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  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread DIY Fleece.

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    You can also layer under a rain jacket during cold wet comditions which is one of thw most challenging of conditions. Skurka has written about it. andrewskurka.com/backpacking-clothing-go-suit-fleece-top/
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    Perhaps it is regional. I know the Michigan State Univ turf grass research center has a long term study (20 years now) where two identical plots of grass treated the same all year, but every fall, one plot gets a thick layer of dead leaves that are…
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    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    I think I’ve posted this before, but if you’re interested in history, music, and culture, you may enjoy some of these stories. folkstreams.net/
  • Astro -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread DIY Fleece.

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    I feel stupid that I haven’t given fleece more importance in my backpacking wardrobe until recently. A 100wt fleece jacket or shirt is very versatile and really makes a difference to my warmth. Having a down jacket is great but is limited to lunch…
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    Quote from rhjanes: “For 2 years, I tried leaving the leaves. I'd mulched them twice once they were on the ground. After 2 years, I had dead spots on the yard where the grass just couldn't take the volume of leaves. ” Wife had me try it also a few…
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    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread whats the weather where you are?.

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    I only have one tree that produces a few leaves so haven’t raked in years. While I regret not planting more trees (and one of my must haves for my next home is property with lots of trees), it sure is nice to not deal with the leaves.
  • Traffic Jam -

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    I feel stupid that I haven’t given fleece more importance in my backpacking wardrobe until recently. A 100wt fleece jacket or shirt is very versatile and really makes a difference to my warmth. Having a down jacket is great but is limited to lunch…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    There’s so many great patriotic songs, I can’t choose a favorite. Our song list from the Veterans Day performance included.. (This is a great patriotic song list!) Reveille The Star Spangled Banner You’re a Grand Old Flag The Caissons Go…
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    shelbyoutdoor.com/?cPath=405_436_486 It looks very simple...
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    I finally bit the bullet and ordered micro grid fleece to make a warm fleece layer...much like the very pricey Melanzana Hoody. I’m not copying the Melly, probably won’t even make the hoody part, but want to discover for myself if the fabric is…

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    I finally bit the bullet and ordered micro grid fleece to make a warm fleece layer...much like the very pricey Melanzana Hoody. I’m not copying the Melly, probably won’t even make the hoody part, but want to discover for myself if the fabric is really that awesome.

    I’m going to use the pattern for the Vuokatti Shirt.

    I bought some inexpensive fleece from Joanns for practice and hope to work on it this soggy weekend.

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  • Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus
    Weight - 16 ounces
    Weight w/Pegs - 18.125 ounces
    Material - 30D Silnylon
    Features - A no-frills tarp with a no-see-um skirt perimeter. Uses a single trekking pole set anywhere between 40" (100cm) to hug the ground or 49" (125cm) to provide great ventilation.
    Pros - Weight, Ventilation
    Cons - The setup is slightly confusing. There are 6 points to attach with pegs. Two of those point must be pegged first and are very difficult specify in dark and/or windy…
  • Winter Linville Gorge

    On February 27th, 28th and 29th I did a two night out and back trip from Wolf Pit Road trail-head to Table Rock mountain and back. In typical cafe fashion I planned this trip while driving 80 mph east on I-40 heading back from the Smokies. I stopped at a McDonald's to borrow some free Wifi to get a picture of a the trails and away I went. Going up Wolf Pit road in my 2002 Honda Accord was risky with the amount of ice and snow on the road. The final hill going down to the…
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    On February 25th and 26th I did a nice loop in the Smokies from Big Creek Ranger Station parking lot to Deep Gap along the AT south of Mt. Cammerer fire tower. There was about 6 to 8 inches of snow while going up. I stealth camped due to the amount of snow coming in and the next day went down the Big Creek trail. Overnight there was another 6 to 8 inches of snow and freezing fog.

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  • Chicken Jambalaya

    5 grams - Freeze Dried Chicken
    7 grams - Dehydrated Chopped Onion
    5 grams - Dehydrated Leeks
    2 grams - Freeze Dried Celery
    5 grams - Freeze Dried Bell Pepper
    56 grams - Rice (Real or Instant)
    2 grams - Dehydrated Green Onion
    7 grams - Creole Seasoning
    7 grams - Dehydrated Diced Tomato
    7 grams - Tomato Powder
    7 grams - Chicken Stock Powder
    1 gram - Black Pepper
    1 gram - Salt
    28 grams - Dried Chorizo Sausage
    14 grams - Olive Oil
    8 ounces - Water

    Calories - 680
    Dry Weight -…
  • Nestle Nido and Breakfast Essential Based Milkshakes

    Nestle Nido is a full fat powdered milk which when combined with water makes a high calorie milk. I add Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials to add flavor and additional calories.

    Chocolate Latte

    1/2 Cup - Nestle Nido
    2 Packets - Chocolate Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials
    2 Packets - Folgers Instant Coffee Singles
    16 Ounces - Water

    Calories 580
    Weight 4.5 ounces

    1) Combine dry ingredients in zip lock bag
    2) Mix with water and…