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  1. Thread: precious items

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    Winton Porter the guy who owns Mountain Crossings...

    Winton Porter the guy who owns Mountain Crossings at Neel's Gap wrote a book about the hikers passing through. Fittingly it's called "Just Passin' Thru". I haven't read it but I hear it's fairly...
  2. Thread: precious items

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    This is great advice. The 30 miles to Neel's Gap...

    This is great advice. The 30 miles to Neel's Gap is a circus side show of random crap from people that didn't do research. Allow yourself 1 personal luxury item of about 8oz or so and you're good. If...
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    Heh, true, but there are a lot of people on WB...

    Heh, true, but there are a lot of people on WB and the FB PCT group planning on taking a tablet whom are in their 20s and 30s. Now that I think of it.

    I carry a kindle which is 7.5oz and has much...
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    I'm going to try to keep this sort and sweet. On...

    I'm going to try to keep this sort and sweet. On the A.T. I carried 4 spare batteries for my phone, never used more than 2 of them. Keep your phone off or on airplane mode when listening to music....
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    Why not just keep it in a ziploc bag instead of...

    Why not just keep it in a ziploc bag instead of the Otterbox or Lifeproof? Capacitive touch screens still work through a ziploc. I made a lightweight case for my kindle with a cloth pocket and...
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    I'm with 10-K. The 2014 Facebook group is just so...

    I'm with 10-K. The 2014 Facebook group is just so full of information overload. Everyone is planning everything, it's easy to get overloaded with information. The A.T. was dirt simple to resupply....
  7. WolfGBP and I have traded a few e-mails, long...

    WolfGBP and I have traded a few e-mails, long e-mails. I started out on the A.T. as many others have, not having backpacked a day in my life. It's the research that I did on WhiteBlaze as well as...
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    Glad you all like it. A couple of responses: ...

    Glad you all like it. A couple of responses:



    Regarding the iOS version. Unfortunately I don't own any Apple products and Apple only allows developers to write apps on Macs. That's really the...
  9. WolfCBP, I thru-hiked in 2011 and am gearing...

    WolfCBP,

    I thru-hiked in 2011 and am gearing up for the PCT this year. I live out in Centreville and work at Ft. Belvoir just north of you in Woodbridge. Feel free to PM me with your personal...
  10. Unfortunately not. I don't own any Apple products...

    Unfortunately not. I don't own any Apple products and Apple requires you to own at least a Mac to write apps for the iPhone.
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    Android App: Appalachian Trail Weather

    I wanted to make some of you all aware of an app I created a couple years ago to show weather forecasts based on specific locations on the trail.

    Simply enter the mile you're interested in, it'll...
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    I don't understand some of the gear choices ...

    I don't understand some of the gear choices unless you're low on cash.

    Fleece blanket: Why? Save weight? Size? I guarantee this will weigh more and be bulkier than a 32 degree down sleeping bag....
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    BrianLe if you want to use your phone check out...

    BrianLe if you want to use your phone check out "pocketCasts" it costs just a few bucks but it's damn worth it.

    http://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts

    Each podcast that you subscribe to can...
  14. Appalachian Trail Weather

    Here's the app SoulSista mentioned:
    Appalachian Trail Weather
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atweather

    I wrote this app after I had created a very basic version for my own...
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    I would stay away from the GoPro series. They're...

    I would stay away from the GoPro series. They're good cameras for certain sports but just aren't really made for backpacking. They don't have any sort of viewfinder to frame your shot or even review...
  16. Interesting. I'll give them a call and see what...

    Interesting. I'll give them a call and see what they can do. I arrive at SeaTac at 11:30am the day before my scheduled start date. My plan was to walk or taxi 2 miles to Uhaul, grab a truck and head...
  17. Late reply but I really appreciate all the...

    Late reply but I really appreciate all the answers. I've found a friend in the area that will most likely drop me off and pick me up.

    I have found a rather unconventional plan B though. It dawned...
  18. Wonderland Trail. Seattle airport to Longmire and back.

    On July 25th I'm flying into Seattle to hike the Wonderland trail; I'll start and end at Longmire. I'm having a hard time locating a shuttle or bus line that would serve Longmire. Anyone in the area...
  19. Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Men's Down Jacket $88

    http://bensbargains.net/deal/mountain-hardwear-nitrous-men-s-down-jacket-88-at-dicks-sporting-goods-293679/

    I don't want to spam this forum with deals but this one is particularly excellent for...
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    Goedde2: Sorry but this app was only written for...

    Goedde2: Sorry but this app was only written for Android phones. I've never owned an Apple product so in order to write for them would cost quite a bit of money and a steep learning curve which I'm...
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    I just released a new and updated version of an...

    I just released a new and updated version of an android app I wrote for my own thru-hike back in 2011.

    You can search for a shelter by which mile you're at, view by state, or a large list like...
  22. Thread: solar charger?

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    Good luck, chances are you'll be shipping it back...

    Good luck, chances are you'll be shipping it back home by the time you hit damascus, you're simply not in one sunny spot long enough to get a charge. By the time you stop at the end of the day the...
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    Bamboo Bob: Yes you get the nearest weather...

    Bamboo Bob: Yes you get the nearest weather station based on the GPS and WOEID for each shelter. It is no different than hitting the weather channel. The purpose is I wanted a forecast every couple...
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    I'm glad you all are giving the app a shot and...

    I'm glad you all are giving the app a shot and the reviews have been positive so far. There are many features I want to add to make the app more useful, look for them in the coming weeks....
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    Android Weather App.

    I wrote a basic version last year when I was off the trail for a wedding. I decided to add a few more features and get it out the door for the NOBOs leaving in the next few weeks.

    The app allows...
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