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  1. That's behind a paywall. In short, while the...

    That's behind a paywall.

    In short, while the US forest service might/has approved this pipeline the AT corridor is under a different agency, the National Park service which would have to permit...
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    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and...

    Part of the problem is the fuel is cold, and holds the cold through thermal mass and evaporative cooling. The fuel is 'protecting itself' from the heat much like a ablative heat shield on a...
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    MH many have stated that one can make it more...

    MH many have stated that one can make it more compact by transferring it to a ziplock bag. Make it a freezer type ziplock and one can cook and eat in that bag. Other then that your pack or food bag...
  4. Thread: Base weight

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    Base weight is something to play around on a...

    Base weight is something to play around on a spreadsheet with at home off trail, but on trail base weight is not what you carry, you carry more. It might be useful seeing where the weight is, though...
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    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the...

    I just backwash it (sawyer). What does the manufacturer recommend, I would tend to go with that unless there is a reason to disobey.
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    It is designated only, but not for the reason you...

    It is designated only, but not for the reason you state as there is significant vast public land the AT runs through. Only in a few spots is it a narrow corridor or right of way across private...
  7. With that line of reasoning a thru hikers pack is...

    With that line of reasoning a thru hikers pack is a camping unit.
  8. I guess it's fine, it's pretty common to see...

    I guess it's fine, it's pretty common to see someone break out a bottle at camp site, it's a pretty accepted thing to do as long as there is not a site specific prohibition. But one thing most learn...
  9. Yes many of us have met a trail angel on our...

    Yes many of us have met a trail angel on our thru's and great guy who's thru hike ambitions were sadly dashed in a instant when a camp stove did basically a fuel - air explosion. Landing him in the...
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    T-mobile worked good in Europe, but not great. ...

    T-mobile worked good in Europe, but not great. Data speeds are limited which is noticeable. This past summer I went with Google Fi and had full data speeds in Europe.
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    Verizon has long been know to have the best...

    Verizon has long been know to have the best service along the entire AT. in my thru in 2013 I was able to get a signal every day at least at some point, and pretty much continuous service, including...
  12. While you could buy a multi-fuel stove, running...

    While you could buy a multi-fuel stove, running it on gasoline will cause fouling and require cleaning. Far less headache to run a cleaner fuel which one can use forever perhaps without any...
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    You really should mention that you will most...

    You really should mention that you will most likely void your manufacturers warrantee if you proceed with that.

    But I look at my EMS puffy that I took on the non-summer portion of my thru and...
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    It sounds like it's working, perhaps too well. ...

    It sounds like it's working, perhaps too well. If the walls are thick enough you will be transporting a bit more heat then desired. The result would be a colder flame and perhaps soot on the copper...
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    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn...

    Yes that can happen, however the spots do turn over quickly as many are there just to go up to the tower, take some selfies, and back, maybe a stop in the gift shop, total distance 1 mile, so one...
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    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my...

    As a ridgerunner I frequently parked there for my work, leaving the car there for 5 days. The back country office (BCO)likes to be notified about that and will ask for your licence plate but it is...
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    Squeeze is the way to go. Not perfect but it...

    Squeeze is the way to go. Not perfect but it hits most of the highlights. Low cost, thru hiker approved. Downside is the bag system is a bit awkward to gather water, but it's a small price to pay.
  18. If you have a permit you can visit the aliens in...

    If you have a permit you can visit the aliens in area 51, getting one is the issue ;).

    (So yes to your question)

    But really the permit was granted for Buddy Backpacker after the parents...
  19. Buddy Backpacker's parents got a permit from...

    Buddy Backpacker's parents got a permit from Baxter SP to legally was there.

    However if the trail is closed, as Katahdin is to younger children, the thru hike ends at the closed section (and...
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    I would discourage running unless that's what you...

    I would discourage running unless that's what you have been doing. Running can easily cause injury to those starting and is generally harder on the body. If you have good fitness and endurance...
  21. Not needed on a thru. I did have to use some...

    Not needed on a thru. I did have to use some very small patches of Cuban Tape on 2 or 3 spots, but I doubt that a ground sheet would have helped and the taped spots are a total repair and a fraction...
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    Mine shredded on my thru. A friend made a...

    Mine shredded on my thru. A friend made a replacement made of the same CF material and it has held up well. That replacement was tapped, not sown. I don't recall the size, just that this bag I...
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    I thought the Hexamid took up a lot of room, but...

    I thought the Hexamid took up a lot of room, but using it one learns where it can fit and where it can't. One learns some shortcuts and advantageous ways of setting it up. It takes experience with...
  24. Snowpeak as mentioned has the best mix.

    Snowpeak as mentioned has the best mix.
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    Mt Washington going AT SoBo is not that difficult...

    Mt Washington going AT SoBo is not that difficult on the Crawford Path section of the AT. Generally downhill and fantastic views would be a great backpack for such children . NoBo offers more...
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