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Re: Need BPL's help with fondue
You're all right - a double-boiler or steam bath is the way to do this. I met my wife on a gourmet backpacking trip. She brought a chocolate fondue (I brought ice cream sundaes cooled with dr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 09, 12:20am

Re: What headlamp do you use?
I like the Petzl E02 P2 e+LITE for a short trip when I don't plan to do any night hiking. Also, as a emergency light when I don't expect to need any light, or as a back-up (such as while c...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 09, 12:13am

Re: Re: Re: MYOG ice axe
help-arc = "Heli-arc" welded + Spell-correct. Many bicycle joints are made with larger diameter tubing at the junctions, with smaller diameter tubing inserted in and welded (or sometim...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 9:53pm

Practice, Practice, Practice
When you're sliding down the slope, you use the pointy pick end. The adze is just for step-cutting (and catholes) - which is really handy when needed and especially in a large party, the work ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 5:06pm

Ether application
I don't know where you get your ether, but the cheap source would be an auto parts store selling it as "cold weather starting fluid". Maybe keep one of those at home. Radio Shack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New allergy.....to tick bites.
April 06, 2:27pm

Re: MYOG ice axe
I haven't, but I have some thoughts about it. I'm not one of those who thinks "You have to have a UIAA-approved ice axe or you'll be committing suicide!" because I'd brin...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 2:22pm

Seeking medical advice
I'm married to a specialized MD (and she is adjunct facility for a medical school) and reasonably familiar about allergic / anaphylactic issues myself from my own and my family's history. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New allergy.....to tick bites.
April 05, 1:32pm

Mix it up.
>"and probably for the pct it would help to take a stove" And you can mix it up. Who wants a hot meal in the desert? And when you have a longer stretch or need to use a bear canis...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » nutrition on the pct
April 04, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
>"they are not transferable." Well, they are very limited in their transferability. Like that craigslist ad: "Used tombstone in very good condition. Ideal for someone na...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
>"I start very early in the morning while it is cool and dark. Too many hikers wait until dawn, and then they are dealing with heat problems very soon." Equally true heading out of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 3:18pm

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