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    4-Day Hike in NC/TN

    Hey all, my gf will be coming from England to visit early April and is really excited to set foot on the AT. At the most, we'll have four days to hike in and back out. I'm trying to think of...
  2. Thread: Crowds

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    No worries. People need to understand that...

    No worries. People need to understand that personality types are just a means of classification and that one is not better than the other.
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    It's ok to be an introvert...

    It's ok to be an introvert, too.
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    O.P. Anderson aquavit.

    O.P. Anderson aquavit.
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    I've been slowly paring down everything I own...

    I've been slowly paring down everything I own since 2009. For the past 6 months I was living out of a suitcase in Sweden, and that showed me how much further I could take it. Even then, there were...
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    Trail Maintenance Opportunities

    Hi everyone, I am looking for some opportunities for trail maintenance. I'm based in Boone, NC. I'm trying to bolster my experience because I have an interesting volunteer opportunity in Iceland...
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    Lightest and Smallest Packing 30-F Bag

    Normally I would do this type of research myself, but I'm really busy, and maybe someone already knows. What is the lightest and smallest packing 30-degree bag that has been well tested? Let's...
  8. Thread: Sleep

    by RGB
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    On average, I have trouble the first two nights...

    On average, I have trouble the first two nights of a week long section. My trips have been so spread out lately, unfortunately. So the exposure makes me think paranoid thoughts. I always think of...
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    It's 'merica. There's always some type of...

    It's 'merica. There's always some type of hunting season going on. I'm sure there's a list of the different seasons online somewhere.
  10. Thread: Thru hike question

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    I know that I would still be considered a...

    I know that I would still be considered a thru-hiker. I'm just trying to make Irish Bastard realize how ridiculous he sounds. :rolleyes:
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    So, Irish Bastard, say that I'm heading north and...

    So, Irish Bastard, say that I'm heading north and I make to Mass, and hear that my father died. Of course, because I'm human like everyone else on this thread, I go home to the funeral, to grieve,...
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    Some nice, organic crunchy peanut butter on...

    Some nice, organic crunchy peanut butter on crackers or bread is snack perfection.
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    That looks amazing! Unfortunately I will be...

    That looks amazing! Unfortunately I will be bumming hard by the time I get there. Sweden is already expensive as hell and Iceland even more so. Luckily I will be with an Icelander that knows all...
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    Thanks so much for posting the videos. I really...

    Thanks so much for posting the videos. I really needed it. I've been out of the woods for far too long.

    I'm planning on doing a video project as well when I attempt my thru, forever from now. ...
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    You've never spent winter in Boone, NC. If you...

    You've never spent winter in Boone, NC. If you just walked my normal route to class on a winter morning in '09 you would eat those words quickly.
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    Maybe I'm missing something but....you're paying...

    Maybe I'm missing something but....you're paying that much for a pack that weighs 7 pounds????

    I paid $150 for a new GoLite Pinnacle and it's only 2 lbs, and this is a pack that has been...
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    I got caught camping a little ways off the...

    I got caught camping a little ways off the Tanawha Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Kudos to the ranger who found me, as I was underneath this enclave of boulders about a mile from any parking lot. ...
  18. Thread: After Katahdin

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    You could try for the best of both worlds and...

    You could try for the best of both worlds and apply to either Americorps or the Peace Corps, travel, volunteer, and have some of your loans deferred.

    I do know how you feel though. As a...
  19. Thread: Europe Advice

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    Well, you have Ireland and Scotland, the old...

    Well, you have Ireland and Scotland, the old stand-bys. They sound kind of boring in comparison to what the rest of Europe has to offer and will probably be crowded as they are very internationally...
  20. Thread: Dead beat hiker

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    Do they make kayaks large enough for trolls...

    Do they make kayaks large enough for trolls nowadays?
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    That is weird! It's a strange world full of...

    That is weird! It's a strange world full of strangers.
  22. Thread: Do hoarders hike?

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    I used to be bad but now I'm in the habit of...

    I used to be bad but now I'm in the habit of Craigslisting anything I don't have an immediate (next 6 months or so) use for, excluding my ski gear. A lot easier to move around now!
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    We have had two acts of random assault in recent...

    We have had two acts of random assault in recent months, reports of more sketch people on the trail, and now more theft. There's nothing we can do about any of it.
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    You'll see less people for sure. The main reason...

    You'll see less people for sure. The main reason I want to do a SOBO is less people, and I think it will be better having a smaller tight knit group of friends than if I was going NOBO. It seems...
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    Take it from an idiot that did not frequently...

    Take it from an idiot that did not frequently check forecasts and ended up in the middle of a storm between Abingdon Gap shelter and Damascus. The wind and falling branches were way more scary than...
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