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Re: Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
Sounds like my plantar fasciitis. Especially that pain in the morning. I'm guessing you sleep with your toes pointed? (as opposed to sleeping with your foot at a right angle as if standing)....

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 12:32pm

Tasty no-cook oatmeal
I roll out this suggestion every six months in breakfast / oatmeal / no-cook discussions: There's a no-cook (hence no-stove, no-fuel, no-time, no-waiting in the cold morning for breakfast) o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 28, 3:15pm

From a caver
FAR more important in a cave, but if the route is confusing or the trail junctions frequent, make a point of looking backwards, occasionally on an out&back trip. Visualize yourself approaching...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 3:03pm

Another view
I read, post and reply at BPL for almost entirely non- Gear Swap reasons. I pose a few questions at times. I answer a lot more. And I find FS items to be bothersome clutter if I'm trying to ...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
October 28, 11:52am

Alternatives
This is something I have to do professionally at times, when I'm sampling water from a well, sometimes as small as 2-inch diameter, sometimes as deep as 150 feet, when the purpose-built bailers...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dipping from the spring box
October 24, 10:26am

Re: Re: Buck Helm & hydration
But another glass of water doesn't HURT if you have a broken ankle, right? More seriously, sure, crush and kill a bunch of cells and your kidneys will need to filter more toxins from your bl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 11:46pm

Re: Air pad stored inflated?
>"you mentioned storing an air pad inflated. I was just curious as to the reasoning, is it to prevent folds/creases that will cause leakage later?" What I do is to store most pads i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 10:28pm

Re: There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
I'll double check with my double board-certified MD wife, but last we talked about it, Yes, urine is sterile BEFORE it leaves the body. Obviously, the skin has many bacteria on it and anything...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 10:02pm

Post Hike Checklist
1. Sweep garage floor. 2. Dump all packs, duffles and ice chests onto garage floor. Shake out sticks, leaves, bugs and crumbs. 3. Distribute items to laundry hamper, refrigerator, and dog...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 2:31pm

Re: Cheap
>"My suggestion is to look for the CE symbol at the very least" I saw some very nice looking Disney holograms on stuff in Bejing that I'm sure didn't pay any royalties. Scr...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 22, 11:08am

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