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    Published on 04-03-2012 03:10
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    Cheap Gear – How to Dirt Bag and Deal Shop Like a Professional.

    By SGT Rock
    Last Updated 9 June 2006

    ***Note there are a lot of links in this article that are outside of the WhiteBlaze site, I hope to keep them updated**

    When planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, the average hiker starts putting together a kit by going to the local outfitters, looking at the Internet, or picking up a catalog and then builds a shopping list. After a few minutes of doing this however, the sticker shock for gear can set in and even put the unwary shopper in the hospital if they are not careful. The fact is the latest high tech gear can be VERY expensive, and even the little things that you may need backpacking can add up if you try and buy everything new. Add to that the fact that there is sometimes a belief (or maybe just an urge) that you need to start out on an adventure by completely outfitting yourself from the ground up (or rather from the boots up) in all new gear and clothing in order to have the “hiker” look and feel in all areas. If you are independently wealthy or have nothing better to do with your money stop reading now and go ahead and go to the nearest outfitter and let them load you up. But if you are looking to save some money for better things, then read on…
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    gpburdelljr

    2 months later, downed power line still closes part of the Appalachian Trail - GoDanR

    Not quite right. The process of converting the energy in coal/natural gas/uranium/wind/etc. to electricity is fairly inefficient, but once the electricity

    gpburdelljr Yesterday, 09:25 Go to last post
    George

    2 months later, downed power line still closes part of the Appalachian Trail - GoDanR

    1/2 of all electricity generated in the US does not make it to a meter - for rural areas even more - if you think the price is too high go without

    George Yesterday, 06:05 Go to last post
    HankIV

    2 months later, downed power line still closes part of the Appalachian Trail - GoDanR

    Didn’t mean to be snarky or argumentative, but does look that way now. Just my finance background kicking...the one I kinda need to hike away from

    HankIV 04-13-2021, 23:41 Go to last post
    HooKooDooKu

    2 months later, downed power line still closes part of the Appalachian Trail - GoDanR

    Looking at Google Earth, I can't tell exactly where the trouble is based on the data in the article beyond it's "near Pearisburg".
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    HooKooDooKu 04-13-2021, 10:00 Go to last post