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  1. Thread: dry milk

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    Nestle also has KLIM. I have found this...

    Nestle also has KLIM.

    I have found this version of powdered whole milk in asian groceries.
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    Always. Not much to see when my eyes are closed.

    Always. Not much to see when my eyes are closed.
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    My sister (in Texas) just finished a road trip...

    My sister (in Texas) just finished a road trip with her kids. As she was going through a small town in another state (I do not recall) she saw what looked to be an old church being reused. The...
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    I dont use tent stakes. I tie off to other trees,...

    I dont use tent stakes. I tie off to other trees, saplings, rocks, roots, whatever I can find. Much more secure. Been a dedicated hammocker for over a decade with never a need for stakes.

    As for...
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    tied to trunk of tree, just above a branch so...

    tied to trunk of tree, just above a branch so that is stays "up", even better in a "Y" of a tree to hold it. Only had one animal attack it 5 years ago. A raccoon (I think) spent hours on it, but did...
  6. I almost always have mine directly under my...

    I almost always have mine directly under my hammock. The tarp provides a lot of coverage so things stay dry underneath. I know some people have a small piece of a ground cloth they set gear on. But...
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    The age dilemma aside, most kids of any age do...

    The age dilemma aside, most kids of any age do not care fir just "hiking", there usually needs to be something else. Whether the hike culminates in a cool spot to camp, or a swimming hole, or neat...
  8. Thread: Lunch Food Ideas

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    To go with the cheese, get dehydrated refried...

    To go with the cheese, get dehydrated refried bean flakes. These rehydrate fine in cold water. Put on a tortilla with cheese, and some taco bell sauce for a bean burrito. If pre-made in morning using...
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    For most people the difference in hiking speed is...

    For most people the difference in hiking speed is not that much. The variance in total distance covered per day is mostly a result of difference in time spent hiking, not speed.
  10. Thread: WTB <1LB Pack

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    I have a

    I have a <10oz Fanatic Fringe (not in existence anymore) medium green. It is basically a RayWay pack. A tiny tear in fabric, which was sewn. Also sewn on are a couple of tiny plaric d-rings to allow...
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    bump to see if anyone has a used mariposa.

    bump to see if anyone has a used mariposa.
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    2026 for me. Retire and thru hike.

    2026 for me. Retire and thru hike.
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    Poll: I am used to being thought of as a heretic.

    I am used to being thought of as a heretic.
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    Poll: We used to do these trips before the age of cell...

    We used to do these trips before the age of cell phones and gps. When I return from being unplugged for weeks at a time it is amazing how little I missed. Nothing really changed. I would have a...
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    Poll: One of the main reasons I go to the woods is to...

    One of the main reasons I go to the woods is to unplug om the borg.
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    Anyone have a used medium mariposa in the newer...

    Anyone have a used medium mariposa in the newer fabric?
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    The Dehydrating Divas and Dudes.

    The Dehydrating Divas and Dudes.
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    I spent 2 weeks in the Winds last summer with a...

    I spent 2 weeks in the Winds last summer with a buddy of mine. We didn't do tons of miles as fishing was a big focus. Did quite a bit of off-trail travel, climbing up and over different passes. Would...
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    The fB group listed above is different than the...

    The fB group listed above is different than the blog link. The group on fB is ultra paranoid about spoilage. Their "leader" bans ppl who question her paranoia. For example, she believes beef jerky is...
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    WTB Gossamer Gear Mariposa

    I am looking for the make with the robic fabric. I have the silnylon versions. Medium size. Anyone ??
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    "A fool and his money be soon at debate; which...

    "A fool and his money be soon at debate; which after with sorrow repents him too late. "
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    If you are willing to make the drive north, I...

    If you are willing to make the drive north, I spend a lot of time in the Adirondacks. It is a 4hr drive for me.
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    When using a combination of down and synthetic,...

    When using a combination of down and synthetic, there are two significant factors to be aware of. First is typically synthetuc is heavier, so layering down on top will maximize loft. Second, is the...
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    I suppose my speculation is only confirmed by my...

    I suppose my speculation is only confirmed by my extensive use in sub-zero temps. This in addition to using the combination in lean-tos with raised floors thus also meaning the lean-to floor would...
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    It does also depend on the type of inflatable....

    It does also depend on the type of inflatable. The xtherm mitigates loss of heat via radiation, so should be on top of ccf. Any other inflatable mitigating loss via conduction should be under ccf.
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