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Cheap II
Another very cheap, grocery-store item for no-cook menus is instant cheesecake. Not the packaged ones. Just a box of instant pudding, made with cold water instead of milk (use a little less liqui...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 15, 10:28pm

Re: packit
Tabouli is another inexpensive grocery-store, rehydrate-cold, serve-cold option.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless Question...
August 15, 6:01pm

Re: Awesome!
Whitney's height has been resurveyed since, I believe, but those photos show it as 14,496.811 like I remember. Not exactly UL techniques - 6 burros, a unicycle on top of Whitney (!), etc.

In Post-Trip Reports » 1953 North fork-Kings River via Middle fork-Tehipite, JMT, Mt. Whitney, Kern River, Camp Nelson.
August 15, 5:53pm

Relying on the kindness of strangers.
Definitely, HYOH. And if you want an uber-supported run, then, sure, go for it. For me, "The few times McConaughy and his support team missed each other at a planned checkpoint go down as ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New PCT record, again
August 15, 3:01pm

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
Rex, I've done this in preparation for "death marches" (40+ mile day hikes) to stash water and calories in advance. In part because it gives a purpose to pre-trip conditioning hik...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 2:45pm

Night-time weather
"Canyons are worse than surrounding higher country." Quite true, even on a small scale. A rise with 20-30 feet more of elevation can be 5-10 degrees warmer than being low in a valley ...

In GEAR » Calling all Yosemite veterans
August 15, 1:51pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
Personally, I've gone from those common, steel-framed camp chairs (the ones with arm rests and cup holders) to more minimal, commercially available, aluminum-framed chairs with backs at about $...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 12, 7:03pm

Re: Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
How tragic. The people I've met who participate in the AWC are universally highly skilled, greatly experienced and very understated about their exploits. This reminds me of Dick Cook's d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
August 12, 6:48pm

Of course
Yes, the namesake of Science Officer "Spork" (my son) on his chest is a UL titanium one.

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 11:44pm

Re: Re: I use my shirt.
>"While I know there must have been some use for those vestigial things (beyond hanging military decorations and rank), I think that is the only actual explanation of a use I have ever hear...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 11:41pm

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