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Re: Rickets
>"I knew a kid who had rickets." There is a macro-biotic intentional community up here that had cases of rickets when they started 20-odd years ago. >"Whole foods seem to...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Americans waste $28 bil a year on vitamins, doctors say
January 06, 6:17pm

Back to basics.
I just use the same technique as generations of Arctic Natives have: The satellite dishes point south. The other way is north.

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 06, 6:11pm

Re: Re: External pack frame flexibility.
>"culminating in the "D" series packs with wings to support the hip belt." Popularly called, "torture tabs".

In GEAR » External pack frame flexibility.
January 06, 3:31pm

103 posts which could be summarized in one sentence:
With age, everything* gets bigger, hairier, and closer to the ground. *(below your scalp)

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
January 06, 3:28pm

Half a binocular
I got a Minox 8x16 monocular off of STP at a great price and for the first time, found a monocular that was worth carrying. Nothing like Swarovski EL 10x42 Binoculars (or even a decent set of comp...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 03, 12:48pm

Re: Re: MYOG frustrations
I've decided the pointy bits and sharp knife on my Swiss Army Classic are too dangerous. So:

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG frustrations
January 02, 3:26pm

Map tricks
When I copy maps, often enlarging them, I put a copy of the scale within the image to be enlarged.

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 02, 1:23pm

Never provide positive reinforcement to a black bear
>"but I'll never test a bear." Whereas I always challenge black bears. Grizzlies, OTOH, I don't confront nor run from. I move away slowly while they move away, eventually, q...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » What to do with pack at night?
January 02, 1:18pm

Re: CONUSOAETSATSR
>"Maybe we need CONUSOAETSATSR (CONUS Or Anywhere Else That Ships At The Same Rate). Then again maybe not..." Or "USA only" or "Domestic shipping cost included",...

In Gear Swap » Consider shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
January 01, 6:20pm

Contingencies.
>"Ground clearance is the thing that turns us around more then lack of traction." +1 Yes, before the snow plow comes, low-slung, unibody cars are prone to getting high-centered o...

In GEAR » 2wd front wheel drive car in the sierra nevadas...
January 01, 6:09pm

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