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Summer BLOWOUT on stoves


Wise Old Owl

Made another DIY hammock


Wise Old Owl

Lasting Legacy - Maine Trail Mantainer


Wise Old Owl



Wise Old Owl

And In Other News


Wise Old Owl

This guy has skills that kill.


Wise Old Owl

2nd Chance Hiker



Grayson Highlands Info


Time Zone

Astro on the AT 2019



Baseball Thread



Pop Muzik



Wildlife Sightings Today



jimmyjam on the AT 2019



Hey let's discuss taking girls and grandaughters - first experiences


Wise Old Owl

Why most of America can't make great biscuits.


Wise Old Owl

Offering my home to stay in PA


Wise Old Owl

Pinned welcome to the cafe



Hiking couple -- He's blind and she can't walk.


Traffic Jam

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  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Summer BLOWOUT on stoves.

    Clothing too... China must be hurting,,,,, amazon.com/Under-Armour-128240…s=sporting-goods&sr=1-158
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Made another DIY hammock.

    Quote from Dan76: “Does the material continue to stretch with usage? Can you provide a source for Ti buckles? ” Yes, Quote from Drybones: “made another hammock and tested in the back yard, used 1.67 instead of 1.1 material this time, has a great…
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread Lasting Legacy - Maine Trail Mantainer.

    Quote from Socks: “Quote from Dan76: “What’s more amazing (at least for some folks) is he’s on the trail why wearing cotton and leather boots. ;) Thanks to all the maintainers. ” someone should send him a message, dosent he know after nineteen eighty…
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread REI.

    OK you got me Astro, No worries,
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread And In Other News.

    Quote from max.patch: “trump to sweden: i will personally vouch for A$AP Rockey's bail. sweden to trump: we don't have bail. ” Outstanding, I watched the video, Rockey did everything he could to avoid confrontation. The kid appears to be a Muslim…
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread REI.

    Quote from Wise Old Owl: “(Hidden Content) ” Unless you are in NH and ME, and then there is some (or perhaps a lot of) rock climbing and scrambling to go with the walking. :rolleyes:
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread REI.

    Rei and others are overpriced, but they carry everything that one would want. Over time one needs nothing, its just walking. Sound familiar?
  • Wise Old Owl -

    Replied to the thread This guy has skills that kill..

    Quote from IMScotty: “Quote from Wise Old Owl: “Second runner up! youtube.com/watch?v=J4KXGjPPlxY ” Wow, I'm not building a fishing rig from scratch, but when I catch trout on my Tenkara rod and UL mess kit the way I cook it is.... Chunk the fish into…
  • Astro -

    Liked Time Zone’s post in the thread Grayson Highlands Info.

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Excellent suggestions, y’all. I’ve been wanting to try a truck stop shower. Seriously, it’s sort of a bucket list item...life experience! ” This 7 min overview/guide was a tremendous help to me before I did my first…


  • 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.

  • 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…