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    Pizza delivery to Pen-Mar park. They had the...

    Pizza delivery to Pen-Mar park. They had the flier on the wall outside the first aid station. I got mine with a big salad back in 2011.
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    Thomas Knob is very highly used by locals and...

    Thomas Knob is very highly used by locals and distance hikers. I stayed there last June on a Sat night with over 100 of my new best friends! I carry a canister, so easy.
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    Montbell for me, tougher than you might expect...

    Montbell for me, tougher than you might expect for the weight. I don't hang out at campfires with it, 3 years old zero damage.
  4. Thread: Bears

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    Last June (2017) I saw a very large bear heading...

    Last June (2017) I saw a very large bear heading up Brushy mountain in VA a couple miles out from the Partnership shelter. It was pouring rain and the bear was in front of me on the trail. As I was...
  5. Late May for flowers but can be hot. Most...

    Late May for flowers but can be hot. Most enjoyable weather on my 4 hikes thru PA was mid September.
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    Those little "pill" wipes require a fair bit of...

    Those little "pill" wipes require a fair bit of water to rehydrate and are NOT biodegradable so must be packed out. May want to reconsider TP. Test before taking only the wipes.
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    Whiskey Hollow cost extra because the roof...

    Whiskey Hollow cost extra because the roof sheeting was stolen before they got it up. There is a jeep track right up to it. The guy at Bears Den was full of info. about it as he worked for the club...
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    I have carried a bearcan on the AT for over 2000...

    I have carried a bearcan on the AT for over 2000 miles of hikes. I put away from my tent but still within view, nothing has ever messed with it. Thunder Hill shelter got closed in 2016 because of the...
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    At those temperatures I would be using my X-therm...

    At those temperatures I would be using my X-therm mattress, a Trekker is to low of an R value for me. Ground insulation is huge for comfort.
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    Poll: I carry a bear can, no rocks, no ropes, no fuss,...

    I carry a bear can, no rocks, no ropes, no fuss, no rodents.
  11. Those parks have Grizzlies!

    Those parks have Grizzlies!
  12. Thread: wet wipes

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    Unscented Dr. Bronners bar soap and a wash rag. I...

    Unscented Dr. Bronners bar soap and a wash rag. I can get fairly clean using half a cup of water if I am dry camping. Wash out rag when water is plentiful, hang on pack to dry. If it is raining,...
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    Too hot, I switch to a 40 degree quilt for summer.

    Too hot, I switch to a 40 degree quilt for summer.
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    Only wear a sports bra in town or swimming as a...

    Only wear a sports bra in town or swimming as a top. I find that bra straps under pack straps chafe me, I am not big busted. I wear Camo hiking shirt to make lack of bra less noticeable. Therefore I...
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    I used a blanket and a bunch of safety pins to...

    I used a blanket and a bunch of safety pins to figure out my size before I built my quilt kit.
  16. Spy Rock, Dragons tooth come to mind.

    Spy Rock, Dragons tooth come to mind.
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    Stool for around the fire, drum for the drum...

    Stool for around the fire, drum for the drum circle, ice bucket for a party. I have over 2000 miles carrying a bearcan and sleep much better at night then when I hang a bag. Have not hit myself on...
  18. I have eaten plantain and nettles that grow along...

    I have eaten plantain and nettles that grow along a large portion of the AT. Some fresh boiled greens added to instant potatoes makes them taste like real food. Learning about wild weeds can add...
  19. Might want to look up the Allegheny Trail, they...

    Might want to look up the Allegheny Trail, they have a website. I did some work on section 4 with them last July.
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    Safety pins work better than clothes pins. I...

    Safety pins work better than clothes pins. I always have my "everything rag" pinned to the back of my pack.
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    I relieve my retirement stress by hiking!

    I relieve my retirement stress by hiking!
  22. Thread: New Jersey

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    Time of year is important, I got eaten alive by...

    Time of year is important, I got eaten alive by mosquitos in NJ. Big Bear Swamp Sanctuary really is a swamp! End of June was bad and hot enough to make my full bugsuit and headnet miserable.
  23. Every time my neighbors see me with my pack on,...

    Every time my neighbors see me with my pack on, they ask where am I hiking and when. After doing for 7 years in a row it just means spring is coming to them!
  24. PA is just fine until Duncannon! Carlise is a...

    PA is just fine until Duncannon! Carlise is a good pickup being right off the Turnpike.
  25. In time I would appreciate the one pound less far...

    In time I would appreciate the one pound less far more than the cheaper price. Bags last a long time.
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