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    New Member sass's Avatar
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    TQ & UQ Degree question for AT thruhike 2013

    First Post!!! I'm wanting to purchase an UQ & TQ soon, but I'm not sure what degree combination I should use for my thru. I'll be starting mid March, and I know how cold the weather can get here in the Smokies...I was looking at doing the HammockGear 3/4 0 Degree UQ, and doing a 40 Degree TQ in hopes of being able to mix and match what I'll use depending on the weather. Not sure if this is a good idea and am looking for opinions! Thanks!

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    everyone is different. a carried a 20 degree top and bottom in march. you might consider a 20 bottom and 40 top if you are not going to swap out up the trail.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    I started in Jan and went with a 30 top and bottom with a pad for more range and sleeping options. I went down to the single digits with that and some clothing but never went to ground.
    NO SNIVELING!
    www.hikinghq.net - Hiking H.Q.
    www.bmtguide.com - the BMT Thru Hiker's Guide

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    New Member sass's Avatar
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    Thank you guys. If anyone has any more advice I'd love to hear it! This website has really helped me out, has loads of information! Looking forward to March!

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    AT Thru

    Best Wishes for your max adventure 2013. Please be sure to keep us anchored wannabees informed. Gosh I love my WBBB.

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    Here is Loners setup. He just completed. Has the entire thru video documented.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVoX6mlmdI&feature=plcp
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTft2mLI0k&feature=plcp

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