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    Jezzum, the guy only wanted suggestions on how to...

    Jezzum, the guy only wanted suggestions on how to save up money to pay for a thru hike. The answer to which is pretty simple - spend less, save more.
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    It's not easy these days. What ever you do, don't...

    It's not easy these days. What ever you do, don't go into debt doing it.

    First of all, if your on any kind of budget, don't start in March. That takes more expensive gear and your more likely to...
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    No, I figure they have as much right to be there...

    No, I figure they have as much right to be there as I do. But I once run into a couple of guys who would set out multiple traps and then string up the nights kill for all to see. Kind of grossed some...
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    I carry asprin, Benadryl, a few bandaids and a...

    I carry asprin, Benadryl, a few bandaids and a bottle of New Skin. My sew kit has needles. That's it. In 20 years of LD hiking, never had a need for anything more. If I did, I wouldn't be here.
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    Ideally you'd pick a week with good weather, but...

    Ideally you'd pick a week with good weather, but that probably isn't possible and will have to deal with what you get. Which could be freezing rain, an ice storm or 2 feet of snow. In the winter you...
  6. Personally, I prefer to go up especially steep...

    Personally, I prefer to go up especially steep sections then go down them. Yep, the Garfield ridge has some interesting sections.
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    A lot of sail boats use alcohol stoves, so I...

    A lot of sail boats use alcohol stoves, so I would think it would be available near ports. There is a difference between the alcohol used for drink and that which is used for fuel, so I wouldn't...
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    The next few days might convince him to get...

    The next few days might convince him to get warmer gear or get off the trail. It's gonna be like -3 up here in the Whites in a few days. If that is any indication of how this winter goes, it's going...
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    YOu have to go through the booking process to...

    YOu have to go through the booking process to find the prices.

    Bunk in the common room - $35, includes a breakfast of sorts.
    Private room - $90
    Shuttle to Springer - an additional $90
    Pick up...
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    Shelter mice are good at getting into food bags...

    Shelter mice are good at getting into food bags hung in shelters, dispite deterants. And they knew exactly where to chew to get at the nuts. Leaving candy wrappers in your pack side pockets isn't a...
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    How much to carry definitely depends on a number...

    How much to carry definitely depends on a number of factors, but on the AT I leave camp with 2, 20 oz soda bottles full, having drank 20 oz before leaving. I usually leave town with a 20oz Coke, so I...
  12. Then you come across something like this and...

    Then you come across something like this and think "how the heck am I suppose to get across that?", then look up and see the rope and say "thank you". Pretty much wouldn't have been possible without...
  13. Given the steep trails and thin soil, it's...

    Given the steep trails and thin soil, it's impossible to avoid. That and some of these trails have been in the same place for over a 100 years. If it's raining and your not walking in a stream, your...
  14. If you take a close look, you'll see there really...

    If you take a close look, you'll see there really isn't any other option. That's just the nature of these mountains and how the glaciers scored them and left behind a lot of really big rocks in...
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    Besides the insect poison, my spray bottle of...

    Besides the insect poison, my spray bottle of Premethrin says it contains 99.5% inert ingredients. Which is probably mostly water. Nothing that will melt nylon or plastic. The spray can version...
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    The site should specify the weight and stuffed...

    The site should specify the weight and stuffed sized of the bag. If it doesn't I wouldn't buy it from them.

    Rule of thumb - for a given temp rating, a down bag will be lighter and stuff smaller...
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    Since the rock has AT painted on it and I...

    Since the rock has AT painted on it and I remember walking right past it, it's on the trail. You can't miss it.
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    Don't you think that's close enough? It's not...

    Don't you think that's close enough? It's not like anyone will be searching for the rock solely by the GPS co-ordinates.

    BTW, I thought that rock looked familiar and I found I did take a picture...
  19. I put my patches on the part of the "brain" which...

    I put my patches on the part of the "brain" which pulls down over front of the pack. Looks like you can do that with your pack.
  20. The steep, open ledges can be intimidating,...

    The steep, open ledges can be intimidating, especially when wet and going down. There is usually a herd path around the worst of them, or at least go along the edges so you can grab onto roots and...
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    It looks like that's where it wants to flex and I...

    It looks like that's where it wants to flex and I guess that's where it's pinching your feet. You could try using Neatsfoot oil to soften up the leather (which will also waterproof it) It may still...
  22. I also need to do that section. Glencliff to...

    I also need to do that section. Glencliff to Franconia notch is one of my last missing sections. Plus some of the last 4K's I need are on that stretch.

    It's about time I finished NH. I just...
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    Probably not. We'd need a picture to really know...

    Probably not. We'd need a picture to really know what your talking about.

    Boots typically bend at the bottom of the tongue area, which should be behind the toes. So, it could be this which is...
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    There maybe an underlying reason your healing so...

    There maybe an underlying reason your healing so slowly. Hopefully your doctor will have some ideas.

    But I got to wonder why you don't wear long pants and long sleeve shirts to prevent being cut...
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    I almost took a tumble on a steep trail yesterday...

    I almost took a tumble on a steep trail yesterday when the tip of my shoe caught the top of a rock. Not lifting the foot high enough to clear the obstacles is one of my problems. PA chewed up the...
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