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Some Extreme Antipollution Measures

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roadrunner

Bear spray?

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odd man out

Let's talk about quilts

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Muddywaters

And In Other News

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LIhikers

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Astro

Baseball Thread

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IMScotty

whats the weather where you are?

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odd man out

Gear Hacks

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Drybones

Corona Virus and the Trail

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Dmax

I need a lighter sleeping pad

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odd man out

Hiker Rescues and Fatalities

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LIhikers

Recent Activities

  • roadrunner -

    Replied to the thread Some Extreme Antipollution Measures.

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    Plastics are so useful, just imagine going on a plastic-free hike; however, it infuriates me to no end how irresponsible people are with disposal of their plastics.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Let's talk about quilts.

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    I use quilts. Sometimes. Not as warm as a good bag. They're all made by yahoo's just going off of some average amount of loft. when you compare that to a western mountaineering bag there's not nearly the same amount of insulation over the torso and…
  • odd man out -

    Replied to the thread Bear spray?.

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    Yellowstone August visitation was up over last year and close to record levels. nps.gov/yell/learn/news/20038.htm
  • Astro -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Bear spray?.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from IMScotty: “In NYC I understand that hunger has driven the rats have become a bit more aggressive and fearless of humans when Covid shut some of their restaurant food sources down. I wonder if fewer campers, hikers and…
  • Astro -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Let's talk about quilts.

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    I use quilts. Sometimes. Not as warm as a good bag. They're all made by yahoo's just going off of some average amount of loft. when you compare that to a western mountaineering bag there's not nearly the same amount of insulation over the torso and…
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Bear spray?.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from IMScotty: “In NYC I understand that hunger has driven the rats have become a bit more aggressive and fearless of humans when Covid shut some of their restaurant food sources down. I wonder if fewer campers, hikers and…
  • Muddywaters -

    Replied to the thread Let's talk about quilts.

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    I use quilts. Sometimes. Not as warm as a good bag. They're all made by yahoo's just going off of some average amount of loft. when you compare that to a western mountaineering bag there's not nearly the same amount of insulation over the torso and…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Unbelievable :( I'm glad he got hired by another company right away.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    60 is still young to pass away, and 50 is young for most medical emergencies. I lost my mom at 69, and the last 10-15 years was more grit pushing herself despite health challenges. My dad is still relatively active and will be 87 in a few months (and…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked Drybones’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    If you are lost in the woods find a possum and follow it, you'll be in the middle of a road in no time.

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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…