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    Seeing as how you are talking about Hiawassee and...

    Seeing as how you are talking about Hiawassee and the Budget Inn, Ron Haven I know you check this thread and I wanted to give you a big thanks from my days in Franklin in 08. You invited us to join...
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    Oh, one more thing. You can buy hamburger as it's...

    Oh, one more thing. You can buy hamburger as it's about to go out of date, take it home, cook it to where it's small crumbles, rinse all the fat off of it, and dehydrate it. I have some I dehydrated...
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    What I don't understand is why people think that...

    What I don't understand is why people think that FBC is so difficult. Other than what I pick up fresh, most of my meals are foods that I dehydrate myself. I use a lot of hamburger or tuna helper as a...
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    Solar dehydrators, properly built, are excellent....

    Solar dehydrators, properly built, are excellent. I have been using the same one for 5 years and still eating food that was done 5 years ago. Properly vacuum packed food will almost last forever....
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    There's nothing better than pulling in to the...

    There's nothing better than pulling in to the shelter and everyone is cooking their Ramen, pull out a freezer bag with hamburger helper, or tuna helper, and packets of solar dehydrated veggies from...
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    I had the pleasure, like many others, of knowing...

    I had the pleasure, like many others, of knowing Steve. He was a great person. I was at one of the WB hiker feeds when I met him the first time. I remember myself and another guy split about a cord...
  7. Thread: UL Cooking

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    I forgot a strip of aluminum about 4 inches by 12...

    I forgot a strip of aluminum about 4 inches by 12 inches for a wind shield. It all fits together in a cloth bag about 4 by 6 inches.
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    UL cooking is very simple. First is an alcohol...

    UL cooking is very simple. First is an alcohol stove, pepsi can, whatever. The lighter, the better. Next get a one pound coffee can and drill holes around the bottom and top for vents, plus for...
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    I did Springer to Hot Springs in "08" and I had...

    I did Springer to Hot Springs in "08" and I had no problem finding trees, I even hung a couple nights in the Smokies.
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    I started at Springer that year in late March and...

    I started at Springer that year in late March and for 19 out of 26 days from Springer to Hot Springs, we had rain, snow, sleet, wind and temps from the 30's to the 70's. We even had blizzard...
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    I started at Springer that year in late March and...

    I started at Springer that year in late March and for 19 It was miserable out of 26 days from Springer to Hot Springs, we had rain, snow, sleet, wind and temps from the 30's to the 70's. We even had...
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    Keep in mind that the only resaon for any pad is...

    Keep in mind that the only resaon for any pad is insulation against cold. I use a ccf pad and it can be a pain, but I have also slept in temps to 16 degrees with a 20 degree bag and a hammock sock,...
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    I used a 1 lb. coffee can with holes drilled in...

    I used a 1 lb. coffee can with holes drilled in the sides, a pepsi can stove, 2 gutter spikes, and a Fosters can. Worked excellent for the 26 days I was on trail.
  14. I did from Springer to Hot Springs in Dunham...

    I did from Springer to Hot Springs in Dunham trail runners and never had a problem the entire distance, foot-wise. I found them to be very light and comfortable the entire 280 miles. And anyone knows...
  15. Thread: Can people

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    My whole cook kit weighs 6 oz. and is made from...

    My whole cook kit weighs 6 oz. and is made from cans from the recycle bins at the dump.
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    Sticky: How can I buy a guidebook? I have seen no...

    How can I buy a guidebook? I have seen no reference to it or where to buy it.
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    Gypsy "04" here. I have my reservations for the...

    Gypsy "04" here. I have my reservations for the Hiker Hostel and flight all set for the 28th, to leave Springer on the 29th of March.



    As I wandered through the woods one day
    I found a trail
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    I put the summit pic in "views in Maine".

    I put the summit pic in "views in Maine".
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    Katadin Summit Nov. 2nd

    The 5 Amigos, Gypsy"04", Moose, Dozer, Lumpy, and Rider.

    Dozer, Lumpy, and Rider, are the last of the Class of "07" to summit the Big K, and we all did it Friday, the 2nd of November. What a...
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    Looking for Nightrider and Lumpy

    I'm looking for Lumpy and Nightrider, they should be near the end of PA. somewhere.
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    Suzzz, I'm also from ME. I might be interested in...

    Suzzz, I'm also from ME. I might be interested in going to do the wilderness. I did the first 10 miles out of Monson before my son hurt his leg and we had to bail. It's nice up there.
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    Hey Ryan, Gypsy here. Are you looking to do a few...

    Hey Ryan, Gypsy here. Are you looking to do a few hikes before you go to Katahdin? I've gotten a little out of whack this winter and need to get back on track. PM me if you are interested and maybe...
  23. Thread: SOBO June 1

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    Any of you SOBO's from Maine up for some tune-up...

    Any of you SOBO's from Maine up for some tune-up hikes as soon as the snow is gone. I was going to hike the Smokies and in to trail days, but I'm thinking now of kicking off from Katahdin instead. I...
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    Bear cubs

    We just spent the weekend on the Grafton loop trail and Saturday night, as I was sleeping in my tent, I heard two cubs coming directly at my tent. I knew that momma bear had to be real close, so I...
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    My wife and I have more or less reached an...

    My wife and I have more or less reached an understanding that when I need to go, I go. She is not at all interested in being on a trail and away from motels. So when I'm tired of all the daily crap,...
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