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What's your favorite power bar?

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Took a walk today

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A New Natioanl Park

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Whiskey Thread

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Nutella

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Understanding Lard, high energy easy to digest.

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Loosing skin on your feet?

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whats the weather where you are?

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  • Astro -

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

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    Quote from Astro: “Not something I normally see on my walks in AR. ” I just saw this! This is something that you run into when fishing meadow streams. You come thru some weeds and step into a pool and whoa, there he his all 5 feet of him with that…
  • CoachLou -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread What's your favorite power bar?.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from odd man out: “Quote from Wise Old Owl: “I wish my heath food was still bacon....just saying,,,, ” i thought you just posted a thread about how nutrition pork fat was. I was going on the assumption that bacon is…
  • CoachLou -

    Replied to the thread What's your favorite power bar?.

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    Belvita Orange/ cranberry
  • CoachLou -

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

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    It was a nice day here on Long Island so Kathy and I took our dog, Tora, out for a relaxed walk on the Nassau/Suffolk Trail. Just for fun I took our son's GPS with us so I know we walked 3.81 miles at an average moving speed of 2.4 miles an hour and that…
  • CoachLou -

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    Quote from Astro: “Not something I normally see on my walks in AR. ” I just saw this! This is something that you run into when fishing meadow streams. You come thru some weeds and step into a pool and whoa, there he his all 5 feet of him with that…
  • CoachLou -

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

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    Not something I normally see on my walks in AR.
  • jimmyjam -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread What's your favorite power bar?.

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from odd man out: “Quote from Wise Old Owl: “I wish my heath food was still bacon....just saying,,,, ” i thought you just posted a thread about how nutrition pork fat was. I was going on the assumption that bacon is…
  • max.patch -

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    Quote from Trillium: “Quote from odd man out: “Also about 10 years ago we visited some of the Everglades, but I don't recall if we were actually inside the borders of the NP or not. But I'm counting it an you can't stop me. ” We attempted to visit…
  • max.patch -

    Liked Trillium’s post in the thread A New Natioanl Park.

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    Quote from odd man out: “Also about 10 years ago we visited some of the Everglades, but I don't recall if we were actually inside the borders of the NP or not. But I'm counting it an you can't stop me. ” We attempted to visit Everglades National Park…
  • Trillium -

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    Quote from odd man out: “Also about 10 years ago we visited some of the Everglades, but I don't recall if we were actually inside the borders of the NP or not. But I'm counting it an you can't stop me. ” We attempted to visit Everglades National Park…

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  • New

    As of yesterday, the US has added a new National Park to the NP system, bringing the total up to 61. The spending bill signed yesterday included a provision to change Indiana Dunes from a National Lakeshore to a National Park. Not sure if there is funding for a better sign. I guess Indiana was feeling left out in the NP department so their legislators lobbied for this change. Frankly, the other three National Lakeshores are much better than ID. I wonder if MI and WI will also lobby for this "upgrade". MI already has IRNP, but that is only "sort of" in MI. WI has none so AINL could be next. At only 15,000 acres, IDNP it is one of the smallest NPs so there won't be many hiking opportunities. With a few new NPs coming on line in the last few years, I thought I should do another accounting of how many I've been to. For me I've been to Badlands, Bryce, Everglades*, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Smokey Mountains, Haleakala, Indiana Dunes*, Isle Royale, Joshua Tree*,…
  • New

    Long distance hikers, Ötzi from 5000 years ago ate large amounts of sheep fat and other high energy foods to stay alive in cold environments. It is important to understand how to render lard, as once you do it. The fat or fat back will stay shelf stable for a week or two in you pack... but its tasteless. You have to combine it with a protein and other foods. I am working on a Sloppy Joe idea here.

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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…