I can never say enough how much I appreciate all the support from the people on Patreon and all of you who watch my videos! I like to do video chats with my Patreon community and give them the most up-to-date updates from the trail, but since I think other people may have some of the same questions I still want to share some of the information from these Q&A’s with everyone. So as my regular CDT episodes catch up, I’ll post an edited version of each Q&A publicly on Youtube just like I did from the PCT.
It can be difficult to find reliable WIFI from the trail, but I hope to do these more in the near future. If you want to participate in the next Q&A head over to http://patreon.com/homemadewanderlust. Every patron, no matter how much you pledge will have access to all these Q&A’s, and I will try to give as much notice as possible before they start. Hope you enjoy and thank you again so much for watching this channel!
If you’d rather not sit through the whole video I made a little table of contents below so you can click through the topics that interest you.
01:05 Where’s Perk?
02:14 Vertigo/Fear of Heights
03:27 Have you been running into other hikers?
03:53 Favorite section of the Appalachian Trail
05:09 Have you seen any interesting wildlife recently?
05:43 Will you still try a 24 hour challenge?
06:17 What are your future hiking plans?
07:44 Are you feeling pressure to make more miles to beat the winter?
08:52 Gear changes
10:07 Spoon vs Spork
10:53 Is it a pain to have to cook before setting up camp in Grizzly country?
11:56 Has Aaron hit a “wall”?
12:38 Have you found any berries?
13:10 What are the temperature ranges?
15:18 Have you been hanging a bear bag?
18:20 Are your normal hiking expenses more or less than on the other trails (AT and PCT)?
21:16 Do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach?
22:33 Is it difficult in exposed terrain to find privacy for the bathroom activities?
25:28 Have you used the NeoAir Xtherm sleeping pad? (sleeping pads Dixie uses)
26:45 Have you lost any gear?
28:08 Favorite Trail
29:23 Book of trail photos
30:56 How long until you get to Yellowstone?
CDT Gear List: https://lighterpack.com/r/fsmeqf
Camera Gear Used: https://lighterpack.com/r/9yjyd0
PCT Gear Lists: Desert – https://lighterpack.com/r/f84ma7
Sierra Nevada – https://lighterpack.com/r/b8a8ic
Cascade Range – https://lighterpack.com/r/40d5gd
AT Gear List: http://homemadewanderlust.com/whats-in-my-pack-gear-list/
Take A Thru-Hike: Dixie’s How-To Guide for Hiking the Appalachian Trail (ebook): http://amzn.to/2e7GK0l
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