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Skurka Trip Planning 7 Steps

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Astro on the CT 2020

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Article in Atlanta newspaper about thruhikers

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Astro on the AT 2020

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Wildlife Sightings Today

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Took a walk today

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Devils Backbone Chief Hiking Officer

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Corona Virus and the Trail

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How To Wash Your Hands In The Woods

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The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-tos, and Huts

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AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

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  • Astro -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Skurka Trip Planning 7 Steps.

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    Quote from Astro: “I always find Andrew Skurka pretty pactical. Probably more valuable for beginners, but you still might find worth looking over. outsideonline.com/2414193/how-to-plan-backpacking-trip ” yes. I read his recant article (also in…
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    Quote from Astro: “I always find Andrew Skurka pretty pactical. Probably more valuable for beginners, but you still might find worth looking over. outsideonline.com/2414193/how-to-plan-backpacking-trip ” yes. I read his recant article (also in…
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    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    10 mile dry shadeless burned out stretch from river to firestation is fun in summer too........ iG6WxmwN_o.jpg A couple I had passed earlier in day got to firestation as i was leaving....I said " theres no water, its off". The girl was about to cry…
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    10 mile dry shadeless burned out stretch from river to firestation is fun in summer too........ iG6WxmwN_o.jpg A couple I had passed earlier in day got to firestation as i was leaving....I said " theres no water, its off". The girl was about to cry…
  • max.patch -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    Quote from max.patch: “I have almost zero interest in supported FKT attempts, but I thought I'd mention this becasue I was impressed with her first day. Liz Anjos AKA Mercury started a supported FKT attempt on the AT July 7 from Springer Mountain. She…
  • Astro -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Now questions. Drybones, how far did you hike on the CT? Biggest differences from the AT? Anyone/everyone, I use bear boxes, poles, and cables when available on the AT, but sleep with my food otherwise. On the CT do I need go back…
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    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Now questions. Drybones, how far did you hike on the CT? Biggest differences from the AT? Anyone/everyone, I use bear boxes, poles, and cables when available on the AT, but sleep with my food otherwise. On the CT do I need go back…
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    Quote from max.patch: “I have almost zero interest in supported FKT attempts, but I thought I'd mention this becasue I was impressed with her first day. Liz Anjos AKA Mercury started a supported FKT attempt on the AT July 7 from Springer Mountain. She…
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Liz Anjos "Mercury" FKT Attempt.

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    I have almost zero interest in supported FKT attempts, but I thought I'd mention this becasue I was impressed with her first day. Liz Anjos AKA Mercury started a supported FKT attempt on the AT July 7 from Springer Mountain. She is being supported by…
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    Replied to the thread Astro on the CT 2020.

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    Quote from Astro: “Now questions. Drybones, how far did you hike on the CT? Biggest differences from the AT? Anyone/everyone, I use bear boxes, poles, and cables when available on the AT, but sleep with my food otherwise. On the CT do I need go back…

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…