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    Yes, you can dehydrate frozen vegetables (a 1 lb...

    Yes, you can dehydrate frozen vegetables (a 1 lb bag will dry down to a few grams, showing you that there is not much there besides water and cellulose). So we dehydrate real food, like steak,...
  2. Rick Elias, a guy who survived the plane landing...

    Rick Elias, a guy who survived the plane landing in the Hudson River, says he "collects bad wines". He learned not to count on having years to wait for something to "ripen". There are a million...
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    The vaccine, sadly, will not end our problems. ...

    The vaccine, sadly, will not end our problems. You can still transmit the virus to others and will need to wear a mask and social distance, because the virus lives within your nasal passage. Fauci...
  4. Thread: Dream Hike?

    by RockDoc
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    I started what you describe in June, 1974, age...

    I started what you describe in June, 1974, age 17, the day after graduating high school in Potomac, MD. I got a ride to Swain's Lock, walked the C&O canal towpath to the AT, turned north up the...
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    Vaccines are a temporary fix. You will need...

    Vaccines are a temporary fix. You will need another one in a few months because the effects wear off. Just like flu vaccines that people have to take every single year...
  6. The happiest hikers I've known, and the best...

    The happiest hikers I've known, and the best nourished, provided all their own food through mail drops. Otherwise, stuck with gas station convenience stores and Dollar stores, you may end up on a...
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    Dried beef, dehydrated cheddar cheese powder...

    Dried beef, dehydrated cheddar cheese powder (Amazon), dehydrated vegetables, and spices. We pack these ahead and seal in food saver bags for each meal. Just add boiling water and maybe some olive...
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    Read "Breath" by James Nestor. Mouth taping at...

    Read "Breath" by James Nestor. Mouth taping at night, forcing nose breathing, often helps or solves sleep apnea, snoring, and other things. Our noses were made to be used. Mouth breathing just...
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    My wife and I bought these for backpacking in...

    My wife and I bought these for backpacking in Iceland (Hornstrandir) two years ago. We were expecting heavy rain and deep muskeg, worst case. Ended up walking maybe 10 miles in them, with heavy...
  10. Thread: summer sausage

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    Costco sells Hempler's uncured Landjaeger,...

    Costco sells Hempler's uncured Landjaeger, individually wrapped in 1.5 oz sticks roughly 12 inches long. Good quality sausage and no refrigeration required.
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    I recently left wb for 5 months because of crazy...

    I recently left wb for 5 months because of crazy hostile attack-laced threads like this one. I think I will leave for another 5 months, and I'm probably not the only one...
  12. "..your belief system is not the only source of...

    "..your belief system is not the only source of love, hope and peace in this world. Failure of other people to subscribe to your newsletter, "

    Excuse me, you don't know me or my belief system....
  13. "...does not mean that we have nothing to offer...

    "...does not mean that we have nothing to offer but darkness, death and dust."

    Yes, you clearly have many more bad things to offer, but that's just the beginning. Sorry to interrupt the thread,...
  14. "what it is said about that...

    "what it is said about that group/sect/cult/religion/whatever, can be said about practically any religion. That is why I'm an unapologetic atheist."

    Sure, they're an easy target because they are...
  15. Regrettably, not everyone is "hiker material",...

    Regrettably, not everyone is "hiker material", and yet they hike.
  16. May should be pretty good. We hiked it in April...

    May should be pretty good. We hiked it in April and there were no leaves on the trees; cold and sort of desolate.
  17. We stayed in a dank, dirty, overstuffed cabin...

    We stayed in a dank, dirty, overstuffed cabin full of weird stuff at Uncle Johnny's near Erwin, TN, while the good ol boys sat on the porch surfing the web. They might have thought of doing some...
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    I thought the SOBO climb of the Priest was no...

    I thought the SOBO climb of the Priest was no real problem, and we did it at the end of a long day. Heavily switchbacked. Nice view at the top.
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    Oh, so Whiteblaze is the place for speculation...

    Oh, so Whiteblaze is the place for speculation without facts. Thanks a lot.
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    I would like to see a factual summary of events,...

    I would like to see a factual summary of events, without speculation, of what went wrong.
    In studies of outdoor fatalities, it's never one thing, it's cascading errors, problems, and weather, many...
  21. Not exactly an impartial news story: "But one...

    Not exactly an impartial news story:

    "But one thing is clear: Large energy companies are having trouble forcing their will on communities and land managers with the same ease they have enjoyed in...
  22. Tipi dude, so correct but you forget that...

    Tipi dude, so correct but you forget that regulators are immune to common sense arguments.

    Like Jordon Peterson says, the people making the rules are the last people that you would ever want to...
  23. Thread: More lo tech

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    Yes! As someone old enough to remember the...

    Yes! As someone old enough to remember the friendly pre-phone era when long trailside conversations (sometimes leading to lifelong friendships) were normal, I wince when I approach a shelter or pass...
  24. Did the Routeburn track as a day hike two years...

    Did the Routeburn track as a day hike two years ago. Great stuff.
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    It takes a major sacrifice, but it's worth it...

    It takes a major sacrifice, but it's worth it when you are young and relatively free IMO. I took off on the AT when I was 17, for a whole summer, with very little money. It worked.

    Don't wait for...
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