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7/9/13 10:42 P

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We got a bit of rain on our recent backpack trip, but were lucky in that when we were cooking, it was dry enough for the pocket rocket stove we packed in. No fires allowed where we camped anyway (Forest Service rule), but we don't do fires anyway, so, no trouble for us.

Sounds like you had a good trip despite the rain? Sorry the dinner wasn't a hit, make a note for next time, right?

And Welcome to the team, I think Otter is a cute trail name!

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7/8/13 11:25 P

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A cat-food can stove (runs on denatured alcohol) is a cheap and very light solution when you can't light a fire.


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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JRAY864's Photo JRAY864 Posts: 20
7/8/13 6:08 P

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So, I never gave a trail name much thought, but Otter it shall be, I suppose. My real name is Janie. I work part time for an outdoor outfitter in Travelers Rest, SC - when I am not working at my real job at a local community college.

I am just returning to hiking and backpacking after nineteen years of rearing my child. After three weeks of day hikes and the stationary bike, I was finally ready to shoulder the pack.

We (my husband and I) just returned from an overnight hike along the Chattooga River. Too much rain meant no fire, and constant worry that the river would rise higher than we expected. (We are experienced backpackers and took the weather into consideration when we chose our camping spot - but rivers can be unpredictable). My pack weight was 19 pounds. Dinner was Mt. House wild rice pilaf (nasty - couldn't finish it... it sat like a rock on my stomach.) Breakfast was Granola Bars, jerky and coffee... perfect for a no fire trip.

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