This is a great forum. Let me pick your brains some more.
1. Washing in the field.
I've never found a very satisfactory way of doing this. Any recommended biodegradeable soap, or other ideas?
2. Field guide to trees
3. Platypus water carriers - a lot lighter than a rigid plastic water bottle, and apparently guaranteed not to leak. Then again, they kind of look fragile. Any experiences?
4. Spruce/pine tea. Saw RM brew this up and drink it - I got the impression he wasn't enjoying it very much.....Lots of references to spruce tea in wilderness literature, but only as a treatment for scurvy. Anyone tried it? Anyone like it?