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Re: Re: Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
Roger, the exception to the "deflated" measurements is the thickness. That is always the "inflated" measurement. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 27, 1:27am

Re: Quinoa
Get the raw quinoa, cook it normally, then put it in a food dehydrator to run overnight. The next day, you have dehydrated quinoa, which I call instant quinoa. It is simple to carry in a ziploc bag...

In Multiple Use Gear » Quinoa
August 26, 9:24pm

Re: Group cooking
Roger and Sarah, think of it as a challenge. An old story: One gal signed up for one of my group trips that was going to include breakfasts and dinners. She stated that she did not eat red meat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 1:18am

Re: battery pack vs solar panel
It seems like we go through this same question, again and again. It can't be answered directly because there are too many variables. We don't know where you are located. We don't kno...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 1:09am

Re: How cold before a SVEA123 quits working?
The original Svea123 would get awkward at cold temperatures unless you could get it primed just right. The mini pump sped up that process. Also, you had to insulate the fuel tank underneath from th...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 25, 10:44pm

Re: Re: new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
"What's the legality of hiking with a spear?" Concealed, or open carry? --B.G.--

In GEAR » new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
August 25, 9:50pm

Re: Thanks!
There is a trick to being first in line early in the morning at Roads End. You get part of the group there around 5 a.m. and get somebody in a down jacket to sit by the window to be first in line. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes Loop - Clockwise - 9/6/14
August 25, 9:47pm

Re: Group cooking
I used to lead a lot of group trips, and the number in the group was often 6 or 8, and occasionally as many as 12. Back in those days, virtually all trips used one or two big MSR white gas stoves (...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 25, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear for freezing rain
"Plastic bags though... has anyone here actually used plastic bags over their socks?" Been there. Done that. It wasn't exactly for freezing rain conditions. I was trekking in Ne...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 3:55pm

Re: John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
Could you use a bead roller tool to put a new rolled edge at the custom height? --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
August 23, 10:01pm

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