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Re: different strokes indeed
>" I find it amazing that the supported record is not that much faster than the unsupported." That runners can often beat hikers over a long distance is what I find amazing. It tak...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 29, 10:19pm

Re: Re: Tonight I shall announce to my wife...
>"do an emergency field vasectomy with wax paper and a Bic lighter" Ralph: You'll be sterile when I get done, but you'd have greatly preferred a sharp blade. So you bri...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 6:27pm

Re: DeLorme inReach Explorer
As the guy on the other end of some of the messages, I'd say the text messages could have been a bit more detailed. I realize the hikers have been living their realities (bad weather, broken t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 29, 5:59pm

Works for me.
Those nylon work-out pants with a mesh lining have a lot going for them. They're not my favorite, most versatile long pants in the woods*, but I've bought them for my kids and would re...

In GEAR » Pair of junky secondary pants?
August 29, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL always satisfies
Regarding your new user name, "Ian Destroyer of Forums": You now owe me two paper towels and a bit of Windex so I can clean up my computer screen. TMI: it was burrito components. ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 4:17pm

Fluxring Helios 3L dimensions
EJ: You also wanted dimensions. OD of main pot: 8 5/8", 219mm height of total pot, including HX, no covers: 4 3/8, 110 mm The max dimension of the pot - the diameter where the handle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 28, 11:11pm

Re: +1 HE pot; Weight of Fluxring Helios 3L? Re: HX pots
EJ: Weights (oz/g) of Pot only 13.1 / 373g plus black plastic lid: 15.8 / 449 plus black lid and orange HX protector: 18.7 / 530 g

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 28, 6:38pm

Rafting Conditions
>"The flash flood is a bit scary, not something I would have expected in Alaska. " Yeah, Alaska went full Alaska on the Kopisch boys that month. Rainfall in Interior Alaska was 340...

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 28, 6:36pm

Re: Re: Scenerios
Andy: Really, try a little wax paper some day. It's an impressive fire-starting trick. In my area, with our trees, absolutely, I can strip 1/2" to 1" diameter branches barehand...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"1. By avoiding the situation." How would you avoid the situations? Read Manfred's Brooks Range trip report. Sometimes, the right response is to change plans. But yeah, stuf...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:47pm

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