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About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
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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

Great article!
I know I'm playing necromancer in reviving an old thread, but this was some might good research work!!

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
August 07, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
Thanks for the advice, James. I'll give it a try.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 07, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
Um... Wouldn't have considered that in a million years. What does that do?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 07, 7:54pm

Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
I couldn't find any powdered soy sauce, so I figured I'd just dehydrate my own! Well, two days later, 1 cup on a liquid tray has crusted over and thickened somewhat, but not dehydrated. Is ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Soy Sauce?
August 07, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Portion sizes for home dehydrated dinners?
I'll second what Sarah says. All of our meals are dehydrated and end up requiring about 1.5-2 cups water. Looking back over the last couple of years of longish distance hikes, dinners end u...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Portion sizes for home dehydrated dinners?
August 03, 8:57pm

Great advice!
There is some very good advice here. One thing that I did was get a double down quilt. My wife runs very cold and her biggest fear was freezing to death at night. I bundled her up in long unde...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First trip for the wife
July 31, 7:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
I put this information to the test this past weekend. I calculated the amount of sodium from my lunch and snacks and the supplementary amount my wife would need if we used the 300mg/hour rule, and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 29, 6:27pm

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