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    Bring a el cheapo Track Phone and leave the $300...

    Bring a el cheapo Track Phone and leave the $300 iphone and ear buds at home.
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    Pizza

    As of 2006 there was a menu at the shelter. Get the total price and delivery fee read back to you before hanging -up. Good pizza and real big slices but the drivers will up the price a couple bucks...
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    GPS=to much weight. The AT is to well marked and...

    GPS=to much weight. The AT is to well marked and a beaten down path.
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    Smear a little honey on the bag and sleep with it...

    Smear a little honey on the bag and sleep with it held between your knees.
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    oat meal

    :)You could just buy oat flour ( Bob's Red Mill) and mix this in with powdered milk or a carnation instant breakfast drink and add water, shake it up and drink-you get the beni's of oats and easy to...
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    Poll: oats

    Quaker oats makes a oatmeal bar thats quick and easy to eat and easy to pack. I subststuted these for power bars. No fus no mus just amke sure to stow that wrapper.
    ;)Oh, I love biscuts and gravey...
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    Lipton sides

    :sunThese were my food staples on the trail. Light weight and just add water.
    Just follow the directions on the package-but what I did is only hold the boil for about 1-2 mniutes (save fuel) and...
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    Poll: hiking poles

    I went through two pairs of poles by Maine. They really helped me with balance on uneven terain-98.5% of the AT. The last 200 miles I used a single wooden staff I whittled from a downed Maple tree at...
  9. Thread: New 'Bag?

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    cheap bag-so warm

    I used a Gander Mtn. Guide Series bag rated at 25 degrees, $40. I also used a REI flannel bag liner in the smokies for an added 10-12 degrees, sent it home when the nights only dipped down to 40...
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    13th floor please

    I hiked the approach trail to start off my 2006 thru-hike. It took me about 45min. -1 hour of slow hiking to get to the top of the falls and 6-7 to get to the first shelter at the base of Springer...
  11. Thread: Coffee talk

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    Cowboy coffe is the only wat to go.

    Cowboy coffe is the only wat to go.
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    Gortex lined boots

    :sun Went through 2 pairs of Vasque Sundowners by the time I reached Rangley, ME. Do NOT buy Vasque products the quality is very poor, they put all their money into the advertising hype and lies.
  13. alcohol stove

    Go with an alcohol stove. I used a whisperlite up to the smokies then sent it home; it was very reliable during cold weather. You can get denatured alcohol anywhere these days, it burns clean and...
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    axe?

    :sun Just get yourself a Stihl. You could run it off your denatured pepsi can stove fuel w/some oil mix. Oh, then get yourself a Jason mask and when you come to the geodesic dome (piece of crap)...
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    water treatment

    :sun I recommend the Katadyn hiker pro it's light or lighter than others, very durable, and great tasting water. I had the worst luck with MSR filters. I also used Iodine tablets for as long as two...
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    Whaaaaa!Whaaaaa!

    :sun Gosh, I wonder what I would like to here most-some adult hiker snoring occasionally or a newborn wailling at amp11 in or tented near a shelter from 2-5am.
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    digital camera

    :sun I used a Canon powershot A520, 4.0mp, for my 06' thru-hike. Purchase at OfficeMax for $150. Check out the quality of the pics at homebrew.photosite.com . Its not the lightest or thinest camers...
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    12 tribes-Rutland, VT

    :sun I stayed here for 3 days in July and had a great time in a very relaxing atmosphere. I would highly recommend this hostel to the weary AT traveler looking for some friendly, peaceful and...
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    Stumpknocker, Sorry to here of your mother...

    Stumpknocker,

    Sorry to here of your mother passing away. May God bless your Dad, yourself and your family.

    Hombrew!
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    poo-poo-pee-do

    :eek: Wow! So much to do over pooping in the woods. Just follow the normal 200 ft. from water, go behind a tree at least 50 feet off the trail. I ditched my orange trowl in my second town stop-waste...
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    trail food

    :sun I started with all the regular dehydrated food-store bought and homemade. After the first 300 miles I got sick of all that light weight stuff and had regular food items dropped to my p.o....
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    pack

    :sun I used a Lowe Alpine Contour III for my 2006 thru-hike. Its a little heavy at about 6.5 pounds. But it is very durable and could take allot of everyday trail abuse. After 2.174.2 miles the wear...
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    cook pot

    :sun REI sells a black anodized (aluminum) double boiler cook pot, comes with a lid that fits both pots. $25.
    I used the 1.25 or lg. pot for my 2006 thru-hike. You could probably get away...
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    Found out Hiker Hostel will shuttle hikers to and...

    Found out Hiker Hostel will shuttle hikers to and from Springer and other locals in Georgia. Price is about $31; cheaper with more people.
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    Ht. 6' 5". The bags size: 34"x90"x22", fill is...

    Ht. 6' 5". The bags size: 34"x90"x22", fill is Dura Fiber H1.
    Its not the lightest bag around at 3.8 lbs. w/its heavy duty compression sack-wt. 4.8 oz. you could swap it out for something lighter...
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