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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Last year I noticed a number of blow-downs 100 ft. or so below the trail near the parking area. It may not be necessary to lug campfire wood all the way from there to the shelter, but it might be worth looking at them as a source for a Swedish candle or two.
    Also, last time a lot of blow downs along the access trail were cleared. Much of it large diameter but GREEN at the time. Much of it was less than 1/2 mile from the shelter & just tossed to the side of the trail. Maybe if each grabbed a branch on the way in,,,,,,,,

    After the, , , , , , difficulty, keeping a fire going with WET frozen wood last year, I'm bringing a 3 pack of Duraflame (R) type logs, one for each night I'll be there*, to help start the fire. Yea, that's cheating, but if the wood is as wet this time as it was last time, AND frozen solid, AND covered in Snow, I have no problem "Cheating"




    *I may stay Sunday night also, but will forgo the fire if I can't start it quickly without cheating.
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    I want to go, but it depends on if I can replenish my winter gear in time and if I can find a ride. My first experience driving in the mountains was an adventure...I think I'd like to get proficient at it before I try doing it with the added snow difficulty.

    So count me as a tentative attendee.
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    Just ordered a bunch of primaloft from The Rainshed for a better winter UQ. This thing will have 9 oz/sq. yd. and I'm thinking of adding a space blanket to this one too. NOT gonna have cold toes this year!

    PF
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    I really hope to make this one.....i'm so glad the NJ hang is not on the same weekend this year....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Count me in, I've got to see those ponies! I love ponies!!
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Count me in, I've got to see those ponies! I love ponies!!
    Just don't "tempt" those ponies by saying "Is that all you got!" The pain from the first kick my take some time due to the frostbite you may have in your appendages !
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    HB doesn't feel pain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    HB doesn't feel pain...
    Now that you mention it, I bet there is another fist under that beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    ..... I'm bringing a 3 pack of Duraflame (R) type logs, one for each night I'll be there*, to help start the fire. Yea, that's cheating, but if the wood is as wet this time as it was last time, AND frozen solid, AND covered in Snow, I have no problem "Cheating"
    Hey Doctari, I use cabinet doors and other "junk wood" for fires, I figure I'm there to enjoy myself & relax, not to survive! So go ahead and bring on the Duraflames & I'll bring some cabinet doors and we'll be warm!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat View Post
    Just don't "tempt" those ponies by saying "Is that all you got!"....
    I'll be too busy asking the weather, "Is that all you got?
    "Is this the best you've got?!!" (Shortoff Mtn., Linville Gorge 2010)

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    Senior Member Doctari's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Hey Doctari, I use cabinet doors and other "junk wood" for fires, I figure I'm there to enjoy myself & relax, not to survive! So go ahead and bring on the Duraflames & I'll bring some cabinet doors and we'll be warm!!!

    I'll be too busy asking the weather, "Is that all you got?

    SO COOL!!! Fire GOOD!

    FYI, Over 3 days we use A LOT of wood, even for the moderate fire we usually build. But then again, it's going 16 - 18 or more hrs at a time. Sat: two FULL sleds of wood went in about 3 hrs, counting what was there before the sleds arrived Friday PM.

    Last time we got it to snow by daring it to, I'm guessing "Is that all you got?" will work too.
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