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odd man out

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Hiking Plans 2019

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  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Let's talk quilts.

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    I have a 40 deg long wide UG Quilt which I like very much for ground sleeping on warm weather trips. I think quilts are good for people who toss and turn as they are not restrictive at all. I can roll over and the quilt is still on top of me, rather than…
  • Astro -

    Posted the thread Watauga Lake Shelter Removed.

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    I stopped by here for a short break in 2013, just another thing I experienced that is no longer there. tehcc.org/2019/05/goodbye-watauga-lake-shelter/
  • IMScotty -

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    LIHikers, I use my quilts hammocking, so I may not have considered all the implications for a ground dweller. I use both a top and under quilt, so no real weight savings for me. But, on the ground in warmer weather I could see a top quilt and a thin…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Whiskey Thread.

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    Last trip to TW&S I picked up a few new items...Claude Chatelier cognac, Cazdores tequila, and Glenfiddich scotch....the cognac is a keeper, goes well with a cigar, the tequila is in the frig, jury is still out on it, the scotch I did not care for,…
  • LIhikers -

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    I tried to get an accurate weight but all I had to use is an old spring scale. I weighed my 3 season sleeping bag, rated at 25 degrees, and it came out at 1 pound 14 ounces. If I get a 40 or 45 degree rated bag or quilt I think I can save almost a pound…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from IMScotty: “This story is a downer... theguardian.com/environment/20…en-to-brink-colorado-vail ” wow...would never imagine that just hiking thru an area could have such an impact. ” Extreme case of unintended…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from IMScotty: “This story is a downer... theguardian.com/environment/20…en-to-brink-colorado-vail ” wow...would never imagine that just hiking thru an area could have such an impact.
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Whiskey Thread.

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Ok...second taste is slightly better but still has a gluey aftertaste. Pouring this one down the drain. ” Keep going...the good stuff is always at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Astro -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Let's talk quilts.

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    I guess the first thing I should do is get a weight for my current sleeping bag. Astro, thanks for that insight.
  • LIhikers -

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    I guess the first thing I should do is get a weight for my current sleeping bag. Astro, thanks for that insight.

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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…