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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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    John B

    The 40-Year-Old Scientist Who Dropped Everything to Hike the Appalachian Trail - Outs

    Exactly this.

    John B Yesterday, 11:53 Go to last post
    Maineiac64

    The 40-Year-Old Scientist Who Dropped Everything to Hike the Appalachian Trail - Outs

    It's too bad she didn't find the WB community before heading out, she could've obtained a priori criticism and real estate law advice, proper physical

    Maineiac64 Yesterday, 11:23 Go to last post
    gpburdelljr

    The 40-Year-Old Scientist Who Dropped Everything to Hike the Appalachian Trail - Outs

    Apparently practicing on a treadmill worked for her. She has done 449 miles in 46 days, and did 17.7 miles yesterday.

    gpburdelljr Yesterday, 11:02 Go to last post
    burger

    The 40-Year-Old Scientist Who Dropped Everything to Hike the Appalachian Trail - Outs

    If you think I'm wrong, feel free to disagree. That's what the internet is for. But your sarcasm doesn't help anything and is off-topic. Have a nice

    burger Yesterday, 10:32 Go to last post