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  1. Must See Things & Do Things On The AT
  2. Sterno folding stove and fuel?
  3. Hiking from from Pigeon River to Hot Springs
  4. What caught you off guard on your first Thru attempt?
  5. Starting 1st of april 2016 in harpers ferry.
  6. Stove Needed For The AT
  7. Basic List Of Essentials
  8. Filtering Water & Aqua Mira
  9. Spikes or Crampons
  10. Hiking boots vs. Running Shoes
  11. Need Rain & Or Wind Pants
  12. Snowshoes on the AT in Jan & Feb?
  13. Quandry about tent for pre-thru-hike use
  14. Mail drops for NOBO
  15. Challenges...
  16. Where might I be in mid-August?
  17. Mid Feb start bag/quilt temp rating
  18. NOBO Clothing List -- Add a windshirt?
  19. Best blog site to use
  20. January Start?
  21. What T shirt for PCT do you recommend?
  22. Stoveless cooking and commercial products
  23. Hikers Rescued in Maine
  24. Reading material on the trail
  25. Number of streams along the trail?
  26. If you are a LD hiker AND wear boots.....
  27. water a problem along trail in late March? (hope it's not a stupid question)
  28. Nutrition Question
  29. Sleeping Bag Endurence
  30. Thru-hike with bear canisters question
  31. Best tent type for A.T.
  32. Live Q & A ~ With the Hiking Vikings
  33. Thru - hike x2
  34. Seasonal trail conditions for thru-hikers
  35. Arden to Pawling NY next week
  36. Question on Hiker Bubble
  37. Is there a SOBO bubble?
  38. Cell/Data service at AT crossing CT route 55?
  39. How do you manage moisture inside your tent, sleeping bag, & jacket in constant rain?
  40. What am I missing? (clothing gear check)
  41. Experienced thru hike question (water filter)
  42. Water at Dennytown rd campsite in winter?
  43. Does the "AT Market" at routes 9/403 in NY sell Iso-Pro gas?
  44. Alternative Grand Finale For Your AT Hike [No Katahdin or Springer Mt]
  45. Section Hike as series of out and backs...double counting?
  46. Bottle(s) vs Camel Bak
  47. Sleeping bags on the AT
  48. Rain gear choice discussion
  49. Columbia boots
  50. Water at/near Hawk Mtn. Shelter Shelter
  51. NOBO start dates and completions
  52. Yet another request for a gear list critique.
  53. Trail Shoes N NoMore? -viable???
  54. best shelter journal entry...
  55. Silly Question?
  56. Thru Hikers AT "tag" for backpack?
  57. money
  58. Bear Mountain Zoo bypass trail
  59. SOBO's impressions of the South
  60. Sawyer filter backflush syringe
  61. camera or I phone only??
  62. TP &/or Wipes Question
  63. Tarp tent or regular tent for a thru hike?
  64. Tents on thru-hike.
  65. Start Date
  66. Laundry & Showers along the AT
  67. This will open the door to some thought….
  68. Post Thru-Hike Career Advice?
  69. What'd you do with your pack?
  70. Bottom Layers?
  71. June Northbound Start? plan/gear critique
  72. Registrations & Other Things To Do A Thru
  73. nOBo or sObO If You Could Pick
  74. Advice for filming my AT thru-hike
  75. Tent camping
  76. Tent Sizes
  77. Logistics of getting to the AT (GA)
  78. In need of sleeping bag advice
  79. What can I expect?
  80. Shoes on the fly
  81. Thru-Hike Itinerary Planning
  82. Choosing a pack for thru-hike.
  83. Snow and the Nobo's
  84. Zippos on the trail
  85. What the heck am I doing?!
  86. Z Packs Tent Question
  87. Pack Problem
  88. Two 17 year olds thru hike in around 60 days. Is it possible?
  89. Bag/Jacket: down vs synthetic
  90. Question on place to stay near Amicola Falls
  91. MAPS/ Guthook/ Juice/ bounce box/ time is running out.
  92. tent footprint
  93. Poncho or Rain gear
  94. Do I need rain pants?
  95. FAQ about a thru-hike - Great article
  96. Sleeping pad
  97. Starting Date?
  98. Number of Dry Sacs and Sizes
  99. Yes Or No To Mail Drops
  100. Hands-free umbrella: anyone out there try this thru-hiking?
  101. Keeping Warm - August through November SOBO Thru Hike
  102. Snow Shoes
  103. The wall
  104. Best camera for a thru-hike that isn't a phone camera
  105. Flip Flop Transportation Question
  106. Seeking Some Gear Advice Please
  107. how do you keep mice from your stuff?
