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    If its actually something useful/edible then its...

    If its actually something useful/edible then its trail magic to me...

    My last trip I came across a new isobutane cannister at a shelter(which are closed due to Covid) sitting on the picnic table....
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    Its always amazed me how one can have...

    Its always amazed me how one can have difficulties getting large pieces of wood to burn..but unless the fire is totally out the wood is either mostly or completely consumed by morning without...
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    I saw that the No. Virginia portion George...

    I saw that the No. Virginia portion George Washington National forest shelters had closed signs for shelters and privies but were being ignored and in a couple cases the signs have been removed-...
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    Stuff sacks all the way for me- I like knowing...

    Stuff sacks all the way for me- I like knowing where things are and not having to dig around to find them.

    I carry 4 sacks for inside my backpack- cooking, electronics(tent and headlamp, MP3...
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    Looks like the typical(and correct) responses...

    Looks like the typical(and correct) responses have covered it pretty well. I would add just one thing- at the OPs age of 33 entry should not really be an issue :D
    I actually ditched my Copper Spur...
  6. Just finished Thornton GAP to Rockfish section...

    Just finished Thornton GAP to Rockfish section yesterday and the campstores had there food production closed. LOTS of food available, just nothing prepared for you. On a side note I saw...
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    I was surprised to see a basic goggle search of...

    I was surprised to see a basic goggle search of storing opened MH food got me a guy saying 6-12 months-
    https://www.thereadystore.com/food-storage/998/shelf-life-open-10/

    I've only done 6-8...
  8. Guess I should have had a question mark in my...

    Guess I should have had a question mark in my title. Checking Guthooks yesterday I now see much more recent comments on water so its looking like the rains have indeed kept the water running.
  9. Water reports for Compton Gap to Waynesboro

    I'm looking at doing another 50-100 mile southbound section in the area mentioned in the title... I know its common around this time of the year for springs etc to dry up in the area so looking for...
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    Last year I was able to avoid the muck by...

    Last year I was able to avoid the muck by stepping on fallen branches/logs for part of the way, then walked on the top of the actual dam jumble. For most of it, the dam was firm and steady. I walked...
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    Thats what I did(183) as I wanted to do only...

    Thats what I did(183) as I wanted to do only 90-100 miles. Its an interesting mix of super easy and there goes my average speed. Overall it was very enjoyable and for a low miles/day guy, it was fun...
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    Like the AT is closed? Or dont drink the water...

    Like the AT is closed? Or dont drink the water once off the mountain going into Boiling Springs? Lots of farm run off. Or dont camp in Boiling Springs unless you can sleep thru train horns in your...
  13. Thread: Carrying Water

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    Excessive?

    Not a recommendation but being a do it my way guy,for the AT, I carry 2x 1L bottles, a 16oz. bottle with marks at 1oz increments, a 100oz bladder and a 6L Dromedary. Overkill? less than you might...
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    There is a reason modern RVs tend to have...

    There is a reason modern RVs tend to have attributes you have commented on. Its to save weight and while the skoolie will be cheap to buy if you DIY the mods, you will end up with a really heavy rig...
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    I agree with the posts on attitude and the...

    I agree with the posts on attitude and the general concept of being able to embrace the suck when you perceive it to suck. But for me the determinant is simple- if a 68yo. small man can hump a 45lb...
  16. Many will tell you the FC will be fine without a...

    Many will tell you the FC will be fine without a footprint and back it up by using it that way. I feel its important to help minimize water intrusion as under the right conditions water under the...
  17. You are not going to see more effects. I presume...

    You are not going to see more effects. I presume because it had a number of web links my earlier post got deleted. In that post I explained the way GPS processes the various components of the GPS...
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    Everything I can find about this along with my limited understanding of the nuts and bolts of GPS function tells me navigation per se wont be affected however, any functions involving using GPS based...
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    You may need to shop for pads closer to car...

    You may need to shop for pads closer to car camping gear. I have a BA Triple Core 25x78x4.25 and will say its up to letting anyone sleep regardless of the person or situation. Its basically an inch...
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    You guys are over thinking this. All 3 of my...

    You guys are over thinking this. All 3 of my Osprey packs for example, have a loop to support the bladder which is easily large enough to hang 2 bladders(they also have loops on the elastic at the...
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    According to WeatherBug August 17 was over 80...

    According to WeatherBug August 17 was over 80 deg. in the Valley from 9am to 9pm, high of 90.Dewpoint @72*, you can do the math.
    As I'm a red head who has already lost half an ear to basil cell...
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    I just did 93 miles Sobo from Rt 183(near the 501...

    I just did 93 miles Sobo from Rt 183(near the 501 shelter) to James Fry to connect a previously done section. I had no issue humping an over 40lb pack(and I'm old and small) the 14miles(from...
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    I guess I'll be the first...300 miles and zero...

    I guess I'll be the first...300 miles and zero falls, zero injuries or even tweaks. Mostly easy hiking, Ive done SNP to north of H'burg PA. I probably average one minor stumble a day, it helps a lot...
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    Forgot to say, scroll to down to KaptainKris's ...

    Forgot to say, scroll to down to KaptainKris's post
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    Not on the trail, but for me it was worthwhile...

    Not on the trail, but for me it was worthwhile diversion due to the water running under it, I've never seen such before. Anyway here's a video to give you a better idea of what you may or maynot be...
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