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re: lower cost alternatives
I've actually been checking out the various powdered nutrition options around here. I figured that there must be cheaper alternatives to the Packit Gourmet Jump Start smoothies. Here's what...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
June 15, 1:47pm

re: sure can
But you could put your stinky wet socks in there with your stinky wet bandanas.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating different foods at same time?
June 13, 12:23pm

Re: JB Ti
I generally agree with Marko and Randy. However, there is another approach you may want to consider, a sort of hybrid thing. I too tire of MH FD Pro Pack meals. But some of the ingredients are wort...

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol Titanium Stove
June 13, 12:16pm

re: Decent (best?) UL non-stick frying pan for the trail

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 12, 8:21am

re: Fuel Canisters: measuring remaining fuel
That's a good reminder, Eric. It's always good to let the new people know how this is done. I would also suggest measuring an empty canister the same way, and then set it next to the full o...

In GEAR » Fuel Canisters: measuring remaining fuel
June 10, 2:27pm

Re: Aqua Mira Recanting Numbers
I would think there would be differences in drop sizes for different bottles. Your particular bottles should be calibrated individually. A pretty easy way to do this is to count the number of drops...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Aqua Mira Recanting Numbers - about 5 drop with the USP droppers
June 10, 11:48am

Re: .51 cuben and .74 cuben
The following is a list of the various weights and factory specs: 1.43 oz/yard---CT5K.18 1.0 oz/yard----CT2K.18 .74 oz/yard----CT2K.08 .51 oz/yard----CT1K.08 The number before the K is the...

In GEAR » .51 cuben and .74 cuben
June 10, 10:27am

"What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?"
"62% of threads turn into a drift filled chaff fest." 22.836% of those are due to my aimless wandering on the thread, and most of the remainder is Doug's doing. But at least his ar...

In GEAR » What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
June 09, 4:26pm

Re: Weminuche in late September-questions
Couldn't you ask the hotel to store your luggage for a few days?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche in late September-questions
June 08, 3:45pm

re: LCW
Thanks for posting the photos, Randy M., as it shows what the current conditions are like. Looks pretty lush right now. Did you encounter any ticks? My friend had one on her forehead last weekend w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness - Windy Peak 23 Mile Loop
June 07, 2:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm