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    Between Springer And Harper's Ferry I fell 11...

    Between Springer And Harper's Ferry I fell 11 times,only once drew blood. I figure one every hundred miles is OK. What was not OK was tripping on the curb at a highway rest stop on the way to the...
  2. In 2016,my son and I hiked from Springer to...

    In 2016,my son and I hiked from Springer to Harper's Ferry. To escape some heavy rain,we spent one night in a hostel above a gas station(wish I could remember the name of the place)and Teardrop was...
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    Not to bad mouth Spam,because Lord knows I have...

    Not to bad mouth Spam,because Lord knows I have eaten my share when hiking,but this thread forces me to share a story. In my real life I sell tools,at places like meat packing plants. One customer at...
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    I think we will try to push back a little to...

    I think we will try to push back a little to May.I am lucky,self employed,so just need to hire someone to do my job. Timing depends on my son's employer. I do appreciate the input from all,thanks...
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    Thanks all,for the input and links.

    Thanks all,for the input and links.
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    If you find some footwear that Really is...

    If you find some footwear that Really is waterproof,please let me know. Hipwaders don't count...
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    Thanks,bugs were exactly what I was wondering...

    Thanks,bugs were exactly what I was wondering about. Might stall a couple of weeks to give Vermont a chance to dry up a little. Thanks again for your response!
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    NOBO from Delaware Water Gap

    There is no doubt that if I was better at searching the forum the info I seek is already here,but I give up easy when I know folks here are so helpful. So here goes-my son and I have walked from...
  9. Sounds great,as long as your hiking goal is only...

    Sounds great,as long as your hiking goal is only speed. Enjoy! Personally,I hike to enjoy nature,and time spent with my son/hiking partner. Food is part of that experience. I imagine I could really...
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    Katadyn makes a 10L gravity system that works...

    Katadyn makes a 10L gravity system that works great. I think i paid around 100 bucks. Works fast,just hang it from a tree branch and dump the water in. 1200 miles on the AT for two people and only...
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    Now,that is funny!!

    Now,that is funny!!
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    Tuna,spam,summer sausage or pepperoni on crackers...

    Tuna,spam,summer sausage or pepperoni on crackers or tortilla. Jerky. Cliff bar or similar. Trail mix for desert. Whatever you can find ....
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    Pretty sure you can buy an inexpensive device to...

    Pretty sure you can buy an inexpensive device to sort coins and put them in rolls banks will accept. I believe I saw them at Office Depot. Lucky for me my small town bank still takes ziplock bags of...
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    I noticed on some mountain house packages there...

    I noticed on some mountain house packages there is a date that looks laser printed on the very edge of the pouch. Had to really search to find it. Hope that helps.
  15. Used to carry one on trips with boy scouts. I...

    Used to carry one on trips with boy scouts. I often left it in the fire ring as a night light for the younger boys. Surprising how much area they can light up. Not bright,but enough for that midnight...
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    [QUOTE=OwenM;2240876]In that case, you wouldn't...

    [QUOTE=OwenM;2240876]In that case, you wouldn't need toilet paper, either, at least after the first day or so.
    That's a Win/Win:banana[/QUOTE
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    If your mortgage is with a local bank,ask if they...

    If your mortgage is with a local bank,ask if they will defer payments for 6 months. This will not be free,it will cost extra interest. If your mortgage is in the secondary or online market,don't...
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    Now,that there is funny! Why not honey coated...

    Now,that there is funny! Why not honey coated spawning salmon?
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    I would hike without food before I would hike...

    I would hike without food before I would hike without toilet paper...
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    We certainly "winged it",with mostly good...

    We certainly "winged it",with mostly good results. Many motels have laundry available,often grocery store or Dollar General were walking distance away. And then there is Uber.
  21. Just want to say that taking your Dad out there...

    Just want to say that taking your Dad out there is great. Hope it goes well,wherever you hike.
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    Mike is a good guy,stopped at a bar so we could...

    Mike is a good guy,stopped at a bar so we could grab a six pack on the way to a motel. Was right on time and very friendly.
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    In 2016,we left Springer on May 15. When we got...

    In 2016,we left Springer on May 15. When we got to NOC ,Moutain House was sold out for the year at the outfitter,but we still found a decent resupply in the general store. Tuna,Lipton and such. Great...
  24. From Iowa,and I can relate.Two places with easy...

    From Iowa,and I can relate.Two places with easy airport access are Harpers Ferry and Delaware Water Gap. Train runs from HF to Washington DC,and a 25 dollar cab gets you to the airport. New York City...
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    Hope you can make your food system work. As for...

    Hope you can make your food system work. As for losing weight hiking,that is one of the reasons I hike. Problem is that I find the weight I thought I lost shortly after I stop hiking....
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