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Water treatment

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Astro

Belle had puppies.

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LIhikers

Took a walk today

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IMScotty

REI Dividend is in, what can I get now?

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LIhikers

DIY

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jimmyjam

Where to go for 10 to 12 days

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IMScotty

Devils Backbone Chief Hiking Officer

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max.patch

Corona Virus and the Trail

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jimmyjam

Bought a new pack

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IMScotty

Baseball Thread

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max.patch

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  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Water treatment.

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    I once bought one (drop special), but then never had the courage to actually trust it. Sure it is somewhere in my closet.
  • max.patch -

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    With the caveat that I've never used a steripen, the cons -- if you can believe what you read on the internet -- is that it sure seems to fail a lot in the field.
  • LIhikers -

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    Kathy and I have always used a filter for our water on hiking trips. On more than one occasion we've had the filter clog leaving us with no options as we don't carry enough fuel to boil all our water and Kathy doesn't want to add chemicals to the…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Wise Old Owl’s post in the thread Belle had puppies..

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  • LIhikers -

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    Do the pups have names?
  • Wise Old Owl -

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  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Where to go for 10 to 12 days.

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    Quote from Muddywaters: “I always try to get out for a week in spring, but save big trip for later in year It's time to start thinking about it for me too. I got a end of March deadline I'm gonna have to bust arse to meet.....then I will deserve a…
  • max.patch -

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

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    We used to play hockey when the sump froze over. I never could skate well so I played goalie using a catcher's mask, a first baseman's glove, and a thick layer of newspapers duct taped inside my jacket.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread REI Dividend is in, what can I get now?.

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    Quote from BillyGr: “Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from jimmyjam: “$6.05 not sure what I'll use that for. ” You might be able to get a sock, not a pair of socks. :D ” Perfect for those times when one of a pair gets a hole - now you have the "extra" one to…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread REI Dividend is in, what can I get now?.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “$6.05 not sure what I'll use that for. ” You might be able to get a sock, not a pair of socks. :D

News

  • New

    One of the many highlights that are denied to many, is the gift of birth. For years I hiked with my dad and his true companion was a Jack Russel when I wasn't there to be with him. And I understand he occasionally liked to be alone. But after two years of planning and understand I have not done this sine I was ten, as a family we decided to breed Belle on Christmas day. To all my friends here this is a big undertaking. I did this to offer one incredible lifetime memories for my 10 year old granddaughter. I will sell 4 out of five pups. But by design they are Ratters and Geese chasers. On the trail they eliminate snakes.
  • New

    An opportunity has presented itself for me to go hiking for 10-12 days starting around April 5. I need to finish NH and start ME but I doubt that the weather and trail conditions would cooperate - what do you think?
    I could always re-hike some other part of the AT. Or maybe hike on the BMT or any other trail???? I will be fully vaccinated.
  • New

    I just ordered a new pack, one that I've had my eye on for a while. It's the ULA Equipment CATALYST.
    I had to special order it in the color I wanted, orange. It's listed as being just under 3 pounds with a volume of 75 liters and is advertised as being to be able to carry up to 40 pounds comfortably. Also, there are plenty of positive reviews on a variety of web sites. If we have any ULA pack users here I'd love to hear your comments, both good and bad.

    I'll still be keeping my current pack, a Gregory Baltoro 75, for winter use when I'm carrying a bulky and heavier sleeping bag as well as a lot of clothing. This pack will be about 2 pounds lighter than the Gregory.

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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…