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Okay, y'all outvoted me.
I'll retract my statement. Mostly. I remember hearing it used (by Southerners) as a second-person singular pronoun but maybe they meant it in the sense of "you and all you people (from s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 12:48pm

Solar thermal and solar non-thermal treatment.
>"Pasteurization of water doesn't actually need 175F, it's more like 150, but it has to stay there for several minutes" That's what I've heard from specialists in th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:30pm

Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"flora and fauna in your lower digestive tract are kept separate from your upper digestive tract (e.g. stomach) by a valve system that makes sure the former don't get into the latter. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:11pm

Re: Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"They tell people to boil for 5 minutes because you need a rolling boil to purify but many don't truly understand what a rolling boil is." Er, no. Just no. You don't....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:25pm

Re: Love
>"(Thank y'all...)" You may already know this, but "y'all" is singular. And plural.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 17, 11:07pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"The kill temperature for Giardia lamblia is about 175*F." +1 on Bob's data on pasteurization of water. If you read an NPS publication, someone has seemingly surveyed ever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:03pm

Re: Re: exped ul stench
If you're considering putting it in a washing machine, put it in a mesh bag that prevents it from unrolling and getting stretched and stressed in there. And what is a washing machine but hot...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:22pm

Re: Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
I've long used the concept of "equivalent miles" to equate flat-land hiking to hillwalking to mountainous terrain. Because whether you're training, backpacking miles between camp...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
April 16, 11:39pm

Re: weight of a knot
>"have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as sane as the rest of you?" You repeated yourself in the excerpt above. Overhand knots reduce strength of a line by about 50%. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 7:28pm

Re: The REAL america
>"I'm in Texas now." Well, then, only one place to go for more guns, more oil, less people, and way more glaciated mountains. When I'd been to all 50 states, Alaska was t...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 10:33am

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