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How I patched our tarptent

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  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread How I patched our tarptent.

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    Again, yesterday, I worked on our tent some more. I set it up out in the yard so I could go over the seams with sealer. The suggested (by Tarptent) sealer is 100% Silicone thinned with Mineral Spirits until it is a brush-able mixture. Using a cheap 1…
  • Trillium -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just arrived in Big Bear Lake, CA where I left off on the PCT last year. I came ready for Southern California desert conditions and it is actually snowing a bit here. I am not sure where I am staying tonight, but tomorrow I'm going for a walk.
  • EdDzierzak -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Today I got the official reply, I can have my 6 week leave of access! :D I n fact, he told me there'll always be a job there for me as long as I want to work. I guess they're happy with my work.
  • Trillium -

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

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    Actually, it was yesterday, Saturday, that Kathy and I decided to go for a walk. Here on Long Island the weather was beautiful with a high of 70, no wind, and clear skies. We had some things to get done in the morning but decided to go for a walk in the…
  • EdDzierzak -

    Replied to the thread Knead Bread.

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “And I’ve ventured into dessert baking. Danger Will Robinson! Hopefully I’ll give it away, not eat it. Homemade lemon shortbread tarts and (pre-baked) cinnamon rolls. ” "Give it away"?Wish I lived closer. …
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Whiskey Thread.

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Visited my favorite liquor store in Elkton MD today. Couldn't decide between the two so I compromised and bought both. :P appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…2fbe05290dee33a85bac9bda2 The I.W. Harper was highly rated in an…
  • StalkingTortoise -

    Replied to the thread Whiskey Thread.

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Visited my favorite liquor store in Elkton MD today. Couldn't decide between the two so I compromised and bought both. :P appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…2fbe05290dee33a85bac9bda2 The I.W. Harper was highly rated in an…
  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…
  • Astro -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiking Plans 2019.

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    Just booked the huts for my late summer hike - Crawford Notch to Gorham: 9/1 Mizpah Spring 9/2 Lake of the Clouds 9/3 Madison Spring 9/4 Joe Dodge Lodge 9/5 Carter Notch I tried to reserve Greenleaf Hut for 9/7 but it was already booked full. Looks…

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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…