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  1. Light Weight Eureka Bivy Tent For Sale or Trade

    SOLITAIRE FG 1 PERSON TENT~ Asking $50




    2-pole Hoop tent, Bivy-like style
    Durable 6.3mm fiberglass frame is shock-corded for fast set up
    Pole pockets on one end; post and grommet on the...
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    I use Mapmyhike. It is fairly accurate, but it...

    I use Mapmyhike. It is fairly accurate, but it eats up the battery fast. I like it most because in paying for the upgraded membership I am able to allow other to track me live. It makes my family...
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    Homemade Hammock Straps/ Cords

    I have seen people with hammock cords/ straps made with Paracord as I have been hiking. Can anyone recommend a safe/ heavy duty way of making a set with Paracord?
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    I'm an overweight hiker. I wont give numbers, you...

    I'm an overweight hiker. I wont give numbers, you can see my profile pick for proof lol.

    Its ok to be who you are. Im big and I huff and puff when I hike. BUT I like hiking. Its good exercise.
    ...
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    So it kinda sounds like if I want to spend less...

    So it kinda sounds like if I want to spend less and have less weight I am going to have to go with the Hex kind or something similar. My concern is if it starts to rain, as it always seems to do,...
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    Hoping for cost effective and alot of coverage....

    Hoping for cost effective and alot of coverage. I'm not afraid of hiking in the rain, but I like to sleep dry. ( I did all of MD soaked pretty much...)
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    Which Tarp?

    I have an ENO Eagles Nest Double Hammock. I like the extra space, and I am a bigger gal. Anyway, I am looking at Tarps. Eagle Nest offers several. I have read all the reviews from their website and...
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    I bought an older kindle (6th Gen) just for this...

    I bought an older kindle (6th Gen) just for this purpose. It doesn't have 3g or lights, but mine lasts about a month with 30-60 minutes of reading per nite. Its smaller than newer ones too. As for...
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    I dont wear rings at all when I hike. My hubby...

    I dont wear rings at all when I hike. My hubby knows how much I care without them. But its one less thing I have to worry about losing, and my hands always end up swelling anyway. ;-)
  10. Without letting your personal hygiene go, and...

    Without letting your personal hygiene go, and your leg hair with it, I recommend that you practice with a friend turning men down. It sounds hookie but if you are uncomfortable with telling someone...
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    First of all, I am loving the guy that post in a...

    First of all, I am loving the guy that post in a women's section of the forums about just eat less and work out. It is not that easy. No offense, but you are not female. And the female body doesn't...
  12. I'd love to hike this as it so close to my home....

    I'd love to hike this as it so close to my home. But other than maps I am not really seeing much info on this. Is there a guide I can buy?
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    Pen Mar. The parents stil live there, and thats...

    Pen Mar. The parents stil live there, and thats where I first set foot on the AT
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    I always take more than that. Paracord is not...

    I always take more than that. Paracord is not just for hanging food. You can use it to dry your clothes, or help to fix your tent, or to tie down a broken lim
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    I must admit, that unless there was one in my...

    I must admit, that unless there was one in my direct path we didnt stop. And they were at the end of the day when I was dog tired. I will go back over that area and get them this year.
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    I am kinda fond of my Underarmor ones. They dont...

    I am kinda fond of my Underarmor ones. They dont have the flap, but they stay to the side really well and keep the moisture to a minimum.
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    I like that reason... "Just because its there." ...

    I like that reason... "Just because its there." Very cool
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    Why are you hiking the trail?

    I am curious what brings women out to the trail. For me it was a long time desire that circumstances are finally coming true. It is about testing myself and at the end of the day being able to say...
  19. Hi. I leave in Southern PA, but I work in...

    Hi. I leave in Southern PA, but I work in Hagerstown. I am getting ready to do a section hike in the first part of June. Want to go as a warm up? PM me....
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    Its kinda interesting I have actually lost weight...

    Its kinda interesting I have actually lost weight TO do the AT so that I can lose more... I've been going through a few things in my life and I want to see if I can do it. ;-) I was 240, now...
  21. All of the shelters are open again.... ...

    All of the shelters are open again....

    http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2015/03/25/maryland-park-service-reopens-xx-appalachian-trail-shelters/
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    In PA you have to have a permit. They cost a...

    In PA you have to have a permit. They cost a small fee which you can usually have waived if you promise to CITO an area. The only thing is that PA DCNR makes you move them after 3 years. There are...
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    It never fails... When I am out geocaching (on...

    It never fails... When I am out geocaching (on the AT or otherwise) I always end up having to go ;-)
  24. Hiking Moms- What do you do about your kids?

    I am looking to do section hikes. I have started training and planning and all. I have a 5 year old son, and he does smaller 3 miles hikes with me. He loves the outdoors and camping, but I know he...
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    Geocaching on the AT

    As part of my planned Hike I was thinking about geocaching the AT. For those of you that may/ may not know about it, Geocaching is a game/sport/ hobby where players use their GPS to find caches...
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