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Re: Trekking pole extender
Depending on the diameter, I like aluminum crutches from a thrift store. They have far too many and I either get them for $2 a pair or sometimes am told, "Take as many as you want, for free.&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole extender
March 31, 12:14am

Re: Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
> "I guess I do everything all wrong because rather than keep my weight down, I keep it where it is and just keep trying to squat more." Nothing wrong with that. The obvious part o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 30, 9:05pm

Re: re. Umbrella on the PCT
In addition to Brian's thoughtful comments, I wear glasses. Not contacts. An umbrella works much better to keep my glasses dry (and the better ventilation lets them dry) than a rain jacket...

In GEAR » Umbrella on the PCT
March 30, 12:04pm

Re: Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
Remember, ticks are right-handed screws ("righty-tighty, lefty-lousy") in the Northern Hemisphere, but they are reversed south of the Equator.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 11:01pm

Re: Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
>"For me, to do the hikes I want, it has been important to keep my body weight down and stay in some sort of good physical condition. " +1, Nick I haven't noticed that the ma...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 29, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Alaskans are like that.
I hear the way to get a fast evac off the North Slope is to tell Barrow the victim is local. Not many mayors of 3000 person towns have Lear jets, but Barrow does.

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
March 27, 11:46am

Alaskans are like that.
1/600 of the people but half the rescues! Go Alaska!

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
March 27, 8:50am

Order mostly doesn't matter.
You can use the carbon first and then use filtration, UV, boiling, iodine or chlorine to treat for bacteria. You can use filtration or UV first, then carbon. If you boil first, you'd ne...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 7:30am

Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
This is part of my day job. Granular Activated carbon (GAC) will adsorb pesticides and herbicides from water. A Brita filter element is the most widely available packaging of GAC if you can fin...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 26, 9:20pm

Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
That could work well. Wool is tough and naturally anti-funk. I'd find a pair that fits well without a belt (to save weight), then remove the belt loops. Maybe install a beefier button / snap. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
March 26, 9:06pm

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