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    Gotcha, thank you TNhiker.

    Gotcha, thank you TNhiker.
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    Copyright question

    Hey y'all! I've been pretty AWOL, have had a lot of stuff going on, but happy to be back.

    I just uploaded a photo to this site of Mt. Katahdin, and I noticed that it was slapped with a "...
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    Did anyone else catch this? LOL My husband and...

    Did anyone else catch this? LOL My husband and I were cracking up! :D
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    What's the Cyber Cafe?

    What's the Cyber Cafe?
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    I was on the trail - then off for a funeral - now...

    I was on the trail - then off for a funeral - now still off because of a bacterial infection behind my knee . . . . what in the world did I miss? Any threads floating around or did they get deleted?
  6. It is, it very much is. But killing someone is...

    It is, it very much is. But killing someone is the very last thought going through my head, no matter how much they want to hurt me.
  7. Why is believing in firearms and the right to...

    Why is believing in firearms and the right to carry a 'right wing' idea? In the history of mankind, we're at the point where the most effective tool is a gun. Take away all guns, and people will...
  8. ? What's more useful than a TOOL that is designed...

    ? What's more useful than a TOOL that is designed EXPLICITLY to keep at bay, or in the worst case scenario overcome, someone who has evil plans for you?

    Martial arts is wonderful. My husband is a...
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    Sorry to hear this - hope you find out something...

    Sorry to hear this - hope you find out something soon!
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    That was not at all my intention - my information...

    That was not at all my intention - my information came from Buddy Ward, one of the foremost knowledgeable guides in that area. That's the only reason I brought it up. There's always speculation...
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    Not that it really matters in the long run,...

    Not that it really matters in the long run, because Parkside is no longer with us, but my husband and I are back home just this morning from our SOBO attempt this year to attend a funeral (we'll...
  12. If we could reroute the AT over to Mt. LeConte in...

    If we could reroute the AT over to Mt. LeConte in the Smokies - that'd be my spot. : )
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    Hubby and I are doing Katahdin June 5th - south...

    Hubby and I are doing Katahdin June 5th - south from there!
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    I frequently go to the Smokies for hiking - a few...

    I frequently go to the Smokies for hiking - a few times a year. Last year I went in both September and October (Halloween weekend in fact), that October weekend it was in the low teens, barely. I...
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    To each his own; I carry the Leatherman Micra and...

    To each his own; I carry the Leatherman Micra and have used almost everything on it while in the backcountry.

    The larger-than-Swiss-Army-Knives scissors really come in handy (especially for those...
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    No fires allowed in many places of the Smokies...

    No fires allowed in many places of the Smokies due to previous douchebags ruining it for the smart (rest) of us. I have a silk liner too, and I'd say they're better at keeping your greasies from...
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    By 'SF', did you mean me?

    By 'SF', did you mean me?
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    I said this on a previous Teardrop thread: To...

    I said this on a previous Teardrop thread:

    To whomever is pissed that we're speculating . . . .

    Get over it.

    This is the internet, not a real-life police-based witch hunt. This is the not...
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    And yet it is still foolish to say that being...

    And yet it is still foolish to say that being murdered while hiking is completely beyond the realm of possibility.

    I bet poor Mr. Scott Lilly thought the same as everyone else - the trail is safe,...
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    I definitely understand being broke. I won't get...

    I definitely understand being broke. I won't get into it here, but hubby and I have had to do a lot to scrimp and save for this year's SOBO attempt.

    Just to be clear - this is your list, correct?...
  21. It's not so much the weight as the overpacking. ...

    It's not so much the weight as the overpacking.

    A hike of 2-3 days, I'd take half of what you're bringing. I'm going SOBO in about 2 weeks' time and my pack before food/water is around 18 lbs. -...
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    A guide book - AWOL's The AT Guide...

    A guide book - AWOL's The AT Guide or the ATC's Thru-Hiker's Companion with perhaps the Data Book to supplement - is all you'll need.

    I upgraded to the ULA Circuit earlier this year too - so far I...
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    Monson General Store Closed

    It should be noted that the general store in Monson has closed as of this season.

    Hikers can head north up State Road 15 to Greenville for a larger resupply selection or visit the hostels in...
  24. Ooooo, totally forgot about Project Gutenberg -...

    Ooooo, totally forgot about Project Gutenberg - thanks for sharing!
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    Esau, it is refreshing to hear real words of...

    Esau, it is refreshing to hear real words of support and kindness here. Hubby and I are headed SOBO too on a very tight budget, life's been quite different these last few years. Maybe if you can...
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