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Here you will find information about tripstips picked up over the years (or from Backpacker magazine), and a few backpacking food recipes.  You can read about a ten day backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern Washington, a three day backpacking trip at Yosemite National Park along the Alder River trail, or the exploration of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona.  See a pin map of the trips.


The best of the Fisher recipes are collected here.  They have been collected over the years and are all family favorites.


The best photos can be found here.  Lots of pictures of our gardens and trips that did not involve backpacking.

Homemade Soap (for front loading clothes washer)
1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup blue Dawn Dish Soap (I don't know why blue?)
1 Gallon of Water

Mix Borax and Washing Soda with 2 cups of hot water until dissolved.  Add mixture to a gallon jug (I used one that had previously held store bought laundry soap) and add cold water until about 3/4 full.  Add Dawn dish soap and shake to mix it up (it will suds a bit) then finish filling with cold water.

Use 1/4 cup per load.

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