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Jump to new posts Re: Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source by Dryer @ Yesterday at 07:39 PM

Swiss Army Classic (the teensy one) "Fire Bunnies" my own creation. 1/2 paper towel, twisted tightly, soaked in paraffin. You can cut them up into chunks. Also birthday candles. Ignition source...several books of matches, individually bag
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by balzaccom @ 05/22/18 08:41 PM

Thanks, OM. I'm felightde to be part of the community here.
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Jump to new posts Re: The Ultimate Sleeping Bag by SQWIB @ 05/22/18 03:17 PM

Sorry this thread is old What I did was go with a quilt and increase layers of clothing, this works out well because I can layer the clothing when at camp and for sleeping without adding weight. I like to sleep without clothing other then my underwe
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Jump to new posts Re: Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source by 4evrplan @ 05/22/18 02:58 PM

1. Small homemade fixed blade (weighs just a smidge over an ounce, sheath included) + Leatherman Style PS (not a knife, but I consider it an essential tool) 2. Homemade "fire straws" 3. 2 Bic mini lighters (stashed in separate places)
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by OregonMouse @ 05/22/18 01:39 PM

Aimless, the connection to backpacking is that we now have a Distinguished Person in our midst, thus enhancing the reputation of all backpackers!
Lite Food Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by OregonMouse @ 05/22/18 01:36 PM

To me, the whole idea of dried eggs is repugnant, as is the idea of taking the time (and fuel weight) to heat up anything in the morning. To me it's cold Bob's Red Mill muesli, a few extra chopped nuts, freeze-dried berries (or fresh wild huckleberr
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by GrumpyGord @ 05/22/18 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By BZH I will say, I think the advantage to cooking them in a pan is you can get the moisture content to your liking. You run a risk of ending up with egg soup using this method. I notice the blog post added in dried veggies. I w
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by BZH @ 05/22/18 10:59 AM

I haven't tried, but I have opened my bag of ova easy eggs. I use it as a mix-in with baked goods. I keep the bag clipped shut in a Ziploc bag in my freezer. I haven't noticed a degradation in the product over the past year (maybe two...). I will
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Jump to new posts Re: Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source by SQWIB @ 05/22/18 10:06 AM

1) Leatherman Squirt ps-4 + Morakniv Companion for batoning, cutting tent stakes etc... 2) Cotton ball with vaseline folded into a sheet of wax paper x 5 (helps catch the spark) Hand sanitizer (multi use)(May add 4 or 5 trick candles) small innertub
Lite Gear Talk
Ignore brand at first. Start with fit, and what you plan to do with it. I still hike with a GPV4 (now Gossamer Gear)...super lightweight pack that holds a huge volume but takes advantage of a lot of "double duty" feature such as no foam.
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by GrumpyGord @ 05/21/18 02:28 PM

Thank you. That seems to indicate that it would work well. I am thinking that I would just put the egg mix in a bag along with some cheese and boil it. I would assume that I could use the boiled water for making coffee so it would not really be any m
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by JustWalking @ 05/21/18 02:22 PM

I've never used them, but the following site would say yes: http://honeyvillefarms.blogspot.com/2012/04/omelet-in-bag-recipe.html
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by GrumpyGord @ 05/21/18 01:43 PM

That is exactly what I am trying to avoid. The package contains 12 eggs so it is at least 3 or 4 meals and costs $9. I am hoping to answer the question without opening the package before I am ready to use them. Originally Posted By aimless To be ho
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Jump to new posts Re: Ova Easy eggs by aimless @ 05/21/18 01:20 PM

The answer to your question is as close as your Ova Easy egg mix, a bag in which to boil some reconstituted eggs, and a pan of boiling water! To be honest, I understand your reluctance to open a package that probably contains more egg mix than you
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Jump to new posts Ova Easy eggs by GrumpyGord @ 05/21/18 06:52 AM

I want to try powdered eggs again to see it they are better than the last time I tried them. I have heard good things about Ova Easy so I bought some. Now I am wondering if they can be prepared using Boil In Bag method instead of getting a pan dirty.
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by Glenn Roberts @ 05/19/18 03:50 PM

Given enough wine, EVERYTHING connects to backcountry hiking!
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by aimless @ 05/19/18 02:40 PM

Congratulations! But I still can't figure out how this connects to backcountry hiking. Maybe some photos would help?
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by Dryer @ 05/19/18 02:00 PM

How 'bout that?!
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Rolltop Closure vs Drawstring by wgiles @ 05/18/18 09:35 PM

I've made both roll top and drawstring packs. They are both relatively easy to make. For the roll top, you need something stiff, but flexible to hold the shape. I use plastic banding, but have also cut strips out of thin flexible plastic. I don't use
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: What diameter poles for A-frames? by Alf @ 05/18/18 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By 4evrplanAlf, I hope someone out there can benefit from this info, but so you know, that was posted over 4 years ago. I don't even have that tent anymore. And, I'm familiar with dyneema line, as I'm using both Amsteel Blue and Dyn
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by balzaccom @ 05/17/18 11:53 PM

Nice guy. Hope your son enjoyed the class...
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by Glenn Roberts @ 05/17/18 03:27 PM

I think it was Richard Vine. He was at Purdue when my son graduated - but time flies when you’re having fun, and I just realized that he graduated almost 20 years ago! It’s very possible he’s no longer at Purdue.
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: What diameter poles for A-frames? by 4evrplan @ 05/17/18 03:00 PM

Alf, I hope someone out there can benefit from this info, but so you know, that was posted over 4 years ago. I don't even have that tent anymore. And, I'm familiar with dyneema line, as I'm using both Amsteel Blue and Dynaglide for hammock suspension
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Need Suggestions for Pack by Bill Kennedy @ 05/17/18 01:54 PM

Thanks. This kind of design, V-stays, etc., seems to work well for me. I wouldn't characterize it as "heavy" though, since it weighs about the same as a ULA Circuit, and the lighter one (not shown in the picture, but similar design) is even
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Jump to new posts Re: Apparently I am distinguished... by JustWalking @ 05/17/18 12:40 PM

Congratulations!
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