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    Not a stove or cookware expert. My experience...

    Not a stove or cookware expert. My experience only.

    I use the fancy feast stove. Just the can with paper punch holes. In temps below 50 I use an aluminum disk that is a little bigger than the...
  2. Had not been on the AT out of my neighborhood in...

    Had not been on the AT out of my neighborhood in a long time. So when I decided to head back down to Springer, the first thing I did was get the new guild. Did I need it, probably not, but I sure do...
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    It's never occurred to me to take any of those...

    It's never occurred to me to take any of those kinds of things down. I wondered what's that about? But that's about it. Keep walking
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    Parking at Eno SP section 10

    I'm looking at doing a few days EB on the MST. Is there any good parking (4-5 day) at or near the SP?
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    Met a would be thru hiker at the 2012 or 13 April...

    Met a would be thru hiker at the 2012 or 13 April Fools hiker bash trail name Minutia. He that went for about 250 lbs :D

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  6. Not in the back yard but… When I lived in...

    Not in the back yard but…
    When I lived in Charlotte, NC in the middle of the “rat race” working 50/60 hrs week. With little hope of a LD hike in my near future, I would go to a nice little Park to...
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    Don't know why it would be closed. All the...

    Don't know why it would be closed.
    All the thretining trees were cut
    down a month ago.

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    While I do live only about 15 miles from 4...

    While I do live only about 15 miles from 4 Pine’s, I do not “know” them and if I showed up on their doorstep they would probably have no Idea who I am.

    4 Pine’s probably see’s over a 1000 hikers...
  9. PM sent...... V8

    PM sent......

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  10. Thread: Knots

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    Truckers hitch is probably the most useful knot I...

    Truckers hitch is probably the most useful knot I ever learned. If you need to cinch something down this is the one to do it with.
    I will give you the most leverage than you can get with just rope. ...
  11. Thanks Odd. I had forgot about that map. ...

    Thanks Odd. I had forgot about that map.

    "Sinking Creek is a good water source. I don't recall about Niday."

    Niday actually has a good stream across the trail from the shelter turn off. It...
  12. There is a camping ban from 728 all the way to...

    There is a camping ban from 728 all the way to Daleville I believe. (It might end at the Pig Farm site?)
    The only camping in that are is at the shelters (not many good tent sites) and on a...
  13. OK good. I don't have an Instagram account. ...

    OK good. I don't have an Instagram account.

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  14. Anyone hear from or seen this family? They have...

    Anyone hear from or seen this family? They have not had a blog update since 4/2.

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    Haven't gotten any ticks on the trail, but my dog...

    Haven't gotten any ticks on the trail, but my dog has had a couple this spring already.
    NOBO mile 700 -/+

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    This is what I have. Haven't used it in wet...

    This is what I have. Haven't used it in wet conditions, so I don't know how good the "Q Shield" water resistance is. Never hiked in it, but it kept me toasty with just a light weight fleece under it...
  17. I just saw this post and felt I had to respond....

    I just saw this post and felt I had to respond.
    I have hiked with a few of the types of people stereotyped above. From my experience, you are completely off base with your assumption. Most...
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    +1 on the Blue Ridge Roadhouse. V8

    +1 on the Blue Ridge Roadhouse.

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    Just heard a report that some fruit trees in my...

    Just heard a report that some fruit trees in my area (nobo mile 700 +/-) were damaged by a snow we had a week ago.
    Seems a lot of trees with good sun exposure had already started to bloom. The snow...
  20. Ellie's Blog page

    On Word press https://ellieontheat.com/



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    Thanks for the info. I have sent the the WVSTA an...

    Thanks for the info. I have sent the the WVSTA an email.

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    The first time I seen a "Bill Bryson is a candy...

    The first time I seen a "Bill Bryson is a candy ass" tee shirt, Baltimore Jack was wearing it.
    Settled law, in my opinion. :D


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    Thanks for the spreadsheet! I plan on hiking...

    Thanks for the spreadsheet! I plan on hiking north from the AT this year. Maybe a couple trips.

    Cookerhiker, I would like your opinion if you don't mind. Not to begrudge West Virginia Scenic...
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    Open bag add hot/boiling water, wait, eat, put...

    Open bag add hot/boiling water, wait, eat, put empty FB bag in your trash bag, done.

    I really don't see how FBC could contribute to getting or spreading Norovirus, more than pot cooking.

    I...
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    I hike a lot in the George Washington/ Thomas...

    I hike a lot in the George Washington/ Thomas Jefferson NF. I have had this same kind of incident occur. I don’t know about your particular incident, but I had a conversation with a fella that said...
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