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    Melting Snow

    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Seems curious that you would use the JetBoil or the alcohol stove when you had a nice fire next to you. For melting snow, that would be my first choice...
    I tried to melt some snow by the fire in a water bottle, but the wind was so crazy that it blew the fire in all directions and eventually melted a small hole in my water bottle.
    I guess the right thing to do would have been to use my Heineken Pot or Keith's Foster Pot to melt the snow by the fire. I bet they would have held up better than a plastic bottle!

    Or is there a better way?


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    I'm guessing that you could have brought along a heavier titanium pot to melt water in over the fire and still come out ahead due to less fuel consumption? Anyhow, awesome trip and pics. I'm very jealous!

    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    I tried to melt some snow by the fire in a water bottle, but the wind was so crazy that it blew the fire in all directions and eventually melted a small hole in my water bottle.
    I guess the right thing to do would have been to use my Heineken Pot or Keith's Foster Pot to melt the snow by the fire. I bet they would have held up better than a plastic bottle!

    Or is there a better way?


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    AWSOME pics Rice! I'm with Fulminated . . . (cough, cough!) wished I'd known ! Looking forward to seeing you at Mt. Rogers !
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    Nice Pics. Especially like the "HoarFrost" what? Sure is pretty for such a dirty sounding name. I also love the way the white blaze on the tree looks in winter, very nice

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    Man!!! I am sooo.... envious!

    I want Mt. Rogers to be like that! I love the pics of the "Hoarfrost".

    If you want to do another AT hike like that this winter, let me know and I'll see if I can make it.

    I've been itching for some snow here in WNC, it kills me that my sister has 3 ft. in her front yard in upstate NY.

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    "Hoarfrost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    I love the pics of the "Hoarfrost".
    This being a family friendly forum perhaps we should refer to it as "Frost of loose morals"




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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
    If you are talking about the tarp on the left in this picture, I have no idea why, but my best friend Keith took the rain fly off his Kelty tent and cut and stitched it into the shape of hammock tarp. He Incorporated the kelty zipper so he can open up the tarp and "access his hammock easier". The zipper is the part the runs down the tarp and looks kind of like a strip of drct-tape.
    I think it is a silly idea, but he seems to like it :-)




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    I actually think that's a pretty cool idea. Two thumbs up

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    oh man this hoarfrost stuff is pretty cool looking. glad someone didn't repurpose the name for an std... (i guess i just did that)

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    I have found out that unless I cover the fuel canister it tends to freeze over, so I use the alcohol stove and don't have to worry about pressurized cans. I do like hiking in the snow. It changes everything.

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