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    Sounds like I will make it - I just didn't know...

    Sounds like I will make it - I just didn't know if it was going to be impassible to a southern boy with only a few snowy trips under his belt. Thanks!
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    Shenandoah in March

    Have some time off in March (week of St. Pats) and am thinking about hiking Shenandoah. Given this year's weather am looking for idea of conditions I might expect. Also, as southern boy not...
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    Tall Tales of the Trail

    I have just finished a class on folklore and the whole time I was there my mind began to wander to the trail. I am curious about any tall tales/legends/myths that have spawned on the trail. Please...
  4. Thread: Solo Tents

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    I can not speak for TNF tents, but the only...

    I can not speak for TNF tents, but the only negative I have heard on the Spitfire UL is the foot area. The regular Spitfire (which I have) has the second pole at the foot that keeps the tent farther...
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    New book from Univ of Tennessee press

    I just ordered my copy, but wondered if anyone here has read this yet...

    The Warrior's Path: Reflections along an Ancient Route

    Not specifically the AT, but has to share some of the same real...
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    If you choose to make a claim on your homeowners...

    If you choose to make a claim on your homeowners policy be careful - most insurance companies do not like to deal with small claims. My wife lost her engagement ring and we filed a claim. They...
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    My first tent was a $10 pup tent from k-mart. It...

    My first tent was a $10 pup tent from k-mart. It looked something like this. I spent many dry nights on the trail and slowly moved to different gear, but I will always fondly remember that tent. ...
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    I use the vestibule to protect me and put the...

    I use the vestibule to protect me and put the stove just outside the tent (assuming I am not camped in a hurricane) just to be on the safe side.

    As seems to be the consensus - everyone's done it...
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    If I had that purple stuff growing in the yard, I...

    If I had that purple stuff growing in the yard, I might just figure out how to get it to spread... That is really unique...
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    Oh thank you!!! I knew there would be plant...

    Oh thank you!!! I knew there would be plant people here who knew what these are! At least I know where the smell is coming from - now to clean up the yard!
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    Help ID fungus please!!!

    Does anyone know what kind of fungus this is? A buddy spears it grows along the AT, but these pics are from my back yard... Thanks for the help!

    The color is an orangy red with a green sticky...
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    Oh yea - before I carried a beefier front stake,...

    Oh yea - before I carried a beefier front stake, my tent (Europa 05) fell over the night I spent just south of Unaka Mtn. There were storms and lightning and all sorts of other fun things. ...
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    Nothing hiking related. No tools. Either I've...

    Nothing hiking related. No tools. Either I've been a bad boy or my wife is leaving me... lol
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    Poll: (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?p=...

    I'll have to second that :D Every stain! :eek: ewww!
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    Cool site - I too am forwarding to friends! ...

    Cool site - I too am forwarding to friends!



    28 feet? How did you end up with such an unusual length... Most folks take rope in 5' increments... Is there a story here (like you used 2' of ...
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    I have only slept in a 4 season tent once - it...

    I have only slept in a 4 season tent once - it was February in N Georgia, no snow and I absolutely baked at night. I had issues with the ventalation and never really got it right. It was a NF, but...
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    I think you'll be fine at Neels - they stay...

    I think you'll be fine at Neels - they stay pretty well stocked all year...
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    These were on steepandcheep.com for about $65 a while back - I tried to jump on it, but while I was checking out they ran out and I lost. This is definitely on my Christmas list though.
  19. I forgot to quit my job... No kidding - they knew...

    I forgot to quit my job... No kidding - they knew I was leaving, even had a goodbye party for me. When I got back, they said I forgot to fill out the forms to quit. Worked out well for me though -...
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    I tried the torso pad and found it to be just too...

    I tried the torso pad and found it to be just too small. I did not find it added padding (I still felt every rock and pebble). I have returned to my trusty Therm-a-rest that I've had for years.
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    Poll: Homemade Ti trowel...

    Homemade Ti trowel - I was shedding ounces and stumbled across this project - easy to make, weighs nothing, solid as a rock.
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    Poll: I love it when people correct me - I pronounce it...

    I love it when people correct me - I pronounce it with the Lays sound - One of my students corrected me in class - boy did I have fun with her!
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    Ok - at first I was grossed out - but now this is...

    Ok - at first I was grossed out - but now this is my favorite post - #1 would send me running!
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    120 Disks??? What about Blu-Ray? I'm thinking it...

    120 Disks??? What about Blu-Ray? I'm thinking it will be 30-40 disks depending on how long the directors cut is.

    And ok - maybe waned isn't the right word, but there are fluctuations - the upward...
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    Poll: I said 15+ years - but I'm not 100% sure on the...

    I said 15+ years - but I'm not 100% sure on the age. It might have been a graduation gift in 1990, but again not 100% sure. I have a therma-rest ultralight 3/4 pad that is the first pad they made...
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