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    Being recently retired, I'm planning to stick to...

    Being recently retired, I'm planning to stick to weekday hiking this summer. Did a short loop near home with my wife this afternoon.

    Agree with other posters that there just aren't many...
  2. First task is helping re-start trail maintenance...

    First task is helping re-start trail maintenance on the AT in Central Virginia.

    After that, I'm still hoping to finish AT sections between High Point, NJ and Killington, VT. I've finished...
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    The Opinel is my normal on-trail knife. I am...

    The Opinel is my normal on-trail knife.

    I am shopping for a knife to use in my new shop in the garage, for opening boxes, cutting plastic, etc. Nothing expensive, but not junk either. Either a...
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    I recently tossed an EMS tent that was about 25...

    I recently tossed an EMS tent that was about 25 years old for this reason. I could also see spots through the coating where it would leak.

    BTW, camper, if you're in the Bronx now, be careful and...
  5. A friend of mine has been quite enthusiastic...

    A friend of mine has been quite enthusiastic about the hiking shoes she was fitted for at Outdoor Trails in Daleville, VA.
  6. Thread: Stinkeist?

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    Never had an electric water heater before, took a...

    Never had an electric water heater before, took a while to watch the YouTube videos on how to fix it. :rolleyes:
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    The water heater in our house went out yesterday...

    The water heater in our house went out yesterday morning and I didn't finish fixing it until this afternoon. I don't know how I survived! :eek:
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    You've definitely gotten good advice here. I did...

    You've definitely gotten good advice here. I did take notice of several things.

    My current first aid kit is one of these, but I suspect I could cut back.
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    I've lived all my life between 50 and 100 road...

    I've lived all my life between 50 and 100 road miles of the AT, in three different states. For a variety of reasons, I'm unlikely ever to live anywhere further away than that.
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    I recently picked this book up in a used...

    I recently picked this book up in a used bookstore, and these writers make a strong case for credible mountain lion sightings in the Eastern US and Canada....
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    I found out in my 50s that I was born with only...

    I found out in my 50s that I was born with only one kidney (horseshoe kidney). Have had no kidney issues before or since. Though I've always been very careful (a few hiking partners would say...
  12. Even though I'm in good enough aerobic condition...

    Even though I'm in good enough aerobic condition to string 20 milers on fairly flat terrain, I've been having foot issues this fall. I'd probably plan for 5 1/2 or 6 days.
  13. Thanks all! I would look at an early spring...

    Thanks all! I would look at an early spring hike, either in 2020 or 2021. I like the nearness to water and minimal road walking.

    I'm out of AT sections in the South, so don't have much I can...
  14. Looks like the Ravens Ridge Road site is within...

    Looks like the Ravens Ridge Road site is within that 18 mile stretch. It was not listed as a campsite in the trail guide.

    Bayleaf Church Rd. (Yorkshire Center)*
    (Gate is open only 8 to 5 on...
  15. It looks like camping is available at reasonable...

    It looks like camping is available at reasonable distances except for the easternmost 18 miles, though that's still a do-able day hike.
  16. MST Segment 10 - Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam by Raleigh

    This section got my attention a couple of years ago as an off-season (probably early spring) section hike. Anyone done it and have any thoughts? How practical is camping?
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    I've used a Volt 75 for the past two years, and...

    I've used a Volt 75 for the past two years, and been satisfied with it.
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    I knew there were some shelters along the...

    I knew there were some shelters along the Tuscarora. This website, starting with the northern end, lists shelters in at least half the sections.

    https://www.hikethetuscarora.org/section-1-3
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    What's the waist size on the stretch Zion pants? ...

    What's the waist size on the stretch Zion pants? I would need 34 or 35.
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    That was my decision. The Marmot jacket in XXL...

    That was my decision. The Marmot jacket in XXL arrived yesterday, and fits well on the shoulders. A little roomy around the waist, as expected, but it's manageable since it has a drawstring at the...
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    My issue was returning to a physically active job...

    My issue was returning to a physically active job too quickly, just under two weeks. Though I remember it more as fatigue than surgical pain.

    Glad I could help, and good luck with your decision.
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    I went to an LL Bean store last night and tried...

    I went to an LL Bean store last night and tried on the synthetic puffer you mentioned--even though they didn't have the sale colors. XL would probably have been acceptable, but definitely preferred...
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    I had an inguinal hernia repair with mesh in...

    I had an inguinal hernia repair with mesh in 1996, and have never had occasion to think about it until hearing about mesh on the news recently. If the surgeon hadn't told me he was using it, I'd...
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    True. Adding size 13 feet makes for a double...

    True. Adding size 13 feet makes for a double whammy!
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    I agree with Venchka that LL Bean is probably my...

    I agree with Venchka that LL Bean is probably my best bet, as other things from them fit me well. OwenM also mentioned Eddie Bauer, which could also work, but their selection of lightweight synthetic...
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