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  1. Remy, It doesn't seem like anyone responded to...

    Remy,

    It doesn't seem like anyone responded to the "age" part of your question. As a section hiker, that has hiked most of the AT 83%, in a variety of months from April to October over the last...
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    I bring back memories ... The sierra cup was THE...

    I bring back memories ... The sierra cup was THE thing to carry into the back country. Of course in those days I was hiking is parts of the country that very few even considered the idea of...
  3. In my humble opinion ... it is not about...

    In my humble opinion ... it is not about "legitimate" or "illegitimate" ... The question is whether it is a Thru or a Section hike ... and frankly, most Thru hikers I have met think that section...
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    Chris, Some of it is in your head ... what I...

    Chris,

    Some of it is in your head ... what I mean is that if you think you can do it, you probably can. I have quite a few years on you, spent the first 4 months of the year without being able...
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    FYI ... to the locals where I grew up in Nebraska...

    FYI ... to the locals where I grew up in Nebraska ... Osage Orange is called Hedge Apple ... and winters are a problem for it.... BUT, I'm NOT a tree ID expert.
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    I think I'm in the minority on this forum ... but...

    I think I'm in the minority on this forum ... but I really like the Goal-Zero equipment. While the solar chargers aren't much use on most of the AT ... if you have open sky, they give a good power...
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    My gap is way to the North (just south of...

    My gap is way to the North (just south of Hanover, NH to Monson, ME) but I live in the general area of the Bland to Daleville section. If I can help you along that section let me know. There...
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    Thanks for the update ... we have Hwy 601 in our...

    Thanks for the update ... we have Hwy 601 in our part of VA too ....

    I suspect that as someone suggested it used to be part of the AT ... we have a road near here that is called "Old Appalachian...
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    Can you provide a bit more information ... like...

    Can you provide a bit more information ... like the coordinates. I traced all the way along the VA 601 that I'm familiar with on Google Maps, and couldn't find what you are referring to. However,...
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    Good Morning, No one responded to your...

    Good Morning,

    No one responded to your question "What are ya'lls' thoughts on protein needs over a 2 week section hike vs the risk of relapse?"

    I can't respond specifically to gout based on...
  11. Have you considered Lexan .... it is heat and...

    Have you considered Lexan .... it is heat and cold tolerant, food safe, and not overly expensive. Google "lexan jars" and you will see a variety of options.

    Turtyl
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    Losing employer paid insurance should be a...

    Losing employer paid insurance should be a "qualifying event" so that you can get it outside the normal enrollment period.
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    I've been using quilts for years ... have three...

    I've been using quilts for years ... have three in various temp ranges. However I use them for better temperature control rather that the reasons you outlined. I use a neo-air pad with a neo-air...
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    Good morning, Note: "Insect shield" uses...

    Good morning,

    Note: "Insect shield" uses permethrin ...

    Regardless, unless you are regularly sleeping in tall grass, your potential exposure to ticks is really very minimal. I have known a...
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    Good Morning, I advise I will give you, and...

    Good Morning,

    I advise I will give you, and others will second ... is that whether you start with someone or not, during that time block there will be enough starting that you will easily find a...
  16. I had a great time hiking with the new thru...

    I had a great time hiking with the new thru hikers in Early April 2015 ... As long as you understand that the shelters will be full, as will many of the camping easiest locations, it can be great fun...
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    I grew up along the path of the Oregon Trail ......

    I grew up along the path of the Oregon Trail ... however, it wasn't a single path like you might be envisioning. It was MILES wide, and if you know where to look you can find old ruts that haven't...
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    Forty years of hiking with a beard (and cutting...

    Forty years of hiking with a beard (and cutting firewood, and trimming trees, and making hay, and etc in the woods & grasslands) ... and it never crossed my mind to worry about having a beard in...
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    I'll be interested in the responses you get... I...

    I'll be interested in the responses you get... I actually have one knee that had a total ACL reconstruction years ago and when I started section hiking I had one trip that I had to come off the trail...
  20. correction ... Heliotrope...

    correction ... Heliotrope ... I spelled his WB name wrong....
  21. I don't really like or use the phrase stealth...

    I don't really like or use the phrase stealth camping, since it implies something illegal, and has come into common usage to mean camping anywhere along the trail that isn't an officially designated...
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    Thanks for the clip out of the the "Green Cognac"...

    Thanks for the clip out of the the "Green Cognac" book ....
    I'm inclined to agree that it was a 2nd version of the same tent... I wonder how many of them were made?
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    I found that tent as well ... similar but...

    I found that tent as well ...
    similar but different .... definitely part of the same development process!!!
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    The only text I have found anywhere on the tent...

    The only text I have found anywhere on the tent is where he wrote his name on it ... as to the poles and stakes, the stakes look like they were made from reclaimed metal, so there are some random...
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    The original owner MIGHT have helped test them...

    The original owner MIGHT have helped test them ... he was from NH, an avid skiier from childhood, and fought in both WW. He wrote a privately published memoir title "The Skiing Life" that doesn't...
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