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Michael Moccia (MadMoe) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale The Lone Star State
About Me 23 years teaching outdoor survival in the USAF. Backpacking since I was 13. Learned to embrace the "light"" around 2000. JMT 1998, AT Section Hiker, mostly PA and VA 1972 - Present, PCT Section Hiker, Wilderness Waterway 1986 / 1987, Big Bend Outer Loop 2001 / 2002, and anywhere else I can walk.
CitySan Antonio (but temp in DC area)
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Ditto on Bobs View
"We must understand and accept certain risks as part of our hobby." +1 for that! M2

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 29, 7:02pm

Rite in the Rain Paper
Rite in the Rain paper prints nicely with a Color Laser printer to produce a durable / water resistant map. It’s a pricey setup however. If you have the paper print out an inkjet copy on normal b...

In GEAR » Map printing question
July 26, 5:15pm

I've been referencing the SODIS technique in my survival classes since 2002. We offer it as an alternative when chemical and mechanical purification means are not available. Good to do if you c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solar Water Purification
April 10, 7:17am

Help in material ID
Hi Zandar I'm a FAA rated parachute rigger. If you can post a picture I may be able to tell what you have as far as material. Sometimes you get the data patch on one of the panels / gores de...

In Make Your Own Gear » Parachute material - uses?
September 08, 6:31am

Adjustable Alcohol Stove
Have you seen this? Not sure how well it works.

In GEAR » Esbit Stove Capabilities
August 07, 4:01am

I like the stuff in the box. Back in the day I ate it straight from the block during winter trips or used it in oatmeal. Its like a brick. Hard to find too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mincemeat
July 14, 4:12am

Pedco Ultra Tripod
I've used this little booger for years. Just poke a treking pole in the ground and velco it on. I've also attached to limbs, sign posts etc. Maybe not as versatile as a gorrilapod but somew...

In GEAR » Joby Gorillapod
November 24, 3:47pm

Survival Straw
This survival straw probably does a good job for most survival situations. I tried to find more info on it but no luck. I’ll keep digging and while I have no basis to doubt their claims, I would ...

In GEAR » Survival Straw for Water Treatment?
November 21, 11:58am

Seared edges
Another issue to consider is hot knifed edges can be slightly more abrasive than a plain cut edge. The melted nylon forms a thin, hