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Re: Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
No added weight (and free) would be to freeze the drink in question and store it in the middle of your sleeping bag. For longer transport times, I've wrapped frozen food or drink in the middle...

In GEAR » Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
September 02, 2:44am

Re: Re: What do YOU use to carry alcohol? -
Vodka, rum, whiskey plastic bottles come in 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz, etc, are pretty leak proof, obviously alcohol proof, and have those nice inserts that cause it pour a little more slowly, a little mor...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
September 02, 2:40am

Re: Arms and Torso
>"I have very long arms and torso" I got a chair massage in an airport and she couldn't get the torso-length adjustment long enough (I'm only 6'0") and she asked, &...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 31, 11:17pm

Re: Re: Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
>"I looked at the steri pen" Yeah, you want to pair it with lithium batteries. Also, store the batteries OUTSIDE the unit between trips (true of many modern electronics that consta...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
August 31, 11:13pm

Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
Congrats on your trip - it sounds like you're doing a great job getting back into backpacking. I, too, am in my 50's and "slow, but I like to cover distance". You know your wa...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
August 31, 6:30pm

Re: New Zebralight headlamp models
>"480 lumens on high" That's enough that you can use it as a Neuralizer.

In GEAR » New Zebralight headlamp models
August 31, 2:31pm

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

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