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Re: Re: Re: Re: Salami
>"What modern American salami is like I don't know" There are brands of salami in the US that are transported, stored, and displayed unrefrigerated. Galileo is one. I trust th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 10:03am

Re: Re: color of pack, sleeping bag,...
Two other theories of gear color: 1. Use really bright colors so everyone else in the valley can see you and your campsite. 2. Use muted, more natural colors so as to have less visual impact ...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 9:57am

Re: Salami
I'd feel very comfortable with cut dry salami for two weeks on the trail at moderate temps. I'd make some effort to keep it cool when easy - mostly so the cut edge didn't get that oxidi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 19, 11:42pm

Re: good point!
I got into with a fish&wildlife trooper one time about why I had two dip nets (a big one for slow currents and a small one) but only one permit with me. I wanted to point out that, "You h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
September 19, 11:05pm

Re: higher bed
+1 on under the bed. The box springs don't really do all that much for you - I prefer a mattress only because it is a little firmer. Multiple times, I've built a plywood platform for th...

In GEAR » Efficient gear storage
September 19, 2:35pm

Re: "Making your own!!!?"
Yeah, MYOG on BPL can a little bit like lunch with Dilbert:

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 11:00pm

Yeah, you go to a place like Olduvai Gorge in Africa and the place is trashed! Littered with old stone tools, even human (well, proto-human) bones left exposed - not even properly buried! What o...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 18, 10:05am

Re: Single AA battery headlamps
I know what you mean about 3xAAA lights - more expensive per watt-hour and often harder to find. And three always leaves you with one extra battery after buying 2-packs or 3-packs (not a problem ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 17, 11:56am

Re: the string thingie on mittens
Definitely, no one runs the Iditarod without them.

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 11:25pm

No need to be insulting. I'd say it like this: Until, on the coldest night you plan for, you are wearing all your clothes inside your sleep system, you could bring less clothing. The exc...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 2:03pm

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