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Pricey Air Dried
The air dried noodles are pretty pricey and the seasoning packets are still loaded with MSG. It only matters if you absolutely must have ramen. Par cooking and dehydrating noodles seems to be the m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 04, 7:16am

Answering my own question
Myojo Chukazanmai Instant Ramen appear to be air dried. An article on them can be found here: Edit: Spe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 03, 6:07pm

Fried or Dried?
According to Wikipedia, ramen instant noodles in North America may be fried or air dried. Does anyone know of brands of ramen noodles that are air dried?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 03, 5:49pm

The adhesive on gaffer tape and most duct tape dries out after a while. I have had the best long term results from transparent duct tape. It apparently uses a different adhesive. The adhesive on Go...

In Make Your Own Gear » In camp footware
July 01, 5:48am

My jerky, which is very lean and very dry, is about 25% by weight of the original meat. Commercial jerky isn't as dry as mine, but should still lose maybe 70% of its original weight.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meat serving and beef jerky
June 29, 6:40pm

What I use
is a coffee measure and a funnel. I've got my drink mix figured out so that I use one coffee measure per liter. If no measuring is involved, making a funnel out of a plastic bag is a good alter...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 7:08pm

Another variation.
Thai Kitchen Instant Rice Noodle soup is a candidate for this treatment. The single serving packets are available at Walmart, usually in the Gluten Free section. They are cheap and easy to prepare,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheap Eats for the Trail: Ramen Plus
June 17, 6:58am

Soldering iron for cutting synthetic fabrics.
I use an Ungar style three piece soldering iron for cutting fabrics. This soldering iron has a handle, replaceable heating element and interchangeable tips. I use a fairly powerful heating element,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fray Check
June 10, 4:53pm

Zero DC
I just took a look at the Zero DC website and see that their bungee leads are not simply bungee cords. They are bungee cords inside hollow braid webbing. When the cord stretches and the webbing goe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bungee leash for dogs
May 19, 8:06pm

When I put my dogs on a leash (and they are each 80 Lb.), I use a short one because it doesn't give them time to get up to speed before I rein them in. My normal leash is about 4 feet long and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bungee leash for dogs
May 19, 7:31pm

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