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    Bill Irwin is the first blind person to hike the...

    Bill Irwin is the first blind person to hike the entire trail. He tells a good story and he hates hiking! I would also make contact with some of the people who host the hiker hostels. They're the...
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    I just finished reading "Blind Courage" by Bill...

    I just finished reading "Blind Courage" by Bill Irwin, the fist blind person to thru hike the Appalcachian Trail.
    Bill's book is marvelous and through his perception he captures a vivid picture of...
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    Too late for me to wish you Merry Christmas but...

    Too late for me to wish you Merry Christmas but at least I can say Happy New Year! Thanks for the hospitality.

    MacGyver alias Beartrack
  4. My miniature hommade Amateur Radio Transceiver. A...

    My miniature hommade Amateur Radio Transceiver. A hiker named SloGoin designed it and I built it. It weighs about 2 oz and fits into a little altoids tin. I was able to lay in my sleeping bag with my...
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    Don't take the foolish chance of exploding your...

    Don't take the foolish chance of exploding your stove right in front of you by surrounding it with a wind screen of any type. You're asking for trouble if you do it!. That's why MSR designed the...
  6. One Easter Sunday 2005 I left Springer Mountain...

    One Easter Sunday 2005 I left Springer Mountain with about 58 pounds on my back. I changed out a few items at Neel Gap which brought my weight to around 48 pounds. As I progressed farther up the...
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    Poll: Amateur Radio Station. I carry a complete set-up...

    Amateur Radio Station. I carry a complete set-up with antenna, tuner, transceiver, battery pack, morse code key and earphones. It all weighs less than one pound. I built it myself just for the trail...
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    There are at least four or five nice tent pads...

    There are at least four or five nice tent pads right around the Garvey shelter.
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    Poll: They havevn't saved my knees, really, but they do...

    They havevn't saved my knees, really, but they do help me to maintain ballance while fording streams and trekking through some of those stretches of trail where there has been little to no...
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    Church is everywhere

    Church is wherever you want to make it.
    I'd rather have a true relationship than religion.
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    WhisperLight (ShoutHeavy) Great Stove!

    My wife and I have used our WhisperLight for many years without ever encountering any trouble. It has gone on several extended kayak trips in Alaska where we've been many days out away from the...
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    I'll be carrying a portable station this year

    I've just completed construction on the ATS-3 (Appalachian Trail Sprint - 3 http://www.qsl.net/kd1jv/ATS3.HTM ) and will be taking it along on my hike this year. It runs about 2.5 watts from a 9 volt...
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    Radio Active on the AT

    I've just completed construction on the ATS-3 (Appalachian Trail Sprint - 3) and will be taking it along on my hike this year. It runs about 2.5 watts from a 9 volt battery and operates 80, 40, 30...
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