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Re: Spin Fishing Setup
Thanks for the comments. I have noticed the shorter rods definitely don't perform as well at the lakes I get too and the stiffer rods can't handle the light 1/32 - 1/16th oz lures I typica...

In Fishing » Spin Fishing Setup
September 02, 5:26pm

Spin Fishing Setup
I took my 6 y.o. son backpacking in the Sierra's and he got hooked on fishing. Towards the end of the trip by buddy took him down to the lake. Half hour later they came back without the top s...

In Fishing » Spin Fishing Setup
August 28, 4:52pm

Re: What's your favorite green tea?
I don't drink green tea much, but my father does and his favorite by far is Gyokuro. It is Japanese shade grown tea picked by pixies under a full moon or something like that. It is expensive ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 08, 10:03am

Re: coconut "ice cream"
This looks like the kind of thing you are looking for: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/quick-coconut-chia-seed-pudding/ Now it needs to be changed into backpacking ingredients.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 06, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
Thanks David! I thought I had read somewhere that the treatment for cyanobacteria poisoning was dose of activated carbon but perhaps I confusing things. Too bad. It would be interesting to hav...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
August 04, 10:07am

Re: Camping with Toddlers
I will say with both my sons, the first camping experience (with them as babies) was exhausting. Afraid they would touch the hot fire or fall off a rock or wander away. They didn't sleep well...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
July 30, 5:48pm

Re: Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
I have found four-man tents are typically more than double the weight of a two-man tent. So... for a family of four I would suggest two 2-man tents. They can be exactly the same or two slightly d...

In GEAR » Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
July 28, 11:07pm

Re: 8 amps :o
You are confusing output and input. It recharges itself in 15 minutes off of an outlet (110 V). It would only need 1/2 amp to get to 2000mAh (@5 volts), but with inefficiencies I am guessing it d...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 28, 10:25pm

Re: mostly for families
It seems to a be bit of a 'tweener tent. It is too heavy for most backpackers. It is too expensive for a campground tent. I have a family of four. The advantages over a REI half-dome seem p...

In GEAR » New Tent on Kickstarter
July 28, 8:41pm

The Southwest Chief
I just had my first Philimont experience without planning it. I took my family on the Amtrak train the Southwest Chief. It's a train that goes from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL over a two d...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
July 22, 3:00pm

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