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by DonNewcomb
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

...... I came across this web page https://www.harmonyhousefoods.com/ and ordered their "meat" sampler. Great meat substitute: ham, beef, chicken, taco meat. Loved them and they taste really good. Real meat is actually a bit of a PITA on the trail. The preparation of dried ground beef is tedious an...
by DonNewcomb
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

Midwest Ed wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:24 pm
35 mm film canisters are great for storing and protecting all sorts of very small or fragile things or even small quantities of liquid.....
Film? :? You know. I actually have a few of those in a drawer somewhere. I think one of them is even painted Kodak yellow and red.
by DonNewcomb
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Light and Cheap, under $20
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Light and Cheap, under $20

My brother used to get empty sterile saline bottles from the hospital. Best light-weight water bottles ever made.
by DonNewcomb
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1739

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

One thing I would not drop from the list is the emergency blanket or something similar, like a big trash bag, disposable poncho, etc. We were walking in a rain that lasted three solid days when we ran into a guy who left all his rain gear at home (because he'd never needed it before). We had nothing...
by DonNewcomb
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1739

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

It's just a little one, but I'm probably not bringing it because I won't have any use for it outside of taking out splinters, which can be done with a knife. OK. "Multi-tool" covers a lot of territory. I carry a Micra which weighs less than 2 oz and has many uses. I never carry the ~10 oz Gerber mu...
by DonNewcomb
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1739

Re: First time IR trip in May. Does my gear list have any glaring holes?

How much does that multitool weigh? Are we talking about a micra @ < 2 oz or a Gerber @ almost 10 oz?
by DonNewcomb
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Vegan Backpacking Food
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Most backpackers I know are willing to go vegetarian or even vegan, as long as the herbivore agrees to be the cook and understands that if the rest are hungry, he/she gets put on the menu. :) I suggest a trip to an Asian grocery as much of their food is dried and does not involve dairy products.
by DonNewcomb
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Best cell signal at West end of island?
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Best cell signal at West end of island?

T-Mobile's northernmost claimed LTE tower in that area is just inland of Hovland. At Grand Portage they show only 2G service, maybe roaming. Did I read somewhere that the tribal phone company was installing their own cellular system? No, maybe it was T-Mobile. http://www.cookcountynews-herald.com/ne...
by DonNewcomb
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Fuel for the long haul
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Fuel for the long haul

The peanut butter powder mentioned in the article is peanut butter reduced to carbs and protein. The fat is removed. Part of the reason one carries peanut butter is for the fat. If you leave it out, you need to find it someplace else.
by DonNewcomb
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 2063

Re: What are you spending your REI dividend on? 2018 Edition

Just received my dividend card today. What can I get for $8.49?
by DonNewcomb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

hooky wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:36 pm
Alas, during the week of labor day in 2014, they were out of ice cream. Sadness hung thick and dank in the air.
My understanding is that they get one supply of frozen foods each year and aim to sell out before they close down for the winter.
by DonNewcomb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Ingo wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am
There is no longer a grill at Windigo :( . Packaged sandwiches and frozen pizza in the microwave only, assuming they haven't run out.
Bummer. Sandwiches were a welcome treat after several days on the trail. Do they sill sell ice cream?
by DonNewcomb
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Freeze-dried foods at Windigo and Rock Harbor stores?

Montana wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:32 am
No restaurant in Windigo......
But the store will make sandwiches and serve soft drinks (and sometimes ice cream) which you can eat on the porch.
by DonNewcomb
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Now in my top 7 for "must have" cooking gear...

Really heavy foil can be used as a windscreen for your stove.
by DonNewcomb
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Houghton Transportation...
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Houghton Transportation...

JavaHiker wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Sounds like an unexplored economic opportunity for the non-traditionally retired… :wink:
Might be significant demand in the summer.