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reviewed Approve Driving tent pegs into rocky ground
Jan
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Nov
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comment How many people have done a triple triple?
There is barely a record of people who have completed the CDT (I wasn't able to find anything even vaguely official and comprehensive). I know of one other person who, I believe, has done a triple-triple, named RestStop.
Nov
13
comment What lower temperature limit should I look for in sleeping bag for the Appalachian Trail?
I met a guy who used a garbage bag as his sleeping bag on the AT. Russell is not joking about how warm it is... I wouldn't shy away from a down bag myself (for the weight savings), but make sure you know how to keep it dry-ish. Something like the Western Mountaineering EverLite
Nov
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May
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comment How to efficiently fill a bladder with water?
I use a mix of hard-sided bottles and 2L Platypus bladders, that sound exactly like what you were struggling with. If the water is still, I use a hard-sided bottle to fill the soft ones, exactly as you said. I've never found a better way.
Jan
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Jan
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comment What are some good tips and techniques for packing a backpack?
The loft of quality synthetic degrades significantly faster than quality down. The rule of thumb I've heard is 3-5 years for synthetic, 5-10 for down.
Dec
15
comment Is there special etiquette for hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) during AT Season
I haven't set foot on the AT, but I disagree with some of this. Thru-hikers are not that special, they are just hiking the trail like everyone else. Sure, if you feel like it, offer them an apple, they'll love it. But giving them priority on the trail and in shelters? I would argue the opposite - you're out there on your one summer weekend trip, take the silly shelter spot if you want it. There's always another shelter down the trail for them. Or you know, their tent?
Dec
15
comment How much does it cost to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?
PS, I'm planning an AT thru-hike for 2015 as we speak :)
Dec
15
answered How much does it cost to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?
Dec
10
revised Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the Appalachian Trail?
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Nov
25
comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
@Dakatine - if you're a beginner, you'll need a partner with experience anyways, so assume they have the rope :) If it's indoor, ropes are usually provided.
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Sep
15
reviewed Approve Backpack strap chafing