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Re: Thanks Jim!
"I'm thinking that the bivy would take less damage because it isn't pulled tight and the sleeping bag insulation would cushion the impact." I expect you're probably right, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 15, 7:14pm

Re: SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
"My SUL raft is a vintage 1980s Curtis Designs Packraft (22 oz!)" Oh, baby, I want one of those! Bill S.

In Editor's Roundtable » SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
May 15, 7:00pm

Re: Dried Fruits
"I would like to know if Dried Fruits are good source of calories when it comes to backpacking" That depends on how you look at it. They're tasty and have lots of potassium, among ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dried Fruits
May 15, 6:54pm

Re: Basic Food Question (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Most of what I might suggest is in the other thread you referenced. "basics of backpacking food? For example, target calories per gram, target calories per day, etc." That'll va...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic Food Question (Vegan/Vegetarian)
May 15, 6:38pm

Re: "Fireballs" Ultralight 2g Cotton Ball Fire Starters
Have you considered trying paraffin rather than petroleum jelly? I've been making cotton balls fire starters using melted paraffin and so far they seem to work pretty well. And no mess. Chee...

In GEAR » "Fireballs" Ultralight 2g Cotton Ball Fire Starters
May 15, 6:22pm

Re: Fishing with a stick
In many mountain lakes, especially with rocky shorelines, there are fish that can be reached with a handline or with a line dangled from a stick or a treking pole. If your stick is not the long, fl...

In Fishing » Fishing with a stick
May 13, 6:06pm

Re: "electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?"
"Interesting, I thought we were aiming at clear urine. That's why I thought I was under-hydrated: yellow urine." If you google urine color chart, you'll find a number of refere...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
May 13, 5:58pm

sweat vs breathing
"...I'm curious as to whether water loss through breathing is taken into account in this study." He was focused on the electrolyte balance, so he didn't need to look at breathi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
May 12, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
Thanks, Greg, for Baker's summary. It is indeed a nice one. It's not hard to see why some people may "need" some type of electrolyte supplementation while others wouldn't. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
May 12, 8:24pm

the starch report
The big cookless starch-off took place shortly after dawn this morning. The contenders: instant quinoa flakes, instant pre-cooked rice, bean threads (cellophane noodles), and ramen. Each was placed...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » seeking cookless starch to go with chicken curry
May 12, 7:55pm

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