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Astro on the AT 2018

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Astro

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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jimmyjam

Hiking & Biking

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odd man out

Baseball Thread

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max.patch

Hiking Plans 2018

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Astro

Basketball Thread

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max.patch

Foot Care in the Desert

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Wise Old Owl

High blood pressure

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Wise Old Owl

Other Hobby, Kayaking Questions

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IMScotty

the football thread

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max.patch

What Are You Reading?

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odd man out

Chronic Lyme... stuff to avoid...

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LIhikers

Wildlife Sightings Today

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odd man out

And In Other News

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Wise Old Owl

CNOC Bladders - First Report

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rhjanes

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  • Dan76 -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2018.

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    Damn... I feel like I just left a football game after my team lost - I was rooting for you. Sorry to hear about the knee. At least you knocked off a few more miles.
  • Dan76 -

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    Quote from odd man out: “As a driver, I too wish bikers would own the turn lanes. It doesn't really slow down traffic much as a bike can accelerate off the light nearly as fast as a car. It's better than when the bikers pretend to be pedestrians. I…
  • Dan76 -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    As a driver, I too wish bikers would own the turn lanes. It doesn't really slow down traffic much as a bike can accelerate off the light nearly as fast as a car. It's better than when the bikers pretend to be pedestrians. I also wish they would use hand…
  • Dan76 -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Hiking & Biking.

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    Quote from Dan76: “Suggest ‘owning’ the right turn lane by positioning oneself in the center of the lane. Prior to routinely doing this, I would be squeezed into the curb by an vehicle mirror or by a trailer pulled by a right turning vehicle. I…
  • Astro -

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Damn... I feel like I just left a football game after my team lost - I was rooting for you. Sorry to hear about the knee. At least you knocked off a few more miles. ” Thanks, and I have a much greater appreciation of…
  • Astro -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2018.

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    Damn... I feel like I just left a football game after my team lost - I was rooting for you. Sorry to hear about the knee. At least you knocked off a few more miles.
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Liked Dmax’s post in the thread Other Hobby, Kayaking Questions.

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    The racks worked great. The fishing was good. The days were hot Those oyster beds sure are sharp. I placed a minnow trap near one and was thinking I could tie it off to it When I reached out to grab it was when I found out they are sharp!
  • StalkingTortoise -

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    Damn... I feel like I just left a football game after my team lost - I was rooting for you. Sorry to hear about the knee. At least you knocked off a few more miles.
  • Astro -

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

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    Quote from odd man out: “Car camping this weekend at a NF campground. Haven't had the trailer out in a couple of years. Spent all afternoon Tuesday repairing and cleaning up after mice who had taken up residence.
  • Astro -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Astro on the AT 2018.

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    Astro, After you get checked out by your doctor and if he says it's ok, here's a link to a good three step series of knee recovery exercises: orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/recovery…throscopy-exercise-guide/

News

  • New

    I was at our local gear store today and picked up a CNOC water bladder. I think these are pretty new to the market. I thought I would try one. I think they pronounce it "SEE-knock", but I'm not sure.

    I currently carry two 24 oz Gatorade bottles to drink from and two Evernew Bladders (1 Liter) to use with my Sawyer filter. I like to gravity filter so I have rigged my dirty Evernew bladder so it can hang it from a branch and let the water drain into a clean container, either the Gatorade bottles or the other bladder. When I connect the bladders, it is a closed system to it can filter unattended and the water flow stops when the clean bag is full. The ability to attach a clean bladder as a receiver also lets me use it to backflush by squeezing the clean-side bladder. I attach the clean bag to the Sawyer Mini using a 1" piece of the grey tube that comes with the Sawyer and a female thread/hose tube adapter. This system has worked fine, but the Evernew bags are a stiff plastic and don't…

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…