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location Atlanta, GA
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I am a young outdoors enthusiast with a degree in biology, specializing in botany and ecology. I have been backpacking about once a month for two years. I enjoy hiking and backpacking most, but I am open to learning about other outdoor activities. My current goal is to be ready for the AT within the next ten years.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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comment Handling feminine hygiene on multiple-month treks?
Long, long after the fact follow-up: At least for the time being, I have resorted to using a system of pads and multiple quart- and gallon-ziploc bags. Only been out a few nights at a time this way, but it has worked so far, even in bear country (at the GA/TN border in the Cohuttas).
Sep
26
comment Will Iodine Tablets Ruin My CamelBak?
2.) Ours is yellowed, and not dark purple, but yep-- it's stained for good. I should note, though, that it's just around the edges that it's really noticeable. No cracks or bad taste or smell, just some yellowing.
May
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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comment Legality of “semi-permanent” wooden structures in state and national forests in the US
Is the land managed by State Park Service, National Park Service, or the National Forestry Service? They all have different rules (and I'm assuming this is in the united states)
Mar
21
comment Are barberries edible?
That's cool. What color are the berries? What month do you usually see the blooms? (Tryin' to figure out what species you might have, though I've read so far that most of them are edible.)
Mar
20
comment Are barberries edible?
Where do you live? Also, do you know which species of barberry you have near you?
Mar
16
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell: Thank you for clarifying what you would like to know. :) Wish I could offer more help.
Mar
16
revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
updated answer to updated question
Mar
16
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@Ryley: That's what I would do.
Mar
16
revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
clarified what kind of packets
Mar
16
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell: I agree, they're probably a bit over-cautious-- if we're talking about household items. I'm not sure if I'd want to take my chances in the field, though, heh. Problem is, contaminants get into it as soon as it's opened-- and heat in a nice moist container is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Mar
15
comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@Greg.Ley: Everything tastes better on the trail the sixth day! ;)
Mar
15
answered How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
Mar
15
comment Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
Thank you! That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for providing so much detail. :)
Mar
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accepted Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
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comment Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the AT?
I added more to the question to ask about re-outfitting/finding new shoes on the trail that do fit. Did you start off carrying those ten pairs, or did you re-supply along the trail? Did you have any trouble finding new shoes that fit so you could continue the hike?