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  • Sleeping Bag

    LIhikers - - Sleep Systems

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from Astro: “I believe Paul in Coach Lou's post is the male side of LIHikers. ” Yep, and I wish my Western Mountaineering Puma had only been $600.I've never been cold in the thing, not even in single digit temperatures.Once the money is spent you just have to forget about it or it will make you crazy. Now TJ, what kind of pad do you plan on using for cold weather camping? ” For now, a thermarest prolite plus coupled with a thermarest z lite so…

  • Sleeping Bag

    LIhikers - - Sleep Systems

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    Quote from Astro: “I believe Paul in Coach Lou's post is the male side of LIHikers. ” Yep, and I wish my Western Mountaineering Puma had only been $600. I've never been cold in the thing, not even in single digit temperatures. Once the money is spent you just have to forget about it or it will make you crazy. Now TJ, what kind of pad do you plan on using for cold weather camping?

  • Sleeping Bag

    LIhikers - - Sleep Systems

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    Yep, by wearing warm clothing I can use my 25 degree Montbell down bag into the teens. And like others have said, having a good, insulating ground pad is very important, or use multiple pads. Foam under an inflatable works well. I've heard it said that you should have at least an R value of 5 and my experience proves that out. My NeoAir All Season pad is about 5 if I remember right. Put together what you think will work in the cold and then sleep out in the yard to try it out. That way if you ar…

  • welcome to the cafe

    LIhikers - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from LIhikers: “Quote from Astro: “Quote from odd man out: “Out of 129 suggestions, the hiking club may be the only good one. But what about the other cover articles. Maybe I want to know if sex manuals hurt marriages. ” Might find out you have been doing it all wrong. ” There's a wrong way ” It’s all good. ” I miss HikerBoy, those were two of his favorite phrases. ” Well, then take part in the MLK hike, he's a participant usually

  • whats the weather where you are?

    LIhikers - - General

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    It was wet here on Long Island too, but all rain

  • welcome to the cafe

    LIhikers - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from odd man out: “Out of 129 suggestions, the hiking club may be the only good one. But what about the other cover articles. Maybe I want to know if sex manuals hurt marriages. ” Might find out you have been doing it all wrong. ” There's a wrong way

  • welcome to the cafe

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    I always vote, it entitles me to complain

  • Raingear

    LIhikers - - Clothing

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    Quote from Astro: “As for discounts I have found the Google Search Shopping option to be useful for finding the best price once you know specifically what gear you want. ” Thanks for the shopping tip.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from max.patch: “a few days late...but i just saw it. 45055437_10158196089918438_7250525375472599040_n.jpg ” Cute

  • Raingear

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    I just got a new rain jacket yesterday. I've always used a Marmot Precip and stayed with that choice again. Instead of the usual Blue color I've gotten in the past, this time I got a color called Tangelo. It's kind of a washed out Orange. I figured that's better than blue during hunting season. It's not as vibrant as blaze orange but is more visible than the blue. Although, during fall's leaf season it's gonna blend right in. The first web site I checked was Campmor and they had the jacket for f…

  • whats the weather where you are?

    LIhikers - - General

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    Yesterday my wife Kathy and I went to visit a niece who is attending Pace University which is a little north of New York City. The leaves are changing and may be at their peak for beauty. She, and her mother, were amazed, they are from Austin, TX and they don't get that there it seems.

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Here's what the National Weather Service is saying about the upcoming winter............ For this upcoming winter the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) temperature and precipitation forecast generally reflects a typical El Niño pattern: - Wetter than normal conditions across the southern United States, with above normal temperatures across the Central and Western Great Lakes extending through the Northern Plains to the Pacific Northwest. - Drier than normal precipitation is shifted a bit further n…

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from Trillium: “Quote from jimmyjam: “It's chili and cornbread weather here! appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c5fe8f2111ee8449643e99cfeappalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c5fe8f2111ee8449643e99cfe ” When I got to Chicago, my daughter served the vegetarian chili that her husband had made before he left for Albuquerque. It was amazingly good; he put in butternut squash chunks and a lot of red pepper. So good. My husband always makes chili on Halloween. He used venison and ground sirloin this year. …

  • Other Hobbies and Interests

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Talkin about sexy cars... After I bought my new Crosstrek, I noticed people were constantly looking at me, like doing double takes. I thought, damn, I must look good! Until someone rolled their window down at a red light and told me they loved the color of my car. ” It's the first, I'm sure. Nobody cares about the color of a car that much. What color is it?

  • Other Hobbies and Interests

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    I'm still driving my '02 Subaru Forester because it's just the right car for me. I've got 414,000+ miles on the original engine and transmission. I've driven the new Forester and think mine handles better as the new ones are quite a bit larger. Now that I'm only commuting 20 miles a day I'll probably never get it to half a million miles. The problem with the car now is that because of the car's age the dealer, where I get the car maintained, can't get the OEM parts as quick as for newer cars.

  • Took a walk today

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from Trillium: “I injured my foot pretty badly on 9/15; was on crutches for 2 weeks then slowly recuperating. Today I went for a hike with my meetup group, MAC. They were hiking 10-12 miles on the Waterloo-Pinckney and Equestrienne trails. I hiked with them for 1.65 miles then turned around and hiked 1.65 miles back to the parking lot for a 3.3 mile total. That was long enough for today. It felt so wonderful to be back out in the woods on a trail hiking again!! ” Sorry t…

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “One of my buddies posted this: appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…c5fe8f2111ee8449643e99cfe ” that has to be tough in CT. ” I don't put our heat on until January 1st, whether we need it or not! That's not really true, but we do keep the thermostat at 60. We both prefer it cool, and besides, if need be we can put on another layer.

  • MLK VII

    LIhikers - - Trip Planning

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    Looks like Kathy and I won't be making MLK 2019 That's because we recently booked a 5 day dogsled camping trip, in northern MN, for that weekend. We'll miss our friends here but we'll be enjoying the cold just like you. The first time we did this the temperatures went down to 25 below zero.

  • Kathy and I still use a Katadyn Hiker Pro filter. Yes, it's heavy, prone to clogging and is a lot of work to pump the amount of water we use. If it ever breaks we'll move up to something smaller and lighter.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    I rode my bicycle to work yesterday for the first time in a month. I had hurt my leg at work and had to wait for it to heal, so I wasn't riding. It was 36 degrees when I left the house but I was spot on with how I dressed. The only part of me that was cold were my ear lobes. During the ride home I had a verbal altercation with a young car driver who was sure I should be riding on the side walk. The exchange involved a lot of him sounding his car horn, yelling out his window, and him cursing and …