One thing about long hikes. You are no longer hiking for a short period of time between point A and B. Instead you are LIVING in the wilderness, which is VERY different and you need some different stuff. You will want a real towel, vitamin c, other meds and first aid, everything that you need to keep clean and rash free - soap and some vaseline or polysporin and other items to ease a body that's been too long on the trail and too long since a shower. And take the best sleping pad you can <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.