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  • Mountainside Musings: Part Three

    Mountainside Musings: Part Three

    Always start out a little chilly; you’ll warm up quickly. Sweat and wet layers are not your friend. Have a layer handy if you stop for more than a few minutes. Drink some water every hour while hiking. Don’t stop until you’re peeing clear. Slow down after dinner to get through the night, then drink a full liter after breakfast...

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  • Mountainside Musings: Part Two

    Mountainside Musings: Part Two

    Good socks are a must. Close to 50% Merino wool. Turn them inside out and hang them in your tent at night. Carry at least 3 pairs: one to wear, one to change into, and a spare to sleep in.If you're wet and cold, the best thing to do is keep moving! Nothing generates body heat or dries wet shoes...

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  • Post-Backpacking Trip Tips

    Post-Backpacking Trip Tips

    A bandana or similarly sized non-cotton cloth is an essential backpacking accessory. Multiple uses from wiping your forehead or nose to helping keep sun off the back of your neck. I like to hang mine on one of the loops on my pack’s shoulder straps for easy access while hiking.When you return from any backpacking adventure, it’s always a useful...

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  • Mountainside Musings: Part One

    Mountainside Musings: Part One

    While many will say you don’t need a map or a compass on the AT, I always bring both. I like to know what’s to my left and right (in terms of terrain, side trails, water points, etc.) rather than just what’s in front or behind.Rather than one long length of para cord, I like to bring several smaller lengths...

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  • Spice Up Your Meals

    Spice Up Your Meals

    Consider bringing some condiments to spice up your freeze dried entrees.The typical dehydrated/freeze-dried entree says TWO servings. It may be, but I never have any trouble eating them both after a good hike! If temps are going below 45, it’s a good idea to put your water filter and your stove cartridge in your sleeping bag.

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