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    Amazing! I like living on the edge... just step...

    Amazing! I like living on the edge... just step lightly.
  2. Thread: Durston X-mid

    by Nanatuk
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    I carried the X-mid 1p on a 550 mile section of...

    I carried the X-mid 1p on a 550 mile section of the PCT this spring. I love this tent. It snowed on me four times and rained twice. Lots of wind.

    I used kite tyvek as a ground sheet that extends...
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    Got off trail at Kennedy meadows due to incoming...

    Got off trail at Kennedy meadows due to incoming snow storm. I'll pick up those 40 miles next year. I've completed 1850 trail miles so far, 800 more to go next year. My journal is up to date if your...
  4. By the By... Mid State Trail looks like a...

    By the By... Mid State Trail looks like a wonderful hike. I'm going to have to put it on my todo list.
  5. You can send a fuel canister via USPS. Just need...

    You can send a fuel canister via USPS. Just need to let them know its in the package.
  6. If your talking about PA's Mid State Trail, It...

    If your talking about PA's Mid State Trail, It looks to me like there are plenty of towns near the trail with hardware stores, auto parts stores or grocery stores. You might need to call around and...
  7. Thread: MiniMo vs Zip

    by Nanatuk
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    I have both. I carried the Minimo for two years,...

    I have both. I carried the Minimo for two years, but switched last year to the Zip. It is very fuel efficient and quick to boil, but its really only good for heating water, No simmer. The saved...
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    Enjoy your hike. Nice Pic, you got a sunny day.

    Enjoy your hike. Nice Pic, you got a sunny day.
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    OK third year, third leg, third trailname. I'm...

    OK third year, third leg, third trailname. I'm starting March 13th at the Mexican border and now hiking to Cottonwood pass at mile 750 and hiking out to Lone Pine.
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    "I have two doctors, my left leg and my right"...

    "I have two doctors, my left leg and my right" George Macauley Trevelyan

    I read an article that urged doctors to watch their patients walking to get a general sense of their health. I thought that...
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    In 2019 I met many hikers on the PCT who were...

    In 2019 I met many hikers on the PCT who were doing big daily miles through Washington, one of the most beautiful parts of the trail, simply to get the hike done. I could tell that they were no...
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    IMHO, at some point this summer your going to be...

    IMHO, at some point this summer your going to be able to walk into any pharmacy any where in the country and get the vaccine. Until then who knows.
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    I'm no nutritionist. I just pulled that figure...

    I'm no nutritionist. I just pulled that figure off Atlas Guides website. https://atlasguides.com/how-many-calories-do-you-burn-while-thru-hiking/

    I don't know if I burn 700 cals per hour, but I...
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    Ok, another approach to this is to figure out how...

    Ok, another approach to this is to figure out how many calories your going to burn and then try to replace them. I'm 220 lbs and burn 700 calories per hour while hiking, so 10 hours of hiking is 7000...
  15. Poll: I don't have a problem with the ATC changing...

    I don't have a problem with the ATC changing requirements due to trail conditions, but I think they are out of their lane basing recognition on the conditions surrounding the pandemic. At best its a...
  16. Poll: IMHO the ATC should issue the awards to anyone...

    IMHO the ATC should issue the awards to anyone who meets the requirements for the award. Let the CDC and NIH make the travel pronouncements.
  17. I thought I wanted to thru-hike, but after 2...

    I thought I wanted to thru-hike, but after 2 summers and 1200 miles of LASHing, I don't have any desire to spend 5 months on the trail. I have found that for me, 8 weeks on the trail at a time is...
  18. Thread: weather app

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    I used to use Dark Sky until they ended support...

    I used to use Dark Sky until they ended support for Android. It was a very nice app. I've switched to Today Weather and can set it to use Dark Sky data. Of course it only works if you have cell...
  19. Another article about Mostly Harmless from Wired....

    Another article about Mostly Harmless from Wired. Story is dated 1/12/2021 https://www.wired.com/story/unsettling-truth-mostly-harmless-hiker/
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    Venchka, Thanks for that blast from the past! I...

    Venchka, Thanks for that blast from the past! I own a Stephenson's Warmlite 2c climbers tents. Still a very light and comfortable tent despite being a 30 year old design.
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    Well I don't know anything about hammocking, but...

    Well I don't know anything about hammocking, but I swear by the cheap amazon poles that are less than $30. I have bought 4 pair. Use them for hiking. snow shoeing and X-country skiing. I destroyed a...
  22. Thread: Shoe Spikes

    by Nanatuk
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    I have a pair of Yaktrax's and multiple sets of...

    I have a pair of Yaktrax's and multiple sets of Kahtoola microspikes. I've never tried the Stabilicers.

    I've had the Yaktrax's come off in heavy snow and didn't notice when it occurred. I found...
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    I had not heard of the Dan Durston Xmid. I'm very...

    I had not heard of the Dan Durston Xmid. I'm very impressed. I can drop 7 or 8 ounces with the 1P version. I just ordered one. Thanks for the tip, and sorry for hijacking the OP's thread.
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    There are quite a few youtube video's on cheap...

    There are quite a few youtube video's on cheap four season tents. I found this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGPerupCcT8
    I have no idea what is available today, but I have bought cheap tents...
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    Yeah not sure anything you buy will last until...

    Yeah not sure anything you buy will last until 2035 if your using it heavily.

    For under $400, I would recommend Big Agnes products. Take a look at the Copper Spur High Volume Ultra Light two...
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