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  1. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Not quite. The bunks all have a (several inches...

    Not quite. The bunks all have a (several inches thick) long twin mattress, two thick wool blankets, and a pillow. Even if you bring nothing else, you will still be warm and reasonably comfortable...
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    Yes, Mother Earth Products has a large selection...

    Yes, Mother Earth Products has a large selection of dehydrated and freeze dried base ingredients.

    The (my) main issue with the old school brands like Mountain House and Backpacker's Pantry is...
  3. Thread: Rain Pants

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    WPB (usually GTX) shell pants with insulating...

    WPB (usually GTX) shell pants with insulating liners are typically marketed as "resort," "backcountry" or "ski/snowboard" pants.

    The Arc'teryx Sabre AR is one example that is lightly insulated and...
  4. Just want to clarify that this restriction only...

    Just want to clarify that this restriction only applies to alpine areas. You can't camp above treeline.

    In practice, this means that the restrictions only apply to the Presidentials.
    ...
  5. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    Nope, the summits are all loop trails so you can...

    Nope, the summits are all loop trails so you can bag them or bypass them as you desire. Gaia / your map will show this.



    That's not a bad idea, but Mizpah is a full day away from Zealand and...
  6. Thread: Hut to Hut

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    N.b. the weather is wildly unpredictable and you...

    N.b. the weather is wildly unpredictable and you can have terrible weather even in late summer. I was up there on the last day of August in 2017 when a below-freezing storm blew through, covering the...
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    Toaks Light Titanium is the good stuff. The...

    Toaks Light Titanium is the good stuff.

    The gauge of the titanium increases from 0.3 mm to 0.4 mm going from "Toaks Light Titanium" to "Toaks Titanium". The 650 is "Light", the 750 is not, which...
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    N.b. overnight camping permits for the Kalalau...

    N.b. overnight camping permits for the Kalalau Trail are highly coveted and absolutely required. Plan accordingly.
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    I buy the Hungry Jack...

    I buy the Hungry Jack brand for home consumption. They are rehydrated with boiling water, but then they are to be sauteed in oil over high heat to brown them, else you're just eating boiled grated...
  10. About the new Biden ad aired during the World Series...

    I'm guessing a lot of us immediately recognized that river town @ 0:06.

    (This isn't a political post. No one is changing anyone's mind in this forum. Please leave it.)
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    Not mine. Skurka's Peanut Noodles...

    Not mine. Skurka's Peanut Noodles. 141 kcal / oz.

    Last year, he had a chef work with him to improve the recipe. It is absolutely delicious. Personally, I like including both the raisins and...
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    I've asked numerous Apple Watch owners if they...

    I've asked numerous Apple Watch owners if they thought it was "worth it." Universally, they all agreed the only really useful feature is the fitness tracking. For backpacking, there are better,...
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    The Appalachian Mountain Club had dealt with this...

    The Appalachian Mountain Club had dealt with this problem for years because each chapter had its own difficulty rating systems (pl.) -- each committee within the chapters (backpacking, paddling,...
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    Take it up with Duke & Dominion. It was their...

    Take it up with Duke & Dominion. It was their decision to cancel the pipeline, for economic reasons. The "dogmatic" opposition lost in court.
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    Successfully set the new overall and unsupported...

    Successfully set the new overall and unsupported FKT.
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    IMO, water isn't an issue as there are external...

    IMO, water isn't an issue as there are external water sources at or near each of the huts:

    Lonesome Lake - the lake
    Greenleaf - thru hikers don't really stop here anyway; hike on to the spring...
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    Hi Debbie, Ramdino...

    Hi Debbie,

    Ramdino is collating information on shuttle drivers and trail angels for the benefit of thru hikers. You should reach out to him and give him your information.
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    It hasn't been available long enough for a...

    It hasn't been available long enough for a long-term review, but Ryan's review does it preliminary justice, and I trust his reviews.

    I've been waiting for a reliable freestanding DCF tent to come...
  19. Hell, I want one as a weird collector's item....

    Hell, I want one as a weird collector's item. It'll go nicely with my 2020 thru hiker tag.
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    The BV450 is not as challenging as the BV500 to...

    The BV450 is not as challenging as the BV500 to deal with, and a well-packed 450 holds a surprising amount of food.
  21. REI in Kennesaw. The shopping center also has a...

    REI in Kennesaw. The shopping center also has a Dick's Sporting Goods across the street and a UPS store within walking distance. There are also a few inexpensive hotels and chain restaurants around...
  22. WAR BUS...

    WAR BUS ROLL OUT
  23. Or some enterprising anarchists could pack out...

    Or some enterprising anarchists could pack out some acetylene torches and dismantle the thing and scatter the pieces. Or just leave them to rust -- I imagine a pile of scrap metal would hold a lot...
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    Recommend subscribing to The Trek's YouTube...

    Recommend subscribing to The Trek's YouTube channel. They'll have a few vloggers operating as "Trail Correspondents" and their videos should be posted to that channel.
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    It's a brand-new tent and no one has had a chance...

    It's a brand-new tent and no one has had a chance to try it out yet in any meaningful way.

    r/ultralight thread for more commentary.
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