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My Locale Mid-Atlantic
About Me Almost finished with school...for the second time. Hope to move to the Rockies when I'm finished.
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Wish I would have seen this sooner. I'm getting out for a few days next week...just not sure when and where yet.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Roan Highlands Loop?
August 09, 5:21pm

beans
What about beans? It took me forever to dehydrate beans. Maybe I left them in longer than necessary, but I pretty much dried them until they split open and the inside was the consistency of sand. T...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
August 09, 5:02pm

Re: A Series of Newbie Questions
If you need to clean yourself or your clothes, you can do so with a gallon ziploc bag and a few drops of dr bronners. Just be sure to dump the soapy water far away from any water sources.

In GEAR » A Series of Newbie Questions
August 09, 1:43pm

Re: Packs and packs
I was going to mention the lack of features on the porter. It seems more suited for packrafting, which it sounds like Mike is intending to use it for such. The arc blast is more comparable to th...

In GEAR » Trying to Pick a New Pack Need Advice
August 09, 12:47pm

Re: Trying to Pick a New Pack Need Advice
If my specs are correct, all of your gear and consumables should fill half of your current pack at a maximum if you want to comfortably use the porter pack or the arc blast. If not, then the larger...

In GEAR » Trying to Pick a New Pack Need Advice
August 09, 11:00am

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Zpacks might be cutting it close if you need it in 3 weeks. What is your base weight? I would have no issues buying a cuben pack if everything fit in it comfortably. Just treat it well.

In GEAR » Trying to Pick a New Pack Need Advice
August 09, 10:48am

Use it
I think you have more than enough to stay safe and have fun. Do some trips with this gear list and your pack will keep getting lighter as you leave behind items you find unnecessary.

In Gear Lists » 10 Lb'ers.... Speechless
August 08, 2:55pm

Re: Imusa
The 10cm doesn't work that well with the cat can. The pot diameter isn't large enough. If you aren't decided on anything, I would recommend buying both the 10cm and 12cm imusa mugs. The...

In GEAR » Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
August 08, 1:38pm

Re: Dried Bananas
I thought they would keep some of their mineral value as well...until I finally bought some and read the label. TJ Banana chips (all relevant nutritional facts): Calories: 160 Serving Size: ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Leg Cramps
August 08, 2:23am

bring a cup
If your kitchen is pretty light, try to bring along a small styrofoam cup. It may take some careful packing, but they work nice for morning coffee. I can't stand waiting for the pot to cool bef...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Hotlips with Evernew Pots
August 07, 4:25pm

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