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    4 cups on one tab still looks like an attractive,...

    4 cups on one tab still looks like an attractive, and perhaps attainable goal. Maybe someone at home socially isolating will come up with a suitable system.
    Renais
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    For great efficiency you might also look at the...

    For great efficiency you might also look at the Flat Cat esbit burners with one of their awesome wind screens. I had been using a couple different trail designs setups with very good results. ...
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    It was a great deal in 2019; certainly worth...

    It was a great deal in 2019; certainly worth looking into it.
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    I spent a couple weeks in the Florida swamps with...

    I spent a couple weeks in the Florida swamps with two children in their teens, and saw the same kinds of warnings about dogs, and the proximity of camping sites to alligators. Sometimes the...
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    Interesting article about the frequency...

    Interesting article about the frequency allocaton. https://www.rrmediagroup.com/Features/FeaturesDetails/FID/719
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    I find it very interesting and informative that...

    I find it very interesting and informative that there are not reqular user reviews on this system after over a year. My google search quickly made me think that some search result scrubbing work had...
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    I've been hiking the AT since 2012, with two thru...

    I've been hiking the AT since 2012, with two thru hikes (15 and19). As an avid book collector, I've purchased all the available guidebooks available each of the years I've gone out. All are good,...
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    I've done lots of trail magic up the whole trail....

    I've done lots of trail magic up the whole trail. You sometimes do meet hikers who truly NEED something physical, but my experience is that the vast majority do not have a that big physical need....
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    Over the five years I've been on the trail I've...

    Over the five years I've been on the trail I've benefited several times through trail magic near Franklin, and twice worked with a church to provide it. I think your dates sound fine. Some thoughts...
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    My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I recall a gate OFF...

    My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I recall a gate OFF the unpaved section of the road up to the gap, going to a place off the road, maybe a quarter mile up from the paved end. I think there were several...
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    I was picked up by a shuttle at the end of the...

    I was picked up by a shuttle at the end of the paved road in February 2019, and waited there for about 90 minutes, so I explored a bit. There was some parking space available right past the paved...
  12. Ursack lists GSMNP as approving of a number of...

    Ursack lists GSMNP as approving of a number of their products for food storage: https://ursack.com/pages/where-ursack-is-approved
    I'd ask at the backcountry office to confirm latest regulations.
  13. Thread: Tent size

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    That sounds like a great tent. I've thru hiked...

    That sounds like a great tent. I've thru hiked twice, sometimes tented near shelters, and often tented other places. I can't think of any place I tented that your tent would not also fit. I...
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    Dogwood, as one who has had decades of various...

    Dogwood, as one who has had decades of various knee pains, multiple surgeries and different therapies, I appreciate the thoroughness of your post.
    Renais
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    When this bridge was being repaired this year...

    When this bridge was being repaired this year during my thru the ATC had a shuttle going from one side to the other, and there was not really a problem moving on. As noted, there are other routes to...
  16. Thread: Bounce box

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    PillPack from Amazon might be a reasonable...

    PillPack from Amazon might be a reasonable solution. Instead of a bounce box, you would just get your medications directly shipped to each town you wanted to visit for resupply.
  17. You can see the details of the Moulder strip on a...

    You can see the details of the Moulder strip on a number of threads at backpackinglight.com, but it is basically a piece of copper whose top is in the edge of the flame, and whose bottom is in...
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    I like the idea of an oil burning system,...

    I like the idea of an oil burning system, especially if the added weight of the oil is not too great for the potential added comfort and warmth, Zelph. I can see such a system being particularly...
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    Definitely don't give up on the inferno. I've...

    Definitely don't give up on the inferno. I've always been able to get a great fire going in it, even with wet wood. I don't bother to use just twigs; I use small pieces of wood as well, as long as...
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    I left Amicalola on my thru this year on February...

    I left Amicalola on my thru this year on February 3. My number was in the 50s. They had the tags and had been registering hikers since early January as I recall. I had registered online, and I...
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    I have a quite old pair of silks from LL Bean...

    I have a quite old pair of silks from LL Bean which are still kicking, although the elastic on the pants top is gone. It looks like they still sell basically the same items as I bought years ago, and...
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    Land's End still sells real silk in a durable...

    Land's End still sells real silk in a durable weight. I like this kind of silk not only for backpacking, but for light traveling in general. Very comfortable.
    Product details

    Item #501680A7X ...
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    In the past I've gone on hikes as long as 21 days...

    In the past I've gone on hikes as long as 21 days when there was no expectation from anyone that I would be in contact before that. If I had had even a small injury early in the trips which kept me...
  24. I've used the older Postholer Trails and found it...

    I've used the older Postholer Trails and found it had lots of good information. It will be interesting to explore this new product.
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    Sticky: Catnapper NOBO End of February I've hike the...

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    I've hike the whole trail already, and parts of it multiple times. I'm going to see how my body and mind respond to the hike this spring. I'd like to do the whole...
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