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  1. Thread: will I be cold?

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    Don't forget a hat...major source of heat loss...

    Don't forget a hat...major source of heat loss through your head. Sounds like your covered otherwise, good luck.
  2. Thanks again folks, different points of view and...

    Thanks again folks, different points of view and experiences sure are appreciated. More tips on things I never thought of. I'll get back to ya on the changes I made before I head North.
  3. wow! Great feed back...thanks! Forgot to mention...

    wow! Great feed back...thanks! Forgot to mention that I'm no rookie to backpacking, just never had a trip this long before.

    Dangling Modifier
    A few things on your suggestions.....

    ~ The...
  4. The Long Trail, Vermont - 7 Day, 77mile Hike ...

    The Long Trail, Vermont - 7 Day, 77mile Hike
    Rt.89 to Rt.4, Division 5-9 Section, South Bound
    Saturday October 4th A.M start to Friday October 10th P.M finish
    Projected Weather Forecast is high...
  5. Sweet! A little trail time is better then none....

    Sweet! A little trail time is better then none. Safe trip home!
  6. Thanks for the replies. I sifted through my pack...

    Thanks for the replies. I sifted through my pack items once more and shaved a few items but realized I forgot a few more.....repacked and came back at 30lbs again. So...30lbs it is.
  7. Well??.....how'd it go??

    Well??.....how'd it go??
  8. Lightweight Backpacking Checklist, Extended Trip

    Greetings Guys & Gals,

    I'm leaving in two weeks for a 7 day backpacking trip.
    I laid all my gear out, and did the 'ole..."do I really need to take this" questions. Packed it and repacked it...
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    Neat concept, but not practical IMHO. Trying to...

    Neat concept, but not practical IMHO. Trying to find three trees large enough and spaced accordingly would be a pain in the arse. I also don't see using this with other people as it appears everyone...
  10. The trail must have been re-routed at some point...

    The trail must have been re-routed at some point because my map and the Google map do not match. Don't quote me on this but, I believe there was a foot bridge across the Winooski River directly...
  11. Rt. 89 would be your best route between the two....

    Rt. 89 would be your best route between the two. And the Long Trail crosses the highway just after the town of Richmond. A hike north would be an easier hike then headed south towards Camels Hump,...
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    "I'm wondering how heavy and bulky it is and...

    "I'm wondering how heavy and bulky it is and whether switching it out for down could save both packing size and weight.", probably not enough for me to notice....but the cost is out of the question...
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    Your one luxury item.....

    Curious what everyone's one luxury item is on a long distance backpacking trip. I'm sure everyone is weight conscious....some more than others. While I'm not a ultra light backpacker who watches...
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    Thanks for the input folks. So, I see that over...

    Thanks for the input folks.
    So, I see that over compression may be a concern. Would 7 days in a super compressed condition between camp sites really do any lasting damage? My TQ is down, my UQ is...
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    TQ & UQ Compression Sacks

    Howdy folks,

    I'm doing a 7 day hike in one month. So I spent some time this weekend working out my load plan. I'm attempting to do this trip with a Osprey 'Kestrel 48liter' pack. I own a larger...
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    Sticky: 19Kilo...........my old Army MOS job...

    19Kilo...........my old Army MOS job code......Gunner on M1A1 Abrams Tank. '95-'01.
    Why carry your gun when your gun can carry you? lol

    "Death Before Dismount"
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    I have family that lives just down the hill from...

    I have family that lives just down the hill from the Inn at Long Trail, basically across the street from Pico Ski Resort. I vacation almost exclusively there, so I'm very familiar with most all the...
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    thanks for all the replies. I guess I just was...

    thanks for all the replies.
    I guess I just was in the right place at the right time....
    I put up a WTB/ISO in a Facebook used hiking gear page. Hooked up with a brand new (used once) Enigma that...
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    Vermont Long Trail Section Hike

    Greetings Folks,

    I'll be on the Long Trail (South Bound) between Rt.89(Duxbury Rd) and Rt. 4 the first full week of October(4th-11th).
    Any other fellow hangers going to be in that neck of the...
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    Thanks for taking the time to do this trip...

    Thanks for taking the time to do this trip report, good reading! :cool:

    I'm in the final planning/prepping phase of my Long Trail Section Hike. I'm taking a train up to Rutland where my some of my...
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    well, I musta been surfin in the wrong spot then....

    well, I musta been surfin in the wrong spot then. I looked and looked before making this post, thanks for the link gmcttr.
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    Enlightened Equipment....??

    I was curious why I cannot find a lot of information in here on this company or its quilts. No mention in the Equipment Section nor the Top Quilt Section. Reason I ask is, I just bought one (Enigma...
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