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    I wasn't advising the OP to skirt the rules or...

    I wasn't advising the OP to skirt the rules or avoid sound judgement... simply stated I pointed out what we witnessed. You probably should have quoted my entire post.

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    About 30 seconds after the shuttle drove away I...

    About 30 seconds after the shuttle drove away I realized I was wearing my camp shoes and had left my hiking shoes at the hostel in Andover, Maine...9 miles away with no cell service at the trail...
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    There is a short 6 mile stretch south of Blood...

    There is a short 6 mile stretch south of Blood Mountain in Georgia which mandates the use of a canister if you camp overnight in that section. Almost everyone avoids this by hiking through and not...
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    Just hiked the trail with a PDF of AWOL's guide...

    Just hiked the trail with a PDF of AWOL's guide and Guthooks on my phone. Never missed having a hard copy... zero extra weight.

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    Consider an EE quilt, we used Enlightened...

    Consider an EE quilt, we used Enlightened Equipment Revelation quilts (10* for Caboose and 20* for me) in temps from 8* to 65*. They were perfect for a one size fits 98% of the nights solution. I do...
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    Going to have to disagree on this one. From...

    Going to have to disagree on this one. From Georgia to Maine we saw dozens of shelters that were in pretty bad shape, in fact some were deplorable. But, for every truly bad shelter we would come...
  7. Thread: Free (sort of)

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    Dibs on a Western Mountaineering bag if you have...

    Dibs on a Western Mountaineering bag if you have one laying around!
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    Prices increased by a large margin. Sent from...

    Prices increased by a large margin.

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    Amazing... having just finished the trail, the...

    Amazing... having just finished the trail, the thought of 50 miles a day on that terrain is almost otherworldly.

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    So sorry for your loss! Hold on to the fond...

    So sorry for your loss! Hold on to the fond memories.

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  11. We used it for almost 6 months on the trail. Rice...

    We used it for almost 6 months on the trail. Rice needs to be stirred very frequently and pasta has to be stirred pretty much constantly, or it will start to burn on the bottom. That wasn't an deal...
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    Well said, as always. The responsibility for...

    Well said, as always. The responsibility for proof lies with the individual attempting to set the FKT.

    The requirements are clearly spelled out and there's really no excuse for failing to meet...
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    Caboose and I both carried this jacket from...

    Caboose and I both carried this jacket from Springer to Katahdin. It's very light and offers okay warmth for it's weight. If you expect to use it in temps well below freezing, be prepared to layer it...
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    Community gear: I carried, Tent...

    Community gear:

    I carried,

    Tent
    Groundsheet
    Water filter
    2L Water bladder
    1st aid kit
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    ^ This.

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    I use a 1/4" pad from G.G. under my inflatable....

    I use a 1/4" pad from G.G. under my inflatable. It supposedly adds around 0.75 R value. It definitely helps keep the pad from sliding around the floor of the tent.

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  17. Thread: Tent Advice!

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    The joy of owning and using a quality product...

    The joy of owning and using a quality product lasts long after the pain of the initial expense. The joy from savings for buying a cheap inferior product is always temporary and followed by regret.
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  18. The folks at Baxter were very welcoming and...

    The folks at Baxter were very welcoming and accommodating. Nothing like the negative reputation that's been shared here and elsewhere.

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    Nope, summited August 18th. Now hanging out with...

    Nope, summited August 18th. Now hanging out with our daughter in Oklahoma. I'll be updating the trail journal this afternoon.

    Time of our lives!!!

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    We had no trouble using our Triplex on the...

    We had no trouble using our Triplex on the platforms. After fiddling with it the first time, we quickly developed a system which worked just fine.
  21. We started February 26th this year after what had...

    We started February 26th this year after what had been a very mild winter. Then March came...snowmageddon began the night we were at Sassafras Gap shelter just north of the NOC, and the weather was...
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    Verizon was far and away the best choice the...

    Verizon was far and away the best choice the entire length of the trail. There were spots without service of course, but no other carrier came close.

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    Duplex...hands down. Sent from my XT1585 using...

    Duplex...hands down.

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  24. Just FYI regarding the breakdown. Caboose and I...

    Just FYI regarding the breakdown. Caboose and I submitted yesterday and we were number 394 & 395 for Nobo summit permits.

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    Yesterday we covered a bit over 17 miles in...

    Yesterday we covered a bit over 17 miles in unusually warm weather on trail that varie greatly in difficulty. This morning we hiked only​ 9.4 miles into Rangely. Was it a hard two days? Nope...but I...
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