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Re: Re: empty capsules?
It seems like if you can crush the container, whatever is inside will come out, but I guess I've never tried it with straws. You could get one of those vacuum sealers that you can use to mak...

In GEAR » Gelatin capsules
January 29, 10:46am

Re: Gelatin capsules
Bob, I am trying to understand what the "ideal" container is that you are looking for. You can't always get stuff out of straws. Is that because the straw is too stiff? or, beca...

In GEAR » Gelatin capsules
January 28, 3:43pm

Re: Re: Solo cooking set.
David, I got 53.3% for your numbers using Dan's formula (and 24.4 MJ/kg for KS SLX). Like you I got 53.5% from my spreadsheet. I am guessing you mistyped something... wheww... Laws of Phys...

In GEAR » Solo cooking set.
January 28, 3:31pm

Re: 4-5 day Western US Trip in March
One thing to keep in mind in Joshua Tree is that all water must be carried. For 4-5 days you're looking at a massive load or careful planning and stashing water along the way a priori. The na...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 4-5 day Western US Trip in March
January 26, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re:
a rider is additional insurance (that rides on top of your base insurance) for particular needs. Needs like medical evacuation from a wilderness area or coverage in foreign countries. Once you ha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance hiking insurance
January 19, 9:28pm

Re: Re: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
"One thing to note is the drive a good bit longer than you mention especially in winter." I would have to agree. 6 hours from Chicago wouldn't get you much past Escanaba or Iron M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 17, 10:52pm

Re: Something to add to pasta "... At home I would be quite happy with some ketchup...." thank you for clarifying th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 17, 10:36pm

reduce your extra gear
You can use these guys techniques and reduce your gear. Won't need much except for the auger:

In Fishing » Augers
January 09, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Augers
"...Did find out about Strike Master offering 5-lbs ones, but read a lot a complaints about how slow they are to crank compared to Nils and Normark." One thing to remember is the revie...

In Fishing » Augers
January 08, 2:59pm

Spin fishing on the beach, Little Harbor, Catalina Island
Over the break I took my family to Catalina Island for a quasi-backpacking trip (I hiked in, my wife took the kids on the shuttle the 7 miles to the campground, Little Harbor). Since my eldest son...

In Fishing » Spin fishing on the beach, Little Harbor, Catalina Island
January 08, 11:46am

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