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  1. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    My son and hiked from Springer to Delaware Water...

    My son and hiked from Springer to Delaware Water Gap(so far). He has US Cell,I have Verizon. In that distance,there was maybe five times where I had service,and he did not. You should be fine.
  3. Laurie,first I want to agree with your opinion of...

    Laurie,first I want to agree with your opinion of the book,loved it. Now I want to thank you for all you do for the AT,and wish you a nice crowd for your event. We made it to Harpers Ferry twice on...
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    Uber picked us up several times from trailheads,I...

    Uber picked us up several times from trailheads,I believe they use GPS,and it was no issue for them at all. That,of course,was my experience. Yours may be different.
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    Wow,way more math than I ever imagined I would...

    Wow,way more math than I ever imagined I would find here..but for me,it boils down to this-everywhere I go,and everything I do has risks. I am not immortal,I have to die somewhere,sometime. If it...
  6. Thread: Friendliness

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    That middle finger wave would give the old guys...

    That middle finger wave would give the old guys hanging out at the convenience store something to talk about for weeks....
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    We hiked the superfund site near Palmerton on a...

    We hiked the superfund site near Palmerton on a 95 degree day with no shade. There is no drinkable water for miles. I started with six liters,and got as close to heat exhaustion as I ever have in my...
  8. Thread: Friendliness

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    May as well throw this in..In Iowa,when you meet...

    May as well throw this in..In Iowa,when you meet a vehicle on a country road(and we have lots of them),it is common to see the "finger wave". That occurs when the driver raises the index finger of...
  9. I believe the term for the adhesive sheets is...

    I believe the term for the adhesive sheets is Badge Magic,and they really do stick. Should show up in a google search,if not,Scoutstuff.org sells it,I think.
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    Between Springer And Harper's Ferry I fell 11...

    Between Springer And Harper's Ferry I fell 11 times,only once drew blood. I figure one every hundred miles is OK. What was not OK was tripping on the curb at a highway rest stop on the way to the...
  11. In 2016,my son and I hiked from Springer to...

    In 2016,my son and I hiked from Springer to Harper's Ferry. To escape some heavy rain,we spent one night in a hostel above a gas station(wish I could remember the name of the place)and Teardrop was...
  12. Thread: Roman

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    Not to bad mouth Spam,because Lord knows I have...

    Not to bad mouth Spam,because Lord knows I have eaten my share when hiking,but this thread forces me to share a story. In my real life I sell tools,at places like meat packing plants. One customer at...
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    I think we will try to push back a little to...

    I think we will try to push back a little to May.I am lucky,self employed,so just need to hire someone to do my job. Timing depends on my son's employer. I do appreciate the input from all,thanks...
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    Thanks all,for the input and links.

    Thanks all,for the input and links.
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    If you find some footwear that Really is...

    If you find some footwear that Really is waterproof,please let me know. Hipwaders don't count...
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    Thanks,bugs were exactly what I was wondering...

    Thanks,bugs were exactly what I was wondering about. Might stall a couple of weeks to give Vermont a chance to dry up a little. Thanks again for your response!
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    NOBO from Delaware Water Gap

    There is no doubt that if I was better at searching the forum the info I seek is already here,but I give up easy when I know folks here are so helpful. So here goes-my son and I have walked from...
  18. Sounds great,as long as your hiking goal is only...

    Sounds great,as long as your hiking goal is only speed. Enjoy! Personally,I hike to enjoy nature,and time spent with my son/hiking partner. Food is part of that experience. I imagine I could really...
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    Katadyn makes a 10L gravity system that works...

    Katadyn makes a 10L gravity system that works great. I think i paid around 100 bucks. Works fast,just hang it from a tree branch and dump the water in. 1200 miles on the AT for two people and only...
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    Now,that is funny!!

    Now,that is funny!!
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    Tuna,spam,summer sausage or pepperoni on crackers...

    Tuna,spam,summer sausage or pepperoni on crackers or tortilla. Jerky. Cliff bar or similar. Trail mix for desert. Whatever you can find ....
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    Pretty sure you can buy an inexpensive device to...

    Pretty sure you can buy an inexpensive device to sort coins and put them in rolls banks will accept. I believe I saw them at Office Depot. Lucky for me my small town bank still takes ziplock bags of...
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    I noticed on some mountain house packages there...

    I noticed on some mountain house packages there is a date that looks laser printed on the very edge of the pouch. Had to really search to find it. Hope that helps.
  24. Used to carry one on trips with boy scouts. I...

    Used to carry one on trips with boy scouts. I often left it in the fire ring as a night light for the younger boys. Surprising how much area they can light up. Not bright,but enough for that midnight...
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    [QUOTE=OwenM;2240876]In that case, you wouldn't...

    [QUOTE=OwenM;2240876]In that case, you wouldn't need toilet paper, either, at least after the first day or so.
    That's a Win/Win:banana[/QUOTE
    Correct. An extra benefit I did not think of....
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