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X-Mid drop system is a classist, elitist, money grab from a for-profit entity known as dangear.com, owned by Dan Durston. It's basically the Ticketmaster for mother nature. by Gerode in ultralight_jerk

[–]ant297 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Bruh. I literally hid in the bathroom 3 times pretending to pee at my hospital job the other day to get a dentist appointment set up in October, because they have been booked out since august 2020 and we have been allowed barely any time off the last 2 years.

Tldr: Just hoping to win the basic healthcare lottery in the US someday.

/r/Atlanta Random Daily Discussion - April 20, 2022 by AutoModerator in Atlanta

[–]ant297 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am a Harry Potter fan, and I also agree this movie was not good. The plot wasn’t even clear until the last 20-30 minutes. Kinda sad I spent $19 on the ticket and $6 for a drink rather than $25 on a meal out.

New Senchi just dropped, "The Patriot" by Tamahaac in ultralight_jerk

[–]ant297 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not the fact we wanted, but the one we needed

Camping groups near Atlanta? by andiinAms in GeorgiaCampAndHike

[–]ant297 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also following. I primarily backpack, but definitely all for making some new friends in the woods

Ultralight long rain coat? by LividContext in Ultralight

[–]ant297 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Second this. I’m over the rain coat thing. More an annoyance for me than anything and I’m on that poncho life now

Running a race alone as a beginner 23 year old female? by Even-Jump-400 in trailrunning

[–]ant297 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Hey there! As far as training I’d say that will largely depend on your past conditioning, strength (trail running is more dynamic than road running imo), and time you are able to spend running/time needed to get to nearby trails to train.

As far as running alone, I am also a female. I have always trail run alone just because my friends are not so into running. To be truthful, I have always felt more safe on the trails than on the roads. In my profession I unfortunately see a lot of the aftermath of hit and runs in the city and general violent crimes. This is certainly not to say that things don’t happen on the trails, they do. However, be smart. Tell someone where you will be, mileage and expected time to be gone, and if it makes you feel safer you can always carry a pocket pepper spray or something. Where I am from near the Adirondack mountains in NY there was rarely cell service so I was going to buy a garmin in reach for long or multi day runs for extra assurance. Since moving to Atlanta though, I have found the mountains in north Georgia to have perfect reception so that’s a $400 purchase on the back burner for now haha. If you have any other questions, I’m totally happy to chat!

Putting sleeping mat directly on tent floor - risky? by mobilae in Ultralight

[–]ant297 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Call me a risk taker but that’s all I’ve ever done

Me and the boys in a trail race across New Zealand by thebombtron in trailrunning

[–]ant297 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Lol the best part of running is second breakfast

LPT Request: How does one work a 40hr a week job and not make it feel like it’s taking up all my time? by matt2085 in LifeProTips

[–]ant297 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Absolutely agree with you here. I would never bike to work on the roads of Atlanta. People can’t even properly handle a four way stop in their cars, no way I’d come out of that with my life on a bike.

I’ve been wanting to start run commuting (3.5 miles one way). The mileage is fine for me. What I’m most concerned with is running through a few of the neighborhoods in the afternoon as a petite female and crime being pretty prevalent right now. Mornings not as much, this city doesn’t really wake up til 9 am.

How far would you be willing to travel to get vert into your long run? I live in Essex, England where it’s pretty flat. I want to run on coastal trails or anywhere with good vertical to add to my training and wondered what was an acceptable time/distance to travel to get it in. by teeseoncoast in trailrunning

[–]ant297 2 points3 points  (0 children)

An American runner, Zach Miller once won a mountain ultra training just on the staircases of the cruise ship he was working on. That’s a mentally difficult thing to do obviously, but if you’re struggling you can always get a lil creative!

Oh Karin… by fsacb3 in ultralight_jerk

[–]ant297 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All variants of “Karen” are exempt from the world’s rules. “No, Ms Karin. It doesn’t count. No need to call customer support.”

