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  1. How Much Cash to Carry?
  2. Rain Pants on a Thruhike?
  3. Thoughts on giving up
  4. Down clothing
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Are Gaiters neccessary?
  7. How to cook in the pouring rain...
  8. Favorite Edibles for Northbounders
  9. Using poles/ staff/ neither?
  10. Ride from Neels Gap back to Amicolola Stae Park?
  11. Trek
  12. Switching out winter for summer gear
  13. Lyme Disease?
  14. Capilene (sp?) vs Silk
  15. clothing gear list
  16. Limited Budget, Best Hostels/Towns
  17. Advice/tips on saving up for a thru?
  18. How does this weight sound to start?
  19. Rewarding yourself on the trail
  20. REI Brand Hiking poles
  21. So when do the most people begin their thru-hikes?
  22. Good water Filter or not
  23. Health Insurance
  24. Quilt vs Sleeping bag
  25. boots for foot problem?
  26. Has it been a "wet" winter on the southern AT?
  27. Movie Theaters?
  28. Storage of your car while thru-hiking
  29. Parking at Addis Gap (Georgia)
  30. Gear for thru hike
  31. Thru hikin' crowd near Erwin, TN
  32. quilt intructions?
  33. Southbound or flip flop?
  34. Pre paid phone or pay phone for thru hike?
  35. Decompressing/re-entering life after a thru
  36. March Start and Social Aspect of AT
  37. Contact with bears
  38. Tent sites near Springer Mountain
  39. Posting on the trail
  40. March 15 start date
  41. taking tent stakes?
  42. Moved from Straight Forward: Do The Dirty
  43. Barefoot Hiking
  44. Staying warm...HELP!
  45. Phone Cards
  46. Diffeence in Weather March 1 Vs 18th?
  47. Camp shoes?
  48. A Good Year to be on the Trail
  49. Reducing the Mid-Night Urge.....
  50. First Light vs. Cloudburst II--Help
  51. gear replacement on a thru
  52. ATC map bundle...
  53. Cooking beans on the trail / General Quick Recipes
  54. Gortex or no gortex?!??
  55. 12 Steps
  56. Food Questions
  57. WhaŽ's so great about the Hubba?
  58. What's your recovery drink?
  59. snow?
  60. Do a lot of people begin their thru-hike solo?
  61. rain gear
  62. What is the Best Poncho available?
  63. feul??????
  64. If I start the first week of May...
  65. I don't want to be a map dummy
  66. How much should a typical thru hike pack weigh starting out?
  67. Pack weight question
  68. Realistic miles at the start from Springer
  69. Any Thru-Hikers Torn an ACL?
  70. mail-maps
  71. food curiousity
  72. cash or credit?
  73. Tarptent Contrail (or other non-freestanding tents)
  74. Hiker from UK
  75. conTENT?
  76. Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  77. water availabilty north of Hot Springs, NC ???
  78. Water Filter....leave it now or send it home later
  79. Trail easy to follow in winter?
  80. Map Availability on the trail??
  81. The AT: Recession proof?
  82. Writing your itinerary
  83. Size of food bag?
  84. MY clothing list.....I am sure to freeze!!??
  85. SLR camera carry
  86. Neat trick for people using blogs
  87. Question for previous thru hikers
  88. Are these blunt facts from NC lodge owner true?
  89. Tent Help!!! Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 vs. SD Lightning
  90. gravity filter systems
  91. Isobutane canisters
  92. hiking pants/shorts...opinions?
  93. Question about the backpack
  94. Hiking for Charity
  95. Where Should I Start?
  96. para cord
  97. Wanting To Hike The AT, Need Help To Get Started.
  98. Underwear!?!
  99. Cool Towns
  100. Flip-Flop Help
  101. when to start your hike
  102. Food Bag???
  103. Platypus Vs. Camelback
  104. New member, first post, and need some advice...
  105. Sleeping Bag Weight
  106. Food Questions! Do I Need Mail Drops?
  107. Underestimating the A.T.
  108. Washington Post article on thru-hiking AT
  109. New to thru-Hiking, a few questions
  110. Revised Clothing list
  111. My gear list,let me know what you think
  112. Tent vs Tarp
  113. How much to NYC?
  114. Women's Backpack - Help!
  115. Bad news...
  116. Gear list for thru hike (yes, another list)
  117. Boiling Springs, PA
  118. Mail Drops
  119. Alcohol Stove ??
  120. Sleeping Bag Temp. Rating
  121. Water @ Springs ?
  122. Superfeet or no insoles?
  123. I'm Sorry
  124. Nobo or Sobo when starting in May
  125. AT Map 7 - Pointless?
  126. Newbie may Nobo start and finish questions.
  127. Prep Gear Questions
  128. Final advice before my thru
  129. How much food?
  130. Heavy test fishing line for food bag???
  131. Cost of a Thru hike?
  132. maine much harder?
