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Re: Cheapest food calorie per dollar
An interesting perspective. I expected peanut butter to win and it did. And with all that fat and oil, it also makes for one of the more weight-efficient calories sources and one of the very most...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cheapest food calorie per dollar
September 03, 11:30am

Blaze orange stuff.
$17.95 nylon running cap: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/outdoor-research-revel-cap-for-men-and-women~p~6631m/?filterString=s~hat%2Fcolorfamily~orange%2F&colorFamily=01 $11.95 beanie ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » It's that time of year again......hunting season
September 03, 11:24am

Take classes. Then practice.
I'm going to suggest you take some avalanche classes (REI offers them in some stores) as an introduction. I did one that included a day in the Cascades digging pits to check snow-pack conditio...

In Winter Hiking » PCT or CDT during winter
September 02, 11:24pm

Screw it.
If you carry a multi-tool or even a SAK Classic whose nail file can be used as a screwdriver, a few sheet-rock screws are very light but gives tremendous flexibility if there are trees, logs or ten...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 02, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Stake techniques
A large rock placed over the stake or on the line just tent-ward of the stake helps a lot. With big enough rocks, you don't need any stakes at all. Same with logs. Then there are "dea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 02, 6:05pm

Re: 3 day trip suggestions in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion
Zion has more backpacking options than Bryce. Zion also has some great day hikes to Angel's Landing and the hiking IN the river of a slot canyon in The Narrows. It sound like you'll be ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trip suggestions in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion
September 02, 10:22am

Re: Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
No added weight (and free) would be to freeze the drink in question and store it in the middle of your sleeping bag. For longer transport times, I've wrapped frozen food or drink in the middle...

In GEAR » Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
September 02, 2:44am

Re: Re: What do YOU use to carry alcohol? -
Vodka, rum, whiskey plastic bottles come in 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz, etc, are pretty leak proof, obviously alcohol proof, and have those nice inserts that cause it pour a little more slowly, a little mor...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
September 02, 2:40am

Re: Arms and Torso
>"I have very long arms and torso" I got a chair massage in an airport and she couldn't get the torso-length adjustment long enough (I'm only 6'0") and she asked, &...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 31, 11:17pm

Re: Re: Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
>"I looked at the steri pen" Yeah, you want to pair it with lithium batteries. Also, store the batteries OUTSIDE the unit between trips (true of many modern electronics that consta...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
August 31, 11:13pm

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