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  1. Thread: Down bag

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    Thank you for the explanation. I suppose once you...

    Thank you for the explanation. I suppose once you get the hang of it, it can be very useful.
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    Thank you all for the information. Now itís time...

    Thank you all for the information. Now itís time to digest it and spend a few dollars.
  3. Thread: Down bag

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    I am 6í3, 240 lbs so I do need a longer bag with...

    I am 6í3, 240 lbs so I do need a longer bag with a wider shoulder. I understand the different shells and difference in shoulder widths. The Apache may be tight so I will have to get an accurate...
  4. Thread: Down bag

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    How do you adjust the down in the FF bags? ...

    How do you adjust the down in the FF bags? Doesnít that leave cold spots and how does the down not move around if you move around in your sleep?
  5. Thread: Down bag

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    Down bag

    Looking at possibly purchasing a new sleeping bag. I think I have narrowed it down to one of these three. They all look good but Iím not sure. The prices are similar for the FF and WM but the Marmot...
  6. Thread: Jerky

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    Jerky

    Iím looking to make my own beef or venison jerky for a future hike. What are some of your favorite recipes for jerky?
  7. Thread: InReach

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    Thank you all for the information. It was very...

    Thank you all for the information. It was very helpful.
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    I use one of the silnylon jackets from Lightheart...

    I use one of the silnylon jackets from Lightheart Gear and while it serves its purpose, once you start moving it can heat up very quickly. Not really sure there is a perfect solution.
  9. Thread: Glasses

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    Glasses

    Looking for possible recommendations for bringing glasses on the trail. I think I would want something other than the thinner more delicate frames. Normally wear single day use contacts but they may...
  10. Thread: InReach

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    InReach

    What are the general thoughts on bringing an InReach or similar device? Is it worth the cost, weight, and need to be regularly recharged?
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    Pinchot Trail

    Has anyone been out on the Pinchot Trail recently? Considering going out next weekend for an overnight. Reading a few trail reports indicate it is a little overgrown in places and ticks could be an...
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    It will be for 3 season use so an R-value of at...

    It will be for 3 season use so an R-value of at least 2 should be sufficient.
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    Lightweight Sleeping Pad

    Iím looking to get a quality lightweight pad. Iím a side sleeper and currently have an older model BA Q-Core (1lb5oz) but want something a bit lighter. Any suggestions?
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    Bombas Socks

    I was given a few pair of Bombas hiking socks. Has anyone tried them out on the trail and if so how did they work out for you?
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    Thanks for the information.

    Thanks for the information.
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    Bear Canister

    Looking to possibly buy a used and in good condition Bear canister. Will likely need to use for 5-7 days.
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    Thanks for the information, i appreciate it. I...

    Thanks for the information, i appreciate it. I will take a look at the areas you suggested.
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    Week Hike

    I am considering heading out for a week long(6-7 day) hike on the trail in either June or July. I will be going with my nephew and am looking for advice on a 100-125 mile section that has the least...
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    Thanks for the information. I hiked this trail...

    Thanks for the information. I hiked this trail over 10 years ago and am looking forward to getting back up to hike it again.
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    Old Loggers Path

    Has anyone been up to the Old Loggers path recently? If so, how is the water situation, ticks, and trail conditions a in general?
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    Thanks for the info. Iím looking forward to...

    Thanks for the info. Iím looking forward to giving this trails shot
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    Pinchot Trail

    Iím looking at this trail for a possible weekend with my nephew in July. Has anyone been out on this trail recently and if so how are the conditions? I know things will be a bit different in July but...
  23. Thread: NJ Hike

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    Thanks for the replies. I will postpone the trip...

    Thanks for the replies. I will postpone the trip until fall when conditions will be a bit better.
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    How well did the trail handle the recent storms...

    How well did the trail handle the recent storms in NJ? I am considering going out this weekend and early next week but am still undecided. Also how is the shuttle situation down there and where can...
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    PA/MD Ride Needed

    Possibly looking for a shuttle next Saturday morning. I'm tentatively planning on leaving a car in Boiling Springs and need a ride to the trail Turners Gap. Does anyone shuttle this area and what...
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