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    Default You're a Thru-Hiker: What do you want in your care package?

    So on your thru hike, you come into town to resupply and find a box from friends or family... What are some of the best things you'd want to find in your care package?


    "Your comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
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    Whiteblaze terms-of-service prevent me from answering this question honestly.

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    Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It would be a horde of stuff some useful some not. A good opportunity for a time-delayed, long-distance joke.
    See ya when I get there.

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    New socks, trail runners, clean new Smartwool T shirt, inspirational note/pic, Belgian cookies, Starbucks Via(in winter), Swiss or German chocolate, and a pic of folks back home with a brief note about how they are embracing life to the fullest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    New socks, trail runners, clean new Smartwool T shirt, inspirational note/pic, Belgian cookies, Starbucks Via(in winter), Swiss or German chocolate, and a pic of folks back home with a brief note about how they are embracing life to the fullest.
    oh yeah, sure sure, all that stuff too, nuttin like the smell of Moms fresh baked peanut butter cookies to entice and piss off the postal worker but for federal law.
    Last edited by rocketsocks; 06-12-2014 at 14:58. Reason: schmell of

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    Or homemade Oatmeal raisin cookies
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    Moon Pies....
    The trouble I have with campfires are the folks that carry a bottle in one hand and a Bible in the other.
    You never know which one is talking.

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    Starbucks Via
    HST/JMT August 2016
    TMB/Alps Sept 2015
    PCT Mile 0-857 - Apr/May 2015
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    AT: Rockfish Gap to Boiling Springs 2014
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    More Starbucks Via... and hard candies (Atomic Fireballs).

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    Whatever ya wanna send me..... And cash.
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    From Dalton, Georgia (65 mi above Altanta, 15mi south of Chattanooga)

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    Jelly Belly jellie beans
    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    New Socks, Batteries, T-Shirt, Trail Runners , and how about an complete food drop with 5 days of food, Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners and snacks and some Home made Banana Nut Bread, AT Post Cards ( you know the Been there Done that ones ) i can send to Family members from the trail, Snickers Bars, Honey Buns, But forget about MONEY a responsible thru-hiker should have plenty of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED-DOG View Post
    New Socks, Batteries, T-Shirt, Trail Runners , and how about an complete food drop with 5 days of food, Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners and snacks and some Home made Banana Nut Bread, AT Post Cards ( you know the Been there Done that ones ) i can send to Family members from the trail, Snickers Bars, Honey Buns, But forget about MONEY a responsible thru-hiker should have plenty of that.
    Oh Yeah you probaly should throw in some Condoms.

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    Starbucks ICED Via. Trust me.
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    Dr Bronner's Peppermint Soap and scrub brush. Sometimes, if I had to choose I'd opt for a hot shower rather than sex. The sex comes after the hot shower when I smell all pepperminty and feel invigorated. Women like that peppermint smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedMonkey View Post
    Moon Pies....
    Tastykakes
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedMonkey View Post
    Moon Pies....
    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    Tastykakes
    Ding Dongs....sorry, couldn't resist, hehe

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    Anything home baked with lots of peanut butter, rice crispie treats, money cards to use at restaurants after the hike(or maybe even during), flavored crackers, and too many other things to mention.

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    Peanut Butter Cookies, gift cards, socks, Mtn House type entres(any brand), Chocolate, Jerky, single serving Nescafe tubes, bags of potato chips, letters and photos, etc.
    "Something hidden. Go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go!" (Rudyard Kipling)
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