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Apr
8
comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
@OlinLathrop I added a few more sources, check out the Runners World bit which seems to say exactly the opposite.
Apr
8
revised What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Expanded, cited, and added warning about sports beverages
Apr
8
revised ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
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Apr
8
answered When should you repair rock gouges in skis?
Apr
7
answered What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Apr
7
comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Well - as you point out, its various nutrients, not just salt (NaCl) that you need... but even then, my point is, steadily eating trail mix, granola bars, (lunch) throughout the day while drinking water is sufficient. Drinking sports drinks while power hiking through the desert (without eating) is often insufficient since they have relatively low sodium and high sugar.
Apr
7
comment Dealing with wildlife in the desert of California/Nevada in general and in the White Mountains in particular
75% of this answer is completely off topic (dealing with hydration and not wildlife) and therefore the balance is "not useful" as it does not pertain to the question -- which is therefore confusing.
Apr
6
answered How should I remove a leech?
Apr
6
revised What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Clarify question
Apr
6
comment What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?
Yes and no... Eating something salty while drinking water is sufficient. Sports beverages are not necessary (and the verdict is out on them anyway -- lots of excess sugar).
Apr
6
answered ski damaged from sticks, leaves, soil, etc?
Mar
29
answered How small is “too small” for tent guylines?
Mar
29
answered Camping in (US) national forests
Mar
26
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
@whatsisname True - but I once met 1/2 a party at 'Island Lake' who were hungry... the other 1/2 were (we determined) 3 miles away at '1,000 Island Lake' -- fat but cold.
Mar
26
comment Should I re-wax downhill skis after using skins?
Interesting... So are the skins removing the wax on the base, or is it leaving stickum behind? I assume the former based on your answer.
Mar
26
comment How should we split up a 3 person tent?
@whatsisname Just make sure you both arrive at the same destination...
Mar
26
comment How can I prevent snow-balls building up in my dog's paws?
Interesting - 2 years of mushing and I never heard of this technique. But that's why I asked here. Though seems risky. Anyone second this method? (And Welcome)
Mar
26
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Mar
23
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