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    Baby powder? If I was a bear,I would probably...

    Baby powder? If I was a bear,I would probably want to find out what that smell was....
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    We tried for a hitch for an hour into town,gave...

    We tried for a hitch for an hour into town,gave up and called a cab from Gatlinburg. In 2016 that was a 35.00 ride. The next day same company took us back for 30.00. Never did figure out the price...
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    AWOL's website used to have a hiking guide,I...

    AWOL's website used to have a hiking guide,I assume it still does. Listed resupply,etc by number of miles per day.
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    Normally use the hot water pressure washer,then a...

    Normally use the hot water pressure washer,then a couple days in the sun. Seems to work.
  5. I don't use the strap at all. I don't want that...

    I don't use the strap at all. I don't want that lever tied to my arm if I fall,in case it is stuck somewhere,I don't want my body weight to break my wrist. Probably a pessimist sort of thing...
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    Can't help but tell this story.We took a group of...

    Can't help but tell this story.We took a group of Boy Scouts on a 20 mile hike on a combined hike/bike trail in NW Iowa,a former railroad track. At each road crossing were posted No Hunting signs....
  7. While not a thru,I can say that after walking...

    While not a thru,I can say that after walking from Springer to Harper's Ferry,I lost 42 pounds that I needed to lose,and a few weeks after returning home,had my semi annual blood test. Best results...
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    We got there around 10 AM in 2018. Only one...

    We got there around 10 AM in 2018. Only one person was awake,we did not intend to stay. This guy handed me a sheet of paper with prices and went back to bed. We picked up a couple of sodas and ice...
  9. Thread: $$$ís

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    Unlike most of the country,I prefer cash. My son...

    Unlike most of the country,I prefer cash. My son and I walked from Springer to Harper's Ferry on our first trip,and I started with 4000 in cash. With careful use of credit card at motels and grocery...
  10. From Delaware Water Gap,we took a bus to New York...

    From Delaware Water Gap,we took a bus to New York City,nice ride to the Port Authority. From there a few blocks to train to Newark airport station. Was a couple years back,so don't remember the...
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    How much does it cost to not hike? The price to...

    How much does it cost to not hike? The price to my mental health can not be calculated.
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    Soggy is a great guy. Stumbled on him at Penn...

    Soggy is a great guy. Stumbled on him at Penn Mar,gave us a ride to a hotel,and back in the morning. He has a regular job,shuttles when he can to help hikers.
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    While not ultralight,I have carried a Hubba from...

    While not ultralight,I have carried a Hubba from Springer to Delaware Water Gap(so far),as has my son. Durable,just roomy enough,and easy set up. We have been happy with them,and no doubt they will...
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    Great place! The fella there sewed my hipbelt...

    Great place! The fella there sewed my hipbelt when it really needed it,refused payment for that. We had bought some stuff we needed,but not enough for him to deal with my stinky pack for free. Will...
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    If it is glued,many adhesives can be defeated...

    If it is glued,many adhesives can be defeated with heat. A hair dryer,for example. Back to your vise,keep pressure on it,and warm it up. If it comes off,can be reglued with expoxy.
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    A ziplock baggie and a rubber band

    A ziplock baggie and a rubber band
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    In the vestibule. Any critter that can stand the...

    In the vestibule. Any critter that can stand the smell deserves whatever salt they can find...
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    Removed for two deaths,and the expense and risk...

    Removed for two deaths,and the expense and risk to the people who are obliged to rescue the ill prepared tourists who try to visit. Read the book,the bus was in a dangerous location.
  19. I live in Iowa too,and have so far walked from...

    I live in Iowa too,and have so far walked from Springer Mountain to Delaware Water Gap,New Jersey border. Based on my limited experience,head to Shenandoah National Park. AT runs right through...
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    Appointment for blood donation is tomorrow. Blood...

    Appointment for blood donation is tomorrow. Blood center called today to remind me,told me to drink lots of fluids. I presume they meant Budweiser,so I am following their advice....
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    Made an appointment to donate blood. Due to the...

    Made an appointment to donate blood. Due to the virus,local organization cannot do mobile blood drives,so getting low on supply. They are staggering appointments to keep donors safe,so seems the...
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    My Dad's generation lived through the depression....

    My Dad's generation lived through the depression. Millions were drafted for a fight we did not start,including my Dad. 416000 of them never came home. Those that stayed here lived with rationing and...
  23. Thread: Trail Days

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    Not real hard to find right now...

    Not real hard to find right now...
  24. Thread: Camp Shoes

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    I don't remember the brand name,but I have a pair...

    I don't remember the brand name,but I have a pair of camp shoes that fold in half and zip shut,so they take very little space. Fit in back side pocket,they work for me since I just hate stuff hanging...
  25. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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