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    Just a quick update. I contacted the SatPaq...

    Just a quick update. I contacted the SatPaq people and asked about how reliable it was and if there was a satisfaction guarantee. Turns out it is not as reliable as those that use other satellites...
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    I'm a solo hiker, so I gave myself my trail name...

    I'm a solo hiker, so I gave myself my trail name -- Steppin'Wolf. I love "Steppin'" in the woods and the wolf has always been kind of my spirit animal, so I combined them. Besides, I'm a child of...
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    Thanks for all the thoughts and info. When I...

    Thanks for all the thoughts and info. When I first found out about it, I was really leery having never read anything about it on any hiker forums. Since no one here seems to be personally...
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    Know anything about SatPaq?

    Hello All,

    I have been researching satellite communication devices and have become a little discouraged by the high prices and monthly fees.

    Then I ran across a device called Satpaq. It is...
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    Thanks for the advice so far. I just got back...

    Thanks for the advice so far. I just got back from a two day backpacking trip. I am loving my new Arc Haul and Duplex tent. They have saved me a bunch of weight. I did not "unarc" it any at all...
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    To Arc or Not to Arc

    Hello All,

    I'm the recent owner of a Arc Haul backpack. So far I really love it.

    Question on the arc: To any owners of an arc type series Zpacks pack, do you "unarc" the pack every time you...
  7. Just a quick update. I spent three days and two...

    Just a quick update. I spent three days and two nights on the Sheltowee Trace in the Daniel Boone National Forest (near Somerset, KY) last week. The low on the coldest night was 43 degrees. With...
  8. September Section Hike in Georgia - What to Pack?

    Hello All,

    I will begin a section hike on Sept. 18 starting at Springer Mtn. and going north for however far 10 days takes me. What I would like to know is should I pack my EE 40 degree quilt or...
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    Thanks for all the thoughts so far. Continuing...

    Thanks for all the thoughts so far. Continuing to research the issue.
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    Allergic Reaction to Permethrin?

    Hello All,

    I have treated my clothing with Permethrin and it seems to work well. However, the last two times I have been out, I have had this rash show up on my lower leg (where the upper part of...
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    Yes, I have a very basic, thin case. It has...

    Yes, I have a very basic, thin case. It has quite a bit of open space around the lens on back, so the telephoto lens clips on without any problem.

    The zoom in the iPhone still works, but I would...
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    Not sure about it working with the Lifeproof case...

    Not sure about it working with the Lifeproof case (as I do not have one).

    As to the weight, the 3x lens by itself is 2.7 oz. I've been carrying it in my front pack on shakedown hikes. It is...
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    Here's the latest. I went ahead an purchased the...

    Here's the latest. I went ahead an purchased the following from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1ILX2E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I believe you could purchase...
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    Thanks. That's what I figured about the cheaper...

    Thanks. That's what I figured about the cheaper sets one sees on Amazon. I still wouldn't mind having a quality 3x telephoto lens that just clips over the lens for a quick photo. Will keep...
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    Telephoto Lens for iPhone

    Hey all,

    I have been on a couple of shakedown hikes and think I about have all my gear set for section hiking the Appalachian Trail. I am not bringing a camera, but am using my iPhone 6s for...
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    I have this shirt and it weighs only 3.35 oz. ...

    I have this shirt and it weighs only 3.35 oz.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E9J0M5G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    How Useful is a Daypack?

    Hi All,

    I was wondering how useful a daypack/drawstring backpack is. You can get them as light as a couple of ounces. I know some use them to fetch water or use in town for resupplies/washing.
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    Sorry, I meant pack cover. Now knowing that, do...

    Sorry, I meant pack cover. Now knowing that, do you all think I need one?
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    Do I Really Need a Pack Liner?

    I have a Osprey Exos 58 (without the brain) as my pack. I like it a lot. My setup is that I am using waterproof stuff sacks for my sleep system, clothes, etc. I also have my pack lined with a...
  20. Thread: Trowels

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    I'll answer that request: From the book of...

    I'll answer that request:

    From the book of Deuteronomy (in which Moses is informing the children of Israel on sanitation practices): "Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve...
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    Thanks for your thoughts. I guess I was...

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    I guess I was thinking that it was maybe overkill having both, but maybe not. My base weight is currently 17 pounds and I was looking on lightening it a little if I...
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    Jacket Question

    Hello, I will begin section hiking the Appalachian Trail this year. Right now I can only take off two weeks at a time (per year). I am new to overnight backpacking, but am an experienced day hiker....
  23. Sorry I have been away for a while. Thanks so...

    Sorry I have been away for a while. Thanks so much for all of the input. I have decided on the Nemo Hornet 2P. I'll let you know how I like it.
  24. Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Nemo Hornet 2P ???

    Hello,

    I will begin a section hike of the AT in 2017. I am in the process of getting my gear together now. I would like to carry an ultralight tent. I have narrowed down my choices to the Big...
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