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Took a walk today

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What's For Dinner?

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the football thread

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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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whats the weather where you are?

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inReach 1.5 died after firmware update

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Knead Bread

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Route of Parks Trail, Chile

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Why most of America can't make great biscuits.

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  • LIhikers -

    Replied to the thread Took a walk today.

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    Scotty, I think you've hit the nail right on the head. We're becoming way too "civilized" for our own good.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread What's For Dinner?.

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    We're having wine with our hot dogs tonight. Does that mean we're classy rednecks or just confused rednecks?
  • IMScotty -

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

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    Went backpacking with my friends yesterday. Apparently they don’t screw around when it comes to making a campfire at a shelter. appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…249d5d308ae54cfaed2e98afc
  • IMScotty -

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Kathy and I, along with our dog, took a walk on the Nassau/Suffolk Trail this afternoon. We started around 2:30 and hiked out for 2.5 miles, turned around and hiked back. Even though this is a suburban trail we only passed 1…
  • IMScotty -

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

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    Kathy and I, along with our dog, took a walk on the Nassau/Suffolk Trail this afternoon. We started around 2:30 and hiked out for 2.5 miles, turned around and hiked back. Even though this is a suburban trail we only passed 1 person. We did see quite a…
  • odd man out -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread What's For Dinner?.

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    We're having wine with our hot dogs tonight. Does that mean we're classy rednecks or just confused rednecks?
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    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread And In Other News.

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    Quote from max.patch: “grammer is important! my favorite comment: it must have been her first time - she broke her hyphen. headline.jpeg ” Grammar - the difference between knowing your shi!t and knowing you're sh!t.
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Baseball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “baines is a puzzler; fell off the ballot after 5 years and never got more than 6% of the vote. perhaps such decisions need to be made by more than a 16 member committee. i'd put baines in the hall of really good…
  • Astro -

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    Nothing personally against Lee Smith, but no way I want him or Trevor Hoffman or even Bruce Sutter closing a game for me when Billy Wagner is available. Sabermetrically Wagner is the best HOF elgible reliever there is including all the guys already in. …
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    We're having wine with our hot dogs tonight. Does that mean we're classy rednecks or just confused rednecks?

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    Not sure if I should be grateful or suspicious...

    My DeLorme inReach for Smartphones died after I received an email notice of a firmware update and installed said update. Garmin bought the inReach line from DeLorme, so I spent time working with Garmin's tech support folks in an attempt to bring it back to life. Nothing worked, so the Garmin rep offered me a 50% discount on any of the new Garmin inReach models. Just got my shiny new Explorer+ yesterday. :thumbup:

    So... should I be thrilled that Garmin stood behind a legacy device that they didn't manufacture or should I be angry that they killed my old unit on purpose so I would want to pay for a new unit? ?( I'll go with thrilled. Coulda saved a bunch of grams by choosing the inReach Mini but the Explorer+ has a screen and can be used to send messages by itself or when paired to my phone. Good to have options in case the phone fails.

    Goodbye old friend... thanks for the memories and for saving me from hypothermia.

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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…