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    Because you carry a refrigerator with you?

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    I like it for a moisturizer. I put it (softened) into a travel dressing bottle with a few drops of lavender oil as conditioner for my hair.

    On the trail, I don't use it a whole lot but, have liked it on my feet.

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    I don't carry a fridge with me, but this would work for a two day hike. I would probably freeze it instead of refrigeration. Just sounds tasty to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plexusbritt View Post
    I like it for a moisturizer. I put it (softened) into a travel dressing bottle with a few drops of lavender oil as conditioner for my hair.

    On the trail, I don't use it a whole lot but, have liked it on my feet.
    It is also a great makeup remover. I've noticed that since I've started using it to remove my mascara, my eyelashes have grown a lot longer.


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    Vey nice plexusbritt. Niece does this and rubbed into her skin. Skin is radiant. No Flintstone feet. Hair is silky smooth. Smells good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Vey nice plexusbritt. Niece does this and rubbed into her skin. Skin is radiant. No Flintstone feet. Hair is silky smooth. Smells good too.
    Thoughts on using instead of body glide mainly on feet? Want to try those TJ packs in my breakfast coffee concoction but since I drink it cold doubt would work....


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    New report: "Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy." Low in nutritional value, with no proven upside benefits (from a consumption standpoint, that is; it's still a good moisturizer). You're much better off carrying lard on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownEaster View Post
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    You're much better off carrying lard on the trail.
    It worked on the Oregon Trail.
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    Will it burn in a stove?
    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    Your post is what got me interested in coconut oil. I now use it on morning toast with raisins spread in the middle and then folded like a hot dog. I use it for frying eggs in one egg wonder. I like the taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBill View Post
    Now this is something I am willing to try.
    Goes well with coconut milk to wash it down.

    https://silk.com/products/original-coconutmilk

    Coconut milk is used in plant tissue culture... is it any wonder that the oil makes eyelashes grow ;-)


    Will it burn in a stove?
    Now you've done it.....I had other plans for today. I'll see how it burns on cotton balls first. :-)
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    What better to do than light things on fire on a Father's Day afternoon! Ummm, it works, but makes a giant greasy sooty mess of the pot.
    Better used as a fire starter.


    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    Now you've done it.....I had other plans for today. I'll see how it burns on cotton balls first. :-)

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    I like this response from Dr. Kevin Sprouse, the team physician for Cannondale-Garmin cycling.

    "Is it though???

    Wow. I've gotten a lot of questions about this "news", so here are my thoughts, if you care to read them.

    As with many such headlines, the media has handled this either incredibly ignorantly or just inappropriately. Probably both. There is no new study here. The data are the same as they have been, but the AHA is just reiterating their position on saturated fats.

    Coconut oil is not bad for you. It's also not good for you. It's a natural food product. Eaten in moderation, it can have some very beneficial effects. Consumed in crazy quantities, it may cause problems. This, of course, is the case with any food!

    The headline for this article makes an assumption that beef and butter are obviously and inherently deadly dietary choices. They aren't.

    The studies referenced in this article do NOT link coconut oil to heart disease. Far from it. They look at saturated fat intake (not coconut oil specifically) and correlate it to LDL increase. For otherwise healthy folks, a modest increase in LDL does not necessarily correlate with an increased risk of heart disease. Saturated fats can also raise HDL, or "good" cholesterol. It will have little impact on triglyceride level, as that is mediated by carbohydrate intake, for the most part.

    But the most troubling thing is the fact that it seems as though there is some shroud of mystery here. Are we stuck listening to the opinion of an ill-informed science writer at the AP? Or can we just check for ourselves? If you're worried about your lipid profile, do a simple blood test and find out what it looks like. I recommend one that checks your cholesterol particle sizes too. Sure, some people probably need to avoid excess saturated fats. Others do quite well on them. For a few bucks, you can find out where you stand. For what it's worth, I eat my fair share of beef, butter, and coconut oil, and I'd wager that my lipid panel looks at least as good, if not better, than that of the guy in this article. I have many patients who could say the same thing, but there are some for whom saturated fats need to be limited. We are all individuals, not compilations of data from studies.Don't sit around guessing how your body may be responding to a given diet or lifestyle. Take the time to do some simple tests and find out!"
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    BEWARE. The medical opinion of Coconut Oil consumption has changed with recent research.

    From USA Today a couple days ago...

    "The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.

    The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL ("bad") cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials. Researchers didn't see a difference between coconut oil and other oils high in saturated fat, like butter, beef fat and palm oil. In fact, 82% of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, according to the data far beyond butter (63%), beef fat (50%) and pork lard (39%)."

    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usato...ory/402719001/


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    Don't you love the Internet!
    Dueling press releases. What else is new?
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    MCT - medium chain fats found in palm kernels and coconuts:

    It promises to deliver twice the energy of carbohydrates and proteins, and tastes bland. Apparently consuming too much has a laxative effect. Virgin olive oil seems the safer bet as many Greeks will attest to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Don't you love the Internet!
    Dueling press releases. What else is new?
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    Which is why I follow the advice...everything in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptainkriz View Post
    What better to do than light things on fire on a Father's Day afternoon! Ummm, it works, but makes a giant greasy sooty mess of the pot.
    Better used as a fire starter.
    You went the extra mile....thank you :-) I did a burn test with a Q-Tip saturated with it and it indicated a clean burn. I suspect it needs a tightly woven wick type stove such as the Fancee Feest with very little wick being exposed.

    Thanks for taking the time to do the test :-) And now we know it's a dual purpose oil :-)

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    I love coconut oil- in foods esp curries, as a simple moisturizer, as a lip balm, for callous and blister care, in my coffee and hot cocoa, and in homemade cookie bars.

    Surprisingly, different brands have very different flavors, so if you didn't like the taste consider trying a new brand. I like carrington farms brand. (Wally World carries it) as a tasty fairly cheap option. All fats and oils can go rancid, but this takes much longer than tree nuts or olive oil. Coconut oil is fine at room temp or warm for a couple months. Rancid oil smells and tastes like bad medicine, it is full of free radicals, is not good for you so throw it out! Fresh coconut oil smells and tastes... well... good!

    I'm a bit of a foodie.

    coconut oil oil is just one more good option to add while diversifying your meals whether at home or on trail.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    I haven't used the oil on the trail but I use coconut shavings and I highly recommend it. Great to add to breakfasts or by it's self as a snack. It also has properties for settling an upset stomach and I have used it for that reason and it worked. So multiple uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayview View Post
    I have heard several people on news and show talk about coconut oil and perks. Has anyone used it on the trail?
    It's a great makeup remover!


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