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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?


Jul
3
answered What to look for in a snorkel?
May
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awarded  Necromancer
Apr
9
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
5
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Sep
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awarded  Commentator
Sep
19
comment What foods should I avoid when backpacking?
In all seriousness, the duration of your backpack is a factor. Short-term, lots of carbs are good. But over several days, your body eventually says, "STOP!!!"
Sep
19
comment What foods should I avoid when backpacking?
Personally, I tend to avoid foods that are messy and require all sorts of extra gear to eat. I mean, I suppose Lobster would be fine on a hike, but it'd probably slow me down as I brought out the tools...
Sep
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Does Poon Hill count?
Aug
2
comment Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin
Talcum Powder is a staple in my backpack for this very reason!
Mar
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
3
revised What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
adding formatting to make the question easier to read
Jan
3
suggested suggested edit on What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
Dec
20
comment Cheese and eggs on backpacking trips
Europeans don't refrigerate their eggs - I raise chickens, I collect eggs every day, and we put them on the kitchen counter. Once they go in the fridge, they can no longer be sold as "fresh," and they don't taste as good. Refrigeration makes them last longer, but once they are in the fridge, I'm told they need to stay that way.
Dec
20
comment Cheese and eggs on backpacking trips
And remember, the reason cheese was invented was because IT WAS A MEANS OF PERSERVING MILK!
Dec
20
comment Cheese and eggs on backpacking trips
As someone who raises chickens, I can tell you that we never put our eggs in the fridge. Technically, they can no longer be called 'fresh,' and they lose taste. Eggs will keep for 2 - 3 weeks, even outside of the fridge.
Dec
3
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
4
revised How much vertical distance is it possible to make in a day?
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