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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

Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
Gun nuts say, "Beware the man with one gun" on the theory that he will be REALLY good with it, as it is the only one he practices with. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 20, 11:11pm

Re: Re: Acclimitization to cold
As Owen notes, the last freezing day of Spring does't feel nearly as cold as the first freezing day of Fall. We're not just showing off in our shorts and t-shirts, it really is comfortable...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 20, 11:02pm

Granular activated carbon for free.
Derek: PM me if you want a few ounces. I keep some around and could drop it in the mail if you want to MYOG your own and see if it does what you want. I'd suggest starting with VERY small qua...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard wate
> I guess bleach + ascorbic acid will taste different, Jerry, Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Chlorine and iodine are strong oxidizers. After the desired contact time, vitamin C will react ...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 10:29pm

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