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Penn State says Outdoor Club too Risky


odd man out

And In Other News



Hiking & Biking






Marion to Newport, VA



Alcohol Stoves


Jake Ace

Remember Skylab? the Chinese Tiangong1 is coming down in March-April.



Baseball Thread



Pinned welcome to the cafe



Took a walk today



Astro on the AT 2018



Ice Age Trail - Southern Wisconsin



Hiking Plans 2018



Stealth Camping


Wise Old Owl

Wildlife Sightings Today


odd man out

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  • StalkingTortoise -

    Replied to the thread Harpers Ferry (STONEY BROOK FARM).

    Quote from odd man out: “Quote from Astro: “In Franklin, NC a good portion of the summer crowd and even permanent residents are from FL. They call them Floridiots. ” And when folk from California go up to Oregon, I hear they call it…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Penn State says Outdoor Club too Risky.

    my high school music teacher had a favorite aphorism. People are dumb.
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

  • LIhikers -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    Best adrenaline rush in a long time, I now know why they say Dupont forest has the best MTB trails east of the Rockies, my game moved up several notches, did 10 miles Friday afternoon and 17.6 miles Saturday (2000+elevation gain) in Dupont, the last mile…
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Hiking & Biking.

    I got the front fender installed on my new bicycle before life interrupted me. I'll need to get a small spacer for the left fender stay as it rubs on the bracket for the front disc brake caliper. I hope to get the rear fender installed after work today.
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

    and in other news... Authorities waffle...again!
  • Jake Ace -

    Replied to the thread Penn State says Outdoor Club too Risky.

    I’d bet the wrestling team and football team has more injuries than the outdoor club...by far! If you can get a Ryder policy for a science lab, hiking should be a non-sequester.
  • Jake Ace -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Penn State says Outdoor Club too Risky.

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    The cynic in me thinks the school is more worried about liability than safety.
  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Penn State says Outdoor Club too Risky.

    The cynic in me thinks the school is more worried about liability than safety.



  • 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.

  • 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…