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2019 or 2020 Outback

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chief

Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas

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Astro

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Drybones

Skurka: Ineffective & outdated: Six reasons to not hang a bear bag

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jimmyjam

AT Tattoo?

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jimmyjam

Baseball Thread

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Astro

whats the weather where you are?

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Astro

Hiking & Biking

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LIhikers

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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max.patch

Pop Muzik

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max.patch

And In Other News

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Ukelele

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odd man out

AT Thunder Ridge to RT. 60

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Traffic Jam

Hiking Plans 2019

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CoachLou

A place for jokes

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  • chief -

    Replied to the thread 2019 or 2020 Outback.

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from LIhikers: “Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in cars, they're just one more thing that can go wrong. ” i agree! ” over the years i've had a lot of experience with turbos on diesel engines from little 3 cylinder…
  • max.patch -

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    Quote from LIhikers: “ Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in cars, they're just one more thing that can go wrong. ” i agree!
  • LIhikers -

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    Whatever you choose, it'll be good. I love my 2002 Subaru Forester. It's treated me well for 17+ years and over 417,000 miles. I'd get a new one but I like the fact that my 02 is smaller than the ones they sell now. Personally I'm not a fan of turbos in…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Hawksbill Crag in Newton County, Arkansas.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Trillium: “Tragic story: College student dies on class trip to Hawksbill Crag Astro, have you ever hiked to Hawksbill Crag? The picture on the article put me in mind of MacAfee Knob. ” Not yet, but I have seen pictures…
  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Skurka: Ineffective & outdated: Six reasons to not hang a bear bag.

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    Quote from Astro: “Anyone here have experience with Ursack? For the last 1500 or so miles of the AT I have been using bear boxes, poles, and cables when there, otherwise usually sleeping with my food in my tent. Last one I did was at a really remote…
  • Drybones -

    Replied to the thread Wildlife Sightings Today.

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    male wood duck...he leaned over a few minutes later, quaked to his mate and they headed out to dinner before dark
  • Drybones -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread AT Tattoo?.

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    Perhaps some new ideas for those interested. thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/a…rail-tattoos-portfolio-1/

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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…