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Took a walk today

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2019 or 2020 Outback

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FS -- Svea 123 Stove

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How I patched our tarptent

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Hiking Plans 2019

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Need Advice: 6 day hike SoBo

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Is anyone going to 2019 Trail Days?

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Knead Bread

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And In Other News

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

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  • Astro -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Took a walk today.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “As a result of Saturday's hike Kathy and I have been picking ticks off of ourselves the last 2 days ;( Kathy has already had Lyme disease once and I'm still waiting for my turn. Anybody know if Lyme disease has made it to…
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    Replied to the thread Took a walk today.

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    Thats good to know
  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE ” If I ever went down like that, I would never get up again.
  • IMScotty -

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

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    i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE
  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread Took a walk today.

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    Quote from LIhikers: “As a result of Saturday's hike Kathy and I have been picking ticks off of ourselves the last 2 days ;( Kathy has already had Lyme disease once and I'm still waiting for my turn. Anybody know if Lyme disease has made it to…
  • jimmyjam -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Drybones: “I got a real game for you, learned it at my son's wedding...horse shoe posts with a 5' section of 1" PVC slid over them, a beer bottle balanced on each pipe, two person team with both on the same end...and must have a beer in one…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    I got a real game for you, learned it at my son's wedding...horse shoe posts with a 5' section of 1" PVC slid over them, a beer bottle balanced on each pipe, two person team with both on the same end...and must have a beer in one hand...the opponent…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    I got a real game for you, learned it at my son's wedding...horse shoe posts with a 5' section of 1" PVC slid over them, a beer bottle balanced on each pipe, two person team with both on the same end...and must have a beer in one hand...the opponent…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i could never play first base. :) youtube.com/watch?v=llOx-HpsXGE ” I might have been able to do that in high school, but no way now. :S
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Ukelele.

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    Quote from chief: “now this is talent. i think i'm in love again. youtube.com/watch?v=XMfhyMlBw40 ” Good find....definitely a cutie.

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…