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Re: Help dehydrating beef jerky
Mine usually finishes to the moisture level I like in ~5-6 hours. The key is to keep trying it about every half hour after ~4 hours of so and pull it out when you like it. You might also consid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 16, 3:29pm

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
I'm a fan of the Tuolumne Grand Canyon route, but I wouldn't personally do it in Sept. There is nothing wrong with hiking it in September in general, except the heat Bob mentions. Its jus...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras Newbie
March 06, 9:32am

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
I carry oil in Rum Runner flasks (similar to Smuggle Your Booze). They come in various sizes. My 8 oz. size weighs ~0.4 oz. See .

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 02, 10:30am

Re: Do any companies ship direct to Muir Trail Ranch
Backpacking Resupply does it: See threads 49515 and 49500 on the JMT Yahoo Group, there was another link there too IIRC.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do any companies ship direct to Muir Trail Ranch
February 26, 1:26pm

Re: Thanks!
Ace Hardware has a 62x210 film kit listed at 1.2 mils thick at if that's not a typo.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 26, 12:55pm

Re: 2015 edition
3M XL window kit (one source here: is 7' x 19.7'. Duck has one 62" x 420".

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 10, 11:01am

Re: share your boulders
Speckled boulder along the high trail north of Lyell Fork in Yosemite

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
November 19, 10:27am

Re: Something Different
I haven't seen that before either. I have a strong dislike for the chlorine after taste in water treated by chlorine dioxide tablets. Katydyn sells a product in Europe called Antichlor (htt...

In GEAR » Something Different
November 11, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Steripen and iPhone light
Well to (grossly) oversimplify things, a Steripen is essentially an extended waterproof UV lamp, hardware/firmware/software for on/off and control, a battery, and casing. At first glance, IMO, a s...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 8:43am

Re: Re: Steripen and iPhone light
Roger, Necessity is the Mother of invention, so good to understand the need. I.e., what problem are you trying to solve or what improvement do you hope to achieve over the status quo? Are you n...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 23, 1:20pm

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