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Hiker Rescues and Fatalities

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  • max.patch -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Basketball Thread.

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    Quote from max.patch: “I guess these things come in threes. So far this week their has been a brawl in a mens basketball game that started in the handshake line and everyone got involved (the band kept playing until there song was finished :) ) and a…
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    Quote from max.patch: “I guess these things come in threes. So far this week their has been a brawl in a mens basketball game that started in the handshake line and everyone got involved (the band kept playing until there song was finished :) ) and a…
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    Replied to the thread welcome to the cafe.

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    The ATC has blogged an article about birding on the trail, which is a good read for those interested in the subject. appalachiantrail.org/official-…on-the-appalachian-trail/ But wait! There's more! The ATC has also jumped on the Taylor Swift bandwagon…
  • IMScotty -

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    There seem to be a ton of skiers going 'off trail' this year and getting lost. It seems to be purposeful. I wonder, is this a 'Tik Tok' thing? Anyway, this one ended in a tragedy... boston.com/news/local-news/202…esort/?p1=hp_featurestack
  • max.patch -

    Liked IMScotty’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    Followup story with some quotes from the hiker... boston.com/news/local-news/202…erprepared/?p1=hp_primary He sounds much more apologetic. I think he is trying to head off a very large bill that may be coming.
  • max.patch -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    The bill for renting the Cog Railway train (three trips), fuel and engineer, and SAR should be considered reasonable compared to an Air National Guard helicopter. He admitted he wasn't prepared. I envision a bill in his future unless he paid for a Hike…
  • Sarcasmtheelf -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    The bill for renting the Cog Railway train (three trips), fuel and engineer, and SAR should be considered reasonable compared to an Air National Guard helicopter. He admitted he wasn't prepared. I envision a bill in his future unless he paid for a Hike…
  • max.patch -

    Replied to the thread Basketball Thread.

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    I guess these things come in threes. So far this week their has been a brawl in a mens basketball game that started in the handshake line and everyone got involved (the band kept playing until there song was finished :) ) and a brawl that started during a…
  • IMScotty -

    Liked StalkingTortoise’s post in the thread Hiker Rescues and Fatalities.

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    The bill for renting the Cog Railway train (three trips), fuel and engineer, and SAR should be considered reasonable compared to an Air National Guard helicopter. He admitted he wasn't prepared. I envision a bill in his future unless he paid for a Hike…
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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…