  133. Tent Footprint?
  134. Leaving for Springer on Friday!!! My List...Advice?
  135. Start Date?
  136. Big Agnes
  137. Moved from Straight Forward: 18 year old
  138. stopping points for contacting family
  139. Single Wall Tents Work Well ?
  140. roan mtn shelters
  141. NOBO vs. SOBO
  142. Terry7 On The Trail Again!
  143. A Kraut is willing to do this - but has questions
  144. Extreme Elevation Climbs?
  145. Trail Names?
  146. Stuff Sack
  147. Any notable Thru-Hikes this year?
  148. Frogg Togg?
  149. A.T. DVD's/Books
  150. Mail Drop Question. I have a selection of freeze dried food in #10 cans.
  151. Pinkham Notch Visitor Center - Mail Drop?
  152. resupply in the whites
  153. See You On the Trail!!!
  154. MD Day Hike - Gathland to C&O
  155. Liz Sleep Wear
  156. Terry7 Is Injured And Needs Help!
  157. good, lightweight camera for a backpacker ???
  158. Do You Really Need A Compass For Thru-Hike?
  159. Question Regarding Katahdin's Closing Date
  160. What is the next hostel north of Uncle Johnny's hostel in Erwin ???
  161. Question about Baxter
  162. has anyone
  163. boots?
  164. what sleeping bag rating?
  165. tent treatment to the fabric so rain water does not penerate the fabric?
  166. Good Trail Runnners?
  167. Worried about food in the 100 Miles Wilderness...
  168. Help
  169. Vasque Blur or Salomon XA Comp
  170. February start
  171. Little Gap to Wind Gap
  172. Resupply Prices
  173. Scariest Moment on Trail
  174. How to justify the decision to thru-hike to employers afterwards
  175. Thru Hike 2013
  176. Jan. 1st start
  177. Thru-hike cost
  178. Starting a NoBo in late February- will everything be open?
  179. Sleeping Bag decision
  180. Trail Guides & Map Sets
  181. Pack weight
  182. Weather at Big K
  183. Winter Clothing
  184. New to every thing
  185. MSR Skinny one tent
  186. when are the biggests "bubbles?"
  187. Help
  188. scheduling resupplies
  189. Status of the smokies
  190. Packs for the smaller fellas
  191. I have 9 months to get in SHAPE!
  192. Ahh yes... another blister..
  193. River Fording
  194. NY-NJ resupply question
  195. Shuttle for the Smokies
  196. lost post
  197. gear list need revisions
  198. i hope this works
  199. finally the gear list/need revisions
  200. 100 mile 1/2 point roads in; trail magic and a free ride south from baxter from me!
  201. Questions I have on good advice I recently got from a member
  202. hiking permit?
  203. Hiking the smokies
  204. anyone have this pack?
  205. NOBO '09er looking for place to crash in New York City this weekend...
  206. Thru-Hiker stats for 2009
  207. trail thermometer?
  208. Requisite last-minute freakout
  209. Start date at Springer
  210. Special medical question for thru-hiking.
  211. How crazy am I to attempt a NOBO in July?
  212. Looking for inputs about the "Cool Breeze" flip flop route.
  213. Need help planning Thru-hike!!!
  214. Boot Shopping
  215. Visa issues
  216. Any dog lover's want four-months of Newfoundland?
  217. Latest date to safely enter the Whites SOBO
  218. Question about food
  219. Question about water
  220. maps anyone?
  221. Thru Hiking with Children
  222. Keeping backpack dry while hanging?
  223. how much you sweat?
  224. What about lights?
  225. guidebook, companion, maps
  226. Guides/Maps needed?
  227. Most Secluded Areas?
  228. How much does a thru hike cost?
  229. Planning a thru hike
  230. Unexpected expenses...
  231. Posting hiker whereabouts
  232. Hiking Mt.Moosilauke
  233. Sea legs to Trail legs
  234. Water shoe/camp shoe
  235. Esbit for thru hike
  236. Maine in September, bug problems
  237. Fishing? Realistic?
  238. maps -
  239. glasses vs rain
  240. how do i make the AT a reality?
  241. Stoves - what is recommended??
  242. ULA vs. Six moon designs starlight
  243. Which is More Efficient?
  244. Explaining/Assuring/Relinguishing Fears
  245. Maybe a strange question?
  246. would like a partner
  247. 2009 Thru-Hiker Stats
  248. maps, maps, maps
  249. Osprey EXOS 34
  250. Weather and start date