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revised How much gear will the AT eat?
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Mar
13
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Mar
13
revised What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
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Mar
13
revised Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the Appalachian Trail?
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Mar
13
comment Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the Appalachian Trail?
One thing to note, but it's not a full answer. The cushioning inside a boot usually breaks down before the outside of the boot comes apart. In those cases you can continue to use the broken in shell of a boot, but replace the internal cushioning and get more use out of them.
Mar
13
comment What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
@pulsehead - that's a great idea but I just don't have the time. Part of getting ready is a financial thing, and part is a physical thing, which leaves very little time on my end to blog. There is a tremendous amount of information online though, so most aspects of preparing have been covered many times.
Mar
12
asked What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
Mar
7
comment Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
that is why I didn't make it an actual answer. I got my last pair of Merrell boots from Zappos because of the free return policy. I have long and narrow feet and struggle to find boots that fit well, so I tend to go through a few before I settle on one and at size 14 I rarely find stores that carry enough supply at my size.
Mar
7
comment Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
I don't know which brands are good at that width, but zappos lets you search their database based on width. The following link is supposed to be for 2E and up: zappos.com/mens-shoes~oS
Mar
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Feb
26
comment How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?
Is that available in the US? Their website does not list the US.
Feb
25
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Feb
25
answered Selecting backpacking cooking pot – teflon, aluminum, steel, titanium, or cast iron?
Feb
24
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
he did use the words, "my personal, probably body-destroying dosage". I'm 6'4" and around ~200 pounds as well. If I was in pain and needed to get out of the woods safely, I would not hesitate to use that dosage, I would just be sure to stop as soon as it was possible.
Feb
24
answered What are the tradeoffs for a Tomahawk over an Axe
Feb
23
accepted How to calculate backpacking food requirements for a dog
Feb
23
accepted How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Feb
23
comment How to treat shin splints while backpacking
Thanks, great ideas. I had seen your earlier post and found it very helpful. It left me wondering about the question I asked and that is why I tried to differentiate my specific question from yours.
Feb
23
asked How to treat shin splints while backpacking
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