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    We're about the same age and if I started the AT...

    We're about the same age and if I started the AT this year I would do about 7-8 miles per day for the first 3 days and a little bit longer mileage on the 4th day to get to Neel Gap. If that longer...
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    I have gout in my right big toe and the best...

    I have gout in my right big toe and the best thing I've ever done for hiking purposes is take Allopurinol daily. Maybe go to one of those Good Feet stores and see if they make a stiff insert that can...
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    Your best bet is to treat your hiking clothing...

    Your best bet is to treat your hiking clothing with permethrin to keep tick bites from becoming a concern. Some hikers also treat their backpacks and tents with permethrin. I've had Lyme disease...
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    How many is many? I have carried concealed on...

    How many is many? I have carried concealed on the AT and nobody knew it. But I've been asked many times "do you carry a gun on the AT?" and I alway answer truthfully. It's not an uncommon question...
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    My friend Stumpknocker always uses the western...

    My friend Stumpknocker always uses the western route since he lives on the western side of Fla. Go to Trailjournals and he has several hikes of the FT you can read.
  6. I think you will find out where the campsites(?)...

    I think you will find out where the campsites(?) are if you read thru the description of Section 10. I believe you can also stay at the campground described.
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    I use the agricultural version called Gordon's...

    I use the agricultural version called Gordon's Goat and Sheep Spray. It is pre-mixed and the cost is about $14.00 per gallon. It contains the exact same ingredients as Sawyers, including the inert...
  8. I've searched North Carolina hunting laws for big...

    I've searched North Carolina hunting laws for big game and have not found any law that prohibits hunting from roadsides in season. I just talked to my brother-in-law at his hunting camp (he also...
  9. We have a second home in the mountains of North...

    We have a second home in the mountains of North Carolina in a small neighborhood of 10 homes. A bear or bears regularly pass through and we've learned to take in our hummingbird feeders at night and...
  10. I don't know if it's legal or not to shoot at a...

    I don't know if it's legal or not to shoot at a bear from the road, but I do know that in Eastern North Carolina deer hunting from the road with dogs is legal. This past Saturday morning we went by...
  11. It's not unusual in North Carolina to see hunting...

    It's not unusual in North Carolina to see hunting dogs in the woods when hunting season(s) are not in. It's part of the dogs training and the hunters I've talked to do it mostly because they like to...
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    What are you talking about? This is something I...

    What are you talking about? This is something I saw on facebook nothing more, nothing less.
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    Rain Jacket at Great Price

    Just saw this jacket today on Facebook. Supposed to weigh 5.9 oz and price is $29.95. Almost worth trying for that price.

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    Here's a breakfast drink mix I got from some...

    Here's a breakfast drink mix I got from some hiking friends several years ago. I like it. It can be pre-mixed the night before in your water bottle. One downside on a long hike is someone has to...
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    Go to the Mountains to Sea Trail blog by Pete...

    Go to the Mountains to Sea Trail blog by Pete Wetzel. It looks like a lot of his hikes were out and back.
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    The MST is almost 1200 miles in length, with...

    The MST is almost 1200 miles in length, with almost 700 of those miles on natural trail surface, unpaved road, beach, and greenway. The trail bypasses the city of Greensboro. From the city of...
  17. Got it. Send me an address and I'll mail it to...

    Got it. Send me an address and I'll mail it to you next week.
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    You can be rest assured that if I do shoot...

    You can be rest assured that if I do shoot someone in self defense I will use a criminal defense attorney of my choosing and won't rely on the sage advise of commenters on Whiteblaze.
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    I can't say you're wrong for giving this...

    I can't say you're wrong for giving this information as it relates to your State, but in North Carolina you will see it's very much different. I don't know of any jurisdiction in the United States...
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    Not exactly obvious to everyone. According to...

    Not exactly obvious to everyone.
    According to CNN you don't need to bring a shelter on an AT hike: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-12-things-appalachian-trail/index.html
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    This was posted yesterday at around 4:00pm. Stop...

    This was posted yesterday at around 4:00pm. Stop speculating and read what the Sheriff from that jurisdiction has released.
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    [QUOTE=FreeGoldRush;2247250]Permethrin treated...

    [QUOTE=FreeGoldRush;2247250]Permethrin treated clothing works. Get the stuff that is designed to stick to clothes, such as Sawyer. Some people will treat clothes and gear with permethrin that is...
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    Is there too much technology on the Southern part...

    Is there too much technology on the Southern part of the AT right now? Yes. Maine? Not so much. I guarantee that if you hike the AT in Virginia during July or August you won't see much technology...
  24. Antigravitygear sil-nylon rainpants weigh from...

    Antigravitygear sil-nylon rainpants weigh from 4.8 to 5.6 oz and are on sale for 55.21. The sil-nylon is no problem since I don't hike in them except on really cold rainy days. Oversized so they...
  25. When you pass thru Hiawassee go to the Ingles,...

    When you pass thru Hiawassee go to the Ingles, get your resupply from Ingles supermarket, go to the post office in front of Ingles and mail yourself the resupply to the Fontana Inn. I think there...
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