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You'd be better of strength training your muscles to carry the extra weight of the water you need to carry. How much water an individual needs to stay hydrated is not a standard measure. Different individuals need more or less water to keep their bodies properly hydrated. I don't think it's necessarily wise to try and train your body to do with less of ...


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It's hard to give specific advice on exactly what sleeping bag you should buy. What I can help with is some general advice on what to look for: Filling Probably the most important thing. Generally two types of filling will be offered: Down (see types of down) Synthetic Synthetic is typically much cheaper than down. But it's also bulkier, heavier and ...


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What nuances are you referring to? If you have an atypical foot shape you of course will be able to get a good fit in a custom-made boot. If it's made by a shoemaker who knows what he is doing it should be a lot more durable too. In contrast the high price. What nuances besides quality (fit, durability) and price are there? Maybe the time it takes to get ...


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When I cook home-dehydrated food, I often rehydrate for a day - but not on the stove. In the morning, I boil water for coffee, pour some over dehydrated meat in a Nalgene, leave the lid on loosely until the water is only warm, then tighten the lid firmly. It spends the day in the pack and by dinner time the meat is rehydrated. For some vegetables, such as ...


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This question is almost as hard to answer as the question about a good knife. :) A general rule: The more expensive the sleepingbag, the more expensive the materials involved, the better the ratio between packweight, packsize and temperature. However this totally ignores the additional costs for the brandname and such. One company I can really recommend ...


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Re-hydrating dehydrated food requires boiling it for sometimes literally hours (15min - 4hrs 'ish), the time depends on how large the dehydrated items are (small veggies vs large veggies). It's not very economical for backpacking, it's better just to eat the food dehydrated and let your stomach do the re-hydrating. Re-hydrating dehydrated foods is not as ...


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Recently, nutritional drinks that fulfil the complete nutritional requirements of adults (optimum proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutritients) have been on the rise. Backpackers are probably not the target audience, but their needs should be served pretty well by these shakes. Popular brands are Soylent (US only) or Joylent (Europe ...



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