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Re: Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
Sometimes the answer is closer than you think, eliminating corn and simply using quinoa in this case. Adding soup mixes sounds ideal too. Never considered "powdering" a Mountain House for...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 09, 7:58pm

Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
A friend and I set out on the JMT in about a month. He is set on using Corn Quinoa pasta for dinners after reading Ray Jardine's "Beyond Backpacking" but I am not so enthused after tr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for high calorie, low weight, lower carb meals
July 08, 8:39pm

Re: Me thinks not.
Thanks Eileen. I gather more fear of mosquitoes than ticks in the Sierras. This is good because I like my convertibles more than the Eco-Mesh anyway. Being it is a low snow year, I would imagine mo...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 1:27pm

Is Permethrin beneficial in the Sierras?
Headed to the Sierras for a few weeks in about a month, never been there before. Being from the Midwest, ticks are a big concern (lime disease) and I use permethrin treated pants here (RailRiders E...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 8:36am

Re: Western Mountaineering
For 3oz more, the Summerlite is baffled vs sewn through, has more down, packs roughly the same size, and has a draft tube on the full length zipper. Although it is rated for 32 degrees, some find i...

In GEAR » Ultralite Weight Sleeping Bag
June 26, 8:26pm

Re: Where to take 20 year old daughter?
Also being from Ohio, I got started with backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. Only you know your daughter but I can think of a few things that may help her ease into it: If she is new to hiking a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 17, 9:55pm

Wow!
This is great. Congratulations Roger! I have been interested in trying tunnel designs for adverse climates. Now I am really interested!

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 12, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Weight
That 85L REI pack seeks way overkill. For a couple pounds less, you may want to consider something like the REI Flash 62 (which is on sale). 62L should be big enough for a bear canister for other t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help with adjusting my backpack
May 28, 9:42pm

You are not alone...
This has been an issue for me too. I am also thin and don't have much natural insulation/padding on my hips, just skin it seems. For heavy loads, the solution for me was to get a fully customiz...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help with adjusting my backpack
May 28, 6:54pm

Inov8 Roclite 315 sizing and fit
Picked up some Inov8 Roclite 315 on sale based off some favorable reviews I saw. It seems ideal but I ordered a half size larger than usual (normally an 11) and they still feel tight in the toebox ...

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 26, 2:03am

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