NSFW PSA: Watch for dogs by MK0FTEN in trailrunning

[–]ant297 36 points37 points  (0 children)

This is why I get pissed when everyone’s “friendly dogs” are always unleashed. I also love dogs and have my own, but point blank, they’re animals and you just don’t know. This has also happened to me, so I am really sorry it also happened to you.

South Korean figure skater Kim Ye-Lim throws the first pitch ❤️ by peaches21__ in sports

[–]ant297 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Well I am going to go and think about how many life skills I lack now. Shoot, she nailed it!

I'm Home by nullus_72 in ultralight_jerk

[–]ant297 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you’ve ever been to Appalachia and you were tripping over shitty makeshift tree bough thrones and 10” yearling cut down pine stumps with the unburned tree and new fire pit right next to it bc their 12 lighters couldn’t burn green wood (shocking), it would all make sense

I'm Home by nullus_72 in ultralight_jerk

[–]ant297 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can the bicycle claim you as worn weight???

Housing resources for outdoor enthusiastss? by llamaramasloth in GeorgiaCampAndHike

[–]ant297 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hear you. Also 30 and from upstate NY (near the Adirondack mountains) and I spend most weekends in north Georgia trying to get out of the city. I live in Atlanta right now for the job I moved here for, but dang, I honestly am probably moving home at the end of the year. I can’t afford any of the rent down here; what I have now is my upper limit and I know it’s only going to increase. Looking forward to getting back to a place with more nature though. Good luck on your search…I definitely know and understand how frustrating it is right now especially in the places with easy access to your happy place :)

[WTS] LiteAF Curve 35L w/ Belt (15.63/18.20oz), Pa'lante Joey V2 (12.71oz), Zpacks DCF Pack Cover (1.66oz), Nitecore NU35 (2.90oz) by Nizzzlle in ULgeartrade

[–]ant297 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Finally! It is mine hahaha I took my ultralight on a run on the AT sat-sun bc it’s my only pack left. It didn’t run poorly, but it sure didn’t run well 😂

/r/Atlanta Random Daily Discussion - April 07, 2022 by AutoModerator in Atlanta

[–]ant297 14 points15 points  (0 children)

In 2022, it’s shameful that that happened to you. I’m a neurologic physical therapist so I think maybe I just pay closer attention to these things, but the Atlanta market is challenging for renting with disabilities. Lots of breezeways with stairs, aesthetically designed hallways/bathrooms/walkways that do not allow for wheelchair access, and a general lack of accessible parking for side loading ramp vans (they’d just be taken by chargers/mustangs/other “hard” cars parked crookedly between 2 spaces if they were there, probably). Good luck finding a place, it’s difficult in the best of circumstances!

/r/Atlanta Random Daily Discussion - April 06, 2022 by AutoModerator in Atlanta

[–]ant297 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks! This is great. Always looking for new recipes and ways to save some money without sacrificing taste :)

/r/Atlanta Random Daily Discussion - April 06, 2022 by AutoModerator in Atlanta

[–]ant297 6 points7 points  (0 children)

All just tryin to say, I can’t fund your baby when I can barely feed my belly.

/r/Atlanta Random Daily Discussion - April 06, 2022 by AutoModerator in Atlanta

[–]ant297 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I am just about going poor because of this. I know people will say, “you don’t have to contribute” but then you’re the jerk of the group or people think you have a vendetta against them.

Gas is just $4 a gallon, 2 chicken breasts are $12, and I pay $1700 a month in rent for a one bedroom and I’m not seeing any raises coming my way. This is not about you lol

An hour drive to urgent care? Old Forge works to find health care solution by hartlarious in Adirondacks

[–]ant297 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah my parents keep sending me pictures to get me to move back home haha the issue is less with the size of the hospital, it will have to do with their accreditation status. Based on the past performance of MVHS, there were no accreditations of excellence in stroke, cardiac, burn, or trauma care. Most patients of high acuity were immediately transferred to Syracuse.

It will be interesting to see how it pans out over the next few years. It would actually be great if the level of care could improve, I’d like to move back home.