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    Great info and very helpful! Thanks folks! Reeko

    Great info and very helpful! Thanks folks! Reeko
  2. Thread: Carrying Water

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    Lot of great advice and things to consider. ...

    Lot of great advice and things to consider. Thanks to all! Reeko
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    Carrying Water

    I'm thinking that for the purpose of weight, I shouldn't carry more than a quart of water at a time and reload whenever possible. Sound about right? But also for weight, I don't want to use a...
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    Hanging a Food Bag and Rodents

    Mice, squirrels, etc can easily climb a tree and shimmy down para cord, right? And chew through a nylon bag. So, if I hang food at night, what keeps the critters from getting into it?
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    I'm on the east coast just east of Williamsburg. ...

    I'm on the east coast just east of Williamsburg. SNP is about a 3 hour drive to the Rockfish Gap entrance on the southern end. Day hiked and tent camped SNP a lot. It's the backpacking part that's...
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    1st Hike Recommendation, Please (Virginia)

    Hi. I'm looking for recommendations on a first overnight on the AT for my adult daughter and I. I'm looking for a trail with a nice shelter, a great trail (ie: not boring terrain and views) but not...
  7. Thread: Hanging Food

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    Mice can't get up to it? I was thinking that...

    Mice can't get up to it? I was thinking that folks were hanging food bags with paracord and tree branches. Now I'm thinking maybe the shelters have metal poles that the mice can't get a grip on??? ...
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    Hanging Food

    Hi all. So, two part question. First, do you hang your food in some special bag, or just a nylon type ditty bag? Second, hanging keeps the bears at bay, but it won't keep the mice and squirrels...
  9. Thanks everyone! Some very helpful comments. ...

    Thanks everyone! Some very helpful comments. Now, to decide which route to take..... Reeko
  10. Basic Beginner Questions - tents and sleeping bag

    Hi. New member and first post. Lots of thread subjects, but I'm still not sure where to begin, so I figured I'd start with the General category. I've tent camped for years, but never backpacked....
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