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    Looks like the shelter is no more. RIP. ...

    Looks like the shelter is no more. RIP. http://tehcc.org/2019/05/goodbye-watauga-lake-shelter/
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    Actually, the answer to all three questions is...

    Actually, the answer to all three questions is yes. Works either way. Without the milk, you'd lose some calories and fats; the nutritional data on the package includes milk. But it still works. ...
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    I've read that, in a variety of sources. Coupled...

    I've read that, in a variety of sources. Coupled with the fact we don't taste good, as well. Might be something to it, but who knows?
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    Oh, sorry. Darn, knew it wouldn't be that easy.

    Oh, sorry. Darn, knew it wouldn't be that easy.
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    Might this be it? It's the Appalachian Trail...

    Might this be it? It's the Appalachian Trail Mate II. https://appalachian-trail-mate.soft32.com/
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    Mind candy. Something you can read without much...

    Mind candy. Something you can read without much thought. Great when you're tired.
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    Not a stickie, but a link on the left of the main...

    Not a stickie, but a link on the left of the main page. Here you go: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/at-shuttles.php
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    Our power company is SO unreliable, we installed...

    Our power company is SO unreliable, we installed a large (17 kWatt) Generac house generator. We have hurricanes down here, but our company doesn't wait for those. Nice sunny day, a light breeze,...
  9. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for letting us...

    Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for letting us know!
  10. We've started sewing patches on an inexpensive...

    We've started sewing patches on an inexpensive plain fleece throw. We don't have a lot yet, but it doesn't take much to make it interesting.
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    Not all that tough; just some steep ins and...

    Not all that tough; just some steep ins and outs. Very pretty, though, and historically interesting. They made a park out of a huge out of control farming erosion site! And this is where kudzu...
  12. How about dehydrating your own? Not hard, and...

    How about dehydrating your own? Not hard, and you know what's in it. Get the dried beans, cook them up according to package directions, and dehydrate them. A good dehydrator works best (easiest?),...
  13. Best part is, all the freezer bag cooking recipes...

    Best part is, all the freezer bag cooking recipes can be rehydrated in a pot. And vice versa.
  14. Thread: Ticks

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    Great. I hate ticks!

    Great. I hate ticks!
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    Actually, I can spell any given word at least...

    Actually, I can spell any given word at least three ways. It's a sign of creativity! :sun
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    Spam and eggs, right out of my childhood. Red...

    Spam and eggs, right out of my childhood. Red beans and rice with Spam. Spambalia. Moo goo gui Spam. :)
  17. I use the birthday cake candles as firestarters,...

    I use the birthday cake candles as firestarters, too. Especially like the "can't blow 'em out" kind.
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    One more for the cat food can. When I bought...

    One more for the cat food can. When I bought mine, it even came with free cat food! Can't believe I made it, and the silly thing actually worked!
  19. Have one of the old brass ones, which look sharp...

    Have one of the old brass ones, which look sharp but weigh more. It's been relegated to the RV for accent light, especially when sitting around the campfire. Too heavy for hiking.
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    Used to be a book or two, but more likely now my...

    Used to be a book or two, but more likely now my Kindle. I can pack a whole library in that thing, over 3000 to date! Hmm....wonder if I read too much? Nah, that's just crazy talk.
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    Alum will do that. It's been used literally for...

    Alum will do that. It's been used literally for millennia. I was a little taken aback when the fella appeared to drink the bridge bilge without further treatment, though! A coagulant will remove...
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    Tipped all three times I used a shuttle. ...

    Tipped all three times I used a shuttle. Especially the second, who turned out to be the third as well. Got really sick hiking. When I called,he dropped everything he was doing to come rescue me. ...
  23. Thread: Milk

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    There's also a powdered buttermilk, which I use...

    There's also a powdered buttermilk, which I use at home. Kinda special purpose, though.
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    Wow, these are great. I'd just graduated high...

    Wow, these are great. I'd just graduated high school when you were doing this. Thanks for posting.
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    Some minor additions to the contact tips above: ...

    Some minor additions to the contact tips above:

    Be sure to get the sanitizer off your hands before messing with your eyes! Found out the hard way that stuff stings!
    I keep a dedicated small pack...
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