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Emergency drugs?
Last month I had an infected hangnail, and an infected tooth that needed a root canal. (Rough month) Both crept up overnight, and were horribly painful. Ibuprofen only helped a little. Luckil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency drugs?
June 29, 6:52pm

Whitney Portal
Thanks for the great advice so far. Paul Freitham is the guy I'm using. Used him in the past and totally trust his reliability. Bummer is he's booked the day I need him, hence the whitne...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney portal campground advice?
June 29, 6:34pm

Which shuttle service did you call? You mentioned my car might not be safe at whitney portal? From people? Bears? Marmots?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney portal campground advice?
June 29, 10:36am

Whitney portal campground advice?
Hey there, I'm doing a Kearsarge to whitney trip. Leaving my car at whitney portal, then shuttle to onion valley where I'll start my trip. Unfortunately the shuttle service couldn't...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney portal campground advice?
June 29, 1:52am

Hrm, okie sounds like the general consensus is that esbit is the best eh? I'll pick up a few and experiment.

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 7:26pm

Yeah they were bars in a foil pouch. It's literally been 10 my memory might be fuzzy.

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 6:59pm

Hexamine of trioxane?
Not sure about Hexamine....but when I first started backpacking I used these cheap trioxane tablets I got from the army surplus store. They left almost no residue....and I don't remember them...

In GEAR » stored ESBIT "odour"
June 28, 6:17pm

I brought a pulse ox on my last trip to young lakes and mt conness, and was surprised to see my saturation at 92/93 consistently vs 98/99 at sea level. Most of the time I was at 10k n...

In GEAR » hypoxia meter
June 24, 1:18am

Alarm clock
Not sure which gps you use, if any, but my garmin etrex 20 has an alarm clock built in.

In GEAR » Alarm Clock
June 24, 1:10am

Tent movies?
Call me old fashioned....but....but...wha?

In GEAR » Tent movies?
June 18, 1:49am

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