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What is your favorite Mac & Cheese for the trail?

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The Cumberland Trail

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IMScotty

Hiker Search

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And In Other News

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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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High blood pressure

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New Hamshire Section Hike

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High Energy means eating fat and carbs.

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odd man out

Hot Day? Why do Bedouin wear black in the Desert heat?

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Connecticut section hike

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CoachLou

Technology

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odd man out

The value of a Pocket Bellow

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What's your favorite power bar?

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Crotch Pot

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Glamping... Never heard of this before.

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Astro on the AT 2018

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  • CoachLou -

    Commented on the image Liberty Spring crowd.

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    No, and this was taken last year, 2 july
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from Astro: “Assuming Happ can get three outs before giving up three runs, the choice should be between Segura for 3 run HR or Bregman for breaking tie with HR in the 10th. But who knows with this game. :rolleyes: ” While the derby last night may not have…
  • max.patch -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Assuming Happ can get three outs before giving up three runs, the choice should be between Segura for 3 run HR or Bregman for breaking tie with HR in the 10th. But who knows with this game. :rolleyes:
  • Astro -

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    Assuming Happ can get three outs before giving up three runs, the choice should be between Segura for 3 run HR or Bregman for breaking tie with HR in the 10th. But who knows with this game. :rolleyes:
  • Astro -

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

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    too early for MVP vote, but i'm comfortable in awarding worst haircut to machado.
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    too early for MVP vote, but i'm comfortable in awarding worst haircut to machado.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Earlier posts were about "silly" pitcing stat rules. Charlie Morton currently set to have blown save and win if AL lead holds up.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “this stuff drives me crazy... they've played 7, the score is 2-2, and i go to mlb.com to look at the box score. and while i'm there i notice... i can vote -- right now -- for the game MVP. ” this stuff drives me…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    this stuff drives me crazy... they've played 7, the score is 2-2, and i go to mlb.com to look at the box score. and while i'm there i notice... i can vote -- right now -- for the game MVP.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread What is your favorite Mac & Cheese for the trail?.

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    I did my night at the Doyle, but there is no way I am eating Mac & Cheese on or off the trail. As a great philosopher once said, a man has to know his limitations. :)

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  • New

    You can shop, buy stuff, get on line... but Mac & cheese is king on the trail for young and old and in some cases ancient alike. Becaue Mac & Cheese calls for milk in most preparations. I have seen my son add Half & Half or Mini Moo's (shelf stable real Milk) So what do you do to be a rock star for Mac and Cheese, to those younger ones?

    Here is my idea.
    amazon.com/Bear-Creek-Grown-Up…300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1
  • New

    Why do Bedouins wear black in the desert?
    The question so intrigued four scientists – all non-Bedouins – that they ran an experiment.
    "It seems likely," the scientists wrote, "that the present inhabitants of the Sinai, the Bedouins, would have optimised their solutions for desert survival during their long tenure in this desert. Yet one may have doubts on first encountering Bedouins wearing black robes and herding black goats. We have therefore investigated whether black robes help the Bedouins to minimise solar heat loads in a hot desert."
    The research team – C Richard Taylor and Virginia Finch of Harvard University and Amiram Shkolnik and Arieh Borut of Tel Aviv University – quickly discovered that, as you might suspect, a black robe does convey more heat inward than a white robe does. But they doubted that this was the whole story.
    Taylor, Finch, Shkolnik, and Borut measured the overall heat gain and loss suffered by a brave volunteer. They described the volunteer as "a man…
  • New

    Love it or hate it!

    This morning I wired money to a closing agent for the purchase of a new (to me) house. Guess they don't want checks any more. My bank immediately notified me thru my "smart" phone that a huge (to me) amount was withdrawn from my account. So now you can watch money fly out of your accounts, almost in real time! I appreciate the knowledge that some computer is watching out for me, but it was truly disconcerting to see my hard earned money just seemingly vanish in some black hole.

    I know, it's my own fault. Aside from the hiking/technology debate have any of you asked yourself whether all this convenience is worth it? I think I know the answer to that question.

    I need a drink.

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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.

    appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…21ad71319dbe9f78f6931eb38
  • 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…