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  1. Thread: summer sausage

    by Deacon
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    This. Iíve carried summer sausage 5 days in...

    This.

    Iíve carried summer sausage 5 days in summer heat with no problem. I did so knowing full well I was willing to throw it out if it went bad.

    Donít know how much longer it would have...
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    Understand fully that stuff sacks tend to leave...

    Understand fully that stuff sacks tend to leave unused room in the space between the ďtangents of the diametersĒ.

    It seems to me though that by using stuff sacks, those items in the sacks are...
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    Iíve had a couple of Packas and I donít think I...

    Iíve had a couple of Packas and I donít think I will use anything else. The great thing about a Packa is the ventilation, even when zipped up. On a very warm/humid day, itís easy to vent.

    I...
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    On my 4 year AT hike, I wore Moabs three of those...

    On my 4 year AT hike, I wore Moabs three of those four years, and I slipped and fell six times, and nearly fell many other times.

    On my fourth year I wore Altra Lone Peaks from Vermont to...
  5. So did the sign say who closed the shelter? ...

    So did the sign say who closed the shelter?


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    I used mail drops the whole way, although I did...

    I used mail drops the whole way, although I did the AT in four six-seven week sections. I preferred mail drops so I could ensure the quality of my daily dehydrated suppers. I refuse to eat Knorr...
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    Here's a YOutube video from Sawyer with their...

    Here's a YOutube video from Sawyer with their recommended cleaning procedure.
    https://youtu.be/0KeLHMUfEtY?t=139
  8. Once you get into October, you need to be mindful...

    Once you get into October, you need to be mindful of the weather, as the Whites can be unpredictable.
    It would be wise to put a link to the Mt. Washington weather station, and refer to it often. ...
  9. Thread: Hiker shape

    by Deacon
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    Hiker shape

    I train with a ULA Circuit filled with a dictionary, a ten pound sledge hammer, a 4Ē concrete block, and several thick books.

    That will get it up to 40+ pounds no problem. Then carry it up and...
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    Sticky: Works fine for me. Sent from my iPhone...

    Works fine for me.


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    I encountered 12 bears along the length of the...

    I encountered 12 bears along the length of the AT, with the highest concentration in New Jersey. As said above, they all ran away at top speed as soon as they detected my presence, except for a big...
  12. Thread: Hiker shape

    by Deacon
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    Similarly, I don full pack with excess weight,...

    Similarly, I don full pack with excess weight, about 40 lbs. or so, then climb the 50 steps at our local football stadium. I do this twice. First step up on the right leg only, then repeat with...
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    When planning your trail menu, a typical ideal...

    When planning your trail menu, a typical ideal distribution is 50% carbs, 35% fat, and 15% protein. This can be varied but itís a good planning target. Youíll find with typical trail food,...
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    Peanut butter is an excellent source of healthy...

    Peanut butter is an excellent source of healthy fat. Most of your other food will likely be carb heavy, so the PB is a good offset.


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    Whatever you end up with, it would be good to...

    Whatever you end up with, it would be good to camp out in your backyard with your gear for a couple nights. That will give you more confidence when heading out.

    My own experience is I require a...
  16. Thread: Hiker hunger

    by Deacon
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    For the past six years, my summer hikes are six...

    For the past six years, my summer hikes are six to seven weeks on the AT. Yes indeed, for the first three weeks hiking my appetite is nearly non-existent. I believe the bodyís fuel is basically...
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    You might take a look at ZPacks add-on side...

    You might take a look at ZPacks add-on side pockets.


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    Their phone: (802) 683-9378 Sent from my...

    Their phone: (802) 683-9378


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  19. +1 for Hawk Vittles. Great dehydrated recipes. ...

    +1 for Hawk Vittles. Great dehydrated recipes. I think dehydrated food has more taste than freeze dried and Iíd had them last six months. YMMV.


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    Yeah from Rt. 17 thatís some hard miles,...

    Yeah from Rt. 17 thatís some hard miles, especially as you get closer to South Arm Rd.


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    Seems like the ATC could implement a temporary...

    Seems like the ATC could implement a temporary canoe crossing similar to that on the Kennebec in Maine.


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    Nope, thatís good! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Nope, thatís good!


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    Shawís charges a flat fee delivery charge of $80...

    Shawís charges a flat fee delivery charge of $80 (in 2017) to Jo-Mary Rd. But that can be divided by the number of hikers. There were four of us, so it only cost us $20 per person.


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    So how much further is the 340 walk? In miles. ...

    So how much further is the 340 walk? In miles.


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    Well it helps to be retired. I finished when I...

    Well it helps to be retired. I finished when I was 72!


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