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    Day Hike Pack question...

    i've never had chia seeds. do you just eat them raw?
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    Substitute for cholesterol Meds?

    Hi Homegrown. Yesterday the F.D.A. added new warnings about Crestor about it causing diabetes in some people. http://www.drugalert.org/news/2011/06/23/crestor-diabetes-risk-goes-high-dosage As far as other solutions than drugs, one of my family members reversed her diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high cholesterol by following Dr. Dean Ornish's spectrum diet, but that can be a complete lifestyle change. Best of luck to you.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    well, i just made my first purchase thanks to all of your recommendations. please consider the fact that i'm working on a budget here. i have some stuff already prepared first aide wise. when i put my full first aide kit together i will post it and let everyone tear it up and tell me how i'm going to die a slow horrible death because i of course forgot the most important thing. please feel free to tell me if i got anything ridiculous. i included pictures of the items... my biggest hesitancy was getting the gerber bear ultimate knife, but for the money i couldn't find anything comparable. i watched some good reviews for the revised knife, not the original where the end would break off. i'm not going to build a log cabin out there with it, so hopefully it will do me good. i don't love bear, but i don't hate him either. all that i know is, buying an endorsed product doesn't make you smarter or faster. i couldn't dunk even if i wore air jordans. thanks for your help everyone! you gave me some great ideas! keep em' coming if you got em!
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    Hmm, the c.d. signaling mirror will be a good way to use up these 4,000 a.o.l. internet disks i've been saving. so this faraday cage you speak of, how would that work with the tin foil? don't worry, i'm wearing my hat right now, you can trust me...
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    i knew it was some crazy survivalist thing! i already had my brain taken out so they can't read it even if i'm out of tin foil! take that big brother!
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    good finds. thanks! can anyone tell me why you would bring heavy duty aluminum foil, other than cooking?
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    new cub

    congrats to you and best wishes!
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    thanks for the tip! i will check it out!
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    That is very cool! It isn't in my price range right now, but it may be an addition for the future, especially if I decided to do some REAL back country hiking over an extended period of time.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    i never thought about leaving the signal you would use in an emergency with someone else. that is a really good idea.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    wow, those are some cheap radios! so would most ranger stations keep on a certain channel or something like that? i'm guessing you just turn one on if in an emergency and report?
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    i had never heard of the buff. very cool. that metal cup is a space saver! i like it. the 2 way radio is a good idea, although a little pricey. pricey doesn't matter if you're dead though.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    thanks for the detailed reply. is this the lifestraw they use in africa? http://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1330450446&sr=1-1 it looked like the same one from the pictures. cotton kills=good to remember.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    practicing in the actual conditions sounds like a good idea. i can't wait for some hikers to see this crazy guy building a makeshift shelter 3 miles from the road.
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    Day Hike Pack question...

    would the broth just be for moral and salt? a camp towel is a good idea. i just bought a s.a.s. survival handbook by john wiseman.