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Re: Re: Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
In my limited experience, flax seems to work better than chia when the dish is a cooked one. Chia works great in a cold dish (chia puddings are a great backpacking dessert, as I found out last sum...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
March 12, 1:53pm

East Bay "non-trip" report
I was supposed to take a friend for two nights backpacking in Henry Coe last week, but when she backed out because of the rainy weather, I decided not to go on my own (being cold and damp with a fr...

In Post-Trip Reports » East Bay "non-trip" report
March 12, 1:45pm

Re: Black bear climbs out to try and get hanging food
Looks like the bag was already shredded pretty thoroughly...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black bear climbs out to try and get hanging food
March 10, 7:12pm

Re: "Pilgrimage" trails in the USA
I happened upon a small portion of this trail in my own backyard (well, almost) recently, where it crossed a trail I occasionally hike on nearby water district land: http://www.anzahistorictrail...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 10, 3:20pm

Re: I Thought I've seen something like this...
Yep, that's a Luxurylite. A similar, more minimalist approach is Daryl Daryl's MYOG pack frame, though he uses a large very light bag to hang off the frame and contain the gear: http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 07, 2:44pm

Re: Re: sucks for aquatic life
Or unless you wade through rivers or creeks?

March 06, 4:24pm

Re: Dehydrated Feta?
We've dehydrated tomatoes in our machine, and yes, they have the flavor of sundried ones. I would use good fresh heirloom type ones, not bland supermarket tomatoes, though. Part of the flavo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Feta?
March 06, 3:53pm

Re: Re: zipper on side
But I find it so difficult to fit all ten fingers, even my ladylike ones, onto my phone screen, not to mention it's really hard to feel the ridges between the keys...I can only imagine how tou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
March 05, 5:45pm

Re: pattern
"I wish I had a pattern/pictorial guide for making the pockets with the zippers on the side like the ones Chris Zimmer makes." Looks to me that if you followed the method you outlined,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern for MYOG Hip Belt Pocket/Pouch?
March 05, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Las Vegas Hikes - Zion Narrows?
We did the Narrows as a day hike a few years ago, and went up Orderville a short ways towards the end. I wish we'd had the time to go further up Orderville. It was really lovely - I think tha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Las Vegas Hikes
March 05, 11:16am

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm