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    The well-known hammock gear maker ďDutchĒ, of...

    The well-known hammock gear maker ďDutchĒ, of Dutchwaregear came very close to the same fate about three years ago.

    A tree fell on his hammock setup but somehow missed him!




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    Assuming youíre asking a question here, no. It...

    Assuming youíre asking a question here, no. It is not a good idea to tether a canister to a tree.

    Itís not a good idea to tie any rope, string, line to a canister. If you do, that only gives...
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    I sent a box there no problem, but actually to...

    I sent a box there no problem, but actually to the Joe Dodge Lodge, which is on the same property. The address I used was

    The Joe Dodge Lodge
    361 Rt. 16
    Gorham NH 03581


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    White House Landing in Maine

    Yes, Harrisonís is a must stop IMHO. Itís 3/10ís of a mile down a blue blazed trail from Pierce Pond shelter.

    Itís not a hostel or camp spot for ATers, but they welcome you for breakfast.
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  5. Thread: Pre-Trip Chores

    by Deacon
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    Pre-Trip Chores

    This one is at the motel in Wind Gap Pennsylvania. It was quite a novelty when I saw it. Canít remember the name of the motel.
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  6. Here is Samantha (Sammi), owner of the North Troy...

    Here is Samantha (Sammi), owner of the North Troy B&B. She is a fantastic cook. Her scrambled egg creation was out of this world.
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    Boy, I must be a real wuss. Sent from my...

    Boy, I must be a real wuss.


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  8. Can anyone help? Looking for 2017 NoBo AT Mileage Statistics

    I have the complete 2017 AT Guide digitized version. If you PM me with your e-mail address, Iíll send it to you.


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  9. Can anyone help? Looking for 2017 NoBo AT Mileage Statistics

    From the 2017 AWOL Guide. 2189.8 miles for the entire trail.

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    Do you use hard insoles such as Superfeet or...

    Do you use hard insoles such as Superfeet or Power Step?

    For me the arch on the insole helps control forward movement in the shoe.


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    I wore my vertice rain pants through the mosquito...

    I wore my vertice rain pants through the mosquito infested southern most two miles of Baxter State Park and had no issues with biting on my legs. I thought that was a good test.

    Happy Hiking!...
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    Best affordable trekking poles

    This is exactly why I am no longer a hammocker. I tried hammocking for three years and always spent too much time finding trees to hang from. Too big in diameter, too small, too far apart, too...
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    I used a simple spending app on my iPhone called,...

    I used a simple spending app on my iPhone called, ďSpendingĒ, and kept track of every single penny I spent on my last AT section.

    The screen shot shows what I spent in seven weeks from Rutland...
  14. Itís just too difficult to out-guess what the...

    Itís just too difficult to out-guess what the temps are going to do. I go as light as I can, compromising comfort on a lot of equipment, but one thing I absolutely wonít compromise is my 20 degree...
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    I understand the sentiment exactly. I carried...

    I understand the sentiment exactly. I carried my ZPacks EXO pack every inch of the AT. The Exo was the original Zpacks design and the predecessor to the Arc Blast. By the time I went up Katahdin,...
  16. Thread: Wild life !

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    Had a similar bear experience in the Smokys back...

    Had a similar bear experience in the Smokys back in 2014. I was walking along through a rhododendron tunnel when I heard a scuffling on my right on the other side of the bushes. Didnít think much...
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    That first photo could win any contest! Sent...

    That first photo could win any contest!


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    I have similar experience with the Z pack liner. ...

    I have similar experience with the Z pack liner.

    I suspected some leakage when the content kept getting a lot of moisture inside, even a very small puddle in the bottom.

    After one of my...
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    Illabelle, what a great accomplishment! I know...

    Illabelle, what a great accomplishment! I know you will treasure this time for the rest of your life.

    Congratulations [emoji324]


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    BSP Sign and Model Auction

    The bid for this sign is now at $6100.

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    would you wear a mask when hiking?

    My fear is that masks will become standard dress, whether they are needed or not. Like it would be fashionably unacceptable to not wear one.


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    BSP Sign and Model Auction

    I was considering bidding $50 on a White Mountains sign in their auction, but I then saw the bids were up to $4300+ !

    There are some folks there with a lot of money.


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  23. Thread: summer sausage

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    This. Iíve carried summer sausage 5 days in...

    This.

    Iíve carried summer sausage 5 days in summer heat with no problem. I did so knowing full well I was willing to throw it out if it went bad.

    Donít know how much longer it would have...
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    Understand fully that stuff sacks tend to leave...

    Understand fully that stuff sacks tend to leave unused room in the space between the ďtangents of the diametersĒ.

    It seems to me though that by using stuff sacks, those items in the sacks are...
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    Iíve had a couple of Packas and I donít think I...

    Iíve had a couple of Packas and I donít think I will use anything else. The great thing about a Packa is the ventilation, even when zipped up. On a very warm/humid day, itís easy to vent.

    I...
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