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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

Re: Re: Re: High and Low Cost Teas
One of the reason it is expensive is it can't be exposed to air and must be absolutely fresh. Since it is a fine powder it oxidizes very quickly. Tea bags and matcha are a contradiction. Hopef...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 10, 8:24am

Re: High and Low Cost Teas
The Matcha I use is about 10 times cheaper than that (but still expensive). I think the people who buy the "Chateau Petrus" version probably need a few decades of tasting to tell the dif...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 09, 7:29pm

Re: Attaching umbrella to a pack
I have to say, there is something about the newbrella that, if I saw the guy in the picture using one on a rainy day, I would probably be hoping for a bus to drive by and splash about 5 gallons of ...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 09, 7:19pm

Re: Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
I think you may be mixing modes here. Leave the expensive ul gear at home if you are doing that kind of trip and just use a cheap heavy tent that will be more comfortable anyway.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
August 09, 11:06am

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