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High blood pressure

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Astro

And In Other News

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Astro

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Astro

Current Gear Sales

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Drybones

Hiking & Biking

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Traffic Jam

Baseball Thread

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Astro

New Hamshire Section Hike

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Drybones

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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Wise Old Owl

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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odd man out

What's your favorite power bar?

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Wise Old Owl

Crotch Pot

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jimmyjam

Glamping... Never heard of this before.

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Drybones

Astro on the AT 2018

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Astro

The Cumberland Trail

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Drybones

Pop Muzik

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chief

Other Hobbies and Interests

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jimmyjam

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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread High blood pressure.

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    Quote from Drybones: “I have intentions of making a small salad but by the time I add spinach, onions, cucumber, tomato, cranberries, black walnuts, sunflower seeds, grapes, apple, cheese, croutons....they seem to grow ” Yeah, but you are better off…
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    Quote from odd man out: “So for you World Cup fans, the outcome was inevitable. I love the zookeeper's explanation. youtube.com/watch?v=aR4wqwnMluM ” OK, so she got 3 or 4 right, how many did she miss that were not part of the clip?
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Johnstone.jpg Jay Johnstone wearing a Brockabrella that I one time recommend for IMScotty to use on the PCT. :)
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Current Gear Sales.

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    My wife has a North Face and I have a Precip....only difference I see is the logo...we got them both at TJ Max for $69.
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread High blood pressure.

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    I have intentions of making a small salad but by the time I add spinach, onions, cucumber, tomato, cranberries, black walnuts, sunflower seeds, grapes, apple, cheese, croutons....they seem to grow
  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread High blood pressure.

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    For me, lunch is usually leftovers. For breakfast it's usually Whole milk plain (NOT Greek) yoghurt with Muesli and pomegranates. My favorite salad is the classic Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, green peppers olives, and feta. For a dressing…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

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    So for you World Cup fans, the outcome was inevitable. I love the zookeeper's explanation. youtube.com/watch?v=aR4wqwnMluM
  • Astro -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    It was a nice morning for cycling, overcast and not too hot. Everything was so pretty. I finally figured out how to take a panorama pic but its too big to post.
  • Traffic Jam -

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    It was a nice morning for cycling, overcast and not too hot. Everything was so pretty. I finally figured out how to take a panorama pic but its too big to post.
  • Traffic Jam -

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Rasty: “I bought a sea-to-summit pillow today ” I bought one 3 years ago. Had been using my clothes bag as a pillow. In my opinion it was well worth the 2 ounces. :) ” I love mine.

News

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    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…
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    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.

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…