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Packaging wet ingredients in the one to three ounce range.
For 3 ounces of wet ingredients, I like repurposing these "5-hour Energy boost" bottles. 3 ounces, really strong, water-tight. And free. Sold in all convenience stores and venues frequ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 25, 8:45am

Re: Re: packaging wet ingredients on the trail
Vac-packing liquids - you can also make ice cubes of water, pesto, catsup, and many cooking oils and then vac-pack the frozen material. Consider using a bowl or Tupperware as a form - so you have a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 25, 8:14am

Re: packaging wet ingredients on the trail
Okay, disposable water bottles are evil, filling up landfills, destroying the ozone layer, blah, blah, blah. But the sturdier ones are far cheaper and lighter than any Nalgene offering. And can...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » packaging wet ingredients on the trail
June 25, 1:47am

Re: Re: A dear attacked my cat
> "all the outside cats eventually died from one reason or another" > Have the indoor cats discovered the key to immortality? I think I hear the ghost of Bob Gross.

In Photo Gallery » A dear attacked my cat
June 25, 1:40am

Re: Re: Rescue wives? Do I need one?
>"Ideally I'd bring David's wife with me on my next trip! Would that work?" She's a pretty good sherpa, too. With my bum ankle, I was keeping my load to about 30 pounds...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 4:17pm

Re: Thermal conductivity of metals & hot spots
>"aluminum conducts heat more rapidly AND evenly than Ti. " As Bob Gross mentioned in his response, yes, Al heats more evenly than Ti, but not more rapidly. Evenly: The greater t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
June 24, 4:03pm

Rescue wives? Do I need one?
"I always have my wife with me. My own built-in rescue service" "The other guy will hike out and organize a rescue" Rather than bring a wife to go get medical personnel an...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 1:44pm

Re: Dry Ramen,,
jimmer: nice to know people read what I post. I agree those flavor packets are pretty potent. If I was doing a thru hike, I'd cut a slit and extract most of the flavor packets and tape it cross...

In GEAR » Lightest, delicious and most caloric meals per ounce?
June 23, 8:12pm

Re: flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
I've got a 12-inch square of fiberglass, designed for plumbers working with a torch in tight quarters. Maybe 5 ounces. But pretty thick. A lighter weight of fiberglass would be, well, lighter...

In GEAR » flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
June 23, 8:00pm

Too close for comfort
"I also suspect that some people ... actually rather prefer,. . . . To ease their fear of the boogeyman." I note similar behavior on foggy roads. Drivers who drive slowly when on their...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 7:11pm

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