  108. Winter Thru Base Weight
  109. Osprey Aether 85 Backpack too big?
  110. Esbit - Where is it?
  111. Why trail running shoes over waterproof boots?
  112. Water crossings with or w/out footwear?
  113. Tips for drying footwear on the AT?
  114. At what point is a bug net necessary?
  115. Best gadget or app to track daily mileage, elevation gain, etc?
  116. Looking for a shakedown!
  117. What's your opinion on this base weight/upgrade?
  118. Backpack and airport
  119. Will I regret a 4' tree strap (for hammock) on a thru-hike?
  120. Literature & Guides For An AT Thru
  121. Experience with temperatures GA/NC mid March to May?
  122. Mummy Bag vs Quilt
  123. Missing AT thru-hike info
  124. Pricing and Permits
  125. Trekking Poles Recommendations?
  126. Thru Hiker Feet Expanding - 1 size larger shoes?
  127. What were you thinking?
  128. Cutting down my base weight
  129. Liners for Quilts - worth it?
  130. Boots then shoes....good idea or bad idea?
  131. Good food bag?
  132. Leaving Pack Outside of Restaurants??
  133. Are gaiters a waste?
  134. Recycling off the trail ?
  135. Idea for Geek
  136. best map app for android phone
  137. Have 18" Samsung Galaxy View tablet, FT for rent/quilt
  138. Hot Springs Lodging
  139. Good location for a shakedown hike?
  140. Water Bucket? Value or Luxury?
  141. Unnamed campsites with fire rings
  142. Datto's Top Ten Tips for 2017 AT Thru-hikers In-Planning
  143. Opinions on WM Alpinlite and Marmot Helium
  144. Gear List... help?
  145. What would you do? Looking for thoughts.
  146. my final gear list, starting in harpers ferry on may 4th (flip-flop)
  147. Still planning
  148. Replacing Shoes for Large Feet (Size 15)
  149. Roanoke flip-flop question
  150. New public FB page for thru hike
  151. Another gear list - Flip Flop NOBO from Harpers
  152. Hiker progress
  153. Fall flip flop - Southbound Hunting issue
  154. Student Nurse section hiking the Appalachian trail
  155. Short sleeve recommendations...
  156. White Mountains Questions
  157. Permethrin and Tick/ lyme disease prevention advice
  158. Hiking with artifical joints
  159. Bad at directions
  160. Bear poles
  161. Hot Dog Stand on NY 17A
  162. Pedometer yay or nay?
  163. Bugs
  164. Black Flies
  165. Trail runners in the snow?
  166. Approximate time to hike New York( 1369 miles)to Hanover/ Hanover to Katahdin
  167. Hardest (most fun) 2 miles of the AT
  168. Northbound to Pennsylvania in late August.
  169. Sleeping bag question
  170. Bear question: Bag vs Canister?
  171. Freestanding tent?
  172. Logical breakdown of thruhike sections?
  173. Gordon Ramsay in Harpers Ferry
  174. To polyester or not to polyester
  175. Advice regarding 2 person quilt temp rating
  176. water situation in MA
  177. Salomon Speedcross Which?
  178. White gas
  179. Starting Early NOBO
  180. Tarp Size ?
  181. PARKING AT AMACALOlA AND SHUTTLES
  182. Feeling the need... the need for hiking speed
  183. Water in September
  184. Snake bite compression bandage.
  185. 2017 Nobo folks
  186. 2 person tent for 1 hiker?
  187. Wrong raj gear?
  188. Looking at a flip flop that crosses calendar years....
  189. Transfer from ATL airpot to Springer
  190. Georgia in March
  191. Cart before the horse
  192. A few qusetions
  193. Finances on trail
  194. Esbit fuel
  195. Fishing by section what sections would be good
  196. Cold weather sleep options - 2 quilts
  197. Flip-Floppers
  198. Thru Hike Budget
  199. Cell Reception
  200. Water in VT, MA, and CT?
  201. Thru Hike Prep
  202. running a marathon before thru-hike?
  203. Water avaibility on the at/Long Trail
  204. Contacts/Glasses on Trail
  205. Footwear for NOBOs starting in early March
  206. Future Thru-Hike Tips
  207. Starting AT hike on the BMT
  208. Health insurance.
  209. To Thru or To Section?
  210. Tent for a couple
  211. How soon is to soon?
  212. Camp fires ?
  213. Address format?
  214. Worried about weight loss.
  215. Are Bugs a Problem With a Tarp Tent?
  216. 4-month thru starting in March: bugs in New England?
  217. What is the weather like in Georgia - late February
  218. Mid-May Start
  219. Halfway point?
  220. Motivated fat guy looking for help
  221. Obsessed...very obsessed
  222. What is the least you have spent on a Thru-hike?
  223. NY N.Bound and best way to get to towns
  224. Cash on the trail
  225. Events along the way
  226. Zero Days
  227. How far out is too early to plan
  228. Getting medicine refilled on the trail?
  229. Any 2018 NOBO hikers?
  230. Thru Hiking Sober?
  231. NOBO Starting Dates
  232. AT thru hiker need summary of what is needed for PCT thru
  233. Justification to Thru Hike
  234. Backpacking in GA to test gear and myself before AT?
  235. Pack color?
  236. Real world postage times using USPS priority boxes.
  237. Resupply options at Neel Gap and TOG
  238. AT NOBO to TA SOBO
  239. Thru Hike Switching to Summer Bag Temperature Question (40* or 50* bag)?
  240. Approach trail - yes or no and why?
  241. Breaking point
  242. MP3 player
  243. Tall folks and tents
  244. Hiking Again
  245. What Stove?
  246. Carrying a rain jacket and a wind shell?
  247. My 2017 Northbound Thru-Hike Plans--such as they are...
  248. New guy, first post, lots of questions...
  249. Who is the best shoe fitter?
  250. New Guy, more questions...