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    35 degrees and raining/snowing is about a rough...

    35 degrees and raining/snowing is about a rough as it gets out there. There are plenty of times in such conditions I've chosen to keep moving to stay warm. I would hope than any experienced hiker...
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    Okay, I'll bite on this one. Yes, strange. ...

    Okay, I'll bite on this one. Yes, strange.

    1) This guy is woefully behind schedule to complete the PCT, and if the conditions he encountered last week caught him by surprise and lead to this...
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    I'm surprised nobody has suggested one of the...

    I'm surprised nobody has suggested one of the thicker Big Agnes (and still very light) pads yet. Lots of great suggestion above including slightly turning body to keep sharpest points of bones off...
  4. Wow. Great story. Thanks for sharing!

    Wow. Great story. Thanks for sharing!
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    Yeah, as long as you don't want a local outdoor...

    Yeah, as long as you don't want a local outdoor store in your area, go ahead and buy on Amazon.

    Personally, I happily pay whatever reasonably fair price my local outdoor store charges for things...
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    Heck, we had 90 mph gusts south of Boston. Got...

    Heck, we had 90 mph gusts south of Boston. Got power back on just this morning finally.
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    Aren, it sounds like you have been experiencing...

    Aren, it sounds like you have been experiencing the bane of trying to cheap it out with trekking poles. There is a reason that one of the most influential ultra-long-distance and ultra-light hikers...
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    Yeah, I'm on the "don't make this harder than it...

    Yeah, I'm on the "don't make this harder than it has to be" bandwagon.

    My brother-in-law uses bladders and never puts any of them in the sleeves intended for them because it makes them harder to...
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    Grease and oil can attract dirt, so you'll want...

    Grease and oil can attract dirt, so you'll want to make sure you keep your threads well covered to keep from adding abrasive to your threads unintentionally. Chap-stick also works well as a thread...
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    That's a most interesting idea. More limited in...

    That's a most interesting idea. More limited in hang height and tarp options. Less aesthetically pleasing. More versatile for hang location. I'll bet the cost for stands is also likely to be less...
  11. Like whom? This guy? ...

    Like whom? This guy?

    https://st4.depositphotos.com/1008919/22625/i/450/depositphotos_226258098-stock-photo-caveman-manly-boy-hunting-outdoors.jpg
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    As noted above, hammocks can put a tremendous...

    As noted above, hammocks can put a tremendous load pulling inward on the posts. I've actually broken and uprooted smaller (6" ish) trees on a couple occasions by pitching my hammock too flat so the...
  13. If you're driving from Detroit, for about the...

    If you're driving from Detroit, for about the same or shorter distances (if they let you drive through Canada ;)), I'd be looking at the Adirondacks or maybe the Finger Lakes area for amazing fall...
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    I think a net inner adds maybe 5 degrees of...

    I think a net inner adds maybe 5 degrees of warmth, if that. It depends somewhat on the wind. The net will hold more heat with less wind and will cut the chill of the wind a fair bit. A solid...
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    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?

    Oh geez, isn't one enough!?
  16. Thread: headlamp

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    I believe the new Spot-Lite...

    I believe the new Spot-Lite is the current similar model to the Black Diamond Ion. It looks like they did a good job of keeping the core idea and improving on the issues that didn't work well with...
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    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do...

    Well Bill, it sounds like you have a job to do then. :-? ;)
  18. I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or...

    I'd look seriously at the Garmin Forerunner or even Garmin Fenix family of watches if you want reliable and well put together GPS watches. Personally, I use a non-GPS altimeter watch for winter...
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    Friggen brilliant!! Pick up a phone and ask the...

    Friggen brilliant!! Pick up a phone and ask the experts. Hmm.
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    Completely agree. I regularly sleep in my car...

    Completely agree. I regularly sleep in my car without issue.

    Hell I drove from Oregon to Massachusetts through Texas and Big Bend National Park last year in a Honda Fit (I'm 6'4") sleeping...
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    Remember, you kinda get what you pay for. ...

    Remember, you kinda get what you pay for. Silnylon is not completely water proof in the sense that as a tent floor with your body weight putting pressure on it, it will seep moisture. Higher...
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    Yeti Tundra coolers are rated as bear canisters...

    Yeti Tundra coolers are rated as bear canisters if they are padlocked shut.
    You can get them up to 312 L in size. Some even come with wheels.

    For backpacking bear cans, 10 to 12 L is the biggest...
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    I'm going to play a little devil's advocate here...

    I'm going to play a little devil's advocate here . . . because, basically I agree that the right gear will allow the most rewarding trip.

    Where and when you are planning your multi-week excursion...
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    It may be you're being unrealistic in your...

    It may be you're being unrealistic in your expectations and asking for the impossible, depending on what details matter to you in the end. There is the old adage from engineering about "cheap,...
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    The lightest weight ones I've found are the ones...

    The lightest weight ones I've found are the ones that come with our phones. But, if you want a multi-port charger, that's a different story.
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