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What's your favorite piece of gear?

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max.patch

Hiking & Biking

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Drybones

Slept outside in the yard

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Dan76

What Are You Reading?

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Grinder

Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?

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Dan76

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

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Wise Old Owl

Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Wise Old Owl

Uncle Johnny

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Blue Jay La Fey

Scotts' PCT Section Hike

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jimmyjam

Knead Bread

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Astro

Hiking Plans 2018

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Dan76

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  • Mountain-Mike -

    Liked Dan76’s post in the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i went from a flashlight to a mini-mag to a headlamp. probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” An overly talkative hiking partner.
  • max.patch -

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    Quote from Dan76: “An unread paperback. ” on my thru i always had two. if i left town on a sunday -- also the entire sunday paper minus the ads. and...the data book, philosophers guide, and the AT state guidebooks.
  • max.patch -

    Liked Dan76’s post in the thread What's your favorite piece of gear?.

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    An unread paperback.
  • Drybones -

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    Did about 20 mountain biking miles yesterday on the Coldwater Trail system, crashed once on the Bomb Dog Trail, could have been a career ender had it been in the rocks, very sharp hairpin curve with 45* bank on the downhill, don't know exactly what…
  • Dan76 -

    Liked Bo Peep’s post in the thread MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017.

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    My tree is still up and I’m thinkin about making sausage balls tomorrow.
  • Dan76 -

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    An unread paperback.
  • Dan76 -

    Replied to the thread Slept outside in the yard.

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    What’s work have to do with sleeping outdoors? ;)
  • Dan76 -

    Liked Grinder’s post in the thread What Are You Reading?.

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    Quote from Dan76: “As soon as my normally nonmotivated to read buddy turns it loose, I’m reading ‘Shoot like a Girl’ by M. J. Hagar. She served three Afganistan tours as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. It must be good as he’s still…
  • Drybones -

    Liked Dan76’s post in the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i went from a flashlight to a mini-mag to a headlamp. probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” An overly talkative hiking partner.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Dan76’s post in the thread Thru hikers - what gear have you ditched?.

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    Quote from max.patch: “i went from a flashlight to a mini-mag to a headlamp. probably one of the first things i totally ditched was one of those water bags that you use in camp cuz i never used it. ” An overly talkative hiking partner.

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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…