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Re: CDC Recommendations
You may not need to pick one. If you go to a travel clinic for the prescription, they will prescribe the one that they think best... or, the one that they think will be more readily available. Y...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Malaria Pills
Also, I think that if you have been taking malaria medication, it is assumed that there is a chance that you might get infected anyway. So, I think you are not allowed to donate blood for some peri...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Malaria Pills
There is one type of malaria medication that I took, and its side effect was vivid dreams. I thought, "That can't be very bad." Then I woke up in the middle of a nightmare. That was o...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 7:23pm

Re: Malaria Pills
I could not agree more. You want to do almost anything you can do to avoid malaria in the first place. Some strains are extremely hard to cure if you actually get it. Yes, I know it can be a has...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 24, 4:19pm

Re: Re: What is paleo?
"I think it's sensible to make specific changes to your diet that are clearly supported by scientific evidence." Absolutely. My HMO physician demands that I get a routine comple...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What is paleo?
January 24, 4:10pm

Re: kaboom
I think that I agree completely with Mark. If an 18650-type battery is damaged such that the concentric battery layers get mashed together, then that causes lots of these high energy problems. S...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 24, 4:04pm

Re: Barfy
Ginger is supposed to be a very low-level anti-nausea food. Some people carry ginger snap cookies in their car, just in case some rider gets motion sickness. Hey, it can't hurt. It seems lik...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
January 24, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Walking in Nepal
"we tried to communicate with a local girl that was perhaps 10 years old, using the few local words we knew" I had a similar experience. Ten year old girl with her baby brother on her ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Walking in Nepal
January 24, 2:28am

Re: Miller charger
Now Mark has me worried about a bodge. That's another thing that I can't translate. It must be something like a kludge. Eric and Mark may have to duke it out (that means to resort ...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 24, 1:02am

Re: Best Portable Charger
I think the Miller charger is great. Virtually every lithium charger that I have seen has a decent circuit in it. They all have some sort of reverse-polarity protection. They all have dead batte...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 23, 12:53pm

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