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    Word travels fast ...so here I am. Thanks for...

    Word travels fast ...so here I am. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I am dealing with a cantakerous heart condition, but honestly I just don't spend that much time on line any more. A little...
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    ===================================== We live...

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    We live in Laramie and have both hiked the entire AT. Shoot me an e-mail or PM after the holidays and we can set up a get together to talk "Trail"
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    Poll: There wasn't a category for me to check ...but...

    There wasn't a category for me to check ...but here's my "status"

    I'm a former thru-hiker (AT 2003)

    Had a heart attack in 2008 from which I am bouncing back but still have residual heart...
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    Honestly ...you only need the spoon. True the...

    Honestly ...you only need the spoon. True the fork would come in handy now and then but it's not necessary. Plus, if you carry the fork it will get dirty and require cleaning. It's not so much...
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    Probably has chaged since 2003 ...but back...

    Probably has chaged since 2003 ...but back then the hardest places to find decent resupply (without a bus ride or shuttle) were:

    Glencliff, NH
    Bear Mountain, NY
    Harpers Ferry, WV

    'Slogger
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    It's most likely the effect of prolonged pressure...

    It's most likely the effect of prolonged pressure on your brachial plexus from the shoulder straps of your backpack. Read the following:
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    I didn't read through all of the previous posts...

    I didn't read through all of the previous posts so this may be redundant but ....

    What bugged me the most during my 2003 thru were people who complained endlessly. We all had bad days, we all...
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    Different things work for different people. That...

    Different things work for different people. That being said ...in 2003 when my dogs started to bark back at the PA rocks I got a large tube of "Aspercreme" and massaged my feet with it multiple...
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    Might just sound like semantics ...but there...

    Might just sound like semantics ...but there is a big difference between what is called an "Insert and what is called a "Foot Bed". Inserts are typically made of a compressible foam or cork and...
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    Forgot to mention that I am referring to the OR...

    Forgot to mention that I am referring to the OR Bug Bivy. Here is a link to one source:
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    Not DIY ...but we own 2 of these and really...

    Not DIY ...but we own 2 of these and really like them. Nice thing is that they work under a tarp or in a shelter and only weigh around 11 oz

    'Slogger
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    Hey David, with the exception perhaps of this...

    Hey David, with the exception perhaps of this year, 2003 was one of the best examples of the circumstances you describe in your original post.

    The first thing I did when I realized that the rain...
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    Been 7 years but I did the entire trail with 3...

    Been 7 years but I did the entire trail with 3 "food" mail drops. I can only imagine that it is at least that good if not better now. As long as you don't have special dietary needs you can generally...
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    That Trailphone is pretty slick. Wish that was...

    That Trailphone is pretty slick. Wish that was available when I hiked the AT in 2003

    'Slogger
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    Boat Ride ...

    The title says is all ...yeah, a bunch of us walked into a convenient store near Pulaski, VA for a microwave hamburger one hot afternoon. After finishing our mystery meat burgers we got back out...
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    I have a new, unused PocketMail device that I...

    I have a new, unused PocketMail device that I would like to sell. $50 + shipping. It has never been activated. New in box.

    PM me if interested.

    'Slogger
  17. Does your tent have a vestibule ? Just get...

    Does your tent have a vestibule ? Just get partially covered under the vestibule awning, pull off your raincoat and turn it inside out, leaving it out in the vestibule as you crawl into your tent.
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    ====================== Actually mine did...

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    Actually mine did cause a lot of damage. I was 4 hours in an ambulance and have significant left ventricular heart wall damage. Cardiac output is compromised so exercise...
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    ============================== I didn't...

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    I didn't consider myself to be old at 58 ...and then I had a sudden heart attack - - totally out of the blue and no history or symptoms. Back on my feet now...
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    Wow ...the old one was really showing its age....

    Wow ...the old one was really showing its age. Glad I got to see it 3 times before it was replaced (2001, 2003 and 2007).

    'Slogger
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    ============================= Sly ...

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    Sly ...listen to Wolf and the others - - GET SOME TESTS DONE. The last thing you need to do is set out hiking to see if you can do any better than yesterday....
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    I recently quit my job. So I guess I don't do...

    I recently quit my job. So I guess I don't do anything for a living anymore.

    'Slogger
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    ===================== In the first 40 or so...

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    In the first 40 or so days on the trail in 2003 I lost about 12 - 14 lbs ...but then is started to melt away faster than I could put it back on. By the time I got to...
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    Footslogger's heart damage will heal and he will...

    Footslogger's heart damage will heal and he will re-hike the AT and set the record as the oldest person to hike the AT twice.

    'Slogger
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    ======================== I don't particularly...

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    I don't particularly like them, for all the reasons stated so far in previous posts. That said ...during my thru in 2003 we went 2 months straight with 3 weeks of...
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