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    I recall as a child of 8 or 9 being scared of the...

    I recall as a child of 8 or 9 being scared of the dark. I was staying on my uncle's farm and before bed would make a last pit stop. Problem was, the outhouse (remember those?) was a short walk from...
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    FREE FOR KINDLE 05/28 - 3 repeats

    Where's the Next Shelter?
    https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Shelter-Green-Giant-Travels-ebook/dp/B017QCTR2G/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=appalachian+trail&qid=1622201103&s=digital-text&sr=1-3
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    FREE FOR KINDLE 05/22 - two books

    THE SHEPHERD AND THE RUNNINGWOLF: A Path To Forgiveness On The Pacific Crest Trail...
  4. Thread: tweezer sheath

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    tweezer sheath

    Hiking in Florida, and I'm sure other places, results in one getting burs/sand spurs and ticks. Either are usually best removed with a sturdy pair of tweezers. I've tried different methods of...
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    I searched eBay for "aluminum thumb screw" and...

    I searched eBay for "aluminum thumb screw" and "aluminum nut". I only found vendors located in China. Delivery from China typically takes 6-8 weeks. In my experience, about a third of the items...
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    After a long wait, aluminum thumbscrews and nuts...

    After a long wait, aluminum thumbscrews and nuts finally arrived.

    steel screw and nut: 11.8 grams
    aluminum screw and nut: 4.2 grams
    47936 47937

    same spoon used in both weighings.
    ti...
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    hike the AT in BSP questions

    I thought I asked about some of this before but I can't find the thread. Please accept that I overthink some things. I use the excuse that its a long drive and I would like to be as prepared as...
  8. Local Man who fatally stabbed hiker on Appalachian Trail found not guilty by reason o

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/04/24/trail-killer-sentenced/?outputType=comment
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    Look up "freighter frame" for a large frame with...

    Look up "freighter frame" for a large frame with nice shoulder straps and hipbelt. Might cost a little more than a used pack, but not much more.

    I have the Dakine Builder pack for trail...
  10. REPEAT* FREE FOR KINDLE 04/21 - 10,000 Better Days: Promise of the Appalachian Trail

    10,000 Better Days: Promise of the Appalachian Trail...
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    I must be a genetic freak. The alice pack actual...

    I must be a genetic freak. The alice pack actual fits me.
  12. FREE FOR KINDLE 04/18 - Pedestrian in the Borders: Tales from Four Trails

    Pedestrian in the Borders: Tales from Four Trails...
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    I still have my old Camp Trails but prefer my...

    I still have my old Camp Trails but prefer my newer Vargo exoti ar2. The Vargo has a titanium external frame and weights under three pounds.
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    This thread has taught me that I probably should...

    This thread has taught me that I probably should avoid motels frequented by hikers.
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    I may not be understanding your question about...

    I may not be understanding your question about BSP. Driving there vs flying?

    After plane tickets, car rental or shuttle, etc the cost of gas and a couple motel nights seems to be about a wash....
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    A small electric kettle can be had for around...

    A small electric kettle can be had for around $25. I use one to make instant coffee. Mine has automatic shutoff but I never leave it unattended.
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    My general plan for Katahdin. Maybe in July,...

    My general plan for Katahdin. Maybe in July, probably in August. I anticipate it will take me 2 days to drive there, maybe 2.5. Day 1, hike up and down Katahdin, 11 miles total. Stay at a motel in...
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    I have mentioned my idea before but try to keep...

    I have mentioned my idea before but try to keep it in check. I realize that what is exciting to me might be not interesting to others :). Now that the time is getting close, I am stepping up my...
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    As I知 just getting started I知 pretty open on...

    As I知 just getting started I知 pretty open on what sections to hike. I知 open to a regular partner but just as open to different partners on different sections.

    My car is a stick shift, adding an...
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    I thought about a key swap but I think that's...

    I thought about a key swap but I think that's only practical if one is hiking with a friend that one lives near. In my case, that might work with someone from the Tallahassee, FL area. Otherwise we...
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    FREE FOR KINDLE 04/01 - three books

    Happy Hiker : The Epic Journey of an Unlikely Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker...
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    Slack pack the AT partner

    This is a long shot.

    I am planning to begin my section hike of the Appalachian Trail in the next couple of months. My plan is to hike a section per month, as I am able. Each section will last 5 to...
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    I spray gear an clothes with permethrin, use ...

    I spray gear an clothes with permethrin, use ChiggAway, a sulfur based tick repellent on myself, then spray DEET on myself. My understanding is that sulfur handles one type of insect, typically...
  24. FREE FOR KINDLE 03/30 - Happy Hiker : The Epic Journey of an Unlikely Appalachian Tr

    Happy Hiker : The Epic Journey of an Unlikely Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker...
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    Sounds like you need to purchase several trowels,...

    Sounds like you need to purchase several trowels, make a different modification to each one, and post a Trowel test Part 2.

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/136695-Trowel-test?highlight=
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