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Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?

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Jake Ace

Slept outside in the yard

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LIhikers

What Are You Reading?

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jimmyjam

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

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Wise Old Owl

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Wise Old Owl

What's your favorite piece of gear?

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Wise Old Owl

Uncle Johnny

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Blue Jay La Fey

Scotts' PCT Section Hike

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jimmyjam

Knead Bread

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Astro

Hiking Plans 2018

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Dan76

Gear on the cheap

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Wise Old Owl

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  • jimmyjam -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Slept outside in the yard.

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    Spent Friday night in our back yard get-away too. It was nice weather and about 10 degrees colder, 32 at 3:20 AM. Wish I could spend tonight out there too, in the snow, but I have work tommorrow.
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    I love my JJ haul bag, doubles as a 7 5/8 fitted floppy chefs hat.
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from max.patch: “probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” I just bought one :) ” let us know when you ditch it. :)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from max.patch: “probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” I just bought one :) ” let us know when you ditch it. :)
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from max.patch: “probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” I just bought one :) ” let us know when you ditch it. :)
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    I can't think of anything we've ditched. We've switched out a lot of things for a lighter or easier to use alternative. We still carry things like soap and a cat trowel.
  • Bo Peep -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Slept outside in the yard.

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    Spent Friday night in our back yard get-away too. It was nice weather and about 10 degrees colder, 32 at 3:20 AM. Wish I could spend tonight out there too, in the snow, but I have work tommorrow.
  • Bo Peep -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Slept outside in the yard.

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    We spent another night in the back yard last night. It was really warm for the middle of February and there was a light rain. While we could still hear traffic noise, and see ambient light, it was nice hearing the rain on the roof of our tarptent. I…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Slept outside in the yard.

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    Spent Friday night in our back yard get-away too. It was nice weather and about 10 degrees colder, 32 at 3:20 AM. Wish I could spend tonight out there too, in the snow, but I have work tommorrow.
  • Bo Peep -

    Liked Blue Jay La Fey’s post in the thread Uncle Johnny.

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    I have stayed there 6 times, each one very precious to me. He did not suffer fools and/or BS very well. I'm very very sad to hear this. Part of the reason I completed my thru was due to my first stay there and some of my best times on the AT were in…

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