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Re: Had an epic trip
And to post just two of the fish photos Manfred sent me, here are Daniel and Philipp with some of the many fish that wouldn't fit in the pot. I especially like the neolithic table.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
August 18, 5:19pm

TMI about Power Bars
>". . . a Power Bar when it got cold. It was hard enough that you could pound in your tent stakes with it." +1 Hence, it was the ultimate multi-purpose gear. Slip it into your s...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 18, 4:35pm

Re: MYOG head net
I find dark netting easier to see through than light colors. Light colors reflect more light and make my view less distinct. As noted, a thin wire or metal band to hold it away from your face m...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG head net
August 17, 10:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
>"Do y'all remember PowerBars?" The saving grace of PowerBars was that nothing can happen to a PowerBar during a caving trip (cold, wet, muddy, crawling on your belly while rest...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 17, 8:48pm

Re: Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
Luke, Thanks for the trip report. I've pondered the Guadalupe Mtns as a Spring Break option for our family. Coming out of an Alaskan winter, the temps and snow aren't an issue and we don&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Guadalupe Mountains and Pecos Wilderness
August 17, 2:20pm

Cheap II
Another very cheap, grocery-store item for no-cook menus is instant cheesecake. Not the packaged ones. Just a box of instant pudding, made with cold water instead of milk (use a little less liqui...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 15, 10:28pm

Re: packit
Tabouli is another inexpensive grocery-store, rehydrate-cold, serve-cold option.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 15, 6:01pm

Re: Awesome!
Whitney's height has been resurveyed since, I believe, but those photos show it as 14,496.811 like I remember. Not exactly UL techniques - 6 burros, a unicycle on top of Whitney (!), etc.

In Post-Trip Reports » 1953 North fork-Kings River via Middle fork-Tehipite, JMT, Mt. Whitney, Kern River, Camp Nelson.
August 15, 5:53pm

Relying on the kindness of strangers.
Definitely, HYOH. And if you want an uber-supported run, then, sure, go for it. For me, "The few times McConaughy and his support team missed each other at a planned checkpoint go down as ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 15, 3:01pm

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
Rex, I've done this in preparation for "death marches" (40+ mile day hikes) to stash water and calories in advance. In part because it gives a purpose to pre-trip conditioning hik...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 2:45pm

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