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    OP here, I don't find It too expensive, just sick...

    OP here, I don't find It too expensive, just sick of buying something and then finding out about some small cottage business selling something universally better and for cheaper.

    Like how I found...
  2. You can always bring a light enough puffy or...

    You can always bring a light enough puffy or fleece on a thru hike. You always send it home!
    But if you just pack your 20 bag, have some merino long underwear you will be more than fine in July....
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    Tarptent Protrail cheaper alternative?

    I'm about two days always form purchasing my new shelter. 26 oz and $225 the Tarptent Protrail

    About 2lbs is my limit. The goal is something I can set up with trekking poles and has bug netting...
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    How much $ did you spend from end to end?

    Resupply/lodging/shuttles and and in-town meals.

    Not including gear gear and transportation to and from terminus.

    A friend who has never thru hiked before is down to buy the gear, instead of...
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    That's crazy! Not even a single bug?However I...

    That's crazy! Not even a single bug?However I just found the Tarptent Protrail ($225). It includes a bug net, floor and is the same weight as my plain tarp.


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    Yeah it sent me down a fire road (an abandoned...

    Yeah it sent me down a fire road (an abandoned access road) in Virginia that supposedly went into town. I think maybe Buena Vista?
    Anyway I found the only fire road around, like it had said in the...
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    Help me decide through two packs.

    Personal experience is appreciated.

    Help me decide between the ula ohm 2.0 ( https://www.ula-equipment.com/product_p/ohm-2.0.htm ) and the Superior Wilderness Designs (...
  9. Thread: Gaiters?

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    I made that mistake as a new backpacker. Wore...

    I made that mistake as a new backpacker. Wore snow gaiters for a summer hike in The Bonds.
    To my defense it had rained a ton and there was a lot of mud, but the big gaiters were wayyyy over kill...
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    Also, permethrin treated gaiters are an awesome...

    Also, permethrin treated gaiters are an awesome way to avoid ticks :)


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    https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/ they're light...

    https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/ they're light enough to bring "just in case"

    As a new Englander I usually always bring some sort of gaiters for the Whites and so forth.


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    All though I had some hiccups with it on the AT,...

    All though I had some hiccups with it on the AT, but it's seriously worth it.


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    I meant to add! Thanks for the response. Some of...

    I meant to add! Thanks for the response. Some of these fancy tents are even lighter than just a tarp so that might be what happens.

    We will see. I just have those pre trail nerves


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    I'm honestly hoping for a mild taste of winter...

    I'm honestly hoping for a mild taste of winter towards the end. I'm from RI so it's really nothing new.


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    September/ October mosquito situation?

    I'll be doing a fall thru hike, and just realized I could feasibly bring my 3x3m DD tarp. If not I have many other option, I just thought asking here would really help.

    The thing makes all kinds...
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    Okay okay you are all right. It was tough getting...

    Okay okay you are all right. It was tough getting it off from work but I think I can do mid September to mid October. Still not a good idea?

    It's not the biggest deal, I don't mind switching to...
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    NOBO starting in October

    I've done the AT, I'm not concerned about some cold once I get closer to Canada. Anyone else gonna be out there?


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    Hey guys, already registered here, I'll be...

    Hey guys, already registered here, I'll be starting my NOBO in March of 2016. Just thought I'd share my blog about the experience. I got a bit carried away with it.
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    Trail name: none yet Direction: NOBO ...

    Trail name: none yet

    Direction: NOBO

    estimated start date: mid March

    Approach trail: of course!

    Has been a dream for a long time now, but honestly I just need to go live in the wild for a...
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    thats good to hear, i really would like to go...

    thats good to hear, i really would like to go smaller but i already have one and they are super reliable.
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    i mean to say JETBOIL

    i mean to say JETBOIL
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    To those who used a jetfoil for a thru-hike

    What was your favorite recipes? and did you happen to buy any extra accessories?
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    i have spent a lot of time trying to figure out...

    i have spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best work out routine to better prepare myself for the 'long walk' solo, next year. My main goal is to increase my endurance and my overall...
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