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    The one night I left my poles laying on the...

    The one night I left my poles laying on the ground, a herd of teenage mutant ninja mice chewed through the grips all the way to the carbon fiber to get the salt from my sweaty hands. Now my poles...
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    Nice one!


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  3. And entire generation named after a beer, nice! ...

    And entire generation named after a beer, nice!


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  4. Every day we are learning more about this thing. ...

    Every day we are learning more about this thing. Take care of each other.

    Looks like even in SNP social distancing is hard to do
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  5. The concern with COVID-19 (aside from it being...

    The concern with COVID-19 (aside from it being easy to catch) is its potential impact to health compromised older adults. Iíd imagine the majority of young healthy hikers in top shape with excellent...
  6. Always figured this to be a gag gift, but it...

    Always figured this to be a gag gift, but it might work...

    https://www.gossamergear.com/products/the-crotch-pot


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    I use the Z1, and being an engineer-hiker I...

    I use the Z1, and being an engineer-hiker I contacted the manufacture for info and ran my own tests to find the lightest possible solution. The manufacturer will say the only solution is to use...
  8. Virginia has it, I use it in my alcohol stove...

    Virginia has it, I use it in my alcohol stove because it burns hottest of all the other alcohol options. Using it with the Trail Designs Caldera Cone System brings water to a boil fast. Everclear...
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    It varies along the trail, Iím fortunate in that...

    It varies along the trail, Iím fortunate in that I use ATT and my hiking partners use Verizon so it balances out.

    While not a perfect depiction, thereís an app called 'Coverage?' that shows cell...
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    Yellow Springs Campsite PA, AT mile 1173.3 NOBO ...

    Yellow Springs Campsite PA, AT mile 1173.3 NOBO

    Apparently this site is haunted...

    During a section hike an old-timer from Indiantown Gap told us during the French and Indian War (1700ís)...
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    Another trick is adding olive oil to your meals...

    Another trick is adding olive oil to your meals (well, maybe not your oatmeal). Itís very calorie dense for the weight and healthy too. They make individual packets.


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    Poll: I agree with a lot of the others, inReach is nice...

    I agree with a lot of the others, inReach is nice because it allows family to follow the trek and share the experience (from the comfort of their chairs ;). It also provides an SOS option if someone...
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    Poll: Are you asking what GPS receiver people carry? ...

    Are you asking what GPS receiver people carry? iPhone, inReach, and Garmin Fenix 3 watch.

    If youíre asking what GPS based capabilities people carry then it includes: Guthook app (stores...
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    This works well for afternoon naps on the...

    This works well for afternoon naps on the trail...

    https://hummingbirdhammocks.com/products/single-plus-hammock

    7.6oz + 1.55oz for the straps.

    A slight breeze underneath cools your back...
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    Start hiking before first light, take a 3-4h...

    Start hiking before first light, take a 3-4h meal/nap in the middle of the day (hammock works well), then hike until just before itís too dark to setup camp. Another trick is at each stream wet/cool...
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    Mixed results on cougars though... Sent...

    Mixed results on cougars though...


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    Iíve wondered about this question too, lots of...

    Iíve wondered about this question too, lots of opinions (see links to similar questions) but no scientific studies.

    https://www.backpacker.com/gear/does-snoring-deter-bears
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  18. Thread: Boot size

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    I wear a 12, my Ultra Raptors are a size 13, and...

    I wear a 12, my Ultra Raptors are a size 13, and I put a little hikers wool in the toe box.

    Pluses: I keep my toenails where they belong, fewer blisters, there is room for my feet to expand...
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    Salute to both of them, and to all the other...

    Salute to both of them, and to all the other veterans Iíve met on the trail walking to heal. When I first started hiking the AT, literally my first step onto the trail, I met a hiker hiking it for...
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    Looks like the site is currently down. Iíd try...

    Looks like the site is currently down. Iíd try again later, it was up a couple days ago.


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    But this one has a better eye catching headline! ...

    But this one has a better eye catching headline!

    Roger that, been offline for work and didnít see the other one. This is a dup. Ignore it.

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    Machete attack on the Appalachian Trail

    Crazy...

    A machete attack on the Appalachian Trail left one hiker dead

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/12/appalachian-trail-machete-attack-leaves-one-hiker-dead/1184619001/...
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    I use this, works very well, but sticks to socks...

    I use this, works very well, but sticks to socks sometimes.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wool-Blister-Prevention-Walking-Diabetic/dp/B0778TDJ3L



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    I use these two sites to research WX, they get...

    I use these two sites to research WX, they get pretty close.

    https://www.wunderground.com/history/

    https://www.atweather.org

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    I have an Altaplex tent and it fits into the...

    I have an Altaplex tent and it fits into the Zpacks Tall Dry Bag which I put into a side pocket on my Arcblast. Works out great.

    The Z-peopleís site says it holds a Duplex. Funny part is they...
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