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Operator Error and Chemical Water Treatment
All of the chemical methods require diligence to ensure they work correctly. Even with simple Potable Aqua tablets (two step, iodine followed by neutralizer), operator error can be a concern. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 4: Chemical Methods
August 15, 11:37am

Complementary Data?
Good stuff! Any chance of getting breathability data like Will published back in October & November for this set of jackets? This would complement the "subjective impression" on bre...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report
March 21, 12:46pm

Make Your Own Gear: Igloos - Some QC During Construction
>> “After undermining, continue laying additional rows of blocks. Each row should continue in a spiral, constantly leaning inward; remember, you are creating a dome, not a cone. Eliminate a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Igloos
February 29, 11:28am

Polar Pure
The linked article in today's Contra Costa Times and SJ Mercury News about the maker of Polar Pure may be of interest to many of you. http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-stories/ci_19385040 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Polar Pure
November 22, 9:54am

Just received...
A great addition to the colelction. Thanks,

In Gear Deals » FS: Titanium Cathole Trowels are Back - Improved: 2 Sizes, "Original" 0.4 oz or "Big Dig" 0.6 oz
March 24, 5:49pm

Lessons Apply to New Scouts
The description of budget backpacking equipment and shopping at Wal Mart reminds me of experiences introducing Scouts to backpacking and getting them set-up. Some gung-ho parents want to rush off ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
December 08, 12:56pm

SOLD! Therm-a-Rest Prolite Pad (Small) and Stuff Sack - $50
Lightweight and warm. Same model as currently sold. Excellent, no-leak, no patches condition. Size: 47” x 20” (torso length, pear shaped) Thickness: ~1 inch Weight: It is truly only 11 oz!...

In Gear Swap » Therm-a-Rest Prolite Pad (Small) and Stuff Sack - $50
November 07, 4:46pm

I haven't had this much fun....
... since thermodynamics class 30 years ago. Now when I'm on a mountain trail, boiling water on my Snow Peak, trying to keep my can (canister?) warm, I'll think fugacity!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Effect of Cold on Gas Canisters
October 26, 6:19pm

Philmont Tent Policy
In preparing for our 2008 Philmont trek, I corresponded with the Philmont authorities about the single occupancy tent issue. The word came back that they were adamant about doubling-up the Scouts ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 20, 12:58pm

Main Pack Configuration and Bear Canisters
A consideration in configuration of the main pack compartment is whether the user expects to be carrying a bear canister. I routinely hike in Yosemite where a canister is required so this was a ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 16, 2:40pm

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