great place Have fun!

    Bring water, great place
    Have fun!
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    I’ve hiked havasupai south rim to Colorado to...

    I’ve hiked havasupai south rim to Colorado to south rim several times, but I’m not sure you can do a true rim to rim in havasupai.
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    Tent Tent stakes Sleeping pad Stove Phone ...

    Tent
    Tent stakes
    Sleeping pad
    Stove
    Phone
    Book
    Toilet paper
    Wet wipes
    Water filter
    Extra food
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    Last time I was on the knobstone, I performed...

    Last time I was on the knobstone, I performed Step #3 and it helped me tremendously. Thanks for confirming I made the correct decision.
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    Since this thread was started (a decade...

    Since this thread was started (a decade ago...wow!)...I have hiked the knobstone. For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t hike this trail in the summer. Of course I’m biased away from the hot and itchy.
  23. I built a disc golf course on my property. One...

    I built a disc golf course on my property. One could call it a trail I suppose.
  24. It never ceases to amaze me how people act...

    It never ceases to amaze me how people act paralyzed when they are in the woods and cold weather, say -10 with a foot of snow and a few miles to walk, happens. People do this every week, in say bwca...
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    In case you don’t know about the continuous foot...

    In case you don’t know about the continuous foot trail called the mid state trail that runs the length of PA, make sure you check it out!

    https://hike-mst.org/
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