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  1. Blast from the Past

    My ole Svea is still blazin and roaring. The Optimus I used in the Wind Rivers as NOLS have revered Them. Wool is back as well. What goes around stays around.
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  2. Spam snacks

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    Found this in our local grocery. Combine a pack of Lance Toast Chee crackers (220 Cal) and a pack of Spam Snacks (220 Cal) you have a nice light weight snack with fat and protein. I purchased a handful of the snack packs and plan to give them a try on my next section hike. Make sure you check the expiration date.
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  3. Trail food on the cheap - Mail drops, resupply in towns, and what it has cost me.

    Quote Originally Posted by fabianscorpio View Post
    Beginners ‘on the cheap’ dinner suggestions:

    Found at Big Lots for $2.00 - $3.00…Bear Creek soup mixes, and rice mixes.
    I bought Idahoan instant mashed potatoes at Sam's club, along with A huge box of 'Minute Rice'.....both about 6 bucks for huge boxes...


    Let me start with my favorite….Bear Creek ‘Darn Good chili mix’. Typically, you can get three to four meals out of one bag….


    I pour the entire package of Bear Creek chili
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  4. Adventure of K.O.G.

    Well I have made it to Dawsonville and extremely excited. My shuttle will be picking me up at 9am. I will be starting off at springer mountain... Checked the weather so should be good for about 10 miles lol maybe before the rain kicks in... I wonder how restless I will be tonight... My Sunshine will be without me for at least 3 months, which will be the longest we have spent apart so should be interesting... Been wanting to do this since 93 and my mom and I would have done it in 2000 but she passed ...
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  5. my melancholy introduction... ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerChild View Post
    Hi White Blaze community..

    My name is Susan, trail name Flower Child. In 2015 I hiked 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting at Katahdin.. June 1st, and through the grace of extensive "free blazing" ended in Harper's Ferry, WV. October 1st.

    I injured my foot, right around Caratunk ME, and that kinda threw a wrench in my hiking plans. So I embraced tears, hobbling, 8 mile days, and skipping large portion of trails, till even that was too much.. and
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