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if i recall right i think dehydrated food you eat as is and freeze dried food you need hot water to make it edible that would be like cup of soup or cup of noodles and is high in sodium but it will help keep you hydrated but if your backpacking and can't have a open flame on the trail then dehydrated food like fruits will will give you some energy until you ...


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I chopped the nettle plants in a Vitamix, adapted a "pesto genovese" recipe, and it was delicious. I put the plants in a Vitamix with 2 liters of water, left it running on low for several minutes, discarded the water, and repeated once. I suspect that crushing the leaves this way got rid of the formic acid. The original recipe is now missing from ...


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Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico with 11,000 visitors (10 days each) had a significant bear problem. One of the stories, not of cubs, but of yearings, was of the Kamikaze bear. Standard doctrine was to hang your bear bait bag 12 feet above the ground, 6 feet from the nearest tree. Camps had permanent setups with lines to pulleys hung 25 feet up. ...


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Does Yosemite mean the valley, or the park? Bear behavior is very different in specific areas like Yosemite Valley where there are a lot of bears who are habituated to humans. Your question seems to refer to my own anecdote about having a bear stealing my food while I was sitting down and eating. This was in an area with bears habituated to humans. It was ...


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I'm answering from personal experience, which although extensive, is of course limited: limited to black bears, limited to the Sierra and to the Rockies and to a lesser degree, Shenandoah, and limited to several long trips per year for 40 years, plus short trips, warm-up day trips and day hikes from our base camps. We never carried a bear canister for day ...


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