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Age before duty
My experience is that if I send a check-in message once a day, that I never run down the battery, even after 3 months. I use lithium batteries, and then put in new ones at that point, using the ol...

In GEAR » The battery life for spot connect seems kind of pathetic...
August 07, 10:37am

O2 is comfortable
I much prefer the O2 gear to the DriDucks for several reasons. I find that the O2 gear is so breathable that I am able to wear it without worrying about sweating even if I am moving fairly quickly...

In GEAR » O2 raingear vs DriDucks
July 17, 11:39am

Heat and transit
Jennifer, I would not worry about the temperatures in transit, or the time before you pick up your resupply. I've found that without the fat the dried meat stays good for quite a few weeks. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Shelf life of fatty dried ground beef
June 29, 5:21pm

Cans
I regularly dehydrate canned chicken, either by itself, or preferably as part of a meal I am preparing. It rehydrates quite well, with minimal impact on texture and flavor. I've also done shr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » FB cooking & weight
June 29, 1:47pm

Fat and drying
In my experience, if you do not remove the fat before dehydrating, you can end up with three issues later. 1) The fat seems to inhibit the drying process. This is not very surprising since a laye...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Shelf life of fatty dried ground beef
June 29, 1:44pm

Comparisons
I've compared the performance of the Starter underware, both tops and bottoms, to (the much higher priced) ex-officio and REI brands. I was very impressed with the design, long-term durability...

In GEAR » Starter Boxer Brief For Backpacking
June 28, 1:35pm

Pre-cooked
Even though I did dehydrate bacon for a while, and I still enjoy the flavor of some specialty bacons dehydrated, I now use the precooked, sealed packages of bacon for many things. Costco sells the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » BACON!!!
June 13, 1:38pm

dehydrate
I've successfully dehydrated bacon by cooking it, rinsing any remaining fat off, heating in a pan briefly again, and then dehydrating. The dried product lasts well, and rehydrates quickly: I c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » BACON!!!
June 13, 11:37am

Honeyville sales
One of the very good things about Honeyville is their periodic sales which go up to 20% off on everything. Their bulk packaging in cans works well because the lids seal firmly after opening the ca...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried eggs or freeze dried? Need some advice for a good choice/flavor
June 13, 8:03am

Ova Easy
Ova Easy eggs taste more like fresh eggs than some others. http://www.nutriom.com/ I use Honeyville dried eggs for items I bake, and for places where the egg flavor is not obvious since they are ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dried eggs or freeze dried? Need some advice for a good choice/flavor
June 11, 5:59pm

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