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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityWashougal
StateWA
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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What can be said?
I'm not sure that this should be a featured article as much as perhaps a picture-heavy but lightweight trip report. It really doesn't share any great locations, practical tips, explicit gea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Off-trail in the Teton Wilderness
August 28, 4:49pm

Re: Soy Sauce
How much soy sauce are you using that the miniscule weight of a few single-serve packs from the local sushi joint is unreasonable? Serious question. I was preparing food for a family of three, o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 27, 9:01am

Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
My first attempt to convert from boots to trail shoes is a near failure. I'm interested in your thoughts as to what to do differently. My wife, son, and I just completed the 100 Mile Wilder...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 8:55am

Re: simple no-cook lunch
Bogs: >>> Cold smoked salmon (not hot-smoked!), cream or goat cheese, red onion and capers in a whole grain wrap. All those ingredients will keep for days, but if long-term heat makes th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 14, 7:06pm

Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
Can you recommend a no-cook, tasty lunch? I've got all my food ready for 3 people, 9 days except for two lunches and I can't for the life of me find anything that sounds appetizing. Or ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 14, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Difference between map and trail distance?
"A metal trail sign is pretty indestructible." Yeah, that would tend to last a while!!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difference between map and trail distance?
August 08, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Difference between map and trail distance?
Jerry wrote: "Distance along diagonal is sqrt(1000^2 + 5280^2) = 5370 feet = 1.02 miles. So there's a 2% difference where there's a steep slope - pretty insignificant." Ah, go ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difference between map and trail distance?
August 08, 8:18pm

Difference between map and trail distance?
I've been on a number of trails where the posted mileage is different from the map distance listed in the trail books or calculated by Trails Illustrated or gmap4. Am I correct in my assumptio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difference between map and trail distance?
August 08, 7:31pm

Ah, the stench of Ziploc bags...
Why do Ziploc bags stink so badly when in your food bag? I do freezer bag cooking and by the end of 5-6 days I can hardly stand to open my food bag to retrieve the next meal. I thought that maybe ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ah, the stench of Ziploc bags...
August 07, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
Great suggestion re: the miso paste. That would probably do fine and if rehydrated liberally provide much the same seasoning as soy sauce.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 07, 8:18pm

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