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  1. A friend of mine on facebook sent me a link, and...

    A friend of mine on facebook sent me a link, and the hiking trails near 19 and 40 are still open, and "dispersed camping" aka stealth camping is still allowed.
  2. Good to know. I was thinking about doing an...

    Good to know.
    I was thinking about doing an overnighter in the ONF.
    ...Or is that shut down/ off limits?
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    Another vote for trying out the Thermarest NeoAir...

    Another vote for trying out the Thermarest NeoAir Xlite .
    I started with a Ridgerest CCF pad, doubled (using the short one) for the chest shoulder area. Too firm, couldn't sleep.
    Went to a...
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    I sometimes wish there was a costco closer to me....

    I sometimes wish there was a costco closer to me. I see deals like this pop up, and think: those Gander Mouintain convertible pants I bought in 2014 are ready to be replaced... but the gas to drive...
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    Exactly! Transfer the money into the savings...

    Exactly!

    Transfer the money into the savings account first, THEN figure out how to get by with what's left.
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    Start a new savings account. Put as much as you...

    Start a new savings account. Put as much as you possibly can in it each week (each paycheck) and adjust your lifestyle to eliminate unnecessary spending. For me, that meant cut way back on eating...
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    I tend to do my section hikes when my business...

    I tend to do my section hikes when my business partner is taking vacation. It works better for the business if we both take off at the same time. So my sections have been whenever his son is on...
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    I didn't start my journey thinking I would be...

    I didn't start my journey thinking I would be doing a nobo section hike of the entire AT.

    Based on a suggestion from a guy at an outfitter down here, I started at the NOC and hiked to Clingman's...
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    All of my camping and hiking gear has been in a...

    All of my camping and hiking gear has been in a small closet in my living room since I started accumulating it. Now it doesn't all fit, and my fiance and I are moving into a new house. She has made...
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    Lol, they have a FUPA. "Front Utility Pack...

    Lol, they have a FUPA.
    "Front Utility Pack Accessory"

    Interesting choice of name.
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    I usually bring the cotton balls in vaseline when...

    I usually bring the cotton balls in vaseline when it's cold out, but use them more often on my fingers and lips that get dried out than I do for fire starter.
    When I have failed to get a fire going...
  12. If I hiked in shorts, I would, indeed, get some...

    If I hiked in shorts, I would, indeed, get some dirty girl gaiters. I looked into it once, and I think their website suggests going up a size?
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    What they said. Don't do what your doctor says...

    What they said.
    Don't do what your doctor says to not do, and just as importantly, DO as your doctor (or physical therapist) says to do.
    I realize this isn't a kidney removal, but:
    After getting...
  14. Thread: Needle Ice

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    I didn't know what it was called (until just...

    I didn't know what it was called (until just now), but I have seen it several times in the southern portion of the AT.
  15. Thread: Kincora...

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    Black bear is just down the road from kincora,...

    Black bear is just down the road from kincora, also.
  16. My two concerns about ebikes being allowed on...

    My two concerns about ebikes being allowed on regular bike trails (mountain bike trails) were:
    1. That the electric assist bikes would erode the trails in a manner similar to (but obviously less...
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    I trip/ stumble at least once or twice a day,...

    I trip/ stumble at least once or twice a day, usually able to recover by planting the trekking poles. I actually fall about once a week... except for those couple of days in the Smokies on ice; I...
  18. Thread: headlamp

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    I have used a few different versions of the store...

    I have used a few different versions of the store bought headlights. I started off with a 100 lumen energizer, found it not bright enough to identify some critters I encountered while night hiking...
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    Very large for one person, at 35" wide floor -...

    Very large for one person, at 35" wide floor - and it says it can be expanded to 40" wide, so it can accommodate two people in a pinch using 20" wide sleeping pads; The Stratospire 1 by Tarptent. Two...
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    Very similar experiences here. I have seen the...

    Very similar experiences here.
    I have seen the subtle looks on thru hiker's faces change from one of superiority when they thought I was just a section hiker to that of respect or camaraderie when...
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    A friend of mine's hubby is a wildlife officer....

    A friend of mine's hubby is a wildlife officer. Occupationally, he's in the woods regularly (daily?) catching poachers and whatever else they do. His Lyme disease went un-diagnosed long enough that...
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    Congratulations! I started in October of '14...

    Congratulations!
    I started in October of '14 and I'm up to mile 755 or so. About a third of the way.
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    Another benefit the Notch has over some tents is...

    Another benefit the Notch has over some tents is that it has no head or toe, no left or right - so you don't have to figure out which way to pitch it. Every second saved pitching your tent when it's...
  24. Taking the boots off at lunch break does wonders...

    Taking the boots off at lunch break does wonders for drying out the socks!
    The boots may dry a little, too, if they are put in a sunny spot.
    Remember, dry feet are happy feet (as far as blisters...
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    I like this guy!

    I like this guy!
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