Gotta go with LW on this. The original post did not specifically state drops on the AT but it was certainly implied so why deviate from the original question?
This type of "debate" is why WB is becoming more and more challenging to read on a daily basis.
Originally Posted by Lone Wolf
never heard of kennedy mdws or red mdws. is this a re-route? in the shennies? i know big mdws
Originally Posted by Different Socks
You don't need to do any mail drops. You can resupply along the trail every3-5 days.
Mail drops on the AT have become mostly unnecessary over the last 20 years with the rise of the convenience store. Before gas stations sold mac and cheese and peanut butter and you had to get to a real grocery store that closed at 8pm mail drops were very important.
Like most, I don't use mail drops now for basic food re-supply. They are however nice for specialty items and things that you might want that you can't easily get (i.e. contact lenses, specialty foods, replacement socks). Mail drops are also good for thru-hikers transitioning from winter gear to summer gear of vice versa.
Mail drops for food not practible as a foreigner coming to USA so I will be getting all food as I/we go.
Will have a bounce box about 4-5 times for gear exchange etc.
Weight loss is part of hiking...
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