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Re: Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Edible Plants
+1 on miner's lettuce. Be careful of "wild onions" - there are some nasty bulbs that look very similar. But if it has a distinctive onion/chive/garlic smell to it, my understandin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » High Sierra Edible Plants
July 28, 7:54pm

Re: Again
>"I got almost all my calories from Power Bars" Caving, as a sport, is tough on gear. And tough on foodstuffs. After squeezing through passages that are 92% of your own cross-sect...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » JMT speed record attempt
July 27, 9:44pm

Re: Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim
>"I encourage a night hike of as many of the passes as you can if the weather is good and the moon is out as these are amazing as well." And, whether on Half Dome, the North Kaibab,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
July 27, 6:46pm

Re: Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
Rick, Congrats on a great trip! And thanks for the write-up - it's got me thinking. . . . The GC is magical at night, especially with a full moon. I've done that twice (NR-River-NR a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 2-day hike
July 27, 3:24pm

Something missing
>" I typically figure out a way around it with the resources at hand." So, in the future, you don't bring that item again, right? Eventually, you'd surpass XSUL:

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 2:48pm

Burping at altitude.
If you repackage into your own zip-locks, plan to burp and reseal them at the 6,000-foot trailhead. You'll be able to get more air out of them since they will have expanded.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volume: Repacking MH vs. selfmade meals
July 26, 9:17pm

Re: BRS-3000T Windscreen?
How about a 24" x 7" piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil? Flimsy, yes. But very light weight and adaptable to each campsite each night. Then use a new piece at the start of your next...

In GEAR » BRS-3000T Windscreen?
July 24, 11:20pm

Re: 1/8" plywood
>"In plywood, the veneer is crosswise bonded and not in the same direction. What is the impact on the strength?" The thin plywood is usually 3-ply, so the outer layers are going le...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog backpack test (thanks to David Chenault)
July 24, 1:26pm

Re: First myog backpack test (thanks to David Chenault)
Great job! I've always like the laminated wood stays when people go that route. Making the thin layers of oak is quick enough on a table saw (although you make more sawdust than veneers)....

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog backpack test (thanks to David Chenault)
July 23, 11:06am

Sooty pots
Many already know this, put just in case: Coating the bottom of your pot with soap - rubbing on a bar of soap or letting a thin film of liquid soap dry on the pot - makes clean-up really easy. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newest Wax Stove design.
July 23, 10:56am

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