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Re: Lightest PLB?
Battery storage (and usage?!?) limits are 10C 18F less cold than the ACR ResQlink, perhap due to the different battery types. That actually gives me pause. You Southerners, maybe less so.

In GEAR » Lightest PLB?
March 08, 9:36pm

Re: Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
The risk with chicken isn't the meat so much as the samanelia on the skin. Ground meat of any type is riskier than a cut of meat. In 20C / 70F temps, two frozen steaks would last over 24 h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 08, 6:20pm

Re: Re: And here is what happened.
Ralph, Good overview of our hike today - maximize our time in the snow. There were lots of footprints leading east which fooled me for about 20 feet. But it wasn't going where a downhill tra...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 07, 7:10pm

And here is what happened.
Kenneth texted me that he hadn't realized about the time difference NV vs AZ and would be a little later. My daughter and I hiked a bit from Grandview trailhead. Came back up, met Kenneth, and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 07, 5:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Vented drink tubing?
"Danger of a leak inside my pack" An extra screw cap weighs very, very little.

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 04, 11:57pm

Re: Backcountry Brews
I was about a paragraph into it and wondered, "Did Paul M write this?" Yup. "The more beer is made, the cheaper the pint is to make overall." Spoken like a true beer drin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 04, 11:03pm

Re: Re: WATCHES!!!!!!
I'm with Katherine: a "a men's watch for smaller wrist" is a woman's watch. Smaller watch, smaller band, fits a smaller wrist. More importantly, it has all the same fe...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 04, 10:58pm

Iditarod Invitational - new record. By a lot.
350 human-powered, wilderness miles, in 1.75 days! http://www.adn.com/article/20150303/anchorage-fat-tire-cyclist-crushes-record-time-mcgrath-iditarod-dog-team "A 36-year-old Anchorage c...

In On the Web » Iditarod Invitational - new record. By a lot.
March 04, 10:06am

Re: Useful caloric density of a good booze
A standard drink - 12 ounces of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, a shot of distilled liquor - is right around 150 calories. The exceptions would be in some mixed drinks with sugar syrup, concentrate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Useful caloric density of a good booze
March 04, 9:12am

Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
two ideas: Reading sunglasses - potentially a multipurpose item if you bring sunglasses anyway. Maybe Walmart has something cheaper, but these from LL Bean seemed good quality. $59: http://...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 03, 11:22pm

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