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    Plugging the LightHeart Gear SoLong 6. Plenty of...

    Plugging the LightHeart Gear SoLong 6. Plenty of room top and bottom, room for a pack beside you.

    I'm 6'2".
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    I used a closed cell foam pad (full length) in my...

    I used a closed cell foam pad (full length) in my hammock, along with a 20* or 0* sleeping bag, depending on weather predictions. I was NEVER cold, except for an occasional knee, as I'm a side...
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    Old AT Journals ?

    Now that the ATC has gone woke, I'm getting rid of all my '80s - current date AT Journals.

    Any suggestions?
  4. This is what happens if you don't know how to use...

    This is what happens if you don't know how to use a map and compass.
  5. All due respect: Planning IMO should be an...

    All due respect:

    Planning IMO should be an integral part of an experience as this. It will help ease the more difficult parts and will allow some peace of mind as to what you are going to do.
    ...
  6. I have a SoLong 6 as well - used it as a solo...

    I have a SoLong 6 as well - used it as a solo tent 2016. STRONGLY RECOMMEND.

    It would fit 2 people, I think. I know it fit me and my pack with room to spare.

    A touch more money and a few...
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    2012 - broken ankle at mile 500, just past Thomas...

    2012 - broken ankle at mile 500, just past Thomas Knob Shelter - perfectly FLAT trail.

    2016 - started again at Springer and completed.
  8. Mountain House. theepicenter.com for singles...

    Mountain House.

    theepicenter.com for singles and #10 cans to re-pack.

    Pro-paks were smaller.

    Below is my go-to list while ordering on the Trail. Amazon would deliver up ahead, with only...
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    And no one ELSE thinks this comment is intensely...

    And no one ELSE thinks this comment is intensely disrespectful and uncalled for?

    I wonder how he feels about his local LEOs?

    I wonder how he'll feel when he has to call the "Barney Fifes" for...
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    ALWAYS add a couple of tablespoons of medium...

    ALWAYS add a couple of tablespoons of medium picante.
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    Crutch tips. Use them on my natural wood...

    Crutch tips.

    Use them on my natural wood sticks.
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    HTML cleanup.

    HTML cleanup.
  13. Hmmm. Different strokes for different folks. ...

    Hmmm.

    Different strokes for different folks.

    I got a 2015 Volt 75 for my 2016 attempt from Amazon. Liked it so much after 2 days of playing, I bought another for a backup, just in case. Not...
  14. I hear the bears are all for it.

    I hear the bears are all for it.
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    Heh. Gotta smile. After 500 miles or so, the ONLY...

    Heh. Gotta smile. After 500 miles or so, the ONLY thing I could think about was how idiotic the placement of the Trail seemed to be. Oh, my.

    Looking back after 2 years, I can see a LOT of things...
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    This happened a few months BEFORE my thru in...

    This happened a few months BEFORE my thru in 2016. Scared the bee-jezus out of me, thinking I would NOT be able to start the hike after planning so long.

    Had no magic bullet for me.

    Foot dr....
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    Sometimes was a problem, even when I was thirsty....

    Sometimes was a problem, even when I was thirsty. I would add a sleeve of some kind of flavoring - preferably something with a little nutrition.

    After filtering and adding the chem tabs, I had to...
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    Stanimal was AWESOME in 2016. Glad he has a...

    Stanimal was AWESOME in 2016.

    Glad he has a new, bigger place.
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    When soaked, I shook it out thoroughly before...

    When soaked, I shook it out thoroughly before stuffing it into a waterproof bag.

    The bag went INSIDE my pack (evidently, I'm in the minority), simply because with MY luck and strapped to the...
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    Why, yes, I DID arrange my shuttles. I PAY for...

    Why, yes, I DID arrange my shuttles. I PAY for services rendered. I did not EXPECT to be GIVEN free services, just because I exist.

    I got a hitch ONE time up north as I was walking in to town....
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    Because I'm no one's Sherpa. Carry your own gear...

    Because I'm no one's Sherpa. Carry your own gear that YOU want to use, just like I carry MINE.

    So, by YOUR reasoning, NO ONE will be carrying because EVERYONE will be planning on some one ELSE'S....
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    Well, FIRST don't use the gas station(s) when...

    Well, FIRST don't use the gas station(s) when there is a MAH-BEH-LOUS Food Lion 1/3 mile up the road (turn right southbound) with a fairly decent BBQ joint across the parking lot.

    Not sure about...
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    Lightheart Gear SoLong Duo. ...

    Lightheart Gear SoLong Duo.

    https://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-categories-listing/product/169-2018-duo-tent

    Depending on how "close" you wanna be, the below are on...
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    Thought cottage cheese would go bad quickly on...

    Thought cottage cheese would go bad quickly on the Trail.
  25. Never left my boots. I don't like wet, cold feet,...

    Never left my boots. I don't like wet, cold feet, EVER.
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