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Re: Oh boy. Golden eagle ....then two of them.
Reminds me of my trips to Adak Island (Aleutian Islands). Drop a caribou and the bald eagles hear it as a dinner bell. When you're about 30 yards away from the carcass, with your meat packed ...

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 01, 5:54pm

Getting creative.
>"Bottle of Benadryl" I've pondered the adsorption rate of Benadryl if it were snorted. Say, someone known to be allergic to bees gets stung, and you don't have an epi-pen,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
March 01, 5:45pm

Re: Re: permit
>"The probably even have an app for that! :-)" Pre-apps, a classmate at Berkeley set up autodialers on his computer to call the scheduling line on campus. Calling every ten seconds...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Quick Yosemite permit/camping question
February 28, 11:35pm

Re: Re: Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
>"There's also that bottle house in death valley, near the state line with Nevada." That would be in Rhyolite, Nevada. Most of it is in ruins, but the bottle house is still int...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need recommendations for backcountry ghost towns in the "Old West"
February 28, 11:31pm

Some many factors, so few hours in the shop.
If you got a height = radius (height = 1/2 the diameter) for the no-lid scenario, you got the math right. But then there's that assumption of constant wall thickness. Could you have a gal...

In GEAR » Optimum ratio of pot diameter to height
February 28, 11:24pm

My two items?
1) Lots of training, teaching, and reading on First Aid and experience in wilderness settings with numerous situations. 2) Creativity, honed by taking and administering FA practice sessions with m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 27, 10:32pm

How far away is far enough.
Here's a humorous but factual assessment of various scenarios involving lightening: http://what-if.xkcd.com/16/

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunderstorms in the wilderness – What to do
February 26, 11:32am

Re: Hiking shoes advice
"I like to hike on technical section of trails with rocks and where you might have to also use hands at times. " For me, this dictates a sole with some stiffness or my feet feel really...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking shoes advice
February 24, 10:54am

Re: ditching the pot for a skillet
We went on a one-week canoeing trip of the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Pretty much all of breakfast and dinner passed through a frying pan. It made for kind of a heavy diet because...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » ditching the pot for a skillet
February 23, 10:30pm

Re: The only first aid kit you'll ever need
A friend's wife sells "essential oils" that cure all sorts of ills. He and I have learned to steer the conversation elsewhere when my wife (a double-board-certified MD) is present. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The only first aid kit you'll ever need
February 23, 5:29pm

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