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


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...
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!
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.
Mar
15
comment What is the best way to break up a fight among dogs on a sled line?
Don't have sled dogs, but it does work on my 2 barn dogs. They're well-fed and not overly food motivated, but it distracts them enough to break up a fight. Truth be told, I do have to wave it around a bit to get their attention, which may fall under the "distraction' idea.
Feb
24
comment How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
The 5th option there opened up a world of possibilities. I'm definately going to check out the Tonto trail in particular.
Feb
24
comment How can I hike across the Grand Canyon if I don't have a backcountry permit?
Good edit. Thanks!