OtherMy name is Tim Keenan, a former Vietnam combat veteran, thru hiker of the Appalachian Trail, subject of the award winning short documentary, "Naneek", and author of "The Good Hike".
Dec 29th 2016 by naneek1946 • 15 Questions • 282 Points
After thru hiking the AT, i returned to Vietnam with my son in 2014 to meet my "enemy" and make peace. Thus the film Naneek, directed by Neal Steeno. Here is proof... thank you everyone for your questions. Love them. Going to bed now, will answer more in the am. Peace. Here is my book, "The Good Hike"
Thank you for your service, and congratulations on both the documentary and book! I aspire to be able to express myself as you have.
Out of all the accomplishments you have listed, which are you most proud of? Why? Which of those was most difficult to see through? Thank you!
hiking the AT was a huge accomplishment for me. It gave me inner peace and I ended up going back to Vietnam. I had been leery of the woods. Going back to Vietnam and meeting my former enemy only enhanced that feeling there is so much good in the world.
What was your biggest mileage day on the AT? What is/was your favorite piece of backpacking gear? Least favorite?
Did 26.2 mile into Hot Springs. Did a 35 miler in less than 24 hours because I night hiked.
Favorite gear...not a gear head but my backpack served me well. Duct tape a must. Aquamira to purify my water. There was no least favorite. If I didn't use something for a week I sent it home. Keep the weight down but think comfort at night. You want to sleep well. Always keep your sleeping bag dry. Peace.
I wish I could give you an exact figure on that. I would say $5,000 could get it done. Maybe a bit more. You can freeze dry food before you head out. But every once in a while you may want to get off ther trail and hitch into town. Shower, a bed, a cold beer, good food. It is life changing...go for it.
Now that we've cleared the air about OPP, is your book available on Amazon? Thanks for your service.
Available on Amazon for sure. You will like. Peace.