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    That is a sweet hike I done it 4 times, and there...

    That is a sweet hike I done it 4 times, and there are campsites within hiking distance.
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    Take greyhound to Hancock Maryland. It is cheap...

    Take greyhound to Hancock Maryland. It is cheap then 60 miles of C and O canal to Harpers Ferry. Or take Amtrak to Cumberland and 120 miles to Harpers Ferry. Or you could hike Pittsburgh to Harpers...
  3. Could sell the liquor liscense and restore the...

    Could sell the liquor liscense and restore the Doyle as a cheap hotel/hostel. Could not get a good room rate with shared bathrooms, no ac, no televisions and no elevator to make the rooms handicapped...
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    Do you want to wait all day charging up a battery...

    Do you want to wait all day charging up a battery when you could be hiking? Its the sunny days when you want to hike sunrise to sunset and the rainy days when you want to stay in a tent and stay warm...
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    No hotels, alcohol, ciggaretts, freeze dried...

    No hotels, alcohol, ciggaretts, freeze dried foods, or hired shuttles and its doable. Wait for the spring for warmer weather so winter storms don't drive you to the nearest hotel.
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    Plastic soda bottle full of sugar for coffee, tea...

    Plastic soda bottle full of sugar for coffee, tea and koolaid. Yes it is heavy but I bring enough to share.
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    I ordered 3 types of mushrooms from Amazon. Free...

    I ordered 3 types of mushrooms from Amazon. Free delivery with a $35 order. Quick and easy, no wasted time or gas. The imported Chinese mushrooms are quite stinky and a small amount is all you need,...
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    Rehydrate with boiling water.

    Rehydrate with boiling water.
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    Large asian markets got lots of dried foods.

    Large asian markets got lots of dried foods.
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    Amazon got quite a selection. Or try your local...

    Amazon got quite a selection. Or try your local Asian market and it should cost around $20 a pound.
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    The last time I slept there in 2013 there was...

    The last time I slept there in 2013 there was huge trees down on the trail to the spring . A nice shelter with room for a bunch of hikers. I felt safe from bears, coons or porcupines in the loft. Did...
  12. Shelters are a good thing and have saved hikers...

    Shelters are a good thing and have saved hikers from many cold wet nights. But some supervision is necessary to keep bums from staying for a week whatever the reason. If you hike tentless planning...
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    :bananaThere is a hiker box at the store and at...

    :bananaThere is a hiker box at the store and at the AT museum. You could leave some canned food, cliff bars, instant coffee packs, snickers bars. Us low budget backpackers would truly appreciate it.
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    I did the north half in the summer of 2012. That...

    I did the north half in the summer of 2012. That trail got lots of poison ivy, ticks and thorn bushes. Fowler Hollow shelter may need a new roof don't expect it to keep the rain out, that may explain...
  15. So that makes her a thru hiker and not a thru...

    So that makes her a thru hiker and not a thru backpacker. And her parents probably drove 4000 miles so she can hike 2180. Those miles would go by fast not having to carry camping gear. I am slightly...
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    After a restless night or two you will sleep good...

    After a restless night or two you will sleep good and need no drugs to calm you.
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    Fowwlers Hollow shelters roof was moldering and...

    Fowwlers Hollow shelters roof was moldering and looked like it would leak bad in the rain when I stayed there in the summer of 2012. I needed to rest a while in the summer heat, stayed 2 days in that...
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    Most shelters are small and a dog takes up room....

    Most shelters are small and a dog takes up room. If a person only hiked a few miles, and has a car a few miles away that person should not be in a shelter.
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    I admit that I often use shelters because I am...

    I admit that I often use shelters because I am lazy. But I carry a heavy tent and use it often and will not want to overcrowd a shelter on a rainy day. If I hike to a shelter after sunset, in the...
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    There are usually cleared flat spots near road...

    There are usually cleared flat spots near road crossings and water sources. Sometimes I carry a half gallon plastic jug and a half gallon canteen so I can carry a lot of water and camp miles from a...
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    I would carry a couple cans of beans and eat them...

    I would carry a couple cans of beans and eat them in the first day or two. Home dried food tastes a bit bad and stinky to me.Canned beans would taste better straight from the can.
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    The beans iced up in the freezer like a bag of...

    The beans iced up in the freezer like a bag of corn or mixed vegetables. You wasted money mailing yourself beans. Try eating some lentils they are not to hard to cook.
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    Sobo is the way to go in the summer. Do you know...

    Sobo is the way to go in the summer. Do you know how hot it would be in the summer in the south? There will be other hikers on the trails and at the campsites. It wont take long to meet some sobos to...
  24. I hiked the northern half of the Tuscarora Trail...

    I hiked the northern half of the Tuscarora Trail in late spring 2012. The section south of Spring Run was overgrown with briars. My legs got scratched up badly wearing shorts in 90 degree heat.Poison...
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    Some stores carry generic Heet methanol for...

    Some stores carry generic Heet methanol for $1.50. It used to be $1 but the price went up.
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