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odd man out

2019 or 2020 Outback

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CoachLou

Hiking Plans 2019

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max.patch

Took a walk today

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LIhikers

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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jimmyjam

Ukelele

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Drybones

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Astro

Hiking & Biking

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max.patch

FS -- Svea 123 Stove

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david_lucian

How I patched our tarptent

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Need Advice: 6 day hike SoBo

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ajayrds

Is anyone going to 2019 Trail Days?

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Trillium

Knead Bread

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Astro

And In Other News

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chief

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

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Drybones

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  • odd man out -

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    I did a little reading on-line. From what I found, I believe that as soon as the ball is put in play, the runners are now forced to advance to the next base and are not safe on their current base. So if the runner stayed on third, the correct play is to…
  • odd man out -

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    Quote from Astro: “What do you think (some think bush league, some think pretty smart)? Definitely not as bad as A-Rod yelling I got it on a pop-up. 3B should have know the situation and gotten a double play. When coaching I always told player know…
  • CoachLou -

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Dmax: “My wife, when we're ready, wants to trade her '14 crosstrek for a 4 door jeep. We're unable to pull a pop up camper with the crosstrek. I'll be pulling a pontoon boat with my f250 super duty. .... I wish she'd…
  • CoachLou -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Today I got the official reply, I can have my 6 week leave of access! :D I n fact, he told me there'll always be a job there for me as long as I want to work. I guess they're happy with my work.
  • max.patch -

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Just arrived in Big Bear Lake, CA where I left off on the PCT last year. I came ready for Southern California desert conditions and it is actually snowing a bit here. I am not sure where I am staying tonight, but tomorrow I'm…
  • max.patch -

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    seinfeld had several story arcs featuring keith hernandez. youtube.com/watch?v=tBz3PqA2Fmc
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Replied to the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Just arrived in Big Bear Lake, CA where I left off on the PCT last year. I came ready for Southern California desert conditions and it is actually snowing a bit here. I am not sure where I am staying tonight, but tomorrow I'm…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from Astro: “What do you think (some think bush league, some think pretty smart)? Definitely not as bad as A-Rod yelling I got it on a pop-up. 3B should have know the situation and gotten a double play. When coaching I always told player know…
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just arrived in Big Bear Lake, CA where I left off on the PCT last year. I came ready for Southern California desert conditions and it is actually snowing a bit here. I am not sure where I am staying tonight, but tomorrow I'm going for a walk.
  • max.patch -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just arrived in Big Bear Lake, CA where I left off on the PCT last year. I came ready for Southern California desert conditions and it is actually snowing a bit here. I am not sure where I am staying tonight, but tomorrow I'm going for a walk.

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.

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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…