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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

By the numbers

 
 
 
312 days of planning
 
7 books consulted (countless web sites)
 
153 dehydrated dinners
 
156 breakfasts
 
23 packages of chicken salad (yup, dehydrated)
 
55 packages of homemade trail mix
 
23 boxes for mail drops
 made up of 294 pounds of food
 
15 friends and coworkers mailing out packages
 
2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine
 
through 14 states
 
176 days of walking
 
 
2 people on the journey of a lifetime

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What's that on your back?


Well, quite literally everything we need to live will be carried on our backs for the next six months. 

This will be our home for six months

It's actually pretty roomy and light.
Of course, bedding is important.
When blown up, these will be our mattresses.

 
Everything we need to cook
Of course, you've got to bring the kitchen sink.
 
A water filter, since we'll be pumping water out of streams and ponds, and first aid items.
 

 
Knife and compass


Toiletries.  No deoderant...there's no point when you only shower once a week.



 
Headlamps




UGLY ASS CAMP SHOES
(but they're really light)


 
Kindles
 
   Iphone and MP3
 
Clothes

 
 
Food (pretty important)
 
 
All wrapped up into neat little packages


 
Ready to hit the trail!