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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: calorie calculating website
I've used the "Lose It!" app for, well, losing it (body weight). It has long been recommended that to lose weight, you should log all the food you eat. Well, "there's an ap...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » calorie calculating website
August 10, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Smelly fish garbage
>"Larger bones were also burnt to an odorless crisp and disposed of with the remains of the fire." +1 I'd agree that a hot fire can eliminate food odors quite well. Although...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 5:42pm

Re: Just finished the CT with a low-carb/high fat diet
>"(37 days). . . . . lost nearly 40 pounds " Jennifer: So you lost a pound a day. Mostly a pound of fat a day, although you were also putting on some muscle?, hence losing somewhat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 10, 5:29pm

Re: Intro/new member
Welcome, Ed. >"all my income to this endeavor" No need to do that. Lowest-hanging fruit: whatever didn't you use / wear on your last trip? Leave all that at home next tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Intro/new member
August 10, 11:45am

Re: The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
That is VERY much in the style of xkcd - what Randall would have done if he was a UL geek instead of a math-science-computer geek. Good job!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 11:15pm

Re: Grizzly kills Yellowstone hiker
WaPo wants your email. Here's the NPS report:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grizzly kills Yellowstone hiker
August 09, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Using Heat When Taping Ripstop Seams
"I destroyed my wife's iron" except it's not her iron - I do the ironing. Irons are $11 at Walmart or $4 at the thrift store. One in the house for clothes. One with th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Taping Ripstop
August 08, 2:04pm

Re: If you give a moose a kiddie pool…
I get the literary reference. This one drank from the tub a bit. A yearling moose calf once let my son pet its nose.

In On the Web » If you give a moose a kiddie pool…
August 07, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Paper & Pencil
+1 on the Sharpie. There are "Sharpie Mini" pens, about $5 for a 4-pack. About 60% of the length of a standard one. In a pinch, you could leave a note on a rock, leaf, someone's fo...

In GEAR » Paper & Pencil
August 07, 3:40pm

Re: lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
I loved the older Aquafina bottles - wider mouth than a soda bottle, far lighter than a Nalgene, although not so light nor as noisy as the crinkly more disposable-gauge ones. I try hard to keep tr...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
August 06, 12:50am

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