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  1. Thread: Trail Fashion

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    I think you need to hike the AT, so you loose...

    I think you need to hike the AT, so you loose that part of you.
  2. Thread: Swelling Hands

    by Bob55
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    I found this happening to me when I hit 50 or so....

    I found this happening to me when I hit 50 or so. To alleviate it some while on the trails I would stretch my arms over my head and make a fist and then release back to an open palm. I repeat...
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    A method to stop an attacking bear.

    While we don't read much about Bear attacks on the AT, and we don't have Grizzlies, here's an interesting article on a method this man used to stop a bear attack. Not sure if I could follow...
  4. Is anyone else surprised that it was only...

    Is anyone else surprised that it was only $9,186.38. As I got to that point in the pdf, I was thinking it would be $25,000.00+ easy.
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    Sticky: I posted earlier that I'd be going this year, but...

    I posted earlier that I'd be going this year, but there seems as though it's a slim chance. Due to circumstances beyond my control. :(.

    Late April, May at best, and that would be a miracle... ...
  6. Thread: An Observation

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    Thanks for the bit of feedback. I've been...

    Thanks for the bit of feedback. I've been walking around for a few weeks now on and off with a lighter pack, (15lb max), but that weight didn't have the same effect as the 30lb did. I wish I could...
  7. Thread: An Observation

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    An Observation

    It seems walking around my house for an hour wearing my 4 day supply 31 lb backpack has awakened some muscles I haven't heard from in a while.

    There is work to be done before April besides...
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    If you can train your dog like this one, you'll...

    If you can train your dog like this one, you'll have no issues. This couple and their dog did the trail, and the training is amazing. check it out...
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    Currently use Nikon's AW100, and if I go will be...

    Currently use Nikon's AW100, and if I go will be upgrading to the AW120. I used Sony's TX waterproof model before the AW100, but first time I used it underwater, it failed. (screen blacked out with...
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    Looks to be a 530 mile trip for me to get to...

    Looks to be a 530 mile trip for me to get to Springer. Maybe I should start in January...
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    Congratulations. I've really enjoyed watching...

    Congratulations. I've really enjoyed watching your Vids over the last couple of months.
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    Great Video and congrats on your SOBO...

    Great Video and congrats on your SOBO...
  13. Thread: Fungus among us

    by Bob55
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    I've always enjoyed the Fungi. Here's a few from...

    I've always enjoyed the Fungi. Here's a few from Central Florida.

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  14. Super, might just learn something.

    Super, might just learn something.
  15. Thread: The Poop thread

    by Bob55
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    Decent Read. Nice to know there's not much to...

    Decent Read. Nice to know there's not much to check up on until color changes as in the Fall...

    Red or Yellow, Check out the Fellow.... :)
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    If and when I start this adventure in the spring...

    If and when I start this adventure in the spring I'll be solo also. Plenty of people to meet along the way to Katahdin.
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    Congratulations.

    Congratulations.
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    Probable everywhere, and hang it correctly... ...

    Probable everywhere, and hang it correctly... Here's a tidbit from a hiker I've been following... Skip to 11:00 for the bear part.
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    No matter the container, a tip to not have leaks...

    No matter the container, a tip to not have leaks would be to create a bit of negative pressure in the bottle by squeezing out some air before tightening down. No one needs to create have the heat of...
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    Hmmm... I don't feel ahead of anyone... lol... ...

    Hmmm... I don't feel ahead of anyone... lol... Hiking a trail here is like walking in a shopping mall. Pretty much flat, with maybe 300 ft. elevation change over the 4 miles...
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    I'll be going with a Nikon Coolpics aw120. ...

    I'll be going with a Nikon Coolpics aw120. Photos, Video, etc. Can still use a ton of mounts, etc. and it's already waterproof without the need of extras. Great sound quality too. While the...
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    Lets see... I pulled out every piece of gear I...

    Lets see... I pulled out every piece of gear I own, created lists, etc. Sitting at a 26+ lb base. So there is work to do here. Since most of this gear is over 15 years old, (not worthy of a...
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    Sticky: Trail Name: Don't have one, but was called "Head"...

    Trail Name: Don't have one, but was called "Head" in a past period of my life, when I would think way too much.
    Direction: NOBO
    Est. Start Date: Mid March I believe
    Approach Trail: Not Sure, Did...
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