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  • Hawk Vittles

    odd man out - - Trail Chefs

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    Thats why you have to look at the dry weight. The MH serving size is rediculously small.

  • In Memoriam

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Winston wasn't even that old, about 8 years. That made his sudden demise all that more mysterious.

  • In Memoriam

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Today our Corgi Winston died. We adopted him from a shelter a few years ago. It was very odd. Yesterday he was happy as a clam. Running and playing. There was no hint that he was on death's door. This morning he was obviously not well and died during emergency surgery by early afternoon. I've been told this is typical of dogs. That they seem normal then they go all of a sudden. I'm so accustomed to the way we humans linger in misery as our health fades. Dogs don't do that. It is my experience th…

  • Hawk Vittles

    odd man out - - Trail Chefs

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    I assume these are dehydrated? How man grams and Cal per package?

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    odd man out - - General

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    Quote from Drybones: “Didn't get a photo but we had 50-60 white pelicans swimming down the creek behind the house in a tight pack...never seen them there before. ” Many years ago we were driving up route A1A in FL (the road that runs right along the Ocean north of Daytona). A pelican was flying right alongside our car just outside the window, matching our speed, probably for the better part of a mile. We don't have pelicans much in MI (although I'm told they do occasionally show up here). i was …

  • A New Natioanl Park

    odd man out - - General

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    I went to college at Valparaiso University which is just down the road from the Dunes. At the end of our Freshman Orientation Week, the school sponsored a trip to the beach for the whole freshman class. The buses dropped us off an we were told the beach is "just down this trail". They didn't tell us we had to go up and over their biggest dune. It was a hot August afternoon so getting over was tough but the run down to the beach was a blast. All of the chaperones were waiting there for us because…

  • Yosemite's Firefall Hike

    odd man out - - General

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    Yosemite's Firefall is back. In years when there is enough flow over Horsetail Falls over El Capitan, and the Sunday is at the right angle (10 minutes before sunset in late Feb), and if the skies are clear, the waterfall glows as if on fire. This year in order to manage the crowds, people must park at the Yosemite Falls parking lot and hike one mile through deep snow (with no guarantee conditions will be just right). This is not to be confused with the fake Firefall where they pushed a bonfire o…

  • 2nd Chance Hiker

    odd man out - - Pacific Crest Trail

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    He should do one of those videos where he takes a picture of himself every day and strings them together to show a time-lapse of his weight loss.

  • I saw the guy interviewed on the news this AM. He said he had some muscle damage from when they were pulling him out, but nothing permanent.

  • cbsnews.com/news/hiker-stuck-i…ecounts-harrowing-ordeal/ Of all the things to worry about, here's another.

  • 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 health food.

  • Whiskey Thread

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from Astro: “So is "azing" the new truncated version of amazing? ” it azing how my mobile device decides how I should spell words.

  • Hiking & Biking

    odd man out - - General

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from odd man out: “Quote from chief: “Quote from odd man out: “In the Netherlands they are building a highway infrastructure just for bikes. Makes sense for the Netherlands. Years ago we were in Groningen and saw a parking lot at the train station with easily a few thousand bicycles. citylab.com/transportation/201…y-built-for-bikes/531246/ ” wonder how they intend to pay for the "bike highway". just another euro socialist project or do cyclists pay license fees and such?…

  • Whiskey Thread

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Just got home from a belated Valentine's dinner and it happened again. I ordered a Daiquiri and the server didn't think they could do that. Arrrghhh. Maybe next time I'll order a Gimlet (Daiquiris with gin instead of rum) or a Whiskey Sour (whisky instead of rum, lemon instead of lime) or a Margarita (tequila instead of rum, triple Sec instead of syrup). Azing how many cocktails have the same basic recipe.

  • Quote from Astro: “Growing up we raised pigs on the side and butchered them, and there was a man my dad used to sell the lard to. He felt sort of guilty about it because the man was so big that he more waddled than walked, and if he had a doctor I am sure that would not have been on his prescribed diet. But hey it is a free country. Or at least it was back then. My parents grew up eating opossum and head cheese, but as a personal choice I ain't going there either. ” My people were the ones that …

  • A New Natioanl Park

    odd man out - - General

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    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 "upg…

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Quote from chief: “Quote from odd man out: “In the Netherlands they are building a highway infrastructure just for bikes. Makes sense for the Netherlands. Years ago we were in Groningen and saw a parking lot at the train station with easily a few thousand bicycles. citylab.com/transportation/201…y-built-for-bikes/531246/ ” wonder how they intend to pay for the "bike highway". just another euro socialist project or do cyclists pay license fees and such? ” Same way we pay for our roads, I expect.

  • Hiking & Biking

    odd man out - - General

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    In the Netherlands they are building a highway infrastructure just for bikes. Makes sense for the Netherlands. Years ago we were in Groningen and saw a parking lot at the train station with easily a few thousand bicycles. citylab.com/transportation/201…y-built-for-bikes/531246/

  • Whiskey Thread

    odd man out - - Coffee Talk

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    Those look great. II found the last Manhattan I had to be too sweet. Maybe I need to learn more about about Vermouth to get it the way I like it. I've also had an overly sweet Old Fashioned. In that case the bartender used a jigger of syrup. It should just have a tsp of sugar. I guess I'm partial to the not so sweet drinks unless they are balanced with sour, such as a Margarita, Daiquiri, or Whisky Sour. What's annoying is that these classic three ingredient cocktails have been perverted by so m…

  • My dad grew up on a farm in Nebraska during the depression. He would get latd sandwiches at school. I thought that sounded gross.