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by johnnyo979
Feb 07 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Eating Cold or Hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Eating Cold or Hot?

I have two options for cooking. Alcohol or propane: I can take either system. Do thru hikers usually cook or should I just eat cold? I am concerned as to whether or not I can get propane canisters along the way. The post office want allow them to be shipped due to fire hazard concerns.
by johnnyo979
Feb 07 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Sunbrella?
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Sunbrella?

Do most people hike with a sunbrella?
by johnnyo979
Feb 07 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: New Gear innovations 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: New Gear innovations 2015

How difficult will it be to obtain propane canisters on the trail? It has become illegal to mail them thru the post office due to fire hazard. I suppose I could GPS them somewhere.
by johnnyo979
Feb 07 2016 9:02 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: looking for partner(s) for spring 2015 thru hike
Replies: 30
Views: 3234

Re: looking for partner(s) for spring 2015 thru hike

My name is Johnny O I am planning a thru hike in mid March. Would like to hike 12 - 15 miles per day starting out. If anyone is interested in hiking with me let me know. We would have to see how our paces line up to determine if we are going to be able to stick with one another. I've never been in a...
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: How cold at night?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

How cold at night?

I am going to try to set out on a NOBO in mid march. How cold can I expect it to get at high elevations and during the night time?
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Water Intake?

While on the Appalachian Trail I drank too much water and lost the ability to walk due to muscle cramps. The reason I know it was over hydration, with hind site, is that I was urinating large volumes of urine five times during the night. I learned that too much water is very dangerous. I had to come...
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Spot GPS Tracker?
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Spot GPS Tracker?

Do a lot of hikers take Spot GPS trackers for emergencies or is that just being paranoid?
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water purification?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Water purification?

On the Appalachian Trail I used ultraviolet light backed up by drops to purify my water. Someone suggested that I need to filter it to improve the taste on the AZT. How important is it to filter the water? If so will a Sawyer Mini work which is what a lot of people on the Appalachian Trail use. Or w...
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Water Intake?

@rcorfman
I don't have a smart phone. Would it be okay to print the water report out a few days before the trip?
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Water Intake?

Thanks The Dude. That is helpful. Someone recommended that I try to at least carry six liters from the source.
by johnnyo979
Feb 05 2016 9:03 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Water Intake?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Water Intake?

How much water should I carry out of a water source? How much water should I drink per day in the desert?
by johnnyo979
Feb 04 2016 11:46 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Cost of a thru hike?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Cost of a thru hike?

Does anyone know about how much money it may cost to do a thru hike. I know it will differ from person to person. But what are you planning on spending?
by johnnyo979
Feb 04 2016 10:16 am
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: Patagonia Resupply Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Patagonia Resupply Advice

Is there anyway to get propane canisters resupplied on the trail. Do any stores have them?
by johnnyo979
Feb 03 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: AZT Hiking
Topic: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3372

Re: AZT Thru Hikers in Spring: 2016

@Trew My name is Johnny Osborne and I am planning on NOBO around mid march. I am from the Appalachian Mountains. I know nothing about the desert and have only been in it for a few moments when I traveled west as a boy. I have some fear about the adventure. I would love to have someone to correspond...

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