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    Someone in London, England tried to use my card...

    Someone in London, England tried to use my card to make a fast food purchase. It was easy to call the bank and cancel the card. The hard part was filling the craving I had for fish and chips...
  2. Interesting design. A bit on the heavy side, but...

    Interesting design. A bit on the heavy side, but love the idea of this design.
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    If you can, find a local running store that...

    If you can, find a local running store that "fits" runners. They will take a look at your feet, your stride, etc... and find a great fitting shoe for you.

    That being said, New Balance tend to fit...
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    That's what I'm considering for 2017. I think...

    That's what I'm considering for 2017. I think it'd be awesome to finish at Harpers Ferry / near home!
  5. Thread: Tent Footprints

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    IMO... no. check the ground well before pitching...

    IMO... no. check the ground well before pitching your tent. Nothing sharp, or low lying ground that will puddle when it rains. No worries...
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    There were farms up in the mountains all along...

    There were farms up in the mountains all along Appalachia, even among the rocks. It was a hard life. The lake at Fontana Dam displaced families when it was built. Much of Shenandoah National Park...
  7. Thread: Bounce Box

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    clean clothes, gear they don't need presently but...

    clean clothes, gear they don't need presently but may later, maps... all sorts of things. Yogi's PCT handbook has some good info on gear for each trail section. http://www.yogisbooks.com/
  8. Thread: Bounce Box

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    bounce boxes are not uncommon, but standard...

    bounce boxes are not uncommon, but standard practice.... no such thing, really. All personal preference. HYOH and all....
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    too much champagne spilled on the old one? :eek:...

    too much champagne spilled on the old one? :eek: :D
  10. I have been out on the trail in all seasons,...

    I have been out on the trail in all seasons, weather, time of year, etc.... I've always found company to enjoy, and solitude too. No worries about either. Meeting interesting folks is one of the...
  11. Thread: Bags or quilts

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    Love my quilts! I've been out from 8F to 98F in...

    Love my quilts! I've been out from 8F to 98F in a quilt, I own several of different temp ratings obviously.

    The concept of down trapping warm air being what insulates, and laying on top of down...
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    AT Volunteers are awesome! This is impressive,...

    AT Volunteers are awesome! This is impressive, and much appreciated.
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    As I read this,,,,Wooobie should be on the...

    As I read this,,,,Wooobie should be on the trail... Enjoy! and ignore the jealous thoughts I'm sending your way. :-)
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    Sending hope and prayers that medical condition...

    Sending hope and prayers that medical condition is solved, or becomes manageable and you can resume your dream of a thru hike one day.
  15. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for sharing.
  16. Thread: Back at it...

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    Awesome 10K! Do what you love!!

    Awesome 10K! Do what you love!!
  17. Thread: Which hammock?

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    BIG can you've opened here. :-) I've used a...

    BIG can you've opened here. :-)

    I've used a Hennessey - didn't care for the bottom entry, although I liked the concept.
    I've had an ENO - great hammock, didn't like the suspension system. ...
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    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    Awesome! I've seen "trail art" 1,000 times. ...

    Awesome! I've seen "trail art" 1,000 times. Always think it's beautiful. I love small rock cairns, smiley faces, and the various AT markings. I'm goofy like that....
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    chainsaw creativity

    Seems someone got a little creative after clearing a blow down....
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    It's good to plan for the future, but know you...

    It's good to plan for the future, but know you will not get there in one hour. Break things down a bit, and deal with what's short term. I deal with LD hiking one resupply to the next (3-4 days). ...
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    I like the AT Guide and pocket maps by Awol. ...

    I like the AT Guide and pocket maps by Awol. http://www.theatguide.com/
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    hammockforums.net tons of info there. I've...

    hammockforums.net tons of info there. I've used a hammock when backpacking for the last 6 years. Won't sleep in a shelter or tent.
  24. Thread: honey

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    Honey Stinger gels. I use them for...

    Honey Stinger gels. I use them for ultra-marathons, and long distance hiking.
  25. Shakedown hikes, and reaching Neel's Gap bring...

    Shakedown hikes, and reaching Neel's Gap bring out the truth in what each hiker can comfortably carry.
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