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    A NOBO I met in NH "won" around $30K playing the stock market on his thru hike..... nice guy, paid for about 24 peoples Country Buffet meals.

    it's very possible if you know what you are doing.
    I had cell service on the high peaks most of the time using ATT.

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    Sorry I didn't weed thru the whole post, but I knew these questions would arrising once I started seeing starbuck single on trail a few years ago
    Next we'll be passing the grey poupon around the campfire
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    Quote Originally Posted by wornoutboots View Post
    Next we'll be passing the grey poupon around the campfire
    You mean you don't?


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    Trading socks on the AT? Like KayakKarl and susan, I misread the title.
    I wouldn't trade socks or stocks on the trail myself. But, there is real money to be made selling DEET and headnets at a huge markup a few miles up popular trails during black fly season.

    How practical is it? My guess is that if you need to check in on your investments once a week, it would be possible but sometimes pretty inconvenient -- you'd sometimes need to leave the trail to log in. Once a couple weeks should be easy on the AT. To reliably log in to check your investments daily, I don't think cell phones will work -- maybe satellite phones or ham radio shortwave? Possibly setting up a smart phone so you download a bunch of data each time you have a data connection?

    I don't think it'll bother anybody on trail if you're checking texts or data on a smart phone in your tent.

    I've thought about doing work while on a long hike; I'd have needed a small laptop and would have waited for town for data connections. It sort of made sense if it would let me hike when I wouldn't have been able to avoid work completely for that long. I found an easier solution: retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    You mean you don't?

    That's what I carry if I can't find Gulden's!

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