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  1. The underquilt that works with Hennessy bottom...

    The underquilt that works with Hennessy bottom entry is the Jacks R Better nest. I like mine a lot. I do not have a large tarp yet so others can speak for the tarp issue.
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    HooKooDooKu, you took the phrase filter with...

    HooKooDooKu, you took the phrase filter with bandana out of context. I said that was a precursor to using tablet. I only use that when water has things floating in it. The purpose of that is to get...
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    I have not thru hiked yet, but in my section...

    I have not thru hiked yet, but in my section hikes on the AT I have found plenty of spring sources which I do not treat. I carry tablets for the rare exceptions and may also filter thru my bandana...
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    If you did decide to go short for thru hiking,...

    If you did decide to go short for thru hiking, you could donate your hair to Locks for Love or something similar.
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    Awesome scenery, Leo! I'm jealous. South MS...

    Awesome scenery, Leo! I'm jealous. South MS doesn't look anything like that.
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    Back on the Tux Trail today. Encountered 8...

    Back on the Tux Trail today. Encountered 8 hikers, 7 horseback riders, and a bunch of skinks (not skunks). Can't catch the ripe blackberries - only see green and red ones. Was happy to see mountain...
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    Tipi, I love the buckskin bags! What am I...

    Tipi, I love the buckskin bags!
    What am I doing today? Our beaches reopened yesterday, so I am going for a walk on the beach before the storms come thru.
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    Trail conditions have improved since my last...

    Trail conditions have improved since my last post. The boy scouts have repaired the long boardwalk by the picnic table at the 9 1/2 mile point. The same boy scouts also repaired a short boardwalk at...
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    I hike the Tuxachanie Trail almost every week,...

    I hike the Tuxachanie Trail almost every week, hence Tuxhiker.
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    Today I hiked a 4 mile section of the Tuxachanie...

    Today I hiked a 4 mile section of the Tuxachanie Trail (in south Mississippi). Weather was perfect! High today of 76. Tomorrow will be in the 80's (yuck). Only saw 2 couples and a few lizards.
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    I find it on the tea/coffee isle at Walmart. I...

    I find it on the tea/coffee isle at Walmart. I think Dollar Tree also has it.
  12. That's an interesting idea! Does the train run...

    That's an interesting idea! Does the train run every day?
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    Poll: My son gave me a rescue satellite device that...

    My son gave me a rescue satellite device that sends your location if activated. Under normal circumstances I do not track my location. I did when I was exploring an abandoned trail route. I had a...
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    I recently purchased the Jack's R Better Sierra...

    I recently purchased the Jack's R Better Sierra Sniveler (20 degree). Its wearable which is great for sitting around the campfire. I'm a hammock hanger but it's marketed for ground sleepers. It seems...
  15. Thread: Lunches

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    What tastes good to me changes on the trail. My...

    What tastes good to me changes on the trail. My favorite trail lunch is raisin bread with peanut butter. The raisins help keep the bread from molding. I have never eaten that anywhere but on the...
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    I have a fear of steep dropoffs on the road or...

    I have a fear of steep dropoffs on the road or trail. I live in Mississippi so dont have much exposure to them. I'm hoping I will get used to them when I start hiking the AT after retirement next...
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    When I need a lot of detail for local area hiking...

    When I need a lot of detail for local area hiking in Mississippi, I use quadrant maps published by the government. I have a collection of these covering the Tuxachanie Trail. It is 13 miles long and...
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    Thanks for all the good ideas! I may try using...

    Thanks for all the good ideas! I may try using Bronners next time I get out. I like the versatility of baking soda, but it sounds like Bronners will do the same things. I will try both and compare wt...
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    When I backpacked, I took a shower in my clothes...

    When I backpacked, I took a shower in my clothes using my water bladder hung from a limb with a small bungee cord. I used cold water, baking soda, and a bandanna. Then I changed into sleep clothes...
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    Carnation Essential

    Regarding the search feature, it seems different depending on which app you are going thru to access White Blaze. I know of two apps: Tap-a-Talk and the Whiteblaze app. I haven't figured out how to...
  21. Thread: Milk

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    Nido and other brands of powdered milk are...

    Nido and other brands of powdered milk are available in south Mississippi Walmarts. They have been available for years possibly because they are a important component of hurricane preparedness....
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    Bridge conditions remain the same. Most of the trail is best attempted in dry conditions.
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    Enjoyed your videos Blackwater Slim! Have spent some time in the Red Hills section recently. i enjoy the climbing. Mosquitoes are bad. Bring plenty of Deet. Happy Trails!
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    Tuxachanie Trail-South Mississippi-report

    The boardwalk at 9 1/2 m. right before the picnic table has been partially destroyed. you can get thru in dry conditions. The previously mentioned bridges are still out.
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    Black Creek Trail near Hattiesburg, MS

    was out last weekend in red hills section. trail in decent shape. poison ivy coming up. some ticks. I used Deet but that didn't discourage them. nice weather!
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