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    "Wise" old owl. . . I think you should live and...

    "Wise" old owl. . . I think you should live and let live. As a father to 6 I have spent all of my free time with my family in the woods, hunting (gasp with real guns!) fishing, hiking and especially...
  2. Thread: Boots

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    I think it's less about the boots and more about...

    I think it's less about the boots and more about the sock set up. If your boots fit you right (slightly larger than your normal shoes) you will have room for a good thorlo or smartwool sock with a...
  3. The way our park systems are being cut is anyone...

    The way our park systems are being cut is anyone surprised?
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    [QUOTE=Blissful;1162603]Ron's motel is in...

    [QUOTE=Blissful;1162603]Ron's motel is in Hiawasee

    You've got some good climbs in there. And a rather steep descent off Blue Mtn.

    Blue decent did seem like a beast to me as well on the...
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    Great customer service is worth something. Great...

    Great customer service is worth something. Great advice, workshops and garage sales.
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    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.htm...

    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=CS53SS

    cold steel spike neck knife. Razor sharp out of the box. Inconspicuous and a solid defense knife if you ever needed it. Took it on...
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    Unless you live where there are no bugs don't buy...

    Unless you live where there are no bugs don't buy any hammock without a bug netting (i.e. Eagle nest). There's no sleep for me when bugs are buzzing in my face and sucking the life blood out of me. ...
  8. regular white string cheese is good. Used it on...

    regular white string cheese is good. Used it on my last section.
  9. If you take your filter and soak it in a baking...

    If you take your filter and soak it in a baking soda/water mixture for about an hour then rinse well with filtered water or tap water after a week or so of use, then let it air out over night, it...
  10. Thread: Cheese?

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    string cheese is great. I take it along with a...

    string cheese is great. I take it along with a bag of precut pepperoni and precooked chicken breast chunks (foil pouch) and then wrap it up in a tortilla along with any mayo mustard and other...
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    There are a couple REI's in North Atlanta. ...

    There are a couple REI's in North Atlanta. They'll have every thing you need, not to mention plenty of grocery stores for the main stuff.
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    I have some dri ducks. they're great. they are...

    I have some dri ducks. they're great. they are cheap and light. I do a lot of my backpacking adventures in the warmer part of spring, summer and fall so I am not a big rain gear person but...
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    I'd rather see a little snow white paint on a...

    I'd rather see a little snow white paint on a tree than miss a hard turn on the trail and wander for a while, especially in the dark.
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    I wear midweight Injinji toe socks and then the...

    I wear midweight Injinji toe socks and then the medium weight smartwools
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    I love Nickel Creek and anything with a mandolin...

    I love Nickel Creek and anything with a mandolin in it for hiking and chilling. Then for the uphill Rage Against the Machine, 311 or some Reggae, ska or punk. Love Dropkick Murphies. Reminds me of...
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    The trail is a pretty diverse place, with people...

    The trail is a pretty diverse place, with people from all walks. I think you'll fit right in!
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    I respect the years and miles of all of those...

    I respect the years and miles of all of those that have commented, and although I don't agree with the idea presented I am disappointed that my friendly hiker community would be so nasty to this...
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    for about 6 bux you can add a little water and...

    for about 6 bux you can add a little water and abrasion resistance with a piece of tyvek cut to fit the shape of your pad, weighs an ounce, maybe two?
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    Skip all of that and get on the most brutal...

    Skip all of that and get on the most brutal stairclimber machine you can find every other day for an hour along with actual hikes and you'll be ship shape for your hike and almost anything else.
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    pretty handy in a pinch. Loved combining my...

    pretty handy in a pinch. Loved combining my phone, camera and gps/web access to one small device. An extra battery and some mild conservation and you'd be set for a week if not more between...
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    I think family obligations more than money or...

    I think family obligations more than money or jobs keep people from long term backpacking trips. I take my kiddos with me for a week at a time but they are all under 12 years old. My 4 year old did...
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    Not to mention the wife never suspects you are...

    Not to mention the wife never suspects you are feeding your backpacking obsession if you buy something from lowes right? I bought a $60 ultra bright tactical flashlight from Lowes. . . added it to...
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    "Our lives. . .need relief where the pine...

    "Our lives. . .need relief where the pine flourishes and the jay still screams." --Henry David Thoreau
  24. Do you think the incidence of bear attacks more...

    Do you think the incidence of bear attacks more to do with increased human traffic/encroachment or better documentation? Interesting work. I had a mother and cub come right down next to my hammock...
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    dryer lint balls soaked in vaseline and a little...

    dryer lint balls soaked in vaseline and a little clear mini bic so I can see how much I have left. a half dozen or so strike anywhere matches as backup in a ziploc. that and a lil' dandy stove that...
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