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    You might also want to look at carob chips for...

    You might also want to look at carob chips for mixing with other things to make your own gorp. I buy mine at the bulk food store as I'm lactose intolerant.
  2. A little hard to use a standard tarp over I...

    A little hard to use a standard tarp over I think.

    As to being able to stomach sleep, a bridge hammock fits the bill nicely without the weight of this one and the difficulty of tarping it.
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    My first pair were W/M cheapies and they did me...

    My first pair were W/M cheapies and they did me for 6 years. I've still got them and loan them out to friends on occasion. I have old hands and it was impossible for me to tighten the twist locks at...
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    When I aged out of Girl Guides (Canadian...

    When I aged out of Girl Guides (Canadian equivalent to Girl Scouts) I tried to join the Eagle Scouts but they wouldn't let me...something about being a girl....rofl.
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    The level 2 filter is shown as '2 micron' which...

    The level 2 filter is shown as '2 micron' which IIRC is double the micron size available in Sawyer filters. I hunted but couldn't find longevity claims for the level 2 filters, maybe someone else can...
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    I love your equalizer!! Something a lot of...

    I love your equalizer!!

    Something a lot of people forget when they're measuring comparable weights is to do an apple to apple comparison - tent with poles and pegs/groundsheet/pad/sleeping bag =...
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    Try your larger bulk food stores. We find it...

    Try your larger bulk food stores.

    We find it here in Canada in a chain called Bulk Barn. It's sold as a topping for popcorn but it's the same powdered cheese as in KD.
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    Be prepared to spend many hours researching...

    Be prepared to spend many hours researching hammocks, tarps, suspension systems and methods of staying warm. Head to Hammockforums.com and start reading. Also spend the time watching Shugs collection...
  9. Using straight Vitamin I also avoids the nasty...

    Using straight Vitamin I also avoids the nasty side effects of codeine as well!!
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    Since you like the Ohm, may I suggest you look at...

    Since you like the Ohm, may I suggest you look at the Epic pack they make. It uses interchangeable dry bags...one pack, your choice of size for packing.

    I use the 65L for single carries on canoe...
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    I'm going to stay completely away from the bear...

    I'm going to stay completely away from the bear spray/no bear spray - kids should be taught/they're too young etc. etc. discussion.

    One thing I noticed way back at the beginning of the discussion...
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    Whatever you do, don't follow in my...

    Whatever you do, don't follow in my footsteps....my first choice was the Steripen that you crank...no batteries to worry about.

    It took a very athletic, much younger male to get it cranked fast...
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    Probably the most sensible solution is to limit...

    Probably the most sensible solution is to limit your salt intake on your next trip and see if that helps.

    If you're eating things like Mountain House dinners on the trail you're getting several...
  14. I'm surprised more aren't using the ULA Epic. ...

    I'm surprised more aren't using the ULA Epic.

    I absolutely love it. I can switch out the size of the dry bags depending on what and where I'm going.

    The bottom straps can either hold my raft or...
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    Hanging my head in shame and totally amazed that...

    Hanging my head in shame and totally amazed that I haven't had more cases of poison ivy....:eek:
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    Instead of oatmeal, I pack Cream of Wheat and add...

    Instead of oatmeal, I pack Cream of Wheat and add fruit to it. Another alternative is granola and add fruit.

    I also have a recipe from BackpackingChef.com for Sweet Potato Bark Porridge that's...
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    I store all my dehydrated foods in the deep...

    I store all my dehydrated foods in the deep freezer (not the fridge freezer section) and have not had a problem with the food once it comes out of the freezer.

    I suspect that drying the beans in...
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    That was my first thought as well...:rolleyes:

    That was my first thought as well...:rolleyes:
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    I haven't gotten nearly the 30 years of trail...

    I haven't gotten nearly the 30 years of trail maintenance that Patrick has but I'm the same way. 2 weeks ago I was out on a trail that was almost unmaintained in spots and it was a good thing I...
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    Some hangers are quite content to continue using...

    Some hangers are quite content to continue using their sleeping bags, either as a true sleeping bag or open as a top quilt.

    As to the pad, once again, some hangers never move to an UQ. Most (not...
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    Because my tripping usually involves lots of...

    Because my tripping usually involves lots of water I went with the ULA Epic - it's a pack that no one here even mentions but it's got all the great features of ULA packs - major comfort factors,...
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    Best suggestion is to head on over to...

    Best suggestion is to head on over to hammockforums.net and ask there. Since it's dedicated strictly to hammock camping there are lots of hangers who live with various types of back injuries. Most...
  23. Whether or not a dehydrator is useful to you...

    Whether or not a dehydrator is useful to you depends more on your style of eating than anything else.

    For example, I don't do fast foods, wouldn't know what the inside of Mickie D's even looks...
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    It just never ceases to amaze me how many people...

    It just never ceases to amaze me how many people go out into the backcountry without any emergency gear whatsoever.

    I wouldn't even think of taking a two hour hike into the bush without at least a...
  25. This and for something like dehydrated spaghetti...

    This and for something like dehydrated spaghetti or chili dinner I just put the dry food in my pot then add water to just cover it. Heat until boiling, put in the cozy and let it sit. If there's not...
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