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  1. The Most Amazing Email

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    You know, for as much as I typically talk about how the hiker community on Trail Journals and White Blaze can be a pain in the a**, I have to admit that today I received an email that warmed my heart. There are a lot of times that this actually happens and I fail at times to speak on it. About 90% of the hiker community that I meet online are WONDERFUL people. There is always the 10% that are bitter or mad or just flat out a$$holes. With that being the case, I ...
  2. The Big 3 - Gear

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    I have not gotten all of my gear yet NOR my Big 3, but I can tell you now what I am probably going to purchase. On my second attempt, I had the Gregory Z65 Pack (3 lbs 9 oz)and it was a beautiful and comfortable pack. I loved that pack very much. It was around $239.00 if I remember right. I will tell you now that it was worth every single dime. I have heard that Osprey has outstanding customer service though, so I may consider going in their direction if I can ...
  3. Start Date is March 1, 2016

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    I have decided on starting with people like a normal hiker this time. My last two thru-hike attempts started on December 8th and February 10th. Those dates were a little too early for someone with limited experience. Don't get me wrong, it can easily be hiked starting those dates, but when I say easy, I mean for an experienced hiker. I have decided to take this time to prepare more than ever and start with the rest of the group on March 1st. No more trying to ...
  4. Good 2 Be Back

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    Well, it has been 48 hours since I made the announcement that I was returning to the Appalachian Trail in 2016. I have since then posted 3 videos on the New 2 The Wild YouTube channel. I feel like I can't eat or sleep since the AT defeated me last year. I am excited as can be about returning to the trail alone and attempting this hike with no interference. I have to re-purchase my gear, but I have quite some time to do this. I am glad that this time I ...