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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
I went up the Snow Creek Switchback Trail once on the first day of a ski trip. The trail itself was steep and straightforward until we reached the gradual rim, and that was where we hit the first r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snowcreek to Yosemite falls water availability
January 25, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: re:
"Delorme InReach is a better bit of tech - best in class. But that doesn't mean SPOT isn't good at what it does. And a COSPAS-SARSAT PLB has its place as well." Exactly. The us...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
January 25, 1:55pm

Re: Re:re
The advantage of a two-way device such as the inReach is that you can send emergency messages (as you would expect), and you can send routine messages (like, I'm OK), and you can also get inbou...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
January 25, 12:48pm

Re: Solar, ICU, Wet batteries
(solar cell) "i'm struggling to get more than 500mA a day out of them." What voltage? Or, putting it differently, can you get 5 watts out of a (rated) 10-watt panel? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 25, 11:57am

Re: CDC Recommendations
You may not need to pick one. If you go to a travel clinic for the prescription, they will prescribe the one that they think best... or, the one that they think will be more readily available. Y...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Malaria Pills
Also, I think that if you have been taking malaria medication, it is assumed that there is a chance that you might get infected anyway. So, I think you are not allowed to donate blood for some peri...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Malaria Pills
There is one type of malaria medication that I took, and its side effect was vivid dreams. I thought, "That can't be very bad." Then I woke up in the middle of a nightmare. That was o...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 7:23pm

Re: Malaria Pills
I could not agree more. You want to do almost anything you can do to avoid malaria in the first place. Some strains are extremely hard to cure if you actually get it. Yes, I know it can be a has...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 4:19pm

Re: Re: What is paleo?
"I think it's sensible to make specific changes to your diet that are clearly supported by scientific evidence." Absolutely. My HMO physician demands that I get a routine comple...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What is paleo?
January 24, 4:10pm

Re: kaboom
I think that I agree completely with Mark. If an 18650-type battery is damaged such that the concentric battery layers get mashed together, then that causes lots of these high energy problems. S...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 24, 4:04pm

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