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    I've been eyeballing the enlightened equipment...

    I've been eyeballing the enlightened equipment recon bivy for a long time: https://enlightenedequipment.com/recon-custom/

    I'm not a huge bivy fan, but this combined with a small tarp would make a...
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    I had a break-in into my unlocked car; the police...

    I had a break-in into my unlocked car; the police said sometimes the crooks will break the windows any how just to let you know they were there. Tagging, if you will.
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    Funny, I do a lot of the things on Tipi's list...

    Funny, I do a lot of the things on Tipi's list after I finish a hike, so it's ready to go on the next trip. I do have a checklist, so I don't go on a hike without fuel or spoon again. Lay...
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    Personal choice. I use them in winter snow, but...

    Personal choice. I use them in winter snow, but if I wear them in the summer I'll have heat rash. Rather have dirty socks, and I'm ok with taking an occasional break to knock the pebbles out of my...
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    I hiked for years/decades without treating, but...

    I hiked for years/decades without treating, but there are a lot more people and other critters in the woods than there were then. Can't count how many times I've taken water from a stream, then...
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    Perhaps, but better to be prepared with your own...

    Perhaps, but better to be prepared with your own shelter. Outdoor shelters have a long history of burning down at inopportune times; you can't rely on them being there when you need them. If you're...
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    My variation on that theme when Fluffy is...

    My variation on that theme when Fluffy is growling at me:
    Dog owner: "don't worry, my dog's friendly"
    Me: "I'm not"I get interesting reactions to that!
  8. The best time to go hiking is whenever you can.

    The best time to go hiking is whenever you can.
  9. Thread: Bread Crumbs

    by Deadeye
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    I don't leave breadcrumbs, but I do make it a...

    I don't leave breadcrumbs, but I do make it a point to take note of my surroundings, and if possible - always go straight uphill to find a spot. For one thing, most hikers are looking down while...
  10. Nice! I've hiked it twice, both times NOBO in 4...

    Nice! I've hiked it twice, both times NOBO in 4 days/3 nights, which does require some long days, but very doable. Both times hit Sunapee in pouring rain, so next trip will be a yo-yo from Sunapee...
  11. Thread: Shelters

    by Deadeye
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    Love my TarpTent Rainbow, but it might not...

    Love my TarpTent Rainbow, but it might not qualify as ultralight in most people's books.
  12. Thread: Test post

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    I wonder if you're trying to see how many views...

    I wonder if you're trying to see how many views you can get before someone replies:-?
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    I bring a trash bag for things like boots that I...

    I bring a trash bag for things like boots that I want to keep in the sleeping bag.
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    I'd keep the bivy, since you're using a tarp and...

    I'd keep the bivy, since you're using a tarp and quilt instead of a tent. The bivy will help keep the quilt close and cut down on drafts. It would be interesting to try with and without, but I'll...
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    might be too late for that already, but you don't...

    might be too late for that already, but you don't have to go far to find places that are untrailed
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    pitch the tarp so the sides are steep (some call...

    pitch the tarp so the sides are steep (some call that storm mode) and the edges low to the ground, so the snow will slide off rather than accumulate

    just be sure the edges don't get sealed to the...
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    That could apply to this entire site! I try to...

    That could apply to this entire site!

    I try to keep my "planning" to using a map and being confident I have enough time and food to make it from point a to point b. Unfortunately, if somebody is...
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    For me, Capilene starts to smell -bad - within an...

    For me, Capilene starts to smell -bad - within an hour, and after a while it won't wash out. Merino hardly smells at all even after a few days, and the smell will wash out. It's also a natural,...
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    I haven't done it specifically on the AT, but I...

    I haven't done it specifically on the AT, but I have on other trails and other travels. Like Venchka said, they don't know you're a smelly hiker! Book online, just be aware that space may be...
  20. Thread: Dream Hike?

    by Deadeye
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    Still trying to figure out if that's a Freudian...

    Still trying to figure out if that's a Freudian slip, an excellent pun, or just bad phonetic spelling!:-?
  21. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    A few months in Scotland would do the trick for...

    A few months in Scotland would do the trick for me. West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, a bunch of Monroes and hillwalking and a whole lotta pubs.
  22. Thread: Camp shoes?

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    Like so many things, it's a personal choice. ...

    Like so many things, it's a personal choice. I've never carried camp shoes.

    But I bet if I tried them, I'd like them, so I won't try them.:-?
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    So this isn't "hanging a hammock", this is using...

    So this isn't "hanging a hammock", this is using a hammock as a bivy. Your but is more than touching the ground, you are entirely on the ground, and your poles are only holding up the ends of the...
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    Traveler, your point is well taken on buying...

    Traveler, your point is well taken on buying quality gear, but rainwear is one place I draw the line. I looked at a Zpacks Vertice and other rain coats, they get great reviews, but more than $200...
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    My regular kit is a Frogg Toggs jacket, a kilt,...

    My regular kit is a Frogg Toggs jacket, a kilt, and an umbrella. I might go with a tougher rain jacket for the reasons already stated above, but at $20 a pop, you can have a new FT jacket waiting at...
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