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    We also pick up trash along the way during short...

    We also pick up trash along the way during short hikes. Good practice. The things you see though, one campsite we were at had a mattress, ( I kid you not. Someone hauled a mattress miles into the...
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    If you pack your dry foods into zip locks you can...

    If you pack your dry foods into zip locks you can reuse them. I do this all the time at home and on the trail. For short trips (weekend) you can bring them home and wash them. Please do not pour...
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    You failed to mention if you are in a tent, bivi,...

    You failed to mention if you are in a tent, bivi, or under a tarp. If the first two it is your call but if the third I would as your quilt is so light that you the breeze will blow it around and you...
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    He was mentioned in the book Southbound.

    He was mentioned in the book Southbound.
  5. Have you looked at Fizan I just got a pair of...

    Have you looked at Fizan I just got a pair of their lightweight 3s working well weigh about 6oz a piece. I got mine from Massdrop for 49 dollars. Sierra designs as some Leki on sale for 69. I have...
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    Lost at Maupin Field shelter

    Hey folks, If anyone finds a pair of Native Sunglasses at the Maupin Field shelter please message me. Thanks
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    Sad day. Paul C Wolfe was closed this week as...

    Sad day. Paul C Wolfe was closed this week as from Rock Fish Gap to Dripping Rock was closed to camping due to bear activity. AKA visiting peoples camp, breaking into cars, So we hiked to Maupin...
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    Paul C Wolfe Shelter

    Anybody have any recent experience around this shelter? It is the one right after Humpback Rocks. Bringing Grandchildren hiking in the area and did not want to hit a bunch of locals partying through...
  9. Thread: gear for kids

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    What kind of poncho has a liner? I am interested...

    What kind of poncho has a liner? I am interested in this idea.
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    cool. How long to boil water?

    cool. How long to boil water?
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    Go for a loose fitting shirt. It will make a...

    Go for a loose fitting shirt. It will make a little shade for your body. If there is little canopy go for a using an umbrella. The air under an umbrella is 5 to 10 degrees cooler than in the sun. It...
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    Just wondering if you calculated the amount of...

    Just wondering if you calculated the amount of protein you would be getting, for your 4000 calories? If you figure as an endurance athlete you will be needing around 1.2g or more of protein per kg of...
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    Storm Warning for North East of US

    Hey Folks not sure where this goes but I just saw a severe weather bulletin for all of the Northeast. From the maps the worse of it is located right over the trail from VA to NH. Be safe folks. They...
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    People doing this gives hikers a bad name

    People doing this gives hikers a bad name
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    I like the idea of Vodka or to save weight you...

    I like the idea of Vodka or to save weight you can use urine. People use to use it for a mouth wash and in Victorian times women would use it to soften their hands, it is sterile. Mind you I do not...
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    If you want to use Sanitizers why not just...

    If you want to use Sanitizers why not just carry/use alcohol instead? Like Whiskey, Vodka or Wine :)
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    I have to rethink Grayson Highlands as it will be...

    I have to rethink Grayson Highlands as it will be a long drive from the grand kids house. Looking along The Blue Ridge or Shenandoah area any cool swimming or fish holes. Most of the sections I have...
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    I had that problem with an REI Flash and a few...

    I had that problem with an REI Flash and a few others. What I noticed was that the lumbar pad was actually causing the weight of the pack to ride on my L5-S! joint instead of my hips. I had to get a...
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    I do hope you mean 17.25 and not 1725

    I do hope you mean 17.25 and not 1725
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    You are going to go in 300ft pushing your bike...

    You are going to go in 300ft pushing your bike with gear and then push it 200ft off trail? Just seems like a lot of pushing to me. The trail is maintained for foot traffic which means there will be a...
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    I am glad you brought this up as during a hard day climbing or putting on a tom of miles lunch hits my gut like a rock and I get wicked cramps. Chips or gatorade do not have this effect.
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    Poll: I agree with egilbe. However, Larry is Virginia a...

    I agree with egilbe. However, Larry is Virginia a state where you would be held responsible if minors are drinking or get into trouble after drinking on your property? If so, then I would say do not...
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    If it is for the life of the garment it would be...

    If it is for the life of the garment it would be cheaper. I have used sawyers of when I travel to the developing world, (I do not like Dengue)but have had to reapply the stuff. I may need to try and...
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    grandkids first backpacking experience

    Hi all I am looking for some recommendations. We are bringing two sets of grandchildren out on their first backpacking experience trips on the AT in August, 1 set (8 and 6) are in Va the other set...
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    600 miles is great. The mountains will still be...

    600 miles is great. The mountains will still be there when you heal up,
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