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Mina Loomis (elmvine) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me I have been backpacking on and off in the western US since college in the early 1970's. Summer 1970 a bunch of us spent a week in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon barefoot with blankets, book bags, and no proper gear at all. Now I coordinate youth backpacking for our Camp Fire USA council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
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bacon report
Well! We are back from our trip. I'll post a trip report later, no time now. On the bacon. I ended up using what I had already, the fresh bacon. Dredged each strip in salt, packed meal por...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 29, 1:08pm

uncooked
>I prefer to carry bacon uncooked on the trail. James, How long does bacon keep uncooked on the trail? We are looking at 2 weeks in the Sierras. Thanks! Mina

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 02, 7:11am

Bacon
Thanks, I'll see if I can find the shelf-stable locally. (I am not a Costco member but there may be other places.) Sounds like the most practical option. Otherwise I may just try cooking ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 01, 9:44am

Bacon
Anybody take home-cooked and dehydrated bacon on the trail (Sierras) for a couple of weeks? Or maybe home-cooked and packed in some of the bacon fat (confit)? I've seen the threads about manu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 01, 9:02am

Re: Re: REI 25% off Coupon needed
This is a "rolling" coupon going out to different portions of the Gearmail list at different times over the summer. So if you receive REI Gearmail but you didn't get a coupon, it mig...

In GEAR » REI 25% off Coupon needed
July 19, 7:12am

solutions
I am relieved to hear that it shouldn't be too hard to find hanging trees. Last year's trip (I was not on it, so I have only the trip leader's report to go on) was our first foray into...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
June 06, 4:59pm

P. S.
Or if you are in the Central Texas area and you have a BRC you would like to lend us, we would take good care of it and be most appreciative! Mina

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
June 06, 2:25pm

Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
We have a Camp Fire trip going out to the eastern part of Weminuche Wilderness in CO in the latter part of July. Eight people on the trip—5 teens and 3 adults. Plan is to be on the trail for 6 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear safety, Colorado San Juan NF
June 06, 2:18pm

collarbone pain
My husband has this. His collar bones are fairly prominent, and no amount of adjustment seems to alleviate the discomfort longer than a couple of days on the trail. He's tried several differe...

In GEAR » Backpack Pain
June 04, 7:09pm

Mariposa Plus
Last summer on a Guadalupe Mts. trip I put 20 lbs. of water in a 2.5 gallon REI Water Sack (sadly no longer made) in my Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus. Heavy of course but only for the first day. Th...

In GEAR » 3 days pack for lot of water
May 30, 11:56am

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