Hitchhiking, Bus Connections and Ride-Sharing

Following are some basic Sierra hitchhiking strategies I and my comrades in Sierran hitching have learned…

Dehydrating Your Own Trail Food

I’ve been looking at dehydrators for years, but never pulled the trigger until a few weeks ago when I found a factory refurbished Excelsior unit with timer on ebay.

MYOG: Powder Coating Fishing Lures

When the company that makes Z-Rays decided to quit the business I bought whatever colors I could in the sizes I wanted. Doing a little research on the internet I found that it is possible to powdercoat paint over existing lures. So I decided to try it.

The Case for PLBs

I started carrying a PLB several years ago, after the weight and price of these devices finally fit my tolerance level. My hiking style hasn’t changed one iota since I started carrying my PLB. I’ve never used it and I don’t intend to ever use it (just like my First Aid Kit… should I stop carrying THAT, too?) But no one ever intends to have an accident.

Sierra Nevada Lightning Safety

Length of the storms vary but most start around 1-2 pm and last till 4-5 pm, but there are exceptions like storms (with lightening) lasting till 2-3 am, or starting early morning, but these are much more rare occurrences.