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    I have a Tarptent Rainbow 2 man that I really...

    I have a Tarptent Rainbow 2 man that I really like. My friend Tater Chip hiked the whole AT in 2010 and said he never got wet in it. You can look at the entire Tarptent online, and Henry Shires is...
  2. Thread: Shakin

    by Bill Strickland
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    Shakin

    Does anyone know Shakin? I think he was friends with Tater Chip. I also have not had any luck finding Geo. If anyone knows him, I'd apppreciate some contact information. Jakebrake
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    Tater Chip

    I'm trying to locate hikers who knew Tater Chip in 2010. A few of the names I remember are

    Geo, Stickbilt, and Roadrunner. I must be the bearer of bad news. He had a massive heart attack and...
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    Travel from Lone Pine to LAX

    What's the best way to get from Lone Pine to LAX? I plan to hike JMT in late July. Jakebrake
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    Hostel at Lone Pine

    I did not know about the hostel in Lone Pine. What is the name of it? Do you have a phone number or website for it? Hotstick and I hope to hike the JMT in July. Thanks Jakebake
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    No, Carl, I haven't been on a trail since a short...

    No, Carl, I haven't been on a trail since a short 33 miler last November. Been looking after two old women. My mother and my wife.
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    Have you guys ever thought of taking...

    Have you guys ever thought of taking firecrackers? The time I shot one near a bear, he made a new trail through the woods, fast. Jakebrake
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    I did use a mousetrap in '02, and caught quite a...

    I did use a mousetrap in '02, and caught quite a few of the little buggers. I actually caught 12 in one shelter. Jakebrake
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    Just a little tip in case you don't know. Ron...

    Just a little tip in case you don't know. Ron Haven from the Budget Motel in Franklin will pick you up at the Bartram trailhead on Tessentee Road and you can stay in his motel, which is very...
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    Out of 150 nights on the AT, I spent 81 of them...

    Out of 150 nights on the AT, I spent 81 of them in a tent. About 60 of them were totally alone. If anything goes bump in the night, it ain't another hker. Jakebrake
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    I use a 35mm film canister to measure alcohol. ...

    I use a 35mm film canister to measure alcohol. Just one of these almost full will boil 2 cups of water in the "Cat Stove". Find the plan on royrobinson.homestead.com This stove won the Backpacker...
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    Jakebrake

    I've lost track of Snowman, class of '04. We summited on Sept. 3rd, 2004. He changed his e-mail address, and I can't contact him. Jakebrake
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    Superior Hiking Trail

    Can I get by with hiking the SHT from Sept. 21st until approximately Oct. 7th without having any really harsh weather? Jakebrake
  14. Thread: Stoves

    by Bill Strickland
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    I've had good performance out of Traildad's Cat...

    I've had good performance out of Traildad's Cat Stove, made out of 2 cat food cans. It won Backpacker's 2002 best homemade alcohol stove contest. Plan may be found at royrobinson.homestead.com If...
  15. I hope you have a good christmas, Miss Janet. ...

    I hope you have a good christmas, Miss Janet. Jakebrake
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    Don't be dismayed by those who say "don't go",...

    Don't be dismayed by those who say "don't go", look up Big Red on trailjournals '02 and see what he did. Maybe even call him. I think he lost close to 100 pounds. Jakebrake'04
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    Have you looked at any of Tinman's cooking...

    Have you looked at any of Tinman's cooking equipment? He has some real innovative stuff. try antigravitygear.com Jakebrake
  18. In talking to boy scouts, I always try to get...

    In talking to boy scouts, I always try to get three points across-weight, space, comfort. Jakebrake
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    Happy Birthday a day late, Jack. You're just a...

    Happy Birthday a day late, Jack. You're just a sprout! Jakebrake
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    I used one of their pots on the AT in '04, the...

    I used one of their pots on the AT in '04, the lid is still so tight you can pick the whole pot up by it. Jakebrake
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    Flint Mountain Shelter

    I have fond memories of the Flint Mountain shelter. In 2003, a friend and I were section hiking and went to Flint Mountain to get out of the snow. We spent all afternoon with some thru-hikers, one...
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    Silnylon

    Roy Robinson put me on a good source of silnylon if anyone is interested. It's www.owfinc.com Jakebrake
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    Lady in Salisbury, CT

    As far as I know, she is not listed in the AT guide, I found her in Wingfoot's book from '03 and '04. She sure was nice to me! Should I notify someone at ATC? Jakebrake
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    Good place in Salisbury, CT

    A good place to stay in Salisbury is the private residence of Maria McCabe, a widow who loves hikers and puts them up and takes them to the next town to a good laundry and grocery store. She really...
  25. Thread: Stoves

    by Bill Strickland
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    Poll: "Cat Stove"

    I like the Cat Stove, made from 2 different size cat food cans, or tuna cans. It's incredibly easy to make and use. It also was the winner of the 2002 Backpacker mag's best homemade alcohol stove...
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