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    Could someone please tell me what Rainman's real...

    Could someone please tell me what Rainman's real name is? I know his first name is Raymond, but I can't remember his last name.
    I would like to look up his obituary in our newspaper.
    Thanks
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    You might need to check out bigger and/or wider...

    You might need to check out bigger and/or wider boots. One summer I was having much foot pain, and I finally went from woman's size 8 1/2 to a
    man's size 8 1/2 wide. My problem was solved and I'm...
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    I love my Esbit. It is the lightest weight...

    I love my Esbit. It is the lightest weight stove, and very easy to work with. The residue on the pots can easily be removed with a few damp leaves or grass. It is probably not too good for serious...
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    I stayed there about 3 or 4 years ago, and it was...

    I stayed there about 3 or 4 years ago, and it was great. Everything was neat - the privy, water supply, etc. They had even had some food stocked, which we didn't know about inaadvance, but it was...
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    I have stayed at Woods Hole 2 or 3 times in the...

    I have stayed at Woods Hole 2 or 3 times in the last few years, and I loved it. I have stayed in just about every hostel up through Tenn, N.C., and va., and I think Woods hole is by far the best. ...
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    If you are interested in "leaving no trace",...

    If you are interested in "leaving no trace", either TP or wipes should be put in a plastic bag and carried to the closest trash can. And Do Not leave wipes in a shelter privy. A trail maintainer...
  7. The Esbit stove is the lighest weight, the...

    The Esbit stove is the lighest weight, the cheapest, and the easiest to use.

    On your non-hiking days, you will most like be in a trailtown, and you can try the local restaurants.
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    I had lots of boot trouble in the past. I also...

    I had lots of boot trouble in the past. I also have a wide fore foot and average heel. I went from a woman's 8.5 Vasque to a man's 8.5, also Vasque, with Superfeet insoles, and one pair of foam...
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    There's Elmers Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs NC. ...

    There's Elmers Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs NC. It's on the Historic Register, and is a great place to stay when you hike thru there.
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    Rinse them out well, then hang them upside down...

    Rinse them out well, then hang them upside down over the air conditioner or heater vent in one of your rooms. This takes a few days usually, but gets them completely dry. If you pack them away with...
  11. Thanks for the video of Elkmont. It was...

    Thanks for the video of Elkmont. It was fantastic. I was camping in the Elkmont campground last May, 2012, and did some hiking in the area. And I discovered the Elkmont Historic Distric for the...
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    There is a KOA Campground, the Wildwood, or...

    There is a KOA Campground, the Wildwood, or Lynchburg, KOA Campground about 2-3 miles from the James River foot bridge, on Highway 130 south of the bridge. They have cabins, plus tentsites, and I'm...
  13. Take an Ambien tablet about 10 or 10:30, crawl...

    Take an Ambien tablet about 10 or 10:30, crawl into you sleeping bag, zip up, and relax.
    You'll soon be in lullaby land. Nothing will happen to you all night long. If anything drastic does, you...
  14. Purifying your water is necessary. And the...

    Purifying your water is necessary. And the lightest, cheapest, easiest way to do this is by using iodine tablets.
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    Hi Andrew - You didn't say if you had any...

    Hi Andrew -

    You didn't say if you had any backpacking or camping experience. I think that before you sell all your furniture, and your car, that you go on several weekend backpacking trips. ...
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    And I would like to know exactly where they are...

    And I would like to know exactly where they are now, also. And about how fast they are traveling. I plan to hike in Southwestern Va within the next 2 months, and I really don't want to run into...
  17. If you are not a thru hiker, in other words, if...

    If you are not a thru hiker, in other words, if you are a section or a weekend hiker, and you want to hike thru the Smokies, the first rule is DON'T GO IN THE SPRING WHEN THE THRU HIKERS ARE THERE. ...
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    Evidently he didn't have one, for it is never...

    Evidently he didn't have one, for it is never mentioned in his book. This has always made me wonder if he really ever hiked very much if any of the AT, because trail names are a big part of the...
  19. Yes, take rain pants, and put them on when it...

    Yes, take rain pants, and put them on when it starts raining. If you don't, you will soon be hiking in boots filled with water. And this takes a long to dry out, besides being very uncomfortable...
  20. Try Iodine tablets - the lightest weight and the...

    Try Iodine tablets - the lightest weight and the cheapest.

    Bessie breeze
  21. I love my Esbit stove. It is the lightest weight...

    I love my Esbit stove. It is the lightest weight of all stoves. It is very good for boiling water, to add to anything instant, not too good for prolonged cooking. You can very easily clean the...
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    Hi B.B. I stayed at the Four Pines hostel...

    Hi B.B.
    I stayed at the Four Pines hostel several nights this past summer. It is very convenient - very close to the AT road crossing - a 10 minute walk. It is a large garage which has been...
  23. That thing they have pictured in the cartoon...

    That thing they have pictured in the cartoon drawing of the Mayan calendar is not Mayan. It is a picture of the Aztec calendar. They are two different Indian groups in Mexican history - from...
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    I had a pair of Lowas ($250.00) a few years back....

    I had a pair of Lowas ($250.00) a few years back. I did NOT get along with them. Blisters galore. REI refunded my money. But getting the right boots is a very individual thing. You have to try...
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    I was just hiking in that area last week. I left...

    I was just hiking in that area last week. I left my car at the church, which was several yards south of the At crossing on 42. No problems. I think another hiker was parked there also.
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