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    I wish I could, but I hate the traffic and crowds...

    I wish I could, but I hate the traffic and crowds on Memorial day weekend. That is why I am waiting until next weekend to do a hike ;)
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    The Patagonia Houdini The Patagonia Houdini s a...

    The Patagonia Houdini The Patagonia Houdini s a nylon shell with just a DWR coating that even Patagonia says is only weather/water resistant. You are going in the early summer, so there is a strong...
  3. Being a Philly native , the entire Northeast...

    Being a Philly native , the entire Northeast section of PA once you get north of the Lehigh Tunnel (Lehigh Gap/Palmerton on the AT) is considered "The Poconos" , just like Everything in South Eastern...
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    The Sawyer Mini sells for $20, but due to the...

    The Sawyer Mini sells for $20, but due to the smaller size the output flow is slow and they are not as good as the original Sawyer Squeeze. $30 for an original squeeze is a good price.
  5. From this website. So these idiots hiked...

    From this website.



    So these idiots hiked up 1700 ft and 7.6 miles round trip, off season, to destroy a national registered historic site in a US National forest. That is a federal offense, and...
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    What you are doing sounds similar to the Couch to...

    What you are doing sounds similar to the Couch to 5K routine. I always wanted to try it.
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
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    I seen some sad videos on youtube where middle...

    I seen some sad videos on youtube where middle aged to retirement age thru hikers are bailing out early due to injury. Usually its the knee. I think the best things to do if you are going to attempt...
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    Just a suggestion, if heat helps in the breakdown...

    Just a suggestion, if heat helps in the breakdown and decay of the waste why don't the install solar panels on heat the filled bins?

    I wonder if they made privies a little bit automated it would...
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    Ohh my last post crapped out on me. I forgot...

    Ohh my last post crapped out on me. I forgot Imodium,and the weight of everything is 9.2oz
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    With deodorant, There is regular sized, travel...

    With deodorant, There is regular sized, travel sized (about 4oz) but look for the tiny .5oz "trial size" versions. I use a Speed Stick deodorant Trial size, and on my scale its 2.1oz. Some people...
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    I hate to say it but economics and the "Market"...

    I hate to say it but economics and the "Market" has a way of fixing things. I think with the internet and the recent slew of books ad movies are making the AT way too popular. I am in my mid 40's an...
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    Yeah Tyvek Trash !

    So in my neighborhood there a 2 new houses being built. The guys building the houses are a little bit sloppy and after a wind storm last night I woke up this morning, and seen 3'x4' white triangle on...
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    On a side note. In the PA governors race, better...

    On a side note. In the PA governors race, better hope the Democrat Tom Wolf does not win....he support it.

    http://www.wolfforpa.com/sections/page/sporting-and-outdoors
  14. Thanks. I started this thread to warn AT hikers....

    Thanks. I started this thread to warn AT hikers.

    Touching on what some others have said, this area is going to be pretty tough to find a person in. There are a lot of dense woods, and also a lot...
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    OMG a Ti shotglass does exist for the ultralight...

    OMG a Ti shotglass does exist for the ultralight boozehounder hikers out there.

    http://toaksoutdoor.com/titaniumshotglass.aspx
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  16. I have the same thoughts on it as well. While I...

    I have the same thoughts on it as well. While I like the idea and its seems useful, especially because I like to eat lunch on the move. I worry about chaffing with all those straps rubbing with my...
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    Wait so a Flip Flop does not count as a thru...

    Wait so a Flip Flop does not count as a thru hike? You must start at Katahdin or Springer?

    Here was my plan. Hike from Katahdin ME to PA Summer into Fall, break for Winter, Hike Springer GA to PA...
  18. If I was training for a thru hike, I would just...

    If I was training for a thru hike, I would just work on basic ankle, knee, leg and back strengthening exercise. I seen way too many thru hikes end because of bad ankle, or knee. I would do some...
  19. I wonder if its this route highlighted in Road...

    I wonder if its this route highlighted in Road Trip USA

    http://www.roadtripusa.com/routes/appalachiantrail/appalachiantrail.html
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    Just for the record. If you read the article, the...

    Just for the record. If you read the article, the study was done in South Korea, using Korean subjects health records and with Korean made noodles. The warning did include other instant noodles like...
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    While I feel sorry for the family and for their...

    While I feel sorry for the family and for their loss, I was going to say something similar. If I had to die of a massive Heart Attack I rather it happen while doing something I enjoy, like hiking,...
  22. True, I think for the most part every AT shelter...

    True, I think for the most part every AT shelter is not a scene from Animal House. However as a 40ish hiker who has a Teen daughter of his own would, I would not want to be alone in a small lean to...
  23. I hate to say it, but I think the bump up in the...

    I hate to say it, but I think the bump up in the reward is more sillto encourage the locals to keep an eye out and start looking around again. Hiking season is almost over but hunting season is just...
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    Here is a link of a guy who bakes a cake using...

    Here is a link of a guy who bakes a cake using "Just add water" muffin mix, a Sea to Summit style silicone up, a pot, and a alcohol stove.
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  25. I find it funny how people are bashing the...

    I find it funny how people are bashing the parents for following along in an RV and keeping tabs with a GPS. She is 15 years old! If they would have drop her off at Springer with all the right...
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