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    I was but twisted my knee and at home going stir...

    I was but twisted my knee and at home going stir crazy, so looking at alternatives
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    River to River trail Info help?

    I am looking to find the best available information and guide/maps for Illinois' River to River trail.
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    No not from MN, from Chicago area, but my...

    No not from MN, from Chicago area, but my daughter lives WAY up dare and spent a number of -40 degree days out in the woods, I did have a LOT more layers to wear!
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    I am a hammock hanger: Hammock & suspension =...

    I am a hammock hanger:

    Hammock & suspension = #1 11oz
    Rainfly = #1 14oz
    Summer UQ = #1 7 1/8oz
    Summer TQ = #1 10 1/2oz
    Winter UQ = #1 12oz
    Winter TQ = #2 3/8oz
    base layers = #1 15oz
    Down...
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    Packing Advice!

    Today is packing day! :banana I leaving in the morning for Springer. I'm in a bit of a quandary though.:confused: I have my heavy weight top and bottom quilts, which are good to 10 degrees and then...
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    The app programmer posted that it had problems...

    The app programmer posted that it had problems with either Yahoo or Google , which he was using to piggy back his app on locking him out. I think it had to do with security. That's why you don't see...
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    JJ hope to see you on the trail.

    JJ hope to see you on the trail.
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    Where are you starting from?

    Where are you starting from?
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    Right now the plan is to hike to Hot Springs, NC...

    Right now the plan is to hike to Hot Springs, NC and take a shuttle to Asheville. There I will take the Greyhound ($89-99 +tax)north to Bangor, ME and a shuttle to Monson. The only reason I am...
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    Where to hang my hat?

    I will be leaving for Springer in 17 days. I was advised by the folks at the ATC to consider doing a leap frog over the mid atlantic so I could get to Katahdin before they close it to hikers in...
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    IMHO, Yes the stuff on this site may be old and...

    IMHO, Yes the stuff on this site may be old and rehashed repeatedly, but for new hikers like myself, it is an invaluable asset. I would not have been able to get ready properly for my hike. I am...
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    If that is the case, good. I wouldn't know how...

    If that is the case, good. I wouldn't know how to cut anymore from my pack. I can't afford to drop any body weight at this time. It's been too damn expensive already! I've gone through 5 sets of...
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    LOL, I am pretty sure he wasn't talking about...

    LOL, I am pretty sure he wasn't talking about body weight and I don't need to lose any of that until I get on the trail.
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    There is no is no way to trim 10-15 lbs out of...

    There is no is no way to trim 10-15 lbs out of this pack, short of leaving it behind. All that I have in it is absolutely necessary. As I said, it's 27 lbs with 6 lbs of food. No water or fuel. The...
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    Right now I am solo, but I know there will be...

    Right now I am solo, but I know there will be others on the trail along the way. My plan is to hike through the Smokies then leap frog to Monson, hike the 100 mile wilderness and ascend Katahdin. ...
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    My time is close and wanted to update

    My departure time is getting close, 25 days :banana. The living room is filled with gear,boxes and food. I wanted to update all of those who helped me prepare for this epic journey. I got my pack...
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    Bear hunting is definitely not my thing! And as...

    Bear hunting is definitely not my thing! And as an update, I took RickB's advice and contacted Laurie P at the ATC. According to their records I would be the first. However, since the registry is...
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    at-tinman.com or www.facebook.com/BillsHeartBeats

    at-tinman.com or www.facebook.com/BillsHeartBeats
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    I don't like bear either, but I'm not going to...

    I don't like bear either, but I'm not going to let that stop me from hunting. There's nothing like sitting in a tree stand at first light. Watching and listening to the woods come to life is a...
  20. Tell you what you guys can cash out and send it...

    Tell you what you guys can cash out and send it my way! :)
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    Really,nit picking!

    Really,nit picking!
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    Thanks for the good wishes and the plug.

    Thanks for the good wishes and the plug.
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    When I was told that the herald wanted to do a...

    When I was told that the herald wanted to do a story on me, I never expected the front page! They did a really nice video online too. We will have to get together before I leave.
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    I will check, thanks alot. I plan on taking my...

    I will check, thanks alot. I plan on taking my first steps 4/26 and my last steps some time in October.
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    Am I The First?

    Am I the first? As a few of you know I will be leaving for Springer Mtn. for a thru-hike in 43 days. A question was asked of me am I the first heart transplanted person to attempt a thru-hike?
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