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Re: Hygiene
In addition to the study Buck noted upthread here are a few more: http://rendezvous.nols.edu/files/Curriculum/research_projects/Risk%20Management%20Reports/Medical%20Incidents%20and%20Evacuation...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 24, 8:15pm

Actually the dividend does apply.
Actually in this case the dividend does apply. So you get 10% off the food up front AND your dividend at the end of the year.

In Gear Deals » Freeze-dried meals...
April 19, 11:36pm

Nothing is indestructible
Nothing is indestructible - given sufficient provocation anything can be broken. Just handing it to a child is usually sufficient in most cases.

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 19, 11:03pm

Hygiene
There are a number of studies that indicate that many instances of gastrointestinal illness were as likely (if not more likely) to be caused by poor hygiene as by 'bad' water. It is always ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 10:55pm

Park Tool DS2
I use a Park DS2 weighs in both grams (my overwhelming preference) or ounces. Very accurate, long battery life, run about $35.00. Doubles as my coffee scale when roasting.

In GEAR » What scale do you use?
April 19, 10:45pm

Who needs a cozy?
who needs a cozy? Single use item. I have been using my sleeping bag or puffy for over thirty years as a 'cozy' for my re hydrating food. Old climber's trick.

In GEAR » Bubblope = Ready to go freezer bag cozy
April 19, 10:41pm

Re: replacement stuff sacks for tents
It is difficult to find stuff sacks that will accommodate a tent and poles after market. You might consider sewing them from scratch. See if any of the parents in the troop have sewing experience. ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
April 15, 11:29am

Re: Lacing suggestions
A few light stitches on the side the tongue is slipping away from will neatly solve the problem.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 11:25am

Re: Re: Wear a helmet!
>I'm sorry for your accident but I can't agree with your recommendation about helmets. Riding a >bicycle poses no statistically significant risk of severe head injury unless you are r...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 1:32pm

Re: Re: thing to consider
Those canisters use a totally different fitting and will not fit directly on canister stoves. There may be some adapter available that would allow use with a backpacking canister stove.

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 10:14am

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