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  1. Thread: Sleep System

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    Thanks for all the recent responses. I should...

    Thanks for all the recent responses. I should have updated this sooner but I thought the thread was dead. I had a chance to spend two nights with my sleep system at 20 degrees f and it did well in...
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    [QUOTE=4eyedbuzzard;2258713]It's difficult to...

    [QUOTE=4eyedbuzzard;2258713]It's difficult to come up with a completely accurate death rate by murder for thru-hikers, but here goes: As of 2018 data, ATC reported that 20,479 people had completed a...
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    Thanks for the link. I really like the look of...

    Thanks for the link. I really like the look of the Freedom boot. It's going to be a little heavy for hiking but I may have to have a pair of those. The three lbs on the Liberty would be acceptable to...
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    Tipi Walter, Pheral and Venchka, Thanks for the...

    Tipi Walter, Pheral and Venchka, Thanks for the info! I'm in Merrell Moab mids right now but looking for something more traditional. Ill see if I can track down the Hanwag Yukons online.
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    I was pleased to find that Corcoran boots are...

    I was pleased to find that Corcoran boots are still around, though they are just about priced out of my range these days. Danner and Redwing are still around in name only, the boots they are putting...
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    If the boots are full leather uppers there is a...

    If the boots are full leather uppers there is a trick that may work for you. We used to take a new, never worn pair of army boots and submerge them in a bucket of water over night. In the morning we...
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    In many of the jobs I had in the military it was...

    In many of the jobs I had in the military it was stressed to us over and over to always maintain three points of contact. This specifically relates to climbing where the tag line/fall protection...
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    Thank you for the photos and the detailed trip...

    Thank you for the photos and the detailed trip report! I have four more months in the shop and then I'll be headed to Springer! Keep the inspiration coming!
  9. I didn't purchase anywhere near the most...

    I didn't purchase anywhere near the most expensive versions of any of my equipment for my upcoming 2020 thru hike and I'm in a little over $1000.00. That includes around $70.00USD for a BV-500. The...
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    2100 may be a tad overkill but The Western States...

    2100 may be a tad overkill but The Western States 100 is a viable option to take trail running to a new level.
  11. Gambit McCrae.... My apologies for piling on the...

    Gambit McCrae.... My apologies for piling on the "no smart phone" bandwagon. It wasn't my intent to strike a nerve and you're right, my personal habits aren't germane to the ethical question. In...
  12. Plus one for no smart phone. I have a thro and go...

    Plus one for no smart phone. I have a thro and go pre paid for emergencies on the road and a pay phone that takes dimes hooked to a land line in my kitchen. The pay phone was a flee market find and...
  13. If you're talking about sharing comments by other...

    If you're talking about sharing comments by other users, that's just word of mouth. If someone on the street asks me for the time and I look at my watch and then share that information, is it...
  14. SHE IS AWESOME!!! Living proof that being a...

    SHE IS AWESOME!!! Living proof that being a Survivor is a choice! Kudos and best wishes for Kirby and her family!
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    This is the best suggestion I've heard. Every...

    This is the best suggestion I've heard. Every time I buy a Sawyer product there is a new syringe. At present I have two squeeze and one mini and because I'm a gear junkie I'm sure to end up owning a...
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    Right! From the first taste of wine to the last...

    Right! From the first taste of wine to the last sip of lemoncello is three hours minimum with lots of culinary wonders in between! Takes some getting used to for an American. If forced to I could...
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    Shutterbug, it sounds like you got a taste of the...

    Shutterbug, it sounds like you got a taste of the local culture you wouldn't have gotten without the tour. Travel anywhere, but especially in Europe, doesn't get interesting until you get off the...
  18. The Colorado Trail is on my wish list. I'm...

    The Colorado Trail is on my wish list. I'm planning to thru hike the AT in 2020 but I already have my sights set on Colorado! I would also like to hike the Oregon section of the PCT at some point....
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    I've never seen the movie but I have read that...

    I've never seen the movie but I have read that bear grease was applied to exposed skin in sub freezing temperatures by fur trappers in the 18th and 19th century to prevent frostbite. When I was...
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    Looks like the Guide and all twenty-two pocket...

    Looks like the Guide and all twenty-two pocket profiles will be right at a hundred bucks. After reading a little more about the pocket profiles I think I'm going to get the big set. As rhjanes...
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    Very cool trip report and the photos are awesome!...

    Very cool trip report and the photos are awesome! It's still hot as blazes in Ole Miss and I'm longing for Fall weather but mostly just wanting to hit the trail! Come on 2020!
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    What about the pocket profile set? Is there any...

    What about the pocket profile set? Is there any extra value in having the information formatted that way on trail or is the pocket set too condensed to be of real use. The little laminated cards...
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I much prefer a hard...

    Thanks for the suggestions! I much prefer a hard copy and don't mind a few more ounces. I went ahead and ordered the 2019 so I can start familiarizing myself and to aid in trip planning. When the...
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    Thank You soumodeler. I'll wait on the updated...

    Thank You soumodeler. I'll wait on the updated version. I suspected the 2019 would be just fine but my OCD will kick in if I know there is a more recent edition available. I'm planning to start NOBO...
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    A.T. Guide???

    Does anyone know if the A.T. Guide will be revised for 2020? I know that not all reference materials are updated yearly and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the 2019 edition or wait...
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