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Mina Loomis (elmvine) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me I have been backpacking on and off in the western US since college in the early 1970's. Summer 1970 a bunch of us spent a week in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon barefoot with blankets, book bags, and no proper gear at all. Now I coordinate youth backpacking for our Camp Fire USA council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
My PDF Gear ListJMT 2011 Gear List

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Re: Re: test results
I am thinking about that. I also want to use the Pecan Cranberry Ranch Chicken Salad (in wraps) for one of the Pine Spring dinners, but I didn't have the Ranch packets to make it with for our ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stoveless recipes
May 31, 1:27pm

Re: Strawberry Peach Muesli
Sounds great, I am going to test this on Robert for our JMT hike later this summer. >>If you brought the milk powder, mix it with water and then pour the milk over the muesli. One sugg...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breakfast for a non-cooker
May 31, 10:17am

test results
Night before last we had a pre-trip meeting, and I had samples of a number of ideas prepared for folks to try. The concept of no-cook meals for 4 days (2 at Pine Spring and 2 on the trail) went ov...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stoveless recipes
May 31, 10:02am

Re: Mariposa Plus
Scott, I am leaning towards using the MP on this trip, since you and some others have found it practical to do so. You are right, the volume seems to work out. I made a model Bearikade Expedi...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 28, 8:19am

Re: Re: tarps
Oh, my. The Z-packs tarps do look nice. Will have to think hard about the price though. Or I could gut up and carry the extra half pound the ID tarp weighs and send the money to an environmental...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 7:24pm

Kitty litter
10 lbs of kitty litter is WAY too much for the JMT. I'd take only about 5 lbs. ; ) Uh-oh. Back to the drawing board....

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 3:30pm

tarps
P. S. Still interested in information on lighter 8 x 10 flat tarps. Found Etowah (13 oz.), Bear Paw (15 oz.), Oware (13.5 oz.), Campmor (13 oz.), all not including stakes and lines. My ID 8 x 10 ...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 3:22pm

Re: Excellent and very detailed list
Especially good to hear from yet another Sierra hiker. Sleeping clothes: I sleep cold and really like the Smartwool stuff, not just to keep my bag clean but to keep warmer at night. If it gets...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 3:21pm

Wow!
A "nice list" from Mike C! (Can I frame it?) Alcohol fuel @ 16.4 oz per person for 10-day stretch. Yes, per person. But remember I am carrying all the fuel for 2 people. So by your...

In Gear Lists » Still another JMT Gear List 2011
May 24, 2:45pm

Stove-less
Laurie, it helps a lot! Now, on to experimenting with the recipes!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Stoveless recipes
May 24, 1:37pm

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