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Re-inventing Yourself

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AnotherKevin

Epic Stop on the AT! The Station at 19e Pub/Hostel

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Blue Jay La Fey

Trail Maintenance and Volunteering

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AnotherKevin

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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CoachLou

Whiskey Thread

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odd man out

MLK VII

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CoachLou

Why most of America can't make great biscuits.

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AnotherKevin

And In Other News

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max.patch

whats the weather where you are?

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jimmyjam

Wildlife Sightings Today

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Drybones

Took a walk today

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Drybones

Basketball Thread

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max.patch

Nutella

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Astro

Final hike

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Love Hiking

Pop Muzik

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Drybones

"Stranger in the Shelter" -- story of the first murder on the AT

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LIhikers

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  • jimmyjam -

    Liked AnotherKevin’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    Quote from chief: “you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation. ” Hiking is a thing I want to have time for. There are a lot of other things I…
  • Astro -

    Liked AnotherKevin’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    Quote from chief: “you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation. ” Hiking is a thing I want to have time for. There are a lot of other things I…
  • AnotherKevin -

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    Quote from chief: “you guys seem to have a million ways to retire yet not retire. more power to you, but i am not particularly impressed so i'll exit this conversation. ” Hiking is a thing I want to have time for. There are a lot of other things I…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    can someone land a chopper in your back yard and have you shade tree mechanic it? :)
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    can someone land a chopper in your back yard and have you shade tree mechanic it? :)
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Blue Jay La Fey’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    Don't worry about a thing just have fun planning your hike. Just set up as many good references as you can until you leave your job. References are much more valuable than money. I've lost count but I've left many jobs both good and bad over the years…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from max.patch: “can someone land a chopper in your back yard and have you shade tree mechanic it? :) ” Now that is being creative. :thumbup:
  • Astro -

    Liked max.patch’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    can someone land a chopper in your back yard and have you shade tree mechanic it? :)
  • Astro -

    Liked Blue Jay La Fey’s post in the thread Re-inventing Yourself.

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    Don't worry about a thing just have fun planning your hike. Just set up as many good references as you can until you leave your job. References are much more valuable than money. I've lost count but I've left many jobs both good and bad over the years…
  • Astro -

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

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from max.patch: “not gonna start a gymnastics thread for what will probably be the only post ever in it... saturday night. perfect 10. i don't know how she does the things she does. youtube.com/watch?v=4ic7RNS4Dfo ” You know…

News

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    There are times in life when people decide they need or want to change.
    I'm considering that now.
    While I love the work I do, and enjoy my present job, I may give it all up if I can't get the time off I want this summer.
    The problem is I don't know what I'd look to do after we finish the hike that we want to do in that time that I want off.
    I've never seriously considered anything other than aircraft maintenance. But if I quit my job to go hike, my post hike possibilities are endless. First I'd have to decide if I'd retire (stop working at a paid position) or not, I could do a volunteer thing. Then, in what field. Sometimes I think it would be nice to work with people and not machines. I'm not even sure how I'd narrow down the choices. And of course there's the age thing to consider. Who would hire a 67 year old with no experience in a position they are applying for.

    Have any of you ever made a radical change in direction of your life?
    Any advice you could send my way would be…

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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…