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    I just got the AWOL guide and they don't look...

    I just got the AWOL guide and they don't look listed.
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    Or, lock them. I was doing a canoe trip on the...

    Or, lock them. I was doing a canoe trip on the Buffalo National River during a government shutdown. Every other 'official' camp area, was closed. They chained the gates shut, chained the bathrooms...
  3. I hike a lot of areas with horse trails. 90...

    I hike a lot of areas with horse trails. 90 percent of the time, just make voice contact with the rider while stepping a few feet off the trail is what they like. I've never had an issue with...
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    and.....your post #3 now shows your AT...

    and.....your post #3 now shows your AT LASH........

    Signatures can be......fun and interesting.
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    Thank you for the super fast shipping. I use a...

    Thank you for the super fast shipping.
    I use a Toaks pot and one of your Starlite with a caldera cone. I'm thinking using the XL will boil faster. I'll test it out.
    That Dallas snow.....It was a...
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    Great stoves. I just ordered a few more, then...

    Great stoves. I just ordered a few more, then noticed the XL3 and decided to get that one also.

    Will you continue to be able to produce the XL3?
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    Lots of people (Including a hiker acquaintance of...

    Lots of people (Including a hiker acquaintance of mine) have Thru-Hiked the AT with a hammock. There ARE restrictions in the Smoky's but they are that you must sleep in a shelter, or if full, then...
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    Sticky: There is someone on the trail 2020 and again 2021...

    There is someone on the trail 2020 and again 2021 that you might want to check out. Get on Instagram and find "mischief_onthetrail". He has quite a story. Lost half his feet to frostbite. Was...
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    Sticky: Super nice of them.

    Super nice of them.
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    Sticky: A "Repeat Offender"!!!!

    A "Repeat Offender"!!!!
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    Expedition packs..... I was doing my 8+ mile...

    Expedition packs..... I was doing my 8+ mile hike at LBJ National Grasslands (it's about 80 percent forest where I hike) this past Saturday. At lunch at the truck, two guys pulled up and went off...
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    I once read where Roger "The Captain" Penske had...

    I once read where Roger "The Captain" Penske had all the slots in his race shops aligned. EVERYTHING clean and in its place. Floors so clean you could eat off them. The Penske way (shame his teams...
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    I've used MOAB Ventilators, non-waterproof, low...

    I've used MOAB Ventilators, non-waterproof, low cut, for about 15 years. Great shoes. I am now trying some MOAB Edge 2. I'm liking them!

    But the OP issue is the soles and I suspect these are...
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    No one who went out on a hike "failed". They got...

    No one who went out on a hike "failed". They got out there.
  15. Thread: Lurkers?

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    Bots Bots Bots...and Spiders... Click on the...

    Bots Bots Bots...and Spiders...

    Click on the tab for "Forum", scroll to the bottom. When I just checked it, there were 35 of us on the entire forum. And 687!!!!! "Guest". Those are bots,...
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    Bear Bells no workie. Quietly take a photo. ...

    Bear Bells no workie.
    Quietly take a photo. Black bears are shy and usually once they have a clue you are around, all you will see is a black furry blur running away.
    Assess the situation. If it...
  17. He reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton. Agree...

    He reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton.

    Agree with above, not seen for 9 months. Long time. Hope he is also out there or in a small town working for his next trip
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    After you wash those socks, hang them off the...

    After you wash those socks, hang them off the outside of your pack (if it's not raining). Have two safety pins on a strap for that purpose.
    There is also an almost encyclopedic book called "Fixing...
  19. Yes, JPD said in her book, she only jogged a bit....

    Yes, JPD said in her book, she only jogged a bit. I believe some was the very last day. Just very long days of fast hiking.

    The other thing I wonder about in the summers, little rain and less to...
  20. Thread: Electronics

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    Classic. To the OP: I have a book shelf full...

    Classic.

    To the OP: I have a book shelf full of books on backpacking. Many, perhaps 15, are trail accounts from the AT. Everything from Earl's first thru-hike, to hikes that occurred just...
  21. Hey TNHiker, I looked up Jennifer Pharr-Davis...

    Hey TNHiker, I looked up Jennifer Pharr-Davis FKT's. When she set the FKT on the AT, both were SOBO and were in late July and August.
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    Several vendors offer mesh or other types of...

    Several vendors offer mesh or other types of bottle holders that you can easily add to the shoulder straps. I prefer those over using side pockets. My side pockets are for other things, water...
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    Aquaclips CLICK THIS ...

    Aquaclips CLICK THIS
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    Interesting issue. One option might be, you two...

    Interesting issue. One option might be, you two don't hike together. You do a "ships passing in the night (day)" type hike. You figure out how to basically do the trail, car camping. Someone did...
  25. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    SOBO, much less crowds. The hardest terrain is...

    SOBO, much less crowds. The hardest terrain is first. You probably won't be in "shape" for it, but you also won't be hammered with 1800 miles "under your feet". A later start in the year (June). ...
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