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    I use TurboGPS on the trail.

    I use TurboGPS on the trail.
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    re: Tablets on the AT - Earl Android Tablet

    I plan to take the new Earl Android tablet for a spin on the AT next Spring. It has a solar panel on the back and with the recent re-design dropping the kickstand, it will have an improved battery.
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  3. Snail mail address to mail said check or cash?

    Snail mail address to mail said check or cash?
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    Oops. Just noticed " on the trail." There's a...

    Oops. Just noticed " on the trail." There's a Target just east of the trail at Carlisle, PA. The metro bus picks up at the trail overpass.
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    Target recently started carrying freeze dried...

    Target recently started carrying freeze dried vegetables and fruit. I'm currently experimenting with a bag of mixed veggies by adding a handful to ramen soup. The mix is soybeans, peas, corn and...
  6. What are these dishes of which you speak? Freezer...

    What are these dishes of which you speak? Freezer bags, boiled water and 1/4 paper towel to dry my cup. Simple and hygenic.
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    Reflecting on Inchworm's mysterious dsappearance,...

    Reflecting on Inchworm's mysterious dsappearance, would a whistle have made a difference? Did searchers pass nearby and fail to hear a signal?

    I carry a small $5 flashlight/strobe/whistle on a...
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    re: I80 Overpass to NJ23 (Port Jervis)

    Might read over my TrailJournal entries for NJ. I'm somewhat detail oriented.

    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=345038
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    Seen the new Earl outdoor tablet? Does all that...

    Seen the new Earl outdoor tablet? Does all that and more. Http://meetearl.com
  10. Any reason for not taking the train from Union...

    Any reason for not taking the train from Union Station to Harpers Ferry and getting a shuttle south from there?
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    My trail favorites are: tuna in oil packets...

    My trail favorites are:

    tuna in oil packets with a mayonaise packet, salt and pepper.

    pork ramen soup with red pepper flakes.

    I've eaten both for breakfast, lunch or dinner at various times.
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    Much of the water in NJ is from ponds/lakes or...

    Much of the water in NJ is from ponds/lakes or spigots so you don' t have many dry sections. Many hikers overlook unique sources, for example Mashipacong shelter is listed as dry, but the caretaker...
  13. I use a poncho liner during summer. The problem...

    I use a poncho liner during summer. The problem with the liner is that it lacks a wind shell so any breeze over the liner drains heat. You need to use a tent or rig your tarp low.

    There is a mod...
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    I have used the GT Ultralight for three seasons...

    I have used the GT Ultralight for three seasons and have had no problems with it other than my blue foam pad sliding out from under my legs from time to time.

    i use an 8 x 10 poly tarp over mine...
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    Last summer I sectioned from Kent south. I took...

    Last summer I sectioned from Kent south. I took the Metro North train from Grand Central Station to Ten Mile Station. We were supposed to change trains about half way there, but due to some problem...
  16. I crowd funded an Earl Android tablet which is...

    I crowd funded an Earl Android tablet which is specifically designed for outdoor use. The tablet uses Kindle-like epaper and is loaded with some uncommon capabilities used by SAR, foresters, etc.
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  17. Top off at MOC TAP. 1st water north is...

    Top off at MOC TAP. 1st water north is Rattlesnake spring past and below Catfish fire tower. Just to left were trail turns right on gravel road. If you miss it, there's a small lake ahead.

    The...
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    I use an LG Incite Windows Media 6 smartphone and...

    I use an LG Incite Windows Media 6 smartphone and the Turbo GPS app. The Incite has a built- in GPS CHIP. I make my own AT topo maps for use with the app. The app will also SMS your lat/long.
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    For MD details, you might check my 2010...

    For MD details, you might check my 2010 TrailJournal


    http://www.trailjournals.com/location.cfm?trailname=10727
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    re: First Overnight Hike with my Pup!

    FYI - Outdoors blogger Brian Green recently posted a good article on hiking with a dog. Might take a look.

    A Guide to Hiking with your Dog...
  21. help with inexpensive lodging in Bangor area - Maine Trail Crew work-for-stay

    Why don't you:

    "Join the Maine Trail Crew and work on Maine's Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An Enthusiastic staff awaits your...
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    re: Section hiking New Jersey Do I ....

    I sectioned NJ NOBO from DWG two years ago. Other than the rocks around Sunfish pond and in Highpoint SP, NJ is pretty good trail. Thrus shoot across in 4-5 days. Highpoint SP & Wawayanda to NY17A...
  23. re: Easiest/Closest Options for Greyhound Access to AT in Virginia

    I ride the dog each spring from Arkansas for my section hikes. Feel free to PM me with specfic questions or post them here for others.

    List of Greyhound stations close to the AT:...
  24. re: How do you attach water bottles to your shoulder strap?

    Step 1: Have an attachment point. Many backpacks come with a D-ring on the strap for attching phones, etc. I added attachment points on my Walmart Outdoor products daypacks by using plastic zip ties....
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    re: bear bag question - PCT diagram

    Might review this illustration of the PCT technique:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/3307399696324926/

    Remember, the bear only has to get lucky once. Losing your food to a bear is demoralizing for...
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