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    I would highly recommend the Montbell gaiters and...

    I would highly recommend the Montbell gaiters and as far as necessity or luxury? Ever hear of Lyme Disease? Covering shoes and gaiters in Pemethrin monthly would be considered a good decision along...
  2. Remember that the entire floor of the Notch is...

    Remember that the entire floor of the Notch is useable because of the struts in the fly, so when it says 7 feet long (or however long it is), you don't lose 10 inches in sloping walls. From what...
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    Bag is Sold

    Bag is Sold
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    The bag is a regular length, fits to 6ft. Yes...

    The bag is a regular length, fits to 6ft.

    Yes the bag is still available...PM me if you have further questions
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    Western Mountaineering Sycamore 25F

    BAG HAS SOLD

    Heya...really not using this bag and it's sitting in my closet, can't see any opportunity to use it in the future.

    Happy to let it go for $275USD (firm), this bag was recently...
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    Yeah and if someone avoided a town that the trail...

    Yeah and if someone avoided a town that the trail went through they would be called a blue-blazer and not a thru-hiker in all likely hood
  7. Fair point, it was a stupid thing to say...it...

    Fair point, it was a stupid thing to say...it wasn't my intention to break the terms of service, upset anyone or encourage someone break the law...in my mind I was passing along information, rather...
  8. Yes, learn about US expat tax requirements...it's...

    Yes, learn about US expat tax requirements...it's important to know what your responsibilities are...cause no one will tell you. Keep in mind that the tax free threshold is US $96,000, meaning if...
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    I'm VERY comfortable to say this is impossible,...

    I'm VERY comfortable to say this is impossible, not so much logistically, but as far as motivation goes...no way. I cannot possible see the upside to a hike like that.

    In 2001 Jon Muir walked...
  10. Yes, what they said.

    Yes, what they said.
  11. Please don't state an opinion as fact, it makes...

    Please don't state an opinion as fact, it makes you come across as naive. Of course 'they' are not American, hence the need to deal with the UK visa process, one person is American, the other is...
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    I understand why people attempt to organise...

    I understand why people attempt to organise partners before the start, but it's incredibly unlikely that you will be compatible, there are so many variable:
    - pace
    - fitness
    - age
    - hiking styles...
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    Don't listen to them, they are expressing their...

    Don't listen to them, they are expressing their own failures in life.

    I'm with ya brother...I'm 38 right now but have heard this all before. Here's what my life has looked like:
    - 1994: hiked...
  14. Because not everyone believes in marriage, kinda...

    Because not everyone believes in marriage, kinda like asking a Christian to turn Jewish.

    Marriage is primarily an American institution, not many people get married outside the US in my experience.
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    Agreed...many people assume a thicker shock is...

    Agreed...many people assume a thicker shock is better for blisters but the sock compresses and bunches up, also as the sock compresses as you accumulate miles, you have to tighten up your shoes more....
  16. Thread: Hiking Alone

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    Pack in shopping cart works a treat, just ask at...

    Pack in shopping cart works a treat, just ask at customer service once you go in, always pays to ask.

    I've left my pack outside many places, never had a problem but I keep it in a visible location
  17. Regardless, the 2 year thing is often just a...

    Regardless, the 2 year thing is often just a general guide, it's used in New Zealand and Australia as well, but it's not a requirement, it's a target of sorts. Either people believe you or they...
  18. The good thing about relationships is that it's...

    The good thing about relationships is that it's difficult to say to someone 'no, I don't believe you are in a genuine and stable relationship', so keep positive and collect as much information as you...
  19. This is just a visa thing, I've done 3 of them,...

    This is just a visa thing, I've done 3 of them, New Zealand, Australia, and now Switzerland. What you need to do is 'demonstrate' a genuine, stable relationship. How you do this is usually set out...
  20. This has nothing to do with hiking and all to do...

    This has nothing to do with hiking and all to do with your relationship, me and my partner have been together for 8 years, about 2 of those years have been apart. It's no big deal for us to be apart...
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    Sorry comrade, the OP is not about thru-hiking,...

    Sorry comrade, the OP is not about thru-hiking, it's about an 800 mile section hike...and post hike blues. Whether these feeling come following a 2100 thru-hike, a 800 mile section hike, or a 450...
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    The bugs start being an issue in late May...

    The bugs start being an issue in late May everyhwhere in my experience, New England blackfly season generally starts in late May and goes until early July, the the mosquitos will be an issue til...
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    Not all mice are the same, some mice love food,...

    Not all mice are the same, some mice love food, others like pack straps, trekking pole handles, still some others love cigarette filters...some will eat food or sauce out of your beard while you...
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    So you asked a guy for water and he said...

    So you asked a guy for water and he said yes...the same guy doesn't like it when people trespass on his property and fill up their water bottles without asking permission...what a BASTARD!
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    For me the key to 're-entry' after any trip is to...

    For me the key to 're-entry' after any trip is to make sure I've lined up my life before going away. Often I've made the mistake of using the trip as the 'be all end all' of my life, then the trip...
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