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  • Quote from Wise Old Owl: “Ok I don't know how to explain the details... but the leader forgot an integral part of peeing in the woods. The hike is next week and the part that was left out was how to lean against a tree. You squat, pull up the leggings and drop the drawers. Most find a squat log right? But if your back is supported by a living tree all is good. Please do not read between the lines on this one - water is involved. ” Tree? Squat log? This girl has been peeing in the woods for 60 ye…

  • Ask a Chef

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from SandyofPA: “My Henckel chef knife is 42 years old, a present from my Dad for my 18th birthday. A very fine German knife, good for a lifetime! ” We assume he owned it 20 years before he gave it to you. ” I am afraid it was brand new.....

  • Ask a Chef

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    My Henckel chef knife is 42 years old, a present from my Dad for my 18th birthday. A very fine German knife, good for a lifetime!

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    Quote from Astro: “So what is wrong with salt? I love the stuff. ” Salt is a critical mineral, humans die without it. I enjoy my salt and my blood pressure is great. Must be balanced with potassium and magnesium, so eat your greens.

  • Astro on the AT 2018

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from SandyofPA: “I hiked over Moosilauke in the tail end of a storm with 70 mile gusts. My trekking poles were the only way I was upright enough to move forward. Never so happy to get below treeline and slither down along Bonnie Brook. Going over the Kinsmen after that was enough to decide it wasn't safe to solo hike, so I went home. That was in 2014 before they found Inchworm's body, which was in the back of my mind while crawling over the piles of rocks they call a tra…

  • Astro on the AT 2018

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    I hiked over Moosilauke in the tail end of a storm with 70 mile gusts. My trekking poles were the only way I was upright enough to move forward. Never so happy to get below treeline and slither down along Bonnie Brook. Going over the Kinsmen after that was enough to decide it wasn't safe to solo hike, so I went home. That was in 2014 before they found Inchworm's body, which was in the back of my mind while crawling over the piles of rocks they call a trail up there. I have rehiked much of the so…

  • Caution: Bears and Math Ahead

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    Quote from Monica999: “Quote from Drybones: “Which is more likely to happen....eaten by a bear or struck by lightning. ” ahahaa its veryy good question)) ” Struck by lighting, someday I want to cross Max Patch when it is not rumbling all around. I got caught just off a ridge in PA in 2011, and saw a pink fireball when a rock way too close got hit. My prayers were real and answered.

  • DIY Down Vest

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    Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from Bo Peep: “I’ve been thinking about making a fleece vest. The only thing that would make it cost-effective is lining it with a wind-resistant fabric or insulating it. ” I would put the windbreaker fabric on the outside. Something like M50 or M90. The vest looks great ” I found windblock fleece at the outdoor fabric place in FL, (wish I could remember their name). Anyway that would make your vest project easier. I used mine to make a hat and mitts for hiking.

  • 9/11/01

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “Quote from SandyofPA: “My rich brother-in-law flew the family to an event by private jet, no TSA, drive car right to the plane outside hangar, jump in, off we go! They took the car to a parking garage for us. Met at the other end by limo. It was amazing to see how the other half live. ” this didn’t involve an eclipse in Nova Scotia did it? Just checkin’ ” No, he went to Tenn. for that, our trip was 5 years ago for his Superbowl party. Mom has since passed on, we got to come…

  • Hand sanitixer that kills Noro

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    Quote from Jake Ace: “Quote from max.patch: “DUtvecpWkAMOCN_.jpg ” oh that poor tree ” Well fertilized!

  • 9/11/01

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    My rich brother-in-law flew the family to an event by private jet, no TSA, drive car right to the plane outside hangar, jump in, off we go! They took the car to a parking garage for us. Met at the other end by limo. It was amazing to see how the other half live.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from ScareBear: “Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from ScareBear: “Quote from Jake Ace: “Quote from ScareBear: “Quote from SandyofPA: “ - I don't know what is going on, but I did get an E-mail from said person. I knew it was not Miss Janet and it mentioned 4-Pines. I am sure that both Janet and Joe Mitchell are not amused by this behavior. I still am not sure how he got my e-mail in the first place. ???? ” I got something from him too. And it spoofed Janet's email. But when I read it, it seemed…

  • If I were to carry on the AT it would be my wrist rocket sling shot. Much lighter than a gun, ammo is every where and quiet to use.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    - I don't know what is going on, but I did get an E-mail from said person. I knew it was not Miss Janet and it mentioned 4-Pines. I am sure that both Janet and Joe Mitchell are not amused by this behavior. I still am not sure how he got my e-mail in the first place. ????

  • Quote from Astro: “Quote from LIhikers: “appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…32b4df6c5574249bcfa4707d3 It turns out that Kathy had the picture on her computer too Those cows followed us right to the fence, until they couldn't anymore. This took place in New York, right near appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…32b4df6c5574249bcfa4707d3 ” Is that just after the AT train station in Pawling, NY?That water tower was unique. ” Those cows are keeping a close eye on the WOLF you have with you!

  • Knead Bread

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    Quote from Dan76: “Quote from TrafficJam: “It looks more like a wreath than a star. A sprinkle of powdered sugar or an icing glaze would look good. I'm debating whether to try it now or wait till breakfast tomorrow. ” Don’t wait. ” In my house it wouldn't have time to cool, it would be covered in butter and eaten hot!

  • Trail Maintenance and Volunteering

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    You will see yellow blazes on Peters mountain in VA where the Allegheny Trail intersects the AT. The Allegheny Trail uses yellow so I got to "yellow blaze" for real when I spent 5 days doing trail maintence this past July!

  • The Cumberland Trail

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from TrafficJam: “......... I added life to my years, not years to my life........... ” I like that saying, a lot. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to steal it and use it at every opportunity Is it a Traffic Jam original ? ” It can't be, I have been using it since before I ever heard of Whiteblaze or the Café!

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from uncle meat: “Quote from jimmyjam: “Quote from uncle meat: “Tried to fix my glasses...couldn’t see a bloody thing! appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…32b4df6c5574249bcfa4707d3 ” they're ambidextrous! ” I use to be able to tie a #32 fly on a line, steam side at 10 o’clock at night balancing on a mossy boluder...can’t see fur Shyte anymore. Hell gettin’ old. ” Getting old, unfortunately I think most of us can relate. ” Sure beats the alternative!

  • Winter Beanie gloves and scarf

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Wise Old Owl: “Quote from jimmyjam: “I've never understand what 100 200 and 300 weights mean. And "base layers"- we just called them long johns here. Light, medium and heavy. I do have an REI half zip fleece pull over that I like. It's 8 ozs so is that 100 200 300? ” I think you have answered your own question.... light (thin) 300 heavy is really thick. ” You mean it could actually be straight forward and make sense. I wish we had more of that. ” There is also wind …