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Re: boil-in-bag-brand
Ryan, I use the Ziplock Steam-N-Bag version. Very strong, not too flexible like the cheap ones.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite freezer bag recipes?
April 19, 6:50am

Re: microwave-boil bags
I agree with this posting. I use "boil in bag" bags found in my grocery stores' "food storage" section. They are made for high heat, as does the microwave bags. Freezer...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite freezer bag recipes?
March 29, 7:45am

Re: I found one also
Sounds like a new string of stories developing . . . here's mine: Was first permit into the Desolation Wilderness (east of Lake Tahoe,CA) one spring morning from Loon Lake. Unbroken spots o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Found a "missing" backpacker last weekend...
March 22, 2:32pm

Hammer agree!
I've used Hammer on all my long hikes 15-25mi days! Nice to fuel & liquid from same bottle. Sustained Energy for the shorter 10-15mi, and Perpetuem for the longest outings. I leave t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using weight gainer powder on the trail
February 03, 10:13am

Trader Joes jerkey
TJ has great varieties of "flat" jerky in a more square form that fits well in bear cans, and in packs. Beef, turkey, buffalo, chicken. And some of them have a selection of flavors/...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best single serving Jerky?
January 27, 2:58pm

Re: Southern California-from the north
I'm in Northern San Joaquin Valley (Stockton area), have considered for several years to try a winter-early Spring Southern CA hike, when our area is in deep tule fog. Keep us in mind.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Southern California
December 21, 10:43am

Re: Undereating-Liquid fuel
I use liquid fuel, sometimes adding in solid fuel. I use Hammer Nutrition's Sustained Energy, HEED, and include some of their bars if I want to "chew something up". The liquid f...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Undereating.
December 15, 7:48am

Chopsticks
I . . . use chopsticks! Love them. Use for most meals. Only other useful eating item is a spoon, and your basic all-around knife. If only one item to carry, it would be a spoon. Nothing ...

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 23, 9:43am

We all need water
"On the other hand, a couple of the guys I hike with don't need water when they hike and a liter will last them the whole day." Wow! Get the researchers on these guys! As their bo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Using the SteriPEN over AquaMira: Carrying less water
November 16, 11:07am

Cal per hour
Think also about your Kcal per hour: 200-250. Half of you Kcal is burned up just in the eating:chew, swallow, digestion. This is why a lot of ultra or fast-packing use liquid fuels, avoids Kcal...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » List what you eat per day. Weight/calories? Type of hiking?
November 08, 10:22am

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