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  1. New stove setup, glasses

    I also forgot to mention that I switched my stove setup over a month ago. I switched to the Caldera Cone. This system works better and faster than any alcohol stove system I have tried and I have tried a lot of alcohol stoves. It also uses less alcohol. I did switch out the stove that came with the system with the homemade stove that I had made for me. The reason that I switch out the stove was because my stove is the size and does the as good of a job as the stove that came with the cone. The ...
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  2. Hard Shells

    I am still working on my layering system. The biggest trouble I am having is the selection of a hard shell. My layering system now consists of
    #1 capilene
    #2 capilene
    merino wool sweater
    Marmot Ion windshirt
    ????????
    I am thinking of getting the Marmot Precip jacket and pants or some Montbelle stuff.
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  3. Spivey Gap to Curley Maple

    Many blowdowns throughtout this sectons from recent storm. Some parts still holding 12in of snow. Hiked Dec 27th-30th.
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  4. Freaking out and nervous [PRE HIKE]

    It has been a while since I posted. I was working on my own journal site but have not got it all ironed out yet. I will start posting here again until I decide.

    I am really freaking out and getting very nervous now. We are almost down to the two month count down. The part that has me freaking is putting in my notice at work. That will be the point of no return. I am very scared about quitting a good paying job with all the benefits. Quitting a $20 an hour job is not an easy thing ...
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  5. Very scared right now [PRE HIKE]

    Alright, now I am getting really freaking nervous. Tomorrow is Christmas and another point closer to my start date of the thru hike. It puts me 72 days away from me leaving hear to head to Georgia. I am getting scared beyond control. I have been even having second thoughts about it but I am sure that is natural. I am very comfortable in life and have a good paying job and I am quitting my job and walking about from all the creature comforts I love and appreciate. I am doing this to go live out of ...
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