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  1. Thread: Durston X-mid

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    Great tent the X-Mid. I used it on a short hike...

    Great tent the X-Mid. I used it on a short hike of the Arizona Trail this year. Then I spent six days hiking and camping in Zion NP and it did great. One night it was really windy and other tents...
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    Something Bad Happened on the PCT

    Sad news from the Pacific Crest Trail. A female hiker died. The article talks about "injuries" but the hiking partner of the dead hiker said she passed out while hiking and it was heat related. ...
  3. Another explanation for food bags being taken by bears?

    So, I have been reading all the posts about food bags being taken. Even those that have been properly hung are falling victim. Ursacks are being shredded as the bears try to get what's inside, and...
  4. Smelly Proof bags have a Ziploc closure - not a...

    Smelly Proof bags have a Ziploc closure - not a zipper slide lock. There are various sizes available. I don't know what you consider "inexpensive" but you can check them out here and judge for...
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    I have a Klymit Static V insulated pad, which I...

    I have a Klymit Static V insulated pad, which I have used on LASH's since 2017. Never had a problem and it provides a good insulating layer when cold. Problem is it's heavy - 22 oz. So I bought a...
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    Never use rain pants now. Problem with any rain...

    Never use rain pants now. Problem with any rain gear is it doesn't breath well and you get a lot of condensation/sweat when wearing it and hiking, so you are wet anyway. Thought about a poncho for...
  7. Here's another question for this thread. One of...

    Here's another question for this thread. One of the hikers with whom I'll be hiking at Zion called the park and talked with someone about the water. The ranger said freshwater springs from the...
  8. Here you go. I asked Sawyer the question at the...

    Here you go. I asked Sawyer the question at the same time I posted here (wasn't sure they would respond). Here is what they said.

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    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for reaching out to us...
  9. Sorry, Tipi. This guy has you beat, but I...

    Sorry, Tipi. This guy has you beat, but I suspect that is only because the southern Appalachians don't have weather like northern Sweden.
  10. Redbone (Bill)? is that...

    Redbone (Bill)? is that you?https://tonysadventure.com/2019/07/carlo-col-shelter/
  11. Yeah, the Select filter line is what Sawyer...

    Yeah, the Select filter line is what Sawyer recommended. They are hard to find, very expensive and heavy. I have not found an S3 but did find an S1 at over $80.
  12. I'm glad you replied. I was seriously...

    I'm glad you replied. I was seriously considering my Steripen if no one else came up with a solution. I have message into Katadyn Group to see what they think about using their Steripen. I hope...
  13. Water purification when a Sawyer is not enough

    Heading to Zion National Park in a couple of weeks to do some hiking. A notice on their website says there is a toxic Cyanobacteria bloom in all park water sources and using a filter will not work. ...
  14. I hitchhiked on the Colorado Trail last year and...

    I hitchhiked on the Colorado Trail last year and had good luck. Only one ride took a long time to get, but that was due to the area being remote and few cars were on the road. I also got a ride at...
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    You definitely should plan ahead to ensure you...

    You definitely should plan ahead to ensure you have a ride. I suggest you download the Whiteblaze Shuttle List here and contact a few of the shuttle drivers for the given area. Some other forum...
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    Katahdin is the plan. I've been trying to finish...

    Katahdin is the plan. I've been trying to finish since 2018. Of course last year was a washout for obvious reasons.

    Thanks for the input, guys. I think I'll shoot for sometime in the last week...
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    I'm very flexible with my timeline, but I'd still...

    I'm very flexible with my timeline, but I'd still like to get up there sooner rather than later. Any guess on the conditions mid to end of June? I'm trying to plan now especially since getting to...
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    Mud Season in May

    Now that Maine is open to those who are vaccinated, I'm thinking of heading that way to finish up the AT. So, questions.

    Any estimate from the Maine locals when mud season will be over?
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    It's been very interesting reading the...

    It's been very interesting reading the speculation on the young woman's reason for leaving home. Let me add my own personal experience. At 16, the day before final exams of my junior year of high...
  20. I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I...

    I through hiked the Colorado Trail last year. I went from 150 pounds to 130 pounds within three weeks. I have had similar weight loss hiking the Appalachian Trail. That's the answer to your...
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    I think I came in at the end and missed...

    I think I came in at the end and missed something. Did the PO lose your backpack? If so, there is a default amount of insurance involved. Are you sure the buyer didn't get it?
  22. I was heartened to see a true description of the...

    I was heartened to see a true description of the vandals in the article, "when brainless, or low-IQ imbeciles, attack archaeological sites."
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    Guthook has a social media component now. ...

    Guthook has a social media component now. Actually, you can send text messages or even a "check-in" from the app, which will display your location. Your target audience must have the free Guthook...
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    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent...

    I hiked the Colorado Trail last summer. I spent 1 1/2 days in Denver before hiking SOBO. I never had any noteworthy problems such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc. However, I did have one...
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    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not...

    Here is more proof that the Ursack is not invulnerable. Below are two links to Facebook posts, which report destruction of their Ursack bags. One poster provided pictures, which I copied below.
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