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Chicken Cacciatore (All Most)
This is a filling trail recipe I put together using a variation of a sauce mix from Bill McCartney’s “Travel Light- Eat Heavy”. 1 pack of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix ½ pack of Thick and Z...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken Cacciatore (All Most)
April 24, 12:31pm

NEW Re: alcohol vs. canister
I use a homemade alcohol and cone. My whole kitchen weighs 9 onuces with an insulated zip-lock container. I use about 1 1/2 ounces a day and plan to cut that in half by going to a cold breakfast ...

In Make Your Own Gear » alcohol vs. canister
February 19, 6:39am

Re: Water Filtration Methods
I use a home-made filter. Look in the MYOG forum on about page 5 for Light and Easy Water Filtration for the Lazy Backpacker. I think you'll like it.

In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 09, 4:13pm

Re: Gravity feed water filter hose length
Tony I posted a design for a gravity filter several months ago on this site. The discharge hose was about 3 feet and it did not require priming (except for the first use after changing the fil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gravity feed water filter hose length
February 07, 3:02pm

REI Refund
I know a lot of people that think of REI as a place to "use" gear until something better is on the market. I over heard one man telling another that he had returned shoes his grandson ha...

In Chaff » Ethics and REI Return Policy
January 11, 11:56am

Savage Gulf SNA Trip
It always great to see pictures from someone else's trip. I hate the rain made you cut it short (even if the rain was welcome relief for the area). I know how disappointing that can be. B...

In Post-Trip Reports » Savage Gulf SNA (Tennessee)
January 06, 4:24pm

I Agree with Mark
The tone of some of the discussion here is sometimes a little too heated to be productive. Was it really important enough to string out that many pages on including a gun in your pack? I read o...

In Chaff » Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
January 03, 3:22pm

Re: AT Hike
I have read it and enjoyed every page. So has Gary and has told me I never should make him sound like Katz. I am presently reading “Awol on the Appalachian Trail”. It resembles life on t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
December 31, 5:39am

Re: A Trip Gone South!"
He did eat a freeze dried meal, but IMHO it was not enough. We talked about his eating habits and I think next time he will plan to eat more. I loaned him a copy of TravelLight; Eat Heavy but I d...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
December 21, 7:33pm

Well, it might appear that way from the previous post. However keep in mind that everyone has their likes and dislikes. Gary's just happens to be the cold. Last summer he and I hiked the l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dick's Creek Gap to (oh well) Home: A Trip Gone South!
December 20, 3:49pm

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