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Poll: Whom would you rather be stuck in a shelter with during a storm?

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    Default Sitting Out A snow Storm

    If you had to sit out a storm in a shelter with one of the following, whom would you chose?

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    I met the Nomad at the Len Foote Hike Inn a couple of years ago. What a class act and such a good cook! Really enjoyed his stories and would love a one on one with him.
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    Default There are other options, you know!

    How about some female choices?

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    Yes, how about "Budwiser Beer Girls Hiking and Hot Tub Team"?
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    Default I'm All For IT!

    But, I guarantee that will be the time my wife wants to come along! Whatever, I would only just look anyway, but what a look it would be!

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    Default Niblewill

    I sat and talked with him for awhile at the Springer Mt shelter last New Years Eve. Great down to earth guy. No pretenses. HH
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    Default baltimore jack

    enjoyed hiking with jack.

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    That's a tough call, because each of them has their attributes. I don't think I would mind sitting out a snow storm, or otherwise spending time with all of them. Of course, a good place to get to know most of them is at the Gathering.

    But, for those who vote for Baltimore Jack, doesn't his chain smoking bother you in a confined space? (sorry Jack) I'd much rather spend time with him in a well ventilated space, not that most three sided shelters aren't, but could be tough in a closed four sided shelter.
    Last edited by Peaks; 10-14-2002 at 17:38.

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    i think you'll find that jack rarely uses shelters.

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    how bout all of the above?
    "Do what you Love, Love what you do"

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    What fun are the polls if you can select all of above LOL

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    Hey Peaks!

    1. I avoid shelters like the plague. In 2002, I stayed in 6. 2 of em were in the Smokies where I had no choice, 3 of em were during horrendous weather, and 1 of em was empty.

    2. I never smoke IN shelters either when overnighting, or when taking a break, unless I am absolutely sure I'm in the presence of people who I know don't care (i.e., amongst friends, most of whom also smoke).

    3. How many 4 sided (i.e. enclosed) shelters are there, anyway? Off the top of my head I can think of only a handful---Apple House, Roan High Knob, Chestnut Knob. etc.

    4. Isn't it funny that the same folks who profess to find cigarette smoke objectionable never seem to mind pot smoke, and also, never seem to object to campfires that frequently send billowing black clouds directly into the shelter---yet how many times have you EVER heard anyone object to someone starting a campfire?

    5. Back to the first point. While I'm delighted to see a few folks say they wouldn't mind my company for the evening, it simply doesn't happen that often, cuz I simply don't stay in shelters unless I have to. I urge others to do likewise, unless they PLANNED on spending half of their trip camping in a box.

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    Jack, perhaps your known affinity for Jim Beam is a prime reason why people would like to sit out a snow storm with you, eh?

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    Chris---I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about.

    Then again, you may have a point there.

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    I agree with Jack, i dont think id want to stay in a shelter unless i had too. for me the experaince is of being completely independant, not relying on a shelter built by others hands. ive only ever stayed in a shelter twice and it wasnt my choice, although i did enjoy the experaince id rather sleep with the sky over my head, not a roof.
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    I wanna stay with WF so I can use my buttplug and PDA while I talk on my cell phone and shoot deer with my Glock 22 and Have a Big Bowl !
    "Sometimes you have to make a clean break from the past to make a new beginning"

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    I know all of these gentleman, except wingfoot, Baltimore would be the most

    fun to be stuck in a shelter with.

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    Ward. He's the only sane one in the group. And can out-hike any one of them.

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    Dunno about the sanity thing, but Ward could out-hike the rest of this group, COMBINED. Especially me.

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    Cool

    Ain't you faster now that your pack is down to 50lbs. and you use Lekis?

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