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Success!
Tried again (with a bit more confidence and force) and had success with the LightMyFire & my Pepsi can stove! With this method, it seems unnecessary to put any alcohol in the primer pan. My two...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 11, 2:19pm

Re: Re: What to dehydrate and why?
Thanks, Sarah. BTW, what does FBC stand for? As far as fuel savings go, to cook pasta and similar, I would only use an once of fuel to boil water - my cozy will simmer/cook. So, unless I'm ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What to dehydrate and why?
July 11, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Individual servings or pack in bulk?
Thanks, Bob. I never would have thought to add GU to "real" food. I guess you could also pack in a bit of extra caffeine that way!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Individual servings or pack in bulk?
July 11, 10:57am

What to dehydrate and why?
A friend lent me his dehydrator to prep for my upcoming trip... and once again, this "experienced backpacker" is realizing how little she knows! On another thread, I read about dehydra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What to dehydrate and why?
July 11, 10:54am

Re: Re: Individual servings or pack in bulk?
Sarah: Interesting point about packing separately to maintain the flavor:oats ratio. And yes, I am adding some nuts and soy milk powder... My anal tendencies *so* like the idea of individually prep...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Individual servings or pack in bulk?
July 11, 9:38am

Individual servings or pack in bulk?
I'm repackaging my food for the JMT and am wondering whether it's best to package for individual servings or in bulk. Space is a primary consideration (as is weight), as I need to get 10 da...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Individual servings or pack in bulk?
July 10, 7:47pm

Beauty supply store? Amazon?
I just bought a few .5oz "Japonesque" dropper bottles through Amazon (and paid more for shipping than I did the bottles). Looks like they are from a beauty supply company - you might have...

In GEAR » Where to buy dropper bottles
July 10, 6:20pm

Will practice :)
Thanks for the continued input! Though each "strike" produced a few sparks, based on the comments, I think I may have been too light-handed/timid with my new fire starter. There definitel...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 10, 12:45am

Thanks!
Thanks for your input. I think I'll just stick with mini bic(s) for primary and back-up. They are light weight, and I am already an experienced user ;) If my memory serves me right, I've re...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 5:06pm

Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
How many uses in a mini bic? For 4-5 day trips, I generally pack whatever partially full bic(s) I have lying around and they do just fine. But I'm about to do the JMT (longest leg will be 9 ...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 2:11pm

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