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Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety

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Wise Old Owl

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Fishing

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Covers (better or not)

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Drybones

Baseball Thread

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Jake Ace

Hiking & Biking

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Drybones

whats the weather where you are?

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Dan76

Hiking Plans 2018

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Cauthion: Bears and Math Ahead

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Drybones

Wind River High Route Video

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LIhikers

Slept outside in the yard

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LIhikers

Olympics

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jimmyjam

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Wise Old Owl

Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?

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What's your favorite piece of gear?

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  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety.

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “Yuo’ll likely need to use whats called CB, not exactly a round for distance, more point blank between the eyes, and the humane practice. And not for nothing, you didnt need to apologize, you’re over playing it, but im not…
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    @Astro Dont do IT!
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    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety.

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “MY comment stands, used in the commision of a crime it’ll get ya extra time on your sentence for choosing Hollow points. ” And as Baretta said, don't do the crime unless you can do the time. :)
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety.

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    Yuo’ll likely need to use whats called CB, not exactly a round for distance, more point blank between the eyes, and the humane practice. And not for nothing, you didnt need to apologize, you’re over playing it, but im not surprised you did.
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    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…638c3dd74648caa238e1d849dAs I am showing off my $120 dollar squirrel trap to my wife that is going to save me time & money - behind me is the Dodge Truck 4x4 1500 2015 that she just bought me. It is so big you have to climb…
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    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    this happened about 3 weeks ago in finland -- but it just made the local evening news. youtube.com/watch?v=46Q89FYyhnc
  • Wise Old Owl -

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “MY comment stands, used in the commission of a crime it’ll get ya extra time on your sentence for choosing Hollow points. ” UH well I apologized for my behavior, my overreaction and bad interpretation. That being said - I have…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety.

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “MY comment stands, used in the commision of a crime it’ll get ya extra time on your sentence for choosing Hollow points. ” And as Baretta said, don't do the crime unless you can do the time. :)
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread Being Safe on the AT - Weapon Safety.

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    MY comment stands, used in the commision of a crime it’ll get ya extra time on your sentence for choosing Hollow points.
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Fishing.

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    cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Pr…AkszEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds I never understood why a pro bobber was better for fresh water over those cheap round ones. Then I found out a Pro will not offer resistance when a fish "mouths" the bait. Then when it goes down…

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    So I was lurking on one of the Facebook AT Hiking pages and someone asked how to get over their fear of bears. I offered a statistical argument that people aren't generally afraid to drive cars even though there are about as many people killed per day in auto accidents as there are people killed by black bears per century. Someone posted a terse retort that because there are many more drivers than hikers, that was a false equivalency. A minor flame war ensued (in which I did not participate), but it got me thinking. First, why did I get involved in such a pointless FB posting. Second (and more interestingly), could I statistically address the issue there are more drivers than hikers and normalize the data to make a fair comparison. So......

    According to the NHTSA there are on average about 97 deaths per day from auto accidents in the US. On a given day there will be 8.5 billion miles driven. But it doesn't seem to me that comparing hiking miles to driving miles is a fair comparison.…
  • New

    My 2018 goal is to learn to fish. Catch, clean, and cook.

    About 15 years ago, I bought cheap fishing poles and tackle for the kids but we only used them a few times. I dug them out of the basement, cleaned one of them, and made my first fishing attempt today.

    YouTube videos have been helpful with technique and it appeared the pole was in working order but apparently it isn’t. The line would not reel back in. (Is that how you say it?)

    The pole has a spinning reel.

    I would love advice on bait, bobbins, sinkers, technique, etc.

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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…