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    Pretty sure Earl had a piece of canvas. I seem to...

    Pretty sure Earl had a piece of canvas. I seem to remember in his book a mention of it getting charred by the fire. Not at all sure plastic sheeting was a thing in the 40's.
  2. Think I will email my congressperson right now to...

    Think I will email my congressperson right now to ask her to support this.
  3. Thread: August SOBO

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    Thank you for serving,hope your hike goes well.

    Thank you for serving,hope your hike goes well.
  4. Couple of points I would like to share-as a part...

    Couple of points I would like to share-as a part time Scout leader,I want to apologize for the campout described above. That is not acceptable nor normal behavior for the Scouts I know,and I find...
  5. Don't know about this specific tent,but have you...

    Don't know about this specific tent,but have you considered just stuffing it instead of folding? Works for me.
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    Hope it helps,but in reality your average Meth...

    Hope it helps,but in reality your average Meth head does not care what color it is. As far as the cop in the scrap yard,unless it is a very rural area,they are too busy with worse crimes ,sadly. In...
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    Lots of good ideas,but some are overkill. Not...

    Lots of good ideas,but some are overkill. Not today,but pre Covid it was not unusual for new cars to sit in lots for 6 months or more waiting for the right buyer. You can be sure they were not on...
  8. 46 years ago I took a Sierra cup to Philmont...

    46 years ago I took a Sierra cup to Philmont Scout ranch when I was 14. Since then,I have carried the same cup from Springer Mountain to Delaware Water Gap in three section hikes. With any luck,I...
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    Here's the real problem. When hikers do foolish...

    Here's the real problem. When hikers do foolish things,regardless of ignorance,inexperience,or any other cause,they transfer that risk to the rescue folks. Yes,that's their job,yes,they know what...
  10. While I have not thru hiked,I have walked from...

    While I have not thru hiked,I have walked from Springer Mountain to Delaware Water Gap so far in Keen mid high boots. They were not new when I started,and wore the first pair out around Harper's...
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    One of our favorite stops on the trail. We had...

    One of our favorite stops on the trail. We had two great meals and a ton of fun there,but clearly not a place for everyone.
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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.
  16. 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....
  18. 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...
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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...
  21. 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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