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You seem like an experienced traveler, but like you mostly spend your time in the south, so just in case you don't know- plan your route to avoid spending time in the Hellhole And Zone Of Pestilence known as "New Jersey".

Pretty much anything anyone who hangs here would consider worth doing is illegal, and enforced by cops that think Adam 12 is a recent documentary

Hitchhiking is very illegal, and i would not be surprised if they have the death penalty for getting caught on railroad property. i actually have no idea about this; i do know NY has pretty severe railroad trespass laws, so be careful getting off any trains around Newburgh when you come to visit me.

The new jersey section of the Appalachian Trail was some of the nicest most beautiful hiking I done to my surprise. And not a few black bears. But, yea otherwise my experience of new jersey is it stinks, like, literally
 
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@Placebo Any part of NJ with no people is probably fine, like the Pine Barrens, just avoid the peopled parts. There are lots of nice woods actually.

There is an old joke, that i first heard about Fall River, Mass. (paging Providence boy @Rhubarb Dwyer), that NYC residents generally tell as follows:

"She asked me to kiss her where it stinks, so i drove her to Secaucus."

Fall River no longer stinks and now has a recreational weed store, Secaucus does not stink nearly as much as it did in the '70s but still...

They were joking when they called NJ "The Garden State".
 

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UPDATE: Bibs, Boots, Knife are heading my way! Thanks, @Juan Derlust

S.O.S....

I recently lost my pack and all my gear. I am starting back from scratch, rebuilding from the pack up.

As I move along from South Florida to New England, I would love to collect your unwanted items. So, if you are en route let me know. I will do my best to scrounge things up, but this might be a fun way to meet some of y'all.

I am open to bartering, but I don't have anything material. I have plenty of time, labor, and self-worth I am willing to part with.

Needs:

Hiking pack
Sleeping bag
Tarp
Knife

Wants:

Camping pad
Bivy
Boots(M 7-9)
Headlamp
Heavy Duty Overalls
Day pack

Paracord/Bungees/Stakes
Camp Stove
USB Power bank

Bonus:
An old Netbook/Mini Laptop
Old Smartphone for wi-fi
Scanner
Hovercraft
Talking Dog

Thanks!

I'm in eastern Connecticut at the moment. Would most likely be down to barter, gift some gear. Lemme know what yer still in need of or would like. Cant part wit my bivy though. Its pretty sweet, kinda homemade. Floor made of tyvek. And its polypropylene(like the frog toggs rain gear) which i highly recommend. If yer doing a bivy try to avoid goretex cuz it can get pretty sever condensation whichnhas almost led to hypothermic scenarios for me in the past. My recommendation is either polypropylene or eVent fabric for a bivy.

When do ya plan on coming through New England? I haven't really explored providence much myself or Rhode island in general but I think I'd be interested in exploring the area as a traveller. Right now I'm in my hometown so posted up at the moment but may get back on the road soon enough. Was exploring Boston n mass but I wanted to get back n settle for a bit as I was getting pretty stressed n my gear is fall in apart. Have a sweet Czech military pack that needs some work. Plus m instrument case is about to shittin the bed if I don't fix itmsoon
 

Older Than Dirt

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@Placebo Where in eastern Connecticut? i lived from 10-17 (and visited my parents for 10 more years til they moved) in Brooklyn in Windham County.

This was mostly probably before you were born ('69-'89, ate lunch there at Hank's in 2005 or so was the last time i was there) but still it sounds like we may be homefolks. [Just read your profile- Norwich! So yes, what up, homes? ]

And while i am at this game, @Rhubarb Dwyer do you know my little brother's old band Coat Of Arms? Very big Providence punk/HC/art band of the '80s, my bro quit i think '85. "Channel 64" was the hit of his era with them.
 
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@Placebo No idea when I will get there. I got some people to see along the way, including some of y'all possibly. I will, however, be staying until it's time to head to Jambo.

@Older Than Dirt I never got to see them, but understood them as being significant. I was still in junior high in '85

For some reason, I can't edit the original post more than once in order to update.

So, update of items acquired:
Pack
Bivy
 

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Yeah, figured you might well be too young, but also figured you would know them. They seem to be doing a lot of reunion shows lately (without my long-gone bro) so check them out if you get a chance. Tell Pip, their singer, that the singer from Ring Of Fire says hello.

Other great Providence bands of that era include Porno Sponges, Collision Service, and of course Six-Finger Satellite but they are really Newport, out of the ruins of The Idle Rich, which was the best possible name for a Newport HC band (rich ppl's shore town for the non-New England folks).

Ok enough '80s HC gossip, still got lotsa gear for you...
 

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