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    broken strings

    Hey all. So one of things I am planning on for next year is to hammock. I never have before but boyfriend has a Hennessey UL backpacker A-sym that he has used once, and I was going to start...
  2. That is good to know, thanks, I will look into it...

    That is good to know, thanks, I will look into it and see what I can find. I'm roaming steep and cheap too.
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    Is her weight a healthy one? First, make sure she...

    Is her weight a healthy one? First, make sure she isn't overweight (but obviously not too skinny), you can a vet evaluate you her if you aren't sure. Being in good weight will help her hiking and...
  4. Wayne, that is kinda what I am thinking. I have a...

    Wayne, that is kinda what I am thinking. I have a liner too but then that would just bring my weight back up!
  5. I backpack regularly with my dogs and have NEVER...

    I backpack regularly with my dogs and have NEVER had an issue with any damage to any of my equipment, the both always sleep in the tent with us, walk over our sleeping pads (ExPeds) and our sleeping...
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    Also, in my tent on cold nights, she will snuggle...

    Also, in my tent on cold nights, she will snuggle inside my sleeping bag (she weighs on average 47#s). So the benefit of your extra body warmth int he hammock would be great.
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    "She is a dog". Wow, because dogs don't deserve...

    "She is a dog". Wow, because dogs don't deserve to also sleep in safety and comfort. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I also backpack with my dog and she shares my tent. When she is very...
  8. 2015 Hot Springs to Harper's Ferry - partner wanted.

    Hey all. My name is Paisley, I went from Springer, GA to Hot Springs and plan to continue next year from Hot Springs. I will probably be starting early May 2015 and am hoping to at the very least...
  9. WTB: Zero degree down sleeping bag - under 3lbs

    I have an awesome REI Habanera 0 degree that I love beyond anything - other than its weight. It's about 3lbs 14oz. I am looking to drop some of that weight but I need to maintain the temp rating as...
  10. Great beta Grits! Thank you! I called the ranger...

    Great beta Grits! Thank you! I called the ranger station to ask about current conditions but they didn't have any information.
  11. Great Info TN Viking. Life distracted me and i...

    Great Info TN Viking. Life distracted me and i firgot about this post, leaving Friday! That's very detailed and helpful. I think we have planned to go from 181 to Beacon Heights, why do suggest the...
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    Definitely use the Lodge and not the Post Office!

    Definitely use the Lodge and not the Post Office!
  13. Section 12 -181 to Grandfther Mtn. Questions

    Hey all! I'm trying to plan a hike of Section 12 and having a tough time finding detailed info. Even the Friends of the MTS site doesn't have much helpful info :) I'd prefer to not to buy a book if...
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    Off trail... what next?

    I started at Amicoloa Falls on April 13 this year. I just got off trail in Hot Springs. Is there a support group for people who tried to section hike and made the choice to leave? :(

    Brakes
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    Trail Name - Remains to be seen! Direction -...

    Trail Name - Remains to be seen!
    Direction - NOBO
    Estimated Start Date April 15th, give or take
    Approach Trail - haven't decided yet
    Spontaneous start!
  16. I would totally start with you, but I'm not...

    I would totally start with you, but I'm not planning until April :) Good luck! Maybe we will meet on the trail!
  17. NOBO Hike, female with dog, starting April 15th (or thereabouts)

    Hey all! I am looking for maybe one or two people (male or female) 20-30 who may want to hook up at Springer to start the trail with me and my partner, my dog. I am 27 and a pretty decent hiker,...
  18. I would start with you but I'm not planning on...

    I would start with you but I'm not planning on starting until around the 15th of April. Good luck to you, maybe we will meet on the trail!
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    Tracking Collars?

    My dog is microchipped. She wears 3 different ID tags on her collar - including her rabies tag. In her pack she will carry her medical records in a waterproof bag. All that will help if she were to...
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    Personality is way more important than breed when...

    Personality is way more important than breed when it comes to a good dog.
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    Ahem - that was to say have your husband/sister...

    Ahem - that was to say have your husband/sister help your KIDS do those things, to keep them involved in your hike :)
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    Kudos to you! Too many times I have heard the...

    Kudos to you! Too many times I have heard the regrets of my own mother over things she never did because she has children. Those regrets made her a depressed and distant woman, and thus a distance...
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    I've dealt with hip bruising / rubbing too ( 5'5"...

    I've dealt with hip bruising / rubbing too ( 5'5" - 110#) mostly because I am super narrow. 1) How is she WEARING her pack? If it doesn't sit on her natural waist - ie too low it will def. rub her...
  24. You could switch the crocs to a pair of barefoot...

    You could switch the crocs to a pair of barefoot running shoes - like Merrels Trail Glove - the wiegh 4oz. lighter then crocs and better for your feet. I agree with ditching the gps and kindle....
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    I know this is a really old post - but i thought...

    I know this is a really old post - but i thought I would revive it a little. A really light way to go for dog food - is just like people food - dehydrated! You can cook and dehydrate your dogs food...
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