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About Me Leave no tracks.

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Re: Re: coconut "ice cream"
Now, if you happened across a snow field, you'd have the makings of a great sno-cone. Add some rehydrated freeze dried pineapple juice and a shot of white rum and you've got the makings of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coconut "ice cream"
August 06, 5:19pm

Re: SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail
What a neat, off beat trip. CA has a lot of nooks and crannies to explore, and you consistently get into some of the most interesting. Bravo, Andy, and thanks for posting.

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL Thru-Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail
August 06, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Death by...
"They act swiftly and consume efficiently, very leave no trace." Except for the occasional finger bone protruding from a marmot turd.

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 06, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Best Food Storage Bag
"Not in my pack, but at night I double bag it with an OPsack and nylofume bag from LiteTrail." Me, too. I also use a nylofume bag inside my food bag. I guess I'm really paranoid ...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 06, 4:27pm

Re: Re: The goldstone report
"I can definitely say that regardless of the history and circumstances of the region, if the country of Fred started lobbing junker missiles at the country of Ian, a military response would be...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 06, 3:50pm

Re: Re: link
"I think I could have phrased my post better... It's been almost 70 years now -- we really need to focus on how to end this conflict -- and away from the endless bickering of which side is...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 06, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: link
"I prefer education not indoctrination. We should all want to know the truth, even when it makes us uncomfortable." I will take you at your word, Ian, and suggest that, instead of rely...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 06, 3:36pm

Re: Human Shields
"Say what you want about them but Israel has a very sophisticated and well respected intel network. I'd reason that it's certainly not in Israel's best interest to kill civilians, ...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 05, 8:53pm

Re: Re: link
"1. There is no good vs. evil here. It's a classic your land is my land argument -- weighted down by religion and history." I have to disagree here, Ben. Palestinians had been liv...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 05, 6:11pm

Re: Re: Best Food Storage Bag
"Been using one of these for a few years: Granite Gear Air Zippsack" Do you use any form of odor proof liner?

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 05, 4:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm