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Re: Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
If you momentarily step away from the stove efficiency and windscreen effects, the cone makes a much better pot support as compared to a straight-sided screen. It is more stable. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
August 01, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Why Deet?
Yes, it is acceptable to apply DEET directly to the skin. No, it is not required for it to be applied directly to the skin. DEET makes problems if you get it on your fingers, then spread that in...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
August 01, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Why Deet?
Matt, you seem to be reading the REI words, but you put your own spin on what they mean. "Protects exposed skin areas against mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, gnats and ticks" Where in ...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
August 01, 1:29pm

Re: Why Deet?
Monty, nobody said that you should apply the DEET to your skin. It seems like we keep going over this same point again and again. You apply the DEET to some portion of your clothing where you...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 31, 7:20pm

Re: VVR Water Taxi
They could fix the Lake Edison level problem. They just need more backpackers. Every backpacker who stops there gets a free beer, I think. Then everbody relieves themselves into the lake basin. ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 31, 4:02pm

Re: Vandalism of wilderness signs
Earlier this month, I saw a couple of examples of signs. This one shows a trail sign typically found in national parks. Notice that it is all metal and is very easily readable. It's prob...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vandalism of wilderness signs
July 31, 12:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Light weight tripods.
Slightly similar. This one appears to have cylindrical legs which might twist. Mine has legs that are highly shaped, which keeps them sliding in one direction and not twisting. --B.G.--

In Photography » MeFOTO daytripper tripod
July 30, 12:49pm

Re: Like Lowepro AW toploader camera bags, but nicer.
I have one of the Lowepro AW toploader bags. For the top flap, instead of applying a magnet, I found that an extra strap with velcro worked pretty good. Basically, if you want a top flap that is ve...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Sewing Project: MYOG Camera Case/Holster
July 29, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Where do you find UL products?
"the town of Cabazon a little ways west of LA." I didn't think that you could get much further west than LA. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Where do you find UL products?
July 29, 10:54am

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Something that you really ought to do before you go out on a serious solo trip: Find some kind of food that you can eat under any conditions. Preferably, it should not require any cooking or com...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 29, 1:01am

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