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    Somewhere or anywhere(NC) Nov 17-25

    My family is 2,000 miles away, so Iím not going that far for Thanksgiving. So, Iím going hiking and if anyone wants to go with Iíd welcome the company! Iím really not stuck on a certain area but Iím...
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    As funny as I thought your safari comment was, I...

    As funny as I thought your safari comment was, I totally disagree with your sentiment. I don't just randomly wear mine around town when I'm not out hiking but anything outdoors its probably getting...
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    I think it's only the people sleeping in them...

    I think it's only the people sleeping in them that prefer a hammock over a tent. Otherwise it's down to being smart with scented items and mostly lucky.
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    Hey Tipi- since you use a Hilleberg have you ever...

    Hey Tipi- since you use a Hilleberg have you ever tried 'massaging' the kerlon back together? I've never had to do that yet but from other forums it seems to work rather well
  5. I'm starting sometime in July- either the first...

    I'm starting sometime in July- either the first week or the third week. Sounds like there will be plenty of people on trail this year also. If we could link up times I'd be cool with joining up.
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    If I wanted to train a hiking partner I'd get a...

    If I wanted to train a hiking partner I'd get a dog! Haha :)
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    If saving weight or taking up as minimal space as...

    If saving weight or taking up as minimal space as possible is the goal than the ursack is great! I'm hiking the Colorado Trail in July and considering bouncing up to the Tahoe Rim Trail right...
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    If you question the validity of this assessment...

    If you question the validity of this assessment check out the "Hikers" Facebook page. 99.999% of these hikers are no more than an hour from their vehicles.

    I was talking to a girl here for a...
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    Mainly for convenience, I hike very few places...

    Mainly for convenience, I hike very few places that legally require it. I've been using an ursack for a while now and I've grown to dislike it on most occasions. Upon waking up in the morning I've...
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    As much as I value small businesses this is one...

    As much as I value small businesses this is one of those times it's a pain.

    Im in the search for a bear can that would hold in volume around that of the bv450, so I was thinking The Weekender...
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    On the subject of bearikades- is there anywhere...

    On the subject of bearikades- is there anywhere to purchase these in person? I have a BV but would like to physically look at a bearikade before buying one.
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    Hike on a busy trail during a bubble. Seriously,...

    Hike on a busy trail during a bubble. Seriously, I've met more awesome girls there than anywhere. Bonus- unless your mouth is sewn shut the trail provides the perfect ice breaker for any situation.
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    I was going to say my Tilley hat since that's the...

    I was going to say my Tilley hat since that's the only thing I bring that's even close to a luxury item..however, I just recently got a deuce of spades trowel- and coming from that plastic s2s trowel...
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    I've gone through my fair share of different...

    I've gone through my fair share of different packs. Now it's down to two different packs- HMG for almost everything, and my Seekoutside for those trips where resupply are long durations.
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    I was just out there beginning of the week and...

    I was just out there beginning of the week and there was still some snow and ice on the ground. Nothing that can't be handled or worth cancelling a trip over, just be prepared for the cold.

    I'll...
  16. I got burned by a shuttle driver in a big way...

    I got burned by a shuttle driver in a big way last week, so these off book shuttle drivers will no longer be an option for me in the future.

    I found a company, a legit company, which caters...
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    Everyone is saying the water is contaminated out...

    Everyone is saying the water is contaminated out here because the rumor mill says it's so. I don't even filter my water and it's just fine-not recommending that method, just saying it's not the...
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    One or the other, but both is overkill. Plenty of...

    One or the other, but both is overkill. Plenty of people hike with hammocks, myself included, just make sure you have proper insulation.
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    I'm out backpacking a lot of different places...

    I'm out backpacking a lot of different places around the area now, so depending on when you wanted to go it would be easy to make that a destination. Let me know

    Mountain Crossings is great, but I...
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    There was two reasons I went with HMG over...

    There was two reasons I went with HMG over zpacks, not having a phone number was one of them. Just because it's more convenient for your business to operate via email does not mean it's equally as...
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    The duplex is a good shelter, it is basically a...

    The duplex is a good shelter, it is basically a tarp with an integrated bathtub floor with a strip of bug netting on both ends and bug net zippered entries which connects the roof to the floor. It's...
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    If you decide to go with a silnylon tent I would...

    If you decide to go with a silnylon tent I would recommend these or simply make your own.

    https://www.msrgear.com/tents/tightline-cord-tensioner
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    I just generally dislike taking showers every day...

    I just generally dislike taking showers every day for work..being out in the wilderness allows me to not take one!

    Even though I'm terrible at naming constellations I thoroughly love looking up...
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    It's incredibly tear resistant, very strong in...

    It's incredibly tear resistant, very strong in that manner; It's punctures that it is highly susceptible to. I like it for tarps because it doesn't stretch at all.
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    I'm not to the point where I yet trust cuben for...

    I'm not to the point where I yet trust cuben for the floor of a tent. If you set cuben down on an object it will likely puncture through; whereas if you set a silnylon tent on the same object it has...
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