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    Thanks for the update RangerZ and congrats on...

    Thanks for the update RangerZ and congrats on your progress up the trail. Sounds like your logistics worked out pretty good. Hate to hear about the knee though. Hope it heals up. Keep us posted.
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    RangerZ congrats on "taking care of that pesky...

    RangerZ congrats on "taking care of that pesky work problem" and good luck on your thru. I'm still pushing north albeit as a section-hiker. I'm heading out of Pearisburg in a few weeks. With luck we...
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    70 miles to Roan Highlands

    70 miles to Roan Highlands
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    I left Springer on 22Feb last year and wore...

    I left Springer on 22Feb last year and wore Saloman XA Pro 3D shoes. The vented mesh, no GTX variety along with high gaiters, toe sock liners and Darn Tough mid-calf light hiker socks. Had the...
  5. Thread: Reflections

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    Nice post Slow Trek! I'm with you on keeping up...

    Nice post Slow Trek! I'm with you on keeping up with the other hikers met along the way. To me the views, vistas, and physical accomplishments and failures are just a small part of the trail. The...
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    The drought in the GA/NC/TN is forecast to...

    The drought in the GA/NC/TN is forecast to continue into late winter, if leaving early be ready to pack more water and camel up at available sources.

    http://www.weather.gov/gsp/drought
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    As for resupply, I setup up supply boxes that my...

    As for resupply, I setup up supply boxes that my SO mails out when I notify her of my location and scheduled arrival at a town, hostel or inn. The contents include only supplies that are needed for...
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    Hey guys. I'm a Type 1 , T1D (The D) and...

    Hey guys. I'm a Type 1 , T1D (The D) and currently thru-hiking. I'm currently using an Animas Vibe pump and Dexcom G4 CGM. I store my insulin in a Frio and sleep with it if the temps drop close to or...
  9. For many of the same reasons that the OP listed....

    For many of the same reasons that the OP listed. At 57 I saw the window of opportunity for such an adventure slowly closing. Friends and acquaintances were getting sick and dying. Why wait! So here I...
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    Just realized I forgot to update. Sorry. Trail...

    Just realized I forgot to update. Sorry.

    Trail name has changed to Options
    Start date is a definite: 22FEB
    Will be doing the Approach Trail
  11. Thread: NC Thru Hikers

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    Planning to start my attempt around first of...

    Planning to start my attempt around first of March. At my pace y'all should catch me sooner rather than later. Trail name is T1D. Hope we get to meet up.
  12. Thread: AT Job Crisis

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    Tough decision, no doubt. Like the old commercial...

    Tough decision, no doubt. Like the old commercial states, "life comes at you fast". Who knows the future? Best we can do is plan for it and keep some dreams alive (no I'm not an insurance rep). My...
  13. Thread: meds

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    I'll carry a 30-day supply of meds and med...

    I'll carry a 30-day supply of meds and med supplies along with backup scripts in my pack. A bounce box will carry another 30 to 60 days. My doc assures me he can get scripts confirmed if a problem...
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    Trail name: T1D Direction: NOBO Start date:...

    Trail name: T1D
    Direction: NOBO
    Start date: late Feb-early March
    Approach: Not sure

    Was planning to go in 2014 when life got in the way. Plans died but dreams didn't.
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    Agree with squeezebox. This item is a necessity...

    Agree with squeezebox. This item is a necessity as is communicating one's condition with other hikers.
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    Just discovered this thread. Sounds like you have...

    Just discovered this thread. Sounds like you have a pretty good plan for foot care. I'm an insulin-dependent PWD who is contemplating a 2016 thru attempt. Good luck on the trail!!
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    Having to alter my thru-hike plans. Until I get...

    Having to alter my thru-hike plans. Until I get all the carts in a row I'll just be a trail hiker. Hoping to section Springer to Damascus this year. Good luck everyone, I'll be with you in spirit and...
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    Watching the weather. Currently planning to start...

    Watching the weather. Currently planning to start on 16 FEB. Follow me at http://trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=14338
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    Trail Name: Options (subject to change w/o...

    Trail Name: Options (subject to change w/o warning)
    Direction: NOBO
    Estimated Start Date: Mid Feb.
    Approach Trail: Yes

    Pre-game jitters are setting in.
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    As for my med re-supplies, I'm waiting on AWOL's...

    As for my med re-supplies, I'm waiting on AWOL's 2014 trail guide before I finalize. Tentatively looking at a resupply every 25 days or so for my pump supplies, with a bounce box to supplement. With...
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    RangerZ, I contacted...

    RangerZ,

    I contacted info@appalachiantrail.org and requested a listing. There is a FAQ tab on their home page that provides a lot of information for hikers.
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    Forgot to mention that the ATC has provided me a...

    Forgot to mention that the ATC has provided me a list of past diabetic thru hikers. I've been in contact with some of those individuals who have also provided great insight and advice.
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    As of today the Thru is still on. Still looking...

    As of today the Thru is still on. Still looking at a mid Feb. start date. The excitement is starting to build as the dream comes closer to reality. 2014 guide is on order, reviewing pack weight and...
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    Lala1008, the pump vacation was a success. My...

    Lala1008, the pump vacation was a success. My bg's were ok. I was reminded quickly though that the pump is far superior for my management style. As it now stands I will hike with the pump and...
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    As I posted earlier I use a pump and plan on a...

    As I posted earlier I use a pump and plan on a thru-hike in 2014. I agree with you that the pump has changed my life and outlook on living with IDDM. I have had concerns with pump resupply while on...
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