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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
When I left Fort Polk, I was so disgusted with it that I vowed never to set foot in the state of Louisiana again. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 10:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Many years ago, I was in the Army during the Vietnam Era. While in training at Fort Polk, we didn't have any electrolyte drinks, although we were encouraged to swallow a salt tablet with our br...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 10:11pm

Re: Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
You might state the weight of this project and then ditch the hideous yellow lid. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 21, 8:32pm

Re: Re: "What do YOU use to carry alcohol?"
David, if you use black food coloring in the fuel, then what produces the residual green color in the bottom of the stove? --B.G.--

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 21, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"We eat good food instead." What do you call Vegemite! --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 8:13pm

the interesting part
It's interesting to explore the area to shortcut between Echo Lake and Matthes Lake. There are several lakes around there which have no trails, so you get somewhat more solitude than fighting t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
July 21, 4:04pm

Re: bear canister best practices?
The conventional wisdom is to place your bear canister away from where you sleep. There are different ways of looking at that. You don't want the bear to come sniffing at your bear canister and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 3:29pm

Re: Suggest a foam pad!
You might take a look at the Gossamer Gear sleep pads that have the convoluted eggcrate texture. The only weakness I've found is that if you leave the pad compressed for a long time, it will...

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 21, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Re: no leaks?
I have a graphic that spells out the air pressure differences better. Once the air pressure has gone below 40% or 50% of sea level pressure, all sorts of weird things start happening, someti...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 21, 2:45pm

Re: no leaks?
Minimizing leaks will depend on the air bubble inside the bottle. Let's assume that you have an 8-ounce bottle with 7 ounces of liquid and 1 ounce of air bubble inside, and that you cap it at s...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 21, 1:57pm

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