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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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    u.w.

    Injured Appalachian Trail hiker triggers hours-long rescue in PA - PennLive

    LOL, Read the links to the other news and thought the same thing.

    I went thru that area, including knifes edge, when it was dry, so pretty

    u.w. Today, 16:26 Go to last post
    Astro

    Injured Appalachian Trail hiker triggers hours-long rescue in PA - PennLive

    Only someone from the White Mountains would consider that fun in the rain. Seriously, I do remember that I was glad it wa not raining.

    Astro Today, 15:27 Go to last post
    Slo-go'en

    Injured Appalachian Trail hiker triggers hours-long rescue in PA - PennLive

    No doubt twisted an ankle on the knife edge or Wolfs Rocks. It was fun doing that section in the rain.

    What's even more interesting is the

    Slo-go'en Today, 14:47 Go to last post
    nsherry61

    Injured Appalachian Trail hiker triggers hours-long rescue in PA - PennLive

    Hours long? Really?

    And here I thought most rescue operations only involved a short phone call and a nearly instantaneous helicopter

    nsherry61 Today, 12:51 Go to last post