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Re: jerky storage
If you're hoarding it for the Apocolypse or just stocking up for the coming months, I recommend one of the vacuum seal kits. After that, freeze it. The vacuum removes more of the oxygen, making...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Damn good jerky recipe
November 05, 5:49pm

Re: recovery and energy drinks
Stay away from Nuun's "Kona Cola"... that is unless you enjoy drinking generic soda that lost its "fizz". Flat cola spoils a drink every time. I like the fruit citrus and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » recovery and energy drink recommendations
November 05, 5:24pm

Re: Tell me about the Cocoon vest
Todd, If the vest fits the same as the Hoody, it fits as expected. The Cocoon Hoody I have is a size XXL. I'm 6'1" with a 47" chest. All my other shirts/jackets are XXL, and it f...

In GEAR » Tell me about the Cocoon vest
November 05, 4:52pm

Re: Re: BackcountryOutlet.com - at least 50% off sale through October 16
Sorry for the confusion. I received the email from them this morning and I'm not really sure why I left out the "outlet" part in the post. Brainfart maybe? I corrected it in the origi...

In Gear Deals » Backcountry.com - at least 50% off sale through October 16
October 02, 3:47pm

BackcountryOutlet.com - at least 50% off sale through October 16
Use Code 38M-1-GGDSP at checkout. Free shipping on orders over $50.

In Gear Deals » Backcountry.com - at least 50% off sale through October 16
October 02, 11:42am

Re: Sub 1 pound shelter for tall hiker
Rick, It's not exactly SUL at about 1.5#, but I've got an old WM GoreTex bivy (you won't find it on their website) that can house me at 6'1", plus my pack above my head. 6...

In GEAR » Sub 1 pound shelter for tall hiker
September 28, 10:29pm

Re: FireLite pots not available
Denis, If you can manage a mug with handles, Brasslite has stock. I was going to recommend the 600 I bought some time back, but now I see they have a 550 and a 700. http://www.brasslite.com/Order...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » FireLite pots not available
September 28, 10:22pm

Re: re:ultralight sickness question
Esbit needs a few seconds of flame before it will actually light. The Firesteel shown only makes a spark. You can use the spark to ignite something else that can provide a flame for short time. My ...

In GEAR » ULTRALITE SICKNESS
September 28, 10:11am

Re: Fuel Availability (Africa, Middle East)
Since Islam forbids alcohol, I think you may have a tough time finding it in that part of the world. My two cents is only speculation. You'd get better details from someone who is or has been t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fuel Availability (Africa, Middle East)
September 28, 7:01am

Re: milk
How do you do it in a thermos? I've never made it, but I thought it was something that involved a long time in high heat, such as in an oven.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best powdered milk?
September 28, 6:54am

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