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    I just thought a bear canister would be very...

    I just thought a bear canister would be very convienant since you didn't have to bother with hanging the bag.
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    This would be for the AT. So I am assuming that...

    This would be for the AT. So I am assuming that hanging a bear bag is not a problem if not staying in shelters? I plan on tenting as much as possible.
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    Sorry, meant trade off not tree off!

    Sorry, meant trade off not tree off!
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    Bear bags vs bear canisters

    I would be interested in opinions regarding bear bags versus canisters. It seems to me it is tree off between weight and conformance. I would like the convenience of the canister but a bit concerned...
  5. I will be starting my thru hike March 15 or...

    I will be starting my thru hike March 15 or earlier if weather permits.I am 63 and in pretty good shape;actually better than my 40 year old son!!!!
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    Thanks so much for the informative comments. I am...

    Thanks so much for the informative comments. I am planning a thru hike in March 2012 and trying to learn as much as I can prior to make my hike as efficient as possible. WB has been a great help in...
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    Bounce Boxes

    Are Bounce Boxes worth the time and effort and money and exactly how does the process work?
  8. Thread: Pm

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    Pm

    What does PM mean and how do you PM a person on Whiteblaze?
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    Trail name - "the bruin" - hiking for vetsNOBO...

    Trail name - "the bruin" - hiking for vetsNOBO Start date - March 15Approach trail - yesNervous but excited
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    Steri Pen

    Has anyone used the new steer pen and if so what has been your experience? The concept seems very efficient but there has to be some down side. I do understand the particulate matter issue but the...
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    Thanks everyone for great comments!

    Thanks everyone for great comments!
  12. Thread: Boots

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    Thank you for your comments. I am breaking in my...

    Thank you for your comments. I am breaking in my zamberlans now. They say it takes 3-6 months!
  13. Thread: Boots

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    My concern is early march when snow is very...

    My concern is early march when snow is very possible and keeping my feet warm and dry. Have any suggestions?
  14. Thread: Boots

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    Boots

    Has anyone ever hiked with Zamberlan boots? If so what has been your experience?
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    Mummy bags

    I am trying to determine what sleeping bag to take on my thru hike. I just can't take the confinement of a mummy bag but I don't know what my options are. If weight and size are critical it seems you...
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    Thank you. It sounds as if pretty much all...

    Thank you. It sounds as if pretty much all sources can be filtered.
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    Water filtration

    How do you know what water NOT to attempt to filter with traditional filtering techniques on the AT?
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    Ug! Just read my post and made lot typos.. Sorry...

    Ug! Just read my post and made lot typos.. Sorry and hope you get the jest of my question.
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    Starting the planning process

    Aim starting the planning process for my 2012 thru hike and will be asking a lot of questions. I have been reasons a lot and have ordered to trail guides and they are obviously very helpful, but it...
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    Thanks for all the comments and the...

    Thanks for all the comments and the encouragement. My plans are to start mid March and try to complete the trail by the end of August. But who knows? My motivation is that I will be walking for...
  21. I am also planning a mid March northbound hike. I...

    I am also planning a mid March northbound hike. I am hiking for charity-"hiking for vets" which will be my trail name. However I am 63 years old and you might see that as a problem; however I am in...
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    Finding a Trail Partner

    I am interested in finding a trail partner to begin a northbound hike in the spring of 2012. I am 63 years old, but in very good physical shape. I am retired living in West Virginia and due to some...
  23. For a first time hiker on the AT, this is very...

    For a first time hiker on the AT, this is very concerning. The thought of hiking alone has suddenly lost its luster.
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