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    Dutch way to carry load on wheels

    Yes!!! Thanks Robert, this is exactly what I was envisioning--something like a travois with wheels. Does anyone who has hiked the AT know:

    1) Would something like this would be allowed on the...
  2. Thread: Lyme Disease

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    QUOTE: Cehoffpauir wrote: A past thru-hiker...

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    Cehoffpauir wrote: A past thru-hiker told me he used isopropyl alcohol to kill ticks on his body.... you could spread it over areas of your body you can't see well...

    As an LPN, I want...
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    What about wheels?

    First of all, I’d like to say, thanks to everyone for your responses: Thank you -- all of you—I am overwhelmed and SO appreciative of your helpful comments and encouragement. My reply is an attempt...
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    Thanks, Peaks, that’s a great idea; I think I...

    Thanks, Peaks, that’s a great idea; I think I will do that. Most of Florida’s trails are flat with few rocks and I need to know what the trail condition in the AT is like. I hear that there are a...
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    What about wheels?

    I am wondering how a foldable, lighweight frame with wheels would work on the AT? Here's the problem:

    I have fibromyalgia with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as lumbar and cervical disk bulges...
  6. Thread: Lyme Disease

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    Lyme disease

    For those of you who had Lyme Disease with a rash, what did your rash look like (other than a bull's eye pattern)? I mean, was it a fine, colorless rash, did it look like poison ivy, or more like...
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    Materials & Where To Find Them

    Could someone please recommend what type of fabrics (lightweight) are best to use for what gear type and where to find them? Can I find them in regular fabric stores?

    The book I'm reading was...
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    What/who got you interested?

    Though I haven't started my thru-hike yet, I have done a lot of day hikes. My parents instilled a love for the outdoors and nature in us at an early age. As a four year old I climbed Mount...
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    What/who got you interested?

    Though I haven't started my thru-hike on the AT yet, I have done a lot of day hikes. My parents instilled a love for the outdoors and nature in us at an early age. As a four year old I climbed...
  10. Thread: PETpeeves

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    Pet Peeves

    Of course! (slaps forhead). All you can eat! Gotcha. Thanks

    The things you learn.....:D
  11. Thread: slow hikes...

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    Slow hikes

    Hi yugrekih,

    This sounds like just the kind of thing my daughter and I need. Do you do this every year? We're thinking of doing our thru-hike in 2004.

    The only thing holding us back is the...
  12. Thread: PETpeeves

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    Pet Peeves

    Uncle Wayne wrote: 10. Hikers who don't tip after an AYCE meal.

    Um, showing my ignorance here, What's an AYCE meal? And what kind of tip is a reasonable tip?

    Thanks.:)
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    Yellow Jackets

    Thanks for the reassurances about the bears and the bees (and you thought it was the birds and the bees--heh). Anyway, I definitely won't swat at any (bees, that is), I know THAT angers them.

    I...
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    Against All Odds

    Thank you, Everyone for your comments and words of wisdom. They will be heeded!

    Weasel, I loved your recommendation of what to tell my daughter about wanting to be the first Autistic to complete...
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    Against All Odds...

    Hello,

    I am planning a 2004 Thru-hike with my 13 year-old daughter, a recovered Autistic (NOT retarded. It's similar to ADHD). I've never done anything like this--well, I grew up on a farm and...
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    Yellow Jackets

    On The Great Smokies National Park's Official website, I read warnings about the ground burrows of Yellow Jackets. It is said the bees find the newly turned earth beside the trail (from trail...
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