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My Locale Mid-Atlantic
About Me Almost finished with school...for the second time. Hope to move to the Rockies when I'm finished.
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Re: Re: fridge storage
My stuff has kept well in the pack, car, out on the hot counter for weeks, etc. I store meals in ziploc brand freezer bags. I also dry at 155 if there is meat in the meal. I think it's 155...is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
August 07, 4:19pm

Re: FS - MLD, TiGoat, ULA, BD
pm about bivy

In Gear Swap » FS - MLD, TiGoat, ULA, BD
August 07, 2:50pm

Re: Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
I've used the cat can stove with a msr titan and IMUSA 12cm mug. Both about the same size and both had good results. It is definitely suited for wider pots. Save yourself some money and weight ...

In GEAR » Cat can stove with Trek 900 or MSR Kettle
August 07, 2:29pm

Re: About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
I did the same thing with several of my homemade dehydrated meals. I followed the recommended drying times and didn't think it was nearly enough. I dried my spaghetti and chili until it was cri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » About dehydrated entrees -- bacteria and safety and stuff
August 07, 2:20pm

Re: answers and questions
You could try a meal replacement powder on your next trip. I don't have any recommendations, but there are a plethora of companies that market these types of things to body builders. I think th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stomach upset and appetite issues while backpacking.
August 07, 1:57pm

Re: answers and questions
The goal is to replace what you are expending. You want to match your water and sodium intake with your sweat output and eat enough carbohydrates to "fuel" your activities for the day. It...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stomach upset and appetite issues while backpacking.
August 07, 1:40pm

Re: thanks for the replies
Prolonged exercise can have negative effects on the entire digestive system. There is decades worth of research with regards to this if you care to search for it. How hard are you pushing yourse...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stomach upset and appetite issues while backpacking.
August 07, 1:05pm

Re: Fuel for 5-night Trip
Pocket rocket, micro rocket (new), or something similar. I can't speak for the amount of fuel you will need, but a good windscreen will help with fuel efficiency. Sounds like you have all the o...

In GEAR » Fuel for 5-night Trip
August 07, 9:49am

try online
If you can't find a local story that carries asics, try ordering online from a place like zappos. They offer free return shipping and their shipping is pretty fast. If you can swing it, buy sev...

In GEAR » Last minute shoe help needed desperately!
August 06, 10:24am

Re: It's dishonest
This is the retail game that is played by all. Just another one of the many strategies that seems to work. Mark up the retail price and increase to discount amount so that it seems like a better de...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam 2012 Price Hikes
August 06, 10:12am

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