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    I just would prefer to not purchase additional...

    I just would prefer to not purchase additional gear and after doing the GSNP AT Early last November Iíve kinda given up on WTB gear outside of the mountain west.

    Iím highly considering the AT/BMT...
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    Sounds like I can drop the second mid layer and...

    Sounds like I can drop the second mid layer and consider better systems for my hands and feet. I kinda assumed snow shoes are rarely warranted and I would be better off bailing out if they were.
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    Winter section gear

    Iím planning a 250-350 mile section in late December somewhere between springer mountain and Damascus VA.

    My main sticking point on gear is will the precipitation reliably be frozen enough to...
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    Planned on doing an out and back from reavis...

    Planned on doing an out and back from reavis trailhead to Rogers trough and back as that seems to be the most defined/well marked trail with the one sure water source at the ranch.
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    Eastern Superstitions in mid December

    Planning a couple loops involving reavis ranch trailhead in mid/late December and was curious about typical weather conditions during that time. I was planning on watching the forecast for globe and...
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    Based on your experiences with the alpinlite and...

    Based on your experiences with the alpinlite and me being an extremely warm individual I think itís down to either the badger or Kodiak but probably the badger as that would be more versatile and...
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    Much appreciated, Iíve decided I want to expand...

    Much appreciated, Iíve decided I want to expand to backpacking in all 4 seasons down to 0 degrees but am trying to stay at a 2 shelter/sleep system quiver and have it almost all figured out.
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    WM doesnít use EN ratings but I just noticed that...

    WM doesnít use EN ratings but I just noticed that their bags appear to be much warmer than Nemoís when you look at the fill weights. Looks like the badger has as much down as the sonic zero.
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    WTB WM badger, alpinelite

    looking for a good wide/long bag for shoulder season backpacking, either a WM alpinelite/badger or a nemo sonic 15.
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    It now does appear that it may get that cold, may...

    It now does appear that it may get that cold, may have to adjust my hike length or section as Iím not super confident hiking high mileage in the temps predicted for Veterans Day weekend.
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    Iím trying to hike the whole smokies section in...

    Iím trying to hike the whole smokies section in roughly the same time frame. The forecast isnít looking good right now so I may have to adjust.
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    It doesnít appear that it is likely to get that...

    It doesnít appear that it is likely to get that cold until later in the month but winds will be an issue. Would it help more to switch from 100 to 200 wt fleece or get a more significant shell than...
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    My schedule changed and Iím now going to be...

    My schedule changed and Iím now going to be hiking the smokies section over the four day Veterans Day weekend in a week. Of course will check the forecast in the coming days but could use an opinion...
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    Thanksgiving section

    Planning a three day section of either the second half/highest points of the Roan highlands or somewhere in the smokies over Thanksgiving. Familar with the Roan highlands from a Summer section hike...
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    Thanksgiving section

    I have a couple days of leave in late November and am considering a multi day out and back section hike in the vicinity of blood mountain.

    In terms of weather what should I expect?I planned on...
  16. WTB dutch ware chameleon and under quilt

    looking for a wide dutch ware chameleon or a similar wide/long hammock and any brand of 20-40 degree under quilt.
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    I've had moderate issues with frozen condensation...

    I've had moderate issues with frozen condensation on my solomid getting on the footbox of my quilt but that was at temps below about 25 when I don't ever plan on using it. the water repellency/shell...
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    Compared to my EE quillt it is extremely...

    Compared to my EE quillt it is extremely resistant to getting wet from condensation, snow, Ice which gives me much greater confidence on trips in below freezing weather in my solomid.
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    Got a temp of 10 degrees when I got back to my...

    Got a temp of 10 degrees when I got back to my truck after the sun had been out full blast for hours last Friday at hare mountain so nightime was close to zero for sure. Every time I got in the bag...
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    Cold front is hitting the OHT this weekend and I...

    Cold front is hitting the OHT this weekend and I imagine after the initial sleet tommorow at least one of the trailheads on a main road will be treated for ice or at least a less hilly drive doable...
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    Managed to make it to a retailer with all the...

    Managed to make it to a retailer with all the bags today and realized I underestimated my width and athletic cut, can't even imagine what I would do fifty pounds ago. The WM Antelope/versalite was...
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    After trying both I went with the Nemo bag. The...

    After trying both I went with the Nemo bag. The versalite seems a bit warmer, lighter, and higher quality but that doesn't matter when I don't fit in it comfortably especially due to the shallow hood...
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    I've considered them but I'm trying to get back...

    I've considered them but I'm trying to get back out there this week so I'm trying the Nemo sonic and WM versalite due to their availability. I have a feeling that the sonic will be best at my size,...
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    I don't really see the sense in that option as I...

    I don't really see the sense in that option as I have a down not synthetic quilt and if I had to layer that would mean I got a bag thats practically same temp rating as my quilt.
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    Appreciate the input, I'm also budget conscious...

    Appreciate the input, I'm also budget conscious but the longetivity of my father's high quality sleeping bag from the 1980s leads me in the direction of investing in something with top performance...
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