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Re: Quehanna Trail
I did the whole loop several years ago. I remember that the east and north part of the trail was the best part. I've not done the east QTCC but it looks like it would be nice. I only met 2 hike...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quehanna Loop info needed (Cnetral
March 21, 6:49pm

Avoid losing your tent stakes by permanently attaching your guy lines to them..."
I like to tie a clove hitch on stakes. If they get pulled out, the stake stays tied to the line. Plus they slip off when taking down the shelter.

In GEAR » Avoid losing your tent stakes by permanently attaching your guy lines to them...
December 12, 7:33pm

FS - BPL Vapor Mitts - Large
I still have these for sale...SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS - BPL Vapor mitts, large
December 10, 7:37pm

Re - Spinnaker ground cloth
I really like the spinnaker ground cloth also, but after a couple of season (@ 50 nights for me) it is no longer waterproof. Mark

In GEAR » Does anone still use tyvek as a ground cloth?
April 19, 7:39pm

Re: Dolly Sods
I hike into the Canaan Valley last weekend from Blackwater State Park. There was around a foot of snow, and water was running. Some friends went to Dolly Sods about a month ago. They tried to enter...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone been to Dolly Sods recently?
February 07, 9:52am

FS - BPL Vapor mitts, large
A little late for the season but for sale is a set of lightly used BPL Vapor mitts. Used a couple of times, and while they kept my hands warm, I'm not enthralled with the vapor barriers, probab...

In Gear Swap » FS - BPL Vapor mitts, large
January 28, 5:22am

Piece of copper tube
I used to use velcro and straps, but now I use a short piece of copper tubing and stick the hiking pole tips into each end. A little bit heavier but much easier to use and more reliable. Mark

In GEAR » Lashing Hiking Poles Together for Pyramid Shelter
December 17, 7:19pm

Re: Ray Jardine Books
The Tarp book is more a detailed account on Ray's philosophy of tarp vs tents and his tarp design. So there is definitely some overlap. If I were to get 1 book, I'd get Trail Life rather th...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine Books
December 08, 9:49am

STS mileage
My friend and I did it in 5 days, avg @ 15 miles per day. He had never hiked back t oback 15 miles days much less 4 in a row. He was reasonably fit. Mark

In Pre-Trip Planning » STS potters county PA
December 05, 6:18pm

Re: STS potters county PA
I just did this a couple of months ago with a friend. I agreed with his description when he said: "it is a walk in the woods." Not a lot of views from high, but quite a variety. The STS g...

In Pre-Trip Planning » STS potters county PA
November 30, 9:55am

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