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  1. I don't think so . It's more like 7-8 miles...

    I don't think so . It's more like 7-8 miles since I kind of do it as a yearly hike on Labor Day. I get to the HP visitors center around 1 am and hike in to the shelter.
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    Regarding pay phones. They seem to be relegated...

    Regarding pay phones. They seem to be relegated to the past since most people have cell phones. They won't maintain something that's not used much or remove it completely.
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    I forgot my spoon once when I was doing a...

    I forgot my spoon once when I was doing a weeklong trip. What saved me was an army surplus store that's no longer there. I tried to by a spoon at a Doller Tree in town but they had none. My last...
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    I don't know how it can be boring at all. You...

    I don't know how it can be boring at all. You are busy getting from one place to another. At the end of the day there are the chores (cooking dinner, setting up the tend, rinsing socks, etc.) ...
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    The shelters were great for a while, but with...

    The shelters were great for a while, but with homeless, vandalism and other things happening it would be better to eliminate them and just leave campsites in their place. Tents have gotten better...
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    I know a cheaper alternative. Tincture of bear...

    I know a cheaper alternative. Tincture of bear mother in law. Works every time.
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    From Google: Is DMSO harmful to humans? ...

    From Google:

    Is DMSO harmful to humans?

    When applied to the skin: Non-prescription DMSO is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Some non-prescription DMSO products might be "industrial grade," which is not...
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    Not so since if the nose gets clogged you will...

    Not so since if the nose gets clogged you will wake up gasping for air. That could cause even more problems.
  9. About sending the sleeping bag home. I cannot...

    About sending the sleeping bag home. I cannot count the times that I've encountered people like that. They tend to get a big surprise, especially in Va. I got surprised by a nor'easter in July no...
  10. Oops missed the post up above. Anyway, it works...

    Oops missed the post up above. Anyway, it works with a pad and if needed the poncho overhead.
  11. I use an army poncho liner, If it gets cooler I...

    I use an army poncho liner, If it gets cooler I just double it but only above.50. Anyone else?
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    It's the Slim Jim's. The only thing with a...

    It's the Slim Jim's. The only thing with a longer shelf life is Twinkies!
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    I've got bad news for you. I bought a lot for a...

    I've got bad news for you. I bought a lot for a 3 week trip to the Catskills in NY. It was a few weeks before the trip and they went funny and I had to throw them out.
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    Hey everyone. I had the same problem with the...

    Hey everyone. I had the same problem with the Mini mag, especially when the bulb went out at the wrong time. When the LED conversion kit came out I ran to get it.
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    LED's tend to fade with age so your's is normal

    LED's tend to fade with age so your's is normal
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    It was called the Jackstrap and I still have two...

    It was called the Jackstrap and I still have two somewhere.
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    It was called the Jackstrap and I still have two...

    It was called the Jackstrap and I still have two somewhere.
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    Golden retriever would work well.

    Golden retriever would work well.
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    Let me end this once and for all. I HAVE NEVER...

    Let me end this once and for all. I HAVE NEVER COME ACCROSS A PACK THAT IS WATERPROOF,NOT EVEN A DRY BAG AFTER SOME TIME. Always use a liner. After a few days of rain I stayed at the firehouse in...
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    Maybe, but I consider it fiction. I've read the...

    Maybe, but I consider it fiction. I've read the book and living it by doing the trail myself was better. That book was probably meant for armchair hikers.
  21. It seems they don't work. You may be right about...

    It seems they don't work. You may be right about bots. How can you travel at this time with everyone locked down again? How can they be independently wealthy and do this? I've said this many...
  22. I don't know if anyone else said this: You said...

    I don't know if anyone else said this: You said leaded gas. THAT IS A DEFINATE NO NO!!!! You do not wnat to be breathing in the fumes since lead will do a job on you!!!!!
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    I had the 123 at one time but the way things went...

    I had the 123 at one time but the way things went I had to give it up Try traveling on the subways and buses, trains with it. By the way, I used a dropper to prime it right out of the tank. ...
  24. "As do all the hikers on the PCT and CDT. This...

    "As do all the hikers on the PCT and CDT. This may push the organizations that sponsor long distance trails to move away from shelters toward more tenting areas. Whole lot cheaper to build and...
  25. With the fact that Covid is around this means...

    With the fact that Covid is around this means little or no maintenance was or will be done for a while. This means the trail will be overgrown in places and in others there could be blowdowns that...
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