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  1. Firstly, I am not trolling - just my opinion...

    Firstly, I am not trolling - just my opinion differs greatly from the majority of posters on this thread.

    A quick rant in E Minor:

    This is just a Freak Show supported by the type of people who...
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    If someone incites a riot, libel's someone,...

    If someone incites a riot, libel's someone, threatens to assault someone, I get it, call the cops. But there are separate laws for these offences - some offences do incorporate words during their...
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    People offended by words in this supersensitive...

    People offended by words in this supersensitive world. Freedom to say what you want when you want has gone and it will never return. The day when the people really need a voice....there will be...
  4. Thread: Pie town

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    Most hikers and cyclists will stay at the Toaster...

    Most hikers and cyclists will stay at the Toaster House in Pie Town which is the best option. The 'Pie Town Alt Route' seems like a popular choice; 40 miles from Hwy 12 (Reserve) and passes Toaster...
  5. A young lady whilst hiking on the CDT this year...

    A young lady whilst hiking on the CDT this year broke her leg (double fracture) whilst jumping across a river. She activated her Spot 3 and 13 hours later the rescue team arrived and she was safely...
  6. I think that some may be confusing a satellite...

    I think that some may be confusing a satellite tracking system (Spot/Open Reach) with a 406mhz PLB. The PLB has to be registered with a US govt. agency who will normally require information regarding...
  7. Thread: tech on trail

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    95% for phones. How many of you carry a PLB or...

    95% for phones.
    How many of you carry a PLB or equivalent in case of emergency. Navigation is one thing, but how do you call in the air cav in an emergency?
  8. Very sad what happened to this lady. Agree 100%...

    Very sad what happened to this lady.
    Agree 100% regarding the PLB (or equivalent). I would estimate that the majority* of people who solo hike in the wilderness simply choose to rely on contingency...
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    Problem solved. Thank you for the PMs....

    Problem solved. Thank you for the PMs. Appreciated.
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    Kelty Trekker 65 - Frame Measurements

    Does anyone have the internal frame measurements for a Kelty Trekker 65?

    Height
    Width

    The frame appears to be 4 rectangles, so each section please.

    Also, is the hip belt positioned on the...
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    Not sure why peeps are jumping onboard regarding...

    Not sure why peeps are jumping onboard regarding Zpacks ArcBlast which is good for carrying a pillow and 200 Marlboro Lights! The C2 can handle 5+ days of food and long water carries...talking of...
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    Appreciate the clarity, thank you

    Appreciate the clarity, thank you
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    Trail Days 2017 during a Q&A with CDTC in Silver...

    Trail Days 2017 during a Q&A with CDTC in Silver City.
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    What constitutes a CDT Thru Hike?

    CDTC have stated that they do not recognize the CDT Alts, only the 3,100 mile actual CDT route.

    Previous CDT thru hikers' blogs, journals, websites and guide books state generally something...
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    Here's the best advice: Stay single. You are...

    Here's the best advice:

    Stay single. You are the envy of many men currently in dead end relationships. All women start off sweet and cute and before you know it, you wake up next to complete...
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    Thank you for the replies and the advice. I never...

    Thank you for the replies and the advice. I never had a problem whilst on the AT in 14 but as stated, there is now no guarantee that Amazon will use USPS. I will go for the alternative options and...
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    Thank you for your reply. It is my...

    Thank you for your reply.

    It is my understanding that UPS/FEDEX will not deliver to a PO.

    Reference your suggestion, I would not want to buy anything from Amazon without being sure that they...
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    Amazon - USPS - General Delivery

    You are on the trail and need to order something from Amazon. Your only option is General Delivery to a Post Office.

    During a recent ‘test purchase’ I was presented with 4 delivery options:...
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    If you are serious about losing weight: stop...

    If you are serious about losing weight: stop eating and just drink filtered water for 21 days.
    You will lose most of your body fat and detox your body at the same time. After 3 days your body will...
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    Well said! A sheltsr inside a shelter is very...

    Well said! A sheltsr inside a shelter is very dumb indeed.
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    Its not a silly question. I started off with...

    Its not a silly question. I started off with about 3,000 cash, the other 7,000 I loaded onto a Mastercard from a travel agency. Changed the PIN at an ATM in England and used it to withdraw cash down...
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    Pretty Nasty? It was merely a joke wasted on a...

    Pretty Nasty?

    It was merely a joke wasted on a fool.
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    Or all unleashed dogs on the AT should be...

    Or all unleashed dogs on the AT should be muzzled. If the dog needs to licks its own arse, the owner can do it!
  24. No one whining, nagging or b1tching, yeh totally...

    No one whining, nagging or b1tching, yeh totally agree!
  25. 1. Pre-training/ Conditioning/ Weight loss - body...

    1. Pre-training/ Conditioning/ Weight loss - body & pack
    2. Hiked my own hike/avoided people where possible.
    3. Priority was the destination and not the journey. The challenge for me kept me...
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