>>1065586>How can I prevent this happening in the future?
Oil your blade (brushing it lightly with vaseline) will keep the moisture off of it. You could switch to stainless, but carbon has added benefits like holding an edge longer and being able to throw sparks if you lose your lighter.>>1066117>Is through-hiking the AT/PCT a meme?
Yeah, kinda. On one hand, it's a great experience and will get you some level of recognition as an /out/ist, on the other hand, it's far more enjoyable to find your own way than it is to follow the same path that thousands of other people already have. It's basically normie bragging rights.>Has anyone on here done it?
I started the PCT, decided that I didn't care for hiking through the desert and paying huge markups just for facebook likes. I now spend 50+% of my time in lesser-known NF areas that are far less crowded.>>1069722>What can I do? Just bring a specific tarp instead?
It all comes down to comfort/carry weight. If you're thruhiking, sacrifice the sleep comfort to keep your carry weight down and you'll have a more comfortable hike, but if you're just doing a shortish hike-in and staying for a few days, it's worth the weight to sleep better while you're there.>>1069737>Could anyone give me any tips for maybe what to look for?
I try to keep my sleep system as warm as weather will allow on the coldest night I can expect on the trip. So if you're a road warrior and you'll hit 0C every once in a while, a 0C bag is what you want; if you don't expect it to drop below 30C (as a random figure, I'm drunk and won't do the conversion right now) than a 0C bag is overkill and is not only extra weight, but it will also be uncomfortably warm on hotter nights.