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Sports & Outdoors

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Released: 2010-10-18






AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

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In 2003, tool engineer Davidentity Miller left his job, circle of relatives, and buddies to satisfy a dream and hike the Appalachian trail. AWOL on the Appalachian trail is Millercff0478#39;s account of this via-hike along all the 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On web page after web page, readers are handled to rich descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the lifestyles-converting moments that can handiest be experienced while dreams are pursued. while this ebook abounds with introspection and perseverance, it additionally supplies helpful passages about safety and proper gear, with a view into a professional hikercff0478#39;s arrangements and tenacity. this is not merely a shuttle information, but a beautifully written and extremely non-public view into one mancff0478#39;s adventure and what it manner to make a lifestyleslong imaginative and prescient come precise.
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Davidentity Millercff0478#39;s best five items chances are you'll not assume to p.c. for a protracted-Distance Trek (however Will want you probably did)


Scissors: Scissors are better than a knife for commonplace tasks like starting food packaging, cutting moleskin, or trimming your mustache. I elevate the Leatherman Micra, which has an overly functional pair of scissors and a knife blade.

Suntan Lotion: The AT is known for rain, chilly and for long walks in the course of the "inexperienced tunnel." but once a year, particularly before the trees regain their go aways, hikers will get sunburned.

Chafing powder: Hikers disagree about whether mountaineering uphill or downhill is more hard, but they all agree that mountaineering with chaffed, burning skin is less tolerable than the ups and downs. frame go with the flow is every other in style remedy.

Trash Bag: p.c. it in; pack it out... and remember that to have one thing to pack it out in. A gallon-dimensiond zippered bag usually suffices.

Belt pouch: Backpack producers have stuck on, and many now offer packs with available pouches sewn onto the straps on their packs. in case your pack doesn’t have belt pouches, purchase add-ons. keep your camera for your belt pouch, and also you’ll take many more photos than you could if your camera used to be for your pack. Also keep your spoon at the ready; you by no means understand while your mountaineering spouse would possibly go away his food unattended.

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book main points

author: Davidentity Millerpublisher: AmazonEncoreBinding: Kindle adaptationLanguage: EnglishPages: 260

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