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  1. No matter what you bring/wear clothing wise, you...

    No matter what you bring/wear clothing wise, you will sometimes (maybe even often) be cold and wet especially with a late winter start. It's a cold and wet environment. Which is why you ALWAYS need...
  2. Thread: Glasses

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    The prescription expiration laws are all State...

    The prescription expiration laws are all State laws, not Federal law. Almost all states have them, and the time periods vary but they are typically 1 or 2 years. These state laws prevent the...
  3. Thread: Down bag

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    There's quite a bit of difference in bag...

    There's quite a bit of difference in bag width/girth between the WM Apache vs the WM Alpinlite and the FF Swift. Both of the last two have shoulder girth in the 64/65" range vs 59" in the WM Apache...
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    Only 12 hours of darkness? In New England it's...

    Only 12 hours of darkness? In New England it's more like 16 hours of darkness. Which, along with the weather, is why for the most part there just aren't a lot of people backpacking overnight in New...
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    Or stuff you might already have. Hand sanitizer....

    Or stuff you might already have. Hand sanitizer. Olive oil. Pistachio or other nut shells.
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    I fixed it in case reading between the lines is...

    I fixed it in case reading between the lines is too difficult. ;)
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    Okay, it's technically illegal to mail...

    Okay, it's technically illegal to mail prescription drugs unless you are a pharmacist or medical provider - even to yourself. https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c4_019.htm Whiteblaze prohibits...
  8. Thread: Glasses

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    I like the memory metal frames. They are pretty...

    I like the memory metal frames. They are pretty much indestructible. The are typically Titanium spring metal alloys. You can damn near tie the frames in a knot without breaking them or popping out...
  9. Not to be outdone by USFS's 681 page document,...

    Not to be outdone by USFS's 681 page document, NPS's is 931 pages....
  10. Yep. As might be expected, 681 pages covering...

    Yep. As might be expected, 681 pages covering pretty much any sign you'll see on USFS property. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3810021.pdf And while wood signs are specified...
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    I'd add that flights out of Logan are typically...

    I'd add that flights out of Logan are typically much cheaper (often 1/2 the price or better), more frequent, and have more non-stops to destinations than out of Manchester as well. Here's the...
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    I've found the Salomon model X Ultra 3 (a...

    I've found the Salomon model X Ultra 3 (a "standard" fit width per mfg) fit my narrow feet pretty well. The X Ultra 3 is called a "standard" fit, which would typically be a "D" width in men's shoes,...
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    Wow! Congrats on your success! Sent from my...

    Wow! Congrats on your success!

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    Register your hike here https://atcamp.org/

    Register your hike here https://atcamp.org/
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    I had always wondered if other people had the...

    I had always wondered if other people had the same issues or if it was just me. Thanks for posting.
  16. Yeah. There are 1000's of trail journals and...

    Yeah. There are 1000's of trail journals and 1000's of hiking advice articles/books available. A handful of them of worthy of being called good reads. This doesn't appear to be one of them.
  17. What makes a good book? Good storytelling. Some...

    What makes a good book? Good storytelling. Some thruhikers have done reasonably well with their books - Earl Shaffer, Ed Garvey, David Miller, Zach Davis, et al. Even so, they appeal to a limited...
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    I've had the 1/4 zip version for a number of...

    I've had the 1/4 zip version for a number of years. I'd say it's good on its own to about 40F with a mid weight base layer. It's very wind resistant as well, and will shed a little water, but it...
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    Does this help? ...

    Does this help?

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    2nd this. Screw on lids, no lip, easy to clean,...

    2nd this. Screw on lids, no lip, easy to clean, clear plastic, and no leaks.
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    An excellent point that's often disregarded when...

    An excellent point that's often disregarded when discussing gear, base weight, etc. Even on AT thru-hike discussions. Gear that is optimum for a late winter/early spring start in the southern...
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    This thread struck a chord, or two, or maybe it...

    This thread struck a chord, or two, or maybe it was 30,000 ................................................................................................ pounds ...
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    Apologies for hijacking the thread. Here we go,...

    Apologies for hijacking the thread. Here we go, back on topic: :banana

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    I've never understood all the angst that exists...

    I've never understood all the angst that exists about having to climb the stairs at Amicalola Falls when one is planning to hike up and down mountains for 2180 miles. Those stairs would be a welcomed...
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    How about a left shark to start? :banana ...

    How about a left shark to start? :banana

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