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This is something I have to do professionally at times, when I'm sampling water from a well, sometimes as small as 2-inch diameter, sometimes as deep as 150 feet, when the purpose-built bailers...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dipping from the spring box
October 24, 10:26am

Re: Re: Buck Helm & hydration
But another glass of water doesn't HURT if you have a broken ankle, right? More seriously, sure, crush and kill a bunch of cells and your kidneys will need to filter more toxins from your bl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 11:46pm

Re: Air pad stored inflated?
>"you mentioned storing an air pad inflated. I was just curious as to the reasoning, is it to prevent folds/creases that will cause leakage later?" What I do is to store most pads i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 10:28pm

Re: There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
I'll double check with my double board-certified MD wife, but last we talked about it, Yes, urine is sterile BEFORE it leaves the body. Obviously, the skin has many bacteria on it and anything...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 10:02pm

Post Hike Checklist
1. Sweep garage floor. 2. Dump all packs, duffles and ice chests onto garage floor. Shake out sticks, leaves, bugs and crumbs. 3. Distribute items to laundry hamper, refrigerator, and dog...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post Hike Checklist Contest
October 22, 2:31pm

Re: Cheap
>"My suggestion is to look for the CE symbol at the very least" I saw some very nice looking Disney holograms on stuff in Bejing that I'm sure didn't pay any royalties. Scr...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 22, 11:08am

Re: cigarette plug USB charger
I haven't received my USB volt/ammeter yet, but it's on its way from Amazon. I plan to check all my cords and chargers to see how they each do. Then I'm going to play with unregul...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 22, 10:24am

Wax and leather and young boys.
>"Never use galvanized steel. Dangerous fumes from burning the zinc." Ken: True that. For completeness sake, something I learned from welders: If you do it anyway, drink a lot of ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
October 21, 11:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Acclimitization to cold
Certainly when I hike more through the Alaskan winter, I weigh less come Spring. More brown fat, or just more exercise burning calories? Rather than type on the computer about it, the dog thinks ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 21, 11:12am

Better living through chemistry.
> I was wondering if anyone would mention their stove/fuel. I have in other threads. My wife had a 5-foot ocean wave dump on her just as she beached her kayak on a remote, salt-water beac...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
October 20, 11:57pm

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