Welcome to the AppalachianTrailCafe.net!
Take a moment and register and then join the conversation

Appalachian Trail Cafe

Pull up a stool and join the conversation

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

Unread Threads

Topic Replies Last Reply

Pinned welcome to the cafe

14,140

Drybones

Baseball Thread

1,948

Astro

Ukelele

13

Drybones

Wildlife Sightings Today

1,045

Astro

Took a walk today

1,432

Astro

Hiking & Biking

1,361

max.patch

2019 or 2020 Outback

89

jimmyjam

FS -- Svea 123 Stove

21

david_lucian

How I patched our tarptent

0

Hiking Plans 2019

69

Astro

Need Advice: 6 day hike SoBo

6

ajayrds

Is anyone going to 2019 Trail Days?

15

Trillium

Knead Bread

745

Astro

And In Other News

842

chief

Hey let's discuss taking girls and grandaughters - first experiences

84

Drybones

Basketball Thread

282

Astro

shenandoah national park shuttle

3

easorses

Hiking Italy's Cinque Terre - My love-hate relationship with the Parco Nationale delle Cinque Terre

14

StalkingTortoise

Bears in AT between Spinger Mtn and Neels Gap

9

Astro

Recent Activities

  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

    Post
    I got a real game for you, learned it at my son's wedding...horse shoe posts with a 5' section of 1" PVC slid over them, a beer bottle balanced on each pipe, two person team with both on the same end...and must have a beer in one hand...the opponent…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

    Post
    Quote from max.patch: “i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE ” I might have been able to do that in high school, but no way now. :S
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Ukelele.

    Post
    Quote from chief: “now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40 ” Good find....definitely a cutie.
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

    Like (Post)
    i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE
  • Drybones -

    Liked chief’s post in the thread Ukelele.

    Like (Post)
    now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

    Post
    i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2019.

    Like (Post)
    Only 6 weeks until I hike up to Garfield and then Galehead hut. Only two weeks and two days more of school, and then plan to really increase my daily miles including up to a week on the Ozark Highlands Trail. :thumbup:
  • odd man out -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

    Like (Post)
    Did an overnight float on the Etowah River this weekend, saw the usual water birds and their young, also saw several eagles, osprey...the highlight for me was watching a litter of young river otters feed on a large striper that was pulled up on a log,…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

    Post
    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “i just learned that there is something called the "american cornhole league" and it's a big enough deal that it's shown on espn2. i gave it a couple minutes but it's not my thing. ” Playing isn't that bad,…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

    Like (Post)
    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “i just learned that there is something called the "american cornhole league" and it's a big enough deal that it's shown on espn2. i gave it a couple minutes but it's not my thing. ” Playing isn't that bad,…

News

  • New

    For years now my wife Kathy and I have been using a Rainshadow tent by Tarptent and are very happy with it.
    In preparation for this summer's AT section hike I decided to patch the 1 inch cut in the floor.
    I ordered a yard of silnylon to make the patches and bought a tube of clear, 100% silicone sealer.
    I used 2 tools to apply the patches, a plastic squeegee and a small, hardwood roller.
    Instead of working on the floor I decided to bring the area of the tent floor up to work on a small table.
    The first step was to cover the table top with waxed paper so nothing would stick to it.
    Then I put the floor of the tent on the table so I had easy access to the area with the cut.
    I decided to work the inside of the tent first so I cut a circular patch about 6 inches in diameter.
    Next I covered one side of the patch with a generous coat of the silicone sealer and put it down centered around the cut I was patching.
    Then I used the squeegee to work the excess sealer out. I'd hold the patch in…

News

  • 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.

    appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…9e058735f8e56e919a5c48360
  • 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…