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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
"We eat good food instead." What do you call Vegemite! --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 8:13pm

the interesting part
It's interesting to explore the area to shortcut between Echo Lake and Matthes Lake. There are several lakes around there which have no trails, so you get somewhat more solitude than fighting t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
July 21, 4:04pm

Re: bear canister best practices?
The conventional wisdom is to place your bear canister away from where you sleep. There are different ways of looking at that. You don't want the bear to come sniffing at your bear canister and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 21, 3:29pm

Re: Suggest a foam pad!
You might take a look at the Gossamer Gear sleep pads that have the convoluted eggcrate texture. The only weakness I've found is that if you leave the pad compressed for a long time, it will...

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 21, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Re: no leaks?
I have a graphic that spells out the air pressure differences better. Once the air pressure has gone below 40% or 50% of sea level pressure, all sorts of weird things start happening, someti...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 21, 2:45pm

Re: no leaks?
Minimizing leaks will depend on the air bubble inside the bottle. Let's assume that you have an 8-ounce bottle with 7 ounces of liquid and 1 ounce of air bubble inside, and that you cap it at s...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 21, 1:57pm

Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
How long the food will last is subjective. Lots of food labels will recommend refrigeration because that will keep the flavor best for the longest time. If not refrigerated, they won't spoil or...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 1:34pm

Re: What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
It depends an awful lot on what quantity you want to carry, and the form factor that you want this container to fit. There are a few Platypus-style containers. I tend to use a flatish plastic 8-oun...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 20, 10:34pm

Re: Disposing of fishy parts
Leftover fishy parts? Ceviche! --B.G.--

In Fishing » Disposing of fishy parts
July 20, 8:56pm

Re: generally and specifically
"the popular Lakes Trail" At the last time that I checked, Emerald Lake had two bear lockers, and Pear Lake also had two. I also use Esbit fuel. I would think that a black bear migh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear canister best practices?
July 20, 8:54pm

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