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  1. Diabetics

    Fellow Diabetics. Has anyone thru-hiked or is intending to Thru-hike this year with an insulin pump?
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  2. Android App: Appalachian Trail Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter View Post
    I wanted to make some of you all aware of an app I created a couple years ago to show weather forecasts based on specific locations on the trail.

    Simply enter the mile you're interested in, it'll show you the nearest 5 shelters, by clicking on a shelter it'll show you the weather forecast for that particular shelter. I base all forecasts on the GPS coordinates of each shelter as well as predict the actual temperature by calculating the difference in elevation from the weather station
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  3. In the beggining...

    Well, I've been on this site for about 6 days now and I'm just starting to navigate my way around. I find this community of people to be very willing to help. Thank God, cause I could use it! I've been a hiker and camper all my life and doing a thru hike on the AT has been one of my life goals. I've let too many years slip away without getting this done. The decision has ben made. I will begin my hike on March 20th of 2015. so it is written,so it is law! until then I will be doing a series of section ...
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  4. T minus 30 hours

    Last "regular" morning. Tomorrow afternoon I start my public transportation journey to GA. Since I committed myself to this start date have only been able to get 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night. Been waking up at 3:00 to 4:00AM and the mind starts up with the planning/preparations and it's pointless trying to go back to sleep. Have been reading everything I can here at WB and anywhere else trying to learn from others. I know my pack is to heavy, but refuse to remove anything until I start ...
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  5. Published my AT book "Walking Upright" for free - read it here

    Quote Originally Posted by matt608 View Post
    Hello fellow woodland wanderers. 3 years and 1 month ago at age 21 I hiked North-South the entire state of Virginia on the AT. It was a life changing experience, as it is for many of us. For me it was especially so as I ended up with lyme disease and CFS, which I am still recovering from. But much more importantly it was a journey of deep awakening, as well as lots of fun! I was almost blinded in the Wilderness by exploding water purification chemicals, I encountered drunk hill-billies, bears,
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