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Reginald Donaldson (worth) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Wind River Range
About Me I am a wilderness canoeist with a preference for paddling Northern Ontario.
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What I learned on the trail/river
It was a learning experience. I need to tweak things a bit but not as much as I feared. I did find myself burning the carb's pretty heavy in the mornings and needed a small mid-morning snack....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
August 21, 1:02pm

Trash compactor bags
The paddling community lines their packs with plastic bags, typically trash compactor bags. They will usually last a season. Some of the paddling guru's claim that pin holes are due to abrasi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pack liner vs. Pack cover
July 27, 9:30am

Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
For any of you who are Type II, I am in need of suggestions of how to plan meals. My trips consist of 10 - 12 days without support or drop offs. I typically packed dehydrated/freeze dried and a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
July 21, 7:08am

My Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I too have been wearing one for over 10 years. I keep telling myself I need to become a respectable canoeist and get a Tilley but I just can not part such sweet company with my dorky hat. On th...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
March 28, 6:37pm

I am not sure if fishing would have made a difference. Subsisting on too lean of meat can result in rabbit starvation!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
March 18, 3:36pm

Powdered peanut butter
Just learned about it in the paper. Powdered peanut butter available from Bell Plantation called PB2. It is an ultrafine powder made by roasting and pressing p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered peanut butter
February 10, 5:28pm

Treating giardia and cryptosporidia
Nitazoxamide is used to treat both giardia and cryptosporidia in immune compromised patients. Otherwise, it is loperamide and hydration. I suspect it may be difficult to find a pharmacy stocking...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 22, 4:13pm

My kit
Patrick, good observation. This pharmacist had not given it much thought lately. Matter of fact, I had Trovan in my kit even after it had been pulled off the market. Doxycycline may be advanta...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 21, 9:39pm

My kit
Although it might be light by this sites standards this is what I usually take for a 2 week wilderness canoe trip days from civilization: Ibuprofen 400 mg #24 Loperamide 2 mg #10 Levofloxacin 5...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 20, 3:57pm

Another canonical clothing list request
I found the first posting educational and pose the same question related to water sports. It is my objective to apply the concepts of ultra-light backpacking into canoe paddling. Below is my list...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another canonical clothing list request
December 25, 8:27am

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