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whats the weather where you are?

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max.patch

Interesting out of the box video... Dad's and Daughters.

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Wise Old Owl

Took a walk today

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max.patch

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Traffic Jam

Hiking & Biking

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LIhikers

Trekking Poles #2

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Wise Old Owl

Baseball Thread

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Astro

Astro on the AT 2018

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LIhikers

MLK VII

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SarcasmTheElf

It's tarp season

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IMScotty

"Near" 4 season tent taking over the market

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LIhikers

the football thread

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odd man out

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  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread whats the weather where you are?.

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    102 -- but as they say in tucson -- normal. gonna rain tomorrow so high is only supposed to be 82 -- people here will probably wear coats. :)
  • CoachLou -

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    We had a 10 minute downpour this morning, 10 minutes of light wind here on the Connecticut shore. The heavy stuff seems to have past to the north of us.
  • LIhikers -

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

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Did another overnight, group LeConte hike. I took my full Pack with at least 20 lbs. and carried stuff for multiple people. It was good training. Hiked about 15 miles. Still having foot problems so…
  • odd man out -

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    "HOT" 90 deg days in Sep in Michigan - Yuk
  • Wise Old Owl -

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    "WET"
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “I didn't buy this one. Afraid people might misinterpret what it meant (starting with my wife 8o ). ” I bought a shirt the other day that says ‘The Mountains are Calling’ printed over the chest. It didn’t occur to me until this…
  • IMScotty -

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

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    I didn't buy this one. Afraid people might misinterpret what it meant (starting with my wife 8o ).
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Interesting out of the box video... Dad's and Daughters..

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I didn't have time to watch the whole thing but I sure wish my kids would have wanted to do stuff like that. ” Sometimes you have to put your foot down... one in front of the other....
  • LIhikers -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “I didn't buy this one. Afraid people might misinterpret what it meant (starting with my wife 8o ). ” I bought a shirt the other day that says ‘The Mountains are Calling’ printed over the chest. It didn’t occur to me until this…
  • Astro -

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

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Did another overnight, group LeConte hike. I took my full Pack with at least 20 lbs. and carried stuff for multiple people. It was good training. Hiked about 15 miles. Still having foot problems so…

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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…