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Re: Re: Re: Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
Bob, The service by Martin le Roux is free. The cost of sending/receiving messages from/on the inReach depends of course on your selected plan. I defined "wx now" to "+1720463...

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
July 02, 1:56pm

Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
I have seen several discussions on BPL about Spot vs. inReach vs. PLB. When comparing the Spot vs. the inReach, all these discussions focus on the 2 way abilities of the inReach that allow it to em...

In GEAR » Up-to-date Weather Reports on DeLorme inReach
July 02, 12:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
Ian, the German saying "Puenktlich wie die Eisenbahn" (As punctually as the railroad) doesn't apply to Amtrak due to them not owning the tracks and being at the mercy of the compan...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
July 01, 8:39am

Re: Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
Ken, the Amtrak trains are great for a leisurely vacation. Their slow speed allows for relaxed sight seeing and makes the narration by the Rail & Trail NPS volunteers possible. They can&...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 30, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
Thanks for all the nice comments. Bob, you got my wife to laugh and she pointed out that we also didn't get around Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Con...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 30, 11:04am

Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
The last four years we spent our summer vacations backpacking with our children in the Sierra Nevada. Depending on our kids' desires, some years the focus was more on hiking and we hiked the...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking 8000 miles around the perimeter of the US on Amtrak
June 29, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Nido - Dried whole milk
Hi Justin, I found it at the local Walmart (in the Hispanic food isle) and also in Hispanic markets in the area. It comes in several different sizes (around 14 oz, 28 oz and 56 oz). Manfred

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 10, 3:44pm

Nido - Dried whole milk
Hi Gavin, one alternative you might want to consider is dried milk from Nestle - Nido. On backpacking trips I try to get the most calories per oz of my food. Since Nido is whole milk and Milkm...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Milkman milk powder cases now available online
June 10, 3:07pm

SteriPen Freedom
I have used the SteriPen Freedom (2.6 oz) on several JMT hikes and it has served me extremely well. It fits exactly on the 32 oz Gatorade, the 32 oz Snapple and several 20 oz and 16 oz bottles from...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 10:34am

DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
We own both the inReach and the inReach SE. They have proven very useful during our outings - On my solo trips to stay in contact with home, get current weather reports, etc. - On our outings wi...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
April 16, 2:42pm

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