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Hiker Rescues and Fatalities

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Pinned welcome to the cafe

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Fishing

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grandma gatewood's walk

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Astro

Hiking plans 2021

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LIhikers

Beer

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Corona Virus and the Trail

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Baseball Thread

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And In Other News

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Trail Days 2021

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whats the weather where you are?

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  • Astro -

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

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    Quote from Astro: “While at Hobby Lobby with my wife I saw this. ” That explains why hikers clothes get looser while hiking - no closets for those calories to hide in, so no sewing gets done ;)
  • Astro -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Got my new hammock rigged up, I love it. Listening to the birds sing. No cicadas yet. The only thing missing is a glass of wine...BRB. :D
  • Traffic Jam -

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

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    Quote from Astro: “While at Hobby Lobby with my wife I saw this. ” That explains why hikers clothes get looser while hiking - no closets for those calories to hide in, so no sewing gets done ;)
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    This is close to home. The Cumberland Trail goes through the Laurel Snow area. I’ve been very concerned about this missing hiker. wbir.com/mobile/article/news/l…ff-43bb-afed-a986d8ee15c6
  • IMScotty -

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

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    Quote from Astro: “While at Hobby Lobby with my wife I saw this. ” That explains why hikers clothes get looser while hiking - no closets for those calories to hide in, so no sewing gets done ;)
  • BillyGr -

    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Quote from Astro: “While at Hobby Lobby with my wife I saw this. ” That explains why hikers clothes get looser while hiking - no closets for those calories to hide in, so no sewing gets done ;)
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Traffic Jam’s post in the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    Got my new hammock rigged up, I love it. Listening to the birds sing. No cicadas yet. The only thing missing is a glass of wine...BRB. :D
  • Traffic Jam -

    Liked jimmyjam’s post in the thread Fishing.

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    Reminds me, I need a 2021 fishing license. I think I'll put that on the list for today
  • Traffic Jam -

    Replied to the thread Fishing.

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    Quote from Time Zone: “For those interested, the latest Backpackinglight podcast (#38) is on fly fishing with Tenkara. ” I enjoyed it.

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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…