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Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
>"The no-cook option means no hot coffee." hydrochloric acid + caustic + coffee grounds = hot (salty) coffee without a stove.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 8:41pm

Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
Valerie demarcates "relaxed" trips from thru-hikes. I similarly think of "low-mileage" and "high-mileage" trips. On low-miles trips, I bring a stove. It's nice ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
21 units one semester - Reactor Design, Fluid Dynamics, Multi-Var Calc, Physical Chemistry, Material Science, and Technical Writing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
December 02, 11:50am

Re: Re: Re: re: yosemite
Bob, I didn't know the etymology of that meaning for scarf, nor that I was being so location-appropriate with my context for it. Having gone to Berkeley, I'm used to unwashed people h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 01, 10:04pm

Re: re: yosemite
Like Lori, I'm not seeing a good way to avoid carrying almost everything to the top of Half Dome unless you leave gear in the metal lockers in Little Yosemite Valley. Half Dome is a great side...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Trip
December 01, 9:10pm

Re: Re: re
>"Don't count on a trekking pole for self-arrest. They're not designed for it and ineffective." True that. And yet. I self-arrested with a X-C ski pole on the side of Py...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 30, 9:00pm

Re: Re: George Matthews
I've got the button and memories of a spectacular hike. An epic hike, like a life, ends with pain but the memories change over time to focus on the good times.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 30, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
>"Assumptions are everything in numbers like these" And a big potential difference in methodology is if you counting base weight without fuel (alcohol always wins), total weight at...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
November 30, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
>"Snow on the Kenai Peninsula" Brian, your wishes apparently carry more weight than my children's. They've been hoping for snow all month and we only got anything measurabl...

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 29, 9:43am

Re: Nylon socks
I too, after reading about them from Ray Jardine, went and got some cheap, thin nylon socks. I still have all of them. In essentially new condition. They dry fast and weigh very little. >&q...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 28, 11:46pm

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