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  1. The store in Washington is about 500 feet west on...

    The store in Washington is about 500 feet west on the main drag. The trail is so short there's no real need to resupply, but it's a great place to grab a meal and cold drink.

    For hammockers,...
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    I would bet that the WB host has lots data about...

    I would bet that the WB host has lots data about posting frequency, etc. I notice that posts tend to come in waves or cycles - interesting topics get lots of discussion, fewer posts on weekends when...
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    You're definitely not alone! The sound of a pack...

    You're definitely not alone! The sound of a pack of howling coyotes or a screaming fox can give anyone the heebie-jeebies. It's almost worse when the coyotes STOP howling:eek:. The critters are...
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    I have the lighter Crown 60 cousin, similar...

    I have the lighter Crown 60 cousin, similar features with a less rigid frame. A favorite. I like the large volume to handle my hammock quilts. Like Durwood says, solid choice, light and durable (I...
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    As a beer & ale guy, I rely on the goodness of...

    As a beer & ale guy, I rely on the goodness of trail angels to leave something in the stream for me, or go without. but if I'm just out for an overnighter, I'll bring a few with me, and a few to...
  6. Thread: My DIY mini-AT

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    They tell me that some parts of the AT are smooth...

    They tell me that some parts of the AT are smooth and dry, like a hiker's Nirvana. I'll have to check it out.
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    Any inflatable can fail, and they don't fail...

    Any inflatable can fail, and they don't fail after you've had a good night's sleep :-?. So I always carry a short (6-8 sections) z-rest pad as a backup. It's good for other things, too.
  8. Thread: My DIY mini-AT

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    needs some mud

    needs some mud
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    I recall at a business conference overhearing...

    I recall at a business conference overhearing some well-dressed ladies discussing going to Taft Lodge for the night. They could have been hikers, but I couldn't just leave it alone. I told them it...
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    I'm 5'11", 180lbs, slim build, 44" chest. I have...

    I'm 5'11", 180lbs, slim build, 44" chest. I have a Ghost Whisperer, size XL. It's too tight in the pits! I can barely wear it with a LS shirt & thin fleece. Bought it in a consignment store.
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    Like NSherry, my food storage depends on...

    Like NSherry, my food storage depends on circumstance. Sometimes a canister, sometimes a hand, and working with an Ursack now. I've slept with my food in shelters on occasion, but in a mouse-proof...
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    Even the economy quilt is a substantial...

    Even the economy quilt is a substantial investment for a trial run... have you tried using a pad in the hammock? I used a Thermarest Prolite self-inflating pad, among others, for years before...
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    From the Sawyer Permethrin "tips & tricks" card:...

    From the Sawyer Permethrin "tips & tricks" card: "sweating and exposure to water does not significantly deteriorate the permethrin application. It is the agitation of a washing machine..."

    I'll...
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    I've used a canister successfully for years, but...

    I've used a canister successfully for years, but every method has its weak spot. The canister's Achilles heel is camping on ridgetops. You need to place the canister where a bear can work at it...
  15. I forgot about the breakfast at Washington - good...

    I forgot about the breakfast at Washington - good stuff! They do have a few trail-worthy groceries, and beer.

    There is an old house for sale in Washington as a "potential B&B"

    This guy has a...
  16. If you don't love this trail, you won't love the...

    If you don't love this trail, you won't love the AT! This has been described as a mini-AT, it has a nice combination of rocky summits, ridges, fields, short road walks, and small towns. I've hiked...
  17. I don't worry too much about what my ancestors...

    I don't worry too much about what my ancestors ate - they didn't live very long. But they were hunter-gatherers; they ate what they could. Meat and fish when they could kill it, fruits, nuts etc....
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    The durability is their claim, so take it with a...

    The durability is their claim, so take it with a grain of salt, but I do like the idea of the built-in pillow, and the price is right. I tend to baby my mattresses, so it might be worth a try at $60...
  19. No to either question, but I won't trust either...

    No to either question, but I won't trust either one alone, which is why I use both. A trash compactor bag to line the pack, and another bag to make a home-made pack cover that 1) won't wet out 2) is...
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    Asking to satisfy curiosity, not to be...

    Asking to satisfy curiosity, not to be argumentative: why would it be a wanted feature?
  21. How about that... they did! Post it notes are...

    How about that... they did! Post it notes are real, and so is transparent aluminum. Makes you wonder which came first - the movie or the idea.
  22. Maybe not, but if you try, you might invent...

    Maybe not, but if you try, you might invent something else useful like Post-it notes. Remember the guys in Star Trek will invent transparent Aluminum in the future!
  23. All kidding aside, engineers and scientists come...

    All kidding aside, engineers and scientists come up with some amazing discoveries when trying to solve "problems" like this.
  24. I'll be sure to take pictures, and maybe a video!...

    I'll be sure to take pictures, and maybe a video! With my luck, it will never rain on my hikes again, so I'll never be able to test this out. Already hasn't rained here in a month.
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    Been there, done that, still carry one! Not a...

    Been there, done that, still carry one! Not a perfect solution, but a valuable part of the kit.
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