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Long Trail Hiker Shuttles

Trail Shuttle Van

Finding reliable shuttles has probably been the biggest planning challenge I’ve had as a solo section hiker on the Long Trail. Public transportation in rural Vermont is virtually non-existent and so my strategy has been to find taxi services that are familiar …

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Big Agnes Clearview Sleeping Pad

The Big Agnes Clearview is a summer pad that provides 2.5 inches of padding when inflated but is not a good enough insulator for other seasons. I bought it because I’ve been sleeping on a lot of wooden floors in shelters or …

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Weight Saving Tip: Tent Footprints

Tent Footprint

If you are serious about lowering your backpacking base weight, you need to weigh and examine each item on your gear list and ask yourself if you can substitute it with a lighter weight alternative. For example, if you have a tent …

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