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    Hmm. Well, I leave Tuesday morning, so I may have...

    Hmm. Well, I leave Tuesday morning, so I may have to wait on that. Possibly I'll try to stop by one of those places you mention and pick it up, otherwise, maybe I'll have to arrange with you to send...
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    Thanks guys. I planned to get your guidebook,...

    Thanks guys. I planned to get your guidebook, SGT, and now I'm sure I'd better. Probably most of my questions are answered therein. Question, is it sold locally anywhere in the Asheville area? I'm...
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    Resupply on trail

    Hey, I'm thinking about doing a thruhike on the BMT, or as much as I can, since time is a constraint. I have about 25 days at my disposal this August, dead time between the two volunteer...
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    Agreed, this is my favorite water source on the...

    Agreed, this is my favorite water source on the whole trail, saving the best for last (unless you're a crazy sobo, that is). If ever there was a sacred spring, I say this was it. It was a beauty to...
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    Priming. I should have thought of that. and...

    Priming. I should have thought of that.

    and here I was afraid someone was going to say something about those heavy pennies...
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    pop can stoves

    can someone explain this to me? What is the purpose of making a stove like this:

    http://www.thesodacanstove.com/stove/

    Why go to the trouble of making the inner wall and cutting the center...
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    thanks for the help everyone. it's so frustrating...

    thanks for the help everyone. it's so frustrating not to know what to use, or the costs of things. I'm a map nut, and would love the fancy color topo maps, but i don't know that it's in my price...
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    Anyways, I have savings, but want to have some...

    Anyways, I have savings, but want to have some money left for when I finish so I'm not out on the street. I figure one way to save is to not buy things I don't need.
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    I would certainly work if I could find a job. One...

    I would certainly work if I could find a job. One has not been forthcoming.
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    comperable? they cost $200!

    comperable? they cost $200!
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    I'm trying to remember from a friend's copy, but...

    I'm trying to remember from a friend's copy, but what kind of detail do the maps in the guidebooks give?

    I'm starting to wonder if the cost and hassle of printing all the Halfmile maps out isn't...
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    Guidebooks

    If I went with the PCT Data Book and Half Mile's maps, would that be enough? From what I've seen of the Wilderness Guides, they aren't worth the money except for the maps; they give a description of...
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    New bear box and privy in 2010 (Thanks NYNJTC!)....

    New bear box and privy in 2010 (Thanks NYNJTC!). The water is still at the house down the hill.

    There's also a collection of junked cars a couple minutes walk north of the shelter on the right,...
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    I was a NJ Ridgerunner last season. This shelter...

    I was a NJ Ridgerunner last season. This shelter gave me a lot of problems, with all the garbage and a HUGE fire ring people kept building. the log benches set up around the would-be firepit doesn't...
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    JoshuaTree, thank you, that helps a lot. Hadn't...

    JoshuaTree, thank you, that helps a lot. Hadn't thought about rodents (though I should have, last summer in Utah I had a packrat keep building a next on the engine block...) Does stabili mean some...
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    I already have absolute minimal insurance, so...

    I already have absolute minimal insurance, so that's not an issue. Are the storage places pretty pricey? Do they have outdoor storage (not in a unit), and is that a decent option if so?
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    Car storage

    I'm planning a PCT thruhike next season, and was wondering, what should I do with my truck? When I did the AT it was easy to leave it at my parent's house, but right now that's not the best option,...
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    Would it be possible to thruhike with just the...

    Would it be possible to thruhike with just the Data Book? Does it have maps? Good town info? Yogi's book looks awesome, but has a lot of stuff I don't really need (tho I'm sure I'd enjoy reading),...
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    What about if you cook over mountain laurel? Will...

    What about if you cook over mountain laurel? Will it poison you?

    Either way, good tip, thanks.
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    I agree. It's cool to see the old ones, but for...

    I agree. It's cool to see the old ones, but for some reason people look down on the new stuff (need I mention Cubby 08?). I say it's alright, just as long as it's not on the trees, cuz that ain't...
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    I love the way you said that. I was gonna say...

    I love the way you said that.

    I was gonna say it's sort of an inborn thing. I just wasn't satisfied with this daily grind of civilization, even at a young age. Something always felt wrong, I...
  22. Thread: Some WB fun

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    Ok, I did it. Unfortunately, it was in a section...

    Ok, I did it. Unfortunately, it was in a section that I'd already commented on the threads I was interested in when they were current (I go thru phases of being interested in WB, and not). I made the...
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    I say burn it. And when you do, think about coal...

    I say burn it. And when you do, think about coal plants, nuclear reactors, and garbage incinerators. You won't feel too bad about a little pressure treated wood any more ;)
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    Ain't it stupid that enjoying that stuff is made...

    Ain't it stupid that enjoying that stuff is made fun of? That was one of the cool things about Virginia for me, there were butterflies everywhere.
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    You were probably close to a nest, I'd guess.

    You were probably close to a nest, I'd guess.
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