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Re: Re: JMT speed records - a question of style
"Wanting to be the fastest is the insanity of ego. They BOTH put personal ego ahead of the wilderness experience and create distractions for other users of the wilderness... which makes them a...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 26, 1:01pm

Re: mac and cheese
Can be almost anything. I got a bit dehydrated on a long dry stretch (in the mid 90's F) this summer, and was even off my snickers bars for a day or too. Fortunately it came back - I would hate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
September 26, 9:41am

Kind of Ironic
I have always thought it was interesting and ironic that the two main forces shaping all the amazing typography in the Colorado plateau are flowing water and ice cracking rocks. That, and a lot of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 24, 8:31pm

Re: Re: Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
"This year, though, I've had more black racers in the yard than anything else. Those boogers have attitude." Yeah, black racers are hyper to the max. I guess it comes from eating l...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 3:27pm

Re: re: rattlesnakes
" We had to throw rocks to get one off the trail in Muir Gorge once - he was stretched all the way across the trail and not moving, and there was no way around him." So YOU were the on...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 3:14pm

Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
When my mom hears I am going backpacking she always tells me to be to "watch out for snakes" and "be sure to carry a snakebite kit". Especially when I am heading for the high Si...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 12:28pm

How to kill a trout
This thread reminds me of the "priest", a dainty rod of the right size and weight for bopping fish on the head/brain. My main experience with these specifically is in youtube vids of ver...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 19, 8:41pm

Re: Light Options
You could take a look at the klymit motion 60 that recently came out. If you rove the inflatable frame sheet it's about 38 oz. also has an Al stay and has advertized for heavier loads. I ha...

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 12:32pm

Chipotle powder
Since it looks like you are in ca I assume you have heard of the ongoing story about the neighbors of the siracha factory complaining/sueing the company over the smell coming from the building and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sriracha warning too all!!
August 12, 6:28am

Re: Sriracha warning too all!!
Dehydrating siracha is actually dumber even than the tear gas effect. All that stuff filling the house was the volatile parts of the siracha leaving it forever. If anything you dehydrate depends on...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sriracha warning too all!!
August 11, 2:53am

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