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  1. Stop at the ranger station one mile before the...

    Stop at the ranger station one mile before the loop trailhead, they have freebie maps. And follow the Orange blazes. Blue blazes all over the place.
  2. Don't drink the local groundwater it is...

    Don't drink the local groundwater it is contaminated from the hundred year old slurry from the mining in the area. You will notice the creekbeds are orange and black. Water at the campsites is stored...
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    I have stayed there several times, I miss...

    I have stayed there several times, I miss Curtiss, Semper Fi and RIP, he was a true salt of the earth. I will be back in the spring for a hike to Hot Springs. Marie, I'll bring you some more of...
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    I carry a 2L Platypus hoser in my pack, I cut the...

    I carry a 2L Platypus hoser in my pack, I cut the hose 6 inches from the bite valve and installed the Mini. I just keep filling my bag and drink from the hose.
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    I will be in the Adirondacks next week for about...

    I will be in the Adirondacks next week for about 5 days (8/12 - 8/19) and I will be hammock/tarp camping. What temps should I expect, and will a light sleeping bag be good enough? Also, I have the...
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    10 to 15 mpd, elevation is no biggie, the peaks...

    10 to 15 mpd, elevation is no biggie, the peaks are @ 5000ft. A 30 to 40 mile loop would be great with a safe place to park vehicle.
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    Adirondack Mountain trails

    In mid August I will be in upstate New York (Fultonville) and I will do some hiking in the Adirondacks. Does anyone have some suggestions for a 3 or 4 niter with 4 or 5 days of trekking?
    Some nice...
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    Parking in GSMNP

    Is it safe parking vehicles at Sugarland Ranger Station and Big Creek parking lots for several days.
  9. Pressure regulating valve, just like the little...

    Pressure regulating valve, just like the little weight that rattles on top of a pressure cooker.
  10. Throw mothballs around the perimeter and under...

    Throw mothballs around the perimeter and under the floors once in a while.
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    Semper Fi, RIP brother, 21 gun Salute...

    Semper Fi, RIP brother, 21 gun Salute *********************
    Maria, so sorry for your loss, Curtiss was one of a kind.
  12. Call Curtiss at Standing Bear, it is a couple...

    Call Curtiss at Standing Bear, it is a couple miles from Davenport Gap. He does shuttles to Fontana................http://www.standingbearfarm.com
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    Falcon 900?

    Falcon 900?
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    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/107...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/107992-Kelty-Yukon-Lg-3000-with-MOLLE-II-suspension
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    I replaced my hipbelt and shoulder straps with...

    I replaced my hipbelt and shoulder straps with Mil-surplus "MOLLE II" parts for $25. There is some pics in the DIY forum.
  16. I printed the Woot ad, took it to my local...

    I printed the Woot ad, took it to my local Wal-Mart and they priced matched. No shipping, no waiting. $16.02 with tax.
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    http://store.sony.com/icf-s10mk2-zid27-ICFS10MK2/c...

    http://store.sony.com/icf-s10mk2-zid27-ICFS10MK2/cat-27-catid-EOL-Small-Home_ElectronicsSony has made these for years. $12.99 Sears, Amazon, EBay, Kmart, ect... At nighttime mine gets AM stations...
  18. Ask...

    Ask Curtiss.............http://www.standingbearfarm.com/
  19. It worked out good, loaded it fits better than...

    It worked out good, loaded it fits better than the original suspension. The straps and belt are wider and thicker so the load is distributed over more area.
  20. Kelty Yukon Lg. 3000 with MOLLE II suspension

    Upgraded old suspension system to MOLLE II.
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    REI Long Trail Jr.

    I lengthened the frame 8 inches and added MOLLE II suspension for an ultra light external frame pack for an adult.
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    This summer Hike the AT thru the Smokies, about...

    This summer Hike the AT thru the Smokies, about 70+ miles. It has good; water, shelters, people, and some climbs and descents you can cut your teeth on. After that you will know what gear you will...
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    In January I want to hike from the North end of...

    In January I want to hike from the North end of Ocala to the east side of Orlando (where I live).
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    I did something similar (UL external frame), I...

    I did something similar (UL external frame), I picked up a like new "REI Long Trail JR." for $15. I made the frame 6" longer by adding extension tubes, then I replaced the suspension with...
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    The Ocala National Forest map Is...

    The Ocala National Forest map Is good....thanks........ A few questions.
    If I hike from Ocala NF on the FNST on the east branch to Orlando wil I cross private land that needs FTA permits?
    Is the...
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