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Re: coconut "ice cream"
This looks like the kind of thing you are looking for: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/quick-coconut-chia-seed-pudding/ Now it needs to be changed into backpacking ingredients.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 06, 5:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
Thanks David! I thought I had read somewhere that the treatment for cyanobacteria poisoning was dose of activated carbon but perhaps I confusing things. Too bad. It would be interesting to hav...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
August 04, 10:07am

Re: Camping with Toddlers
I will say with both my sons, the first camping experience (with them as babies) was exhausting. Afraid they would touch the hot fire or fall off a rock or wander away. They didn't sleep well...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
July 30, 5:48pm

Re: Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
I have found four-man tents are typically more than double the weight of a two-man tent. So... for a family of four I would suggest two 2-man tents. They can be exactly the same or two slightly d...

In GEAR » Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
July 28, 11:07pm

Re: 8 amps :o
You are confusing output and input. It recharges itself in 15 minutes off of an outlet (110 V). It would only need 1/2 amp to get to 2000mAh (@5 volts), but with inefficiencies I am guessing it d...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 28, 10:25pm

Re: mostly for families
It seems to a be bit of a 'tweener tent. It is too heavy for most backpackers. It is too expensive for a campground tent. I have a family of four. The advantages over a REI half-dome seem p...

In GEAR » New Tent on Kickstarter
July 28, 8:41pm

The Southwest Chief
I just had my first Philimont experience without planning it. I took my family on the Amtrak train the Southwest Chief. It's a train that goes from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL over a two d...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
July 22, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
" I think most mustard bottles say to refrigerate after opening. Is this not necessary then? " Use at your own risk, but mustard did not used to say it needed refrigeration. The only ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 1:35pm

Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
Tortillas - depends on how many preservatives.. I would guess a week to a month or maybe more Mustard - does not need refrigeration Extra Sharp Cheddar - does not need refrigeration Nutella - do...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 12:06pm

Overstuff?
Why not overstuff your current quilt? You are buying something that is pretty darn close to what you already have. Tim does do overstuff. Why not add a little more down to the quilt you have. ...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 21, 10:54am

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