Originally Posted by Black Wolf
Your uncanny humor is so addicting ... one of the reasons I had a blast hiking with you ... I'll take rocks over sand any day ... lot's of that where I'm from ... it just drains your energy ... you definitely need to drop some some pack weight ... that 10lb Starbucks mug might be a good place
... I prefer to not use the "L'' word ... aimlessly wondering at times and disorientated is my preferred method ... get 'ya a dehydrator ... your chili is friggin awesome ... and Oh... the dehydrator doesn't go in your pack ... it stays home...
Keep 'em coming my Brother ... that's some good stuff !!
Black Wolf - That double-walled coffee mug definitely needs to go, but it's a sentimental favorite. It's actually a logo mug from a once-great company where I worked - Sun Microsystems. They have since been acquired by Oracle after a long, slow whirl down the toilet of capitalism.
Since I'm a pinny-pincher, I find the dehydrator rapidly moving up my purchase priority list (it nudged ahead of the Emberlit Stove, which I think falls into the category of "nice to have" rather than a necessity). There is so much value in a dehydrator, and not just for camping/hiking. I can get more produce out of my garden, I can make chicken or meat treats for my dog - the dehydrator is a money-saver all around.
Weren't you working on a solar dehydrator? That would have been a nice item to have on my trip - maybe I could have gotten some venison from those poaching Pineys and made some trail jerky!