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Re: Re: Re: High and Low Cost Teas
One of the reason it is expensive is it can't be exposed to air and must be absolutely fresh. Since it is a fine powder it oxidizes very quickly. Tea bags and matcha are a contradiction. Hopef...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 10, 8:24am

Re: High and Low Cost Teas
The Matcha I use is about 10 times cheaper than that (but still expensive). I think the people who buy the "Chateau Petrus" version probably need a few decades of tasting to tell the dif...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 09, 7:29pm

Re: Attaching umbrella to a pack
I have to say, there is something about the newbrella that, if I saw the guy in the picture using one on a rainy day, I would probably be hoping for a bus to drive by and splash about 5 gallons of ...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 09, 7:19pm

Re: Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
I think you may be mixing modes here. Leave the expensive ul gear at home if you are doing that kind of trip and just use a cheap heavy tent that will be more comfortable anyway.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
August 09, 11:06am

Re: I use my shirt.
" And the shirt has epaulets on the shoulders. " While I know there must have been some use for those vestigial things (beyond hanging military decorations and rank), I think that is t...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 6:14am

Re: Re: What's your favorite green tea?
Well it might be a little apples and orangesy for some people, but I like high grade matcha. In fact I like matcha lattes sometimes in the evening. Its easy to mix with other hot drinks.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 07, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
"belongs in chaff" Oh get over yourself. Though it was humorous I (and even a few other here) was semi serious about sounds that could be used to effectively repel bear interest. FWIW ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 9:40pm

Simplest and IMO best solution
Yeah, I went through all of these ideas a few months back. IMO overkill and not even as good as the simple solution. If you tie a 3-4 inch diameter bubgee loop through the lift strap at the top bac...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 07, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: These is a hole in your hat
"How do you wear a wide brim hat under a hood? " Wear it OVER the hood, or don;t wear it. But you guys from the PNW have weird issues. FWIW I have equipped my Tilley with some velcr...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 07, 9:07am

Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
I heard a short filler story on NPR yesterday morning on some new research into repelling bears. Apparently, like Flemming's discovery of Penicillin, a guy found himself being charged by a bea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 9:03am

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