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    Default What Do You Need in Hanover?

    In the process of updating my re-supply article, I was talking to the owner of Omer and Bob's, a sporting goods store on Allen St. (It's next to EBA's restaurant on Allen St.)

    Omer's is not an Outfitter, tho it carries many things that hikers will find useful: Outerwear, boots and trail runners; socks, small clothing accessories, etc.

    The owner asked me what sorts of things SHOULD he carry that thru-hikers might want or need before leaving town. Here are my suggestions:

    *Fuel (Both Coleman and Denatured alcohol, available by the ounce).
    *Sock liners
    *Polypro liner gloves
    *Fleece gloves
    *Warm Hats
    *Long Underwear

    What would you guys like to see on this list? I'll pass your ideas on to him in a few days.

    Be aware that he is NOT planning on getting into the Outfitter business as there are two enormous stores (an EMS and an L.L. Bean) in nearby West Lebanon. So please don't suggest stuff like Mountain House dinners,or stoves, water fillers, sleeping bags, tents, etc. What he's interested in knowing is what are some of the smaller items that folks will be needing before heading into the White Mountains?

    Thanx for the input, and I'll get back to you on what he decideds to do, esp. as regards the fuel, which is important as right now, there's only ONE place in town that sells it (the Tru-Value Hardware place).

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    How about the small sort of things like iodine tablets, head bug nets, good duct tape (not the cheap stuff), lithium batteries (AA and AAA), some wicking Ts and shorts/underwear.
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    Aqua Mira.

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    Long Sleeve Cool Max shirts (like the ones you can buy at the AMC huts). Jack, you can personalize them with some of your witicisms. They'd probably be a huge hit.
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    I think isobutane canisters would be helpful to go along with denatured alcohol and white gas.
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    We needed a stove repair kit when we went through there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribes
    I think isobutane canisters would be helpful to go along with denatured alcohol and white gas.

    I second that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin
    ... What he's interested in knowing is what are some of the smaller items that folks will be needing before heading into the White Mountains? ...
    I was wishing at times that I had a football uniform with padding, especially the helmet, when I hiked through the White Mountains... but for fashion reasons that ain't going to happen. How 'bout a good first aid kit that specializes in cuts, bruises and broken bones-- a 'White Mountain Edition'?

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    Default Fuel Canisters

    Fuel cannisters. The small and large type...

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    Esbit fuel tabs
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    Not sure how many he'd sell, but a map can be particularly usefull in the Whites.

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    How about repair items for various gear?

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    I visited Omar and Bob's when I went through Hanover but I really didn't need anything at the time. The Co-op is great and I had a PO in Glencliff, two days north. Only thing that comes to mind is denatured or HEET.

    Come to think of it, I believe I did want to swap my liner socks in Hanover and O&B's didn't have them.
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    I know O&B cannot provide it, but a cheap shower would be nice for those that stay at the shelter on the edge of town. Theres a place downtown that did charge $15 for a shower, had hot tubs and all. I second the fuel cannisters and aqua mira.
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    Is this place on the trail? We were told there was no outfitter or sporting goods store in hanover when we went through. In fact, we were told we had to take a bus to the next town over to find anything that resembled an outfitter. Nice town, but certainly Yuppieville, USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solemates
    Is this place on the trail? We were told there was no outfitter or sporting goods store in hanover when we went through. In fact, we were told we had to take a bus to the next town over to find anything that resembled an outfitter. Nice town, but certainly Yuppieville, USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singletrack
    I know O&B cannot provide it, but a cheap shower would be nice for those that stay at the shelter on the edge of town. Theres a place downtown that did charge $15 for a shower, had hot tubs and all. I second the fuel cannisters and aqua mira.
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    Well, certainly thru-hikers are looking to top off fuel bottles. Other than that, I might be interested in:

    Stove repair parts. Don't want to buy the whole kit just for a gasket or orfice.

    Water filter cartridges
    Aqua Mira

    Other stove fuel, such as Esbit or canisters.

    Batteries

    Duct Tape

    Parachute Cord by the foot.

    Misc. buckles and straps

    First aid supplies, like moleskin, tape, band-aids. I assume that I can get Vitamine I elsewhere in town.

    Detergent in one load size so I can use a washing machine in one of the Dartmouth dorms.

    What are some of the other items that Keith Shaw kept in his lock up? That would probably give you a good idea of what to stock.

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    I know you said no suggestions like Mountain House, but a small food supply might sell well as thru hikers pass - I'm not suggesting a grocery section, but I'm sure they could work a deal with an online distributor (pack-lite foods?) to keep some stock on hand. They won't get rich, but it seems to me that one stop shopping would be nice.

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