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    Published on 04-03-2012 03:10
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    Cheap Gear – How to Dirt Bag and Deal Shop Like a Professional.

    By SGT Rock
    Last Updated 9 June 2006

    ***Note there are a lot of links in this article that are outside of the WhiteBlaze site, I hope to keep them updated**

    When planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, the average hiker starts putting together a kit by going to the local outfitters, looking at the Internet, or picking up a catalog and then builds a shopping list. After a few minutes of doing this however, the sticker shock for gear can set in and even put the unwary shopper in the hospital if they are not careful. The fact is the latest high tech gear can be VERY expensive, and even the little things that you may need backpacking can add up if you try and buy everything new. Add to that the fact that there is sometimes a belief (or maybe just an urge) that you need to start out on an adventure by completely outfitting yourself from the ground up (or rather from the boots up) in all new gear and clothing in order to have the “hiker” look and feel in all areas. If you are independently wealthy or have nothing better to do with your money stop reading now and go ahead and go to the nearest outfitter and let them load you up. But if you are looking to save some money for better things, then read on…
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    Venchka

    Officials give hiking safety tips for Appalachian Trail - WHAG

    It's a small club. I'm just a tourist, but I always try to fit in.
    Wayne


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    Venchka 06-22-2017, 15:59 Go to last post
    Dogwood

    Officials give hiking safety tips for Appalachian Trail - WHAG

    Agree. I'm not even an old geezer. I thought hiking the AT had something to do about self reliance not having an absolute need to call for help by cell

    Dogwood 06-22-2017, 15:01 Go to last post
    Tipi Walter

    Officials give hiking safety tips for Appalachian Trail - WHAG

    Exactly. I lived in Boone NC for 30 years and went to Appalachian State. Nobody ever said App-a-LAY-shun. It's App-a-latch-shun. Whenever I hear Appalaytion

    Tipi Walter 06-22-2017, 10:53 Go to last post
    The Ace

    Officials give hiking safety tips for Appalachian Trail - WHAG

    Additional items that you should carry:


    - Space emergency blanket

    - Signal mirror
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    The Ace 06-22-2017, 10:45 Go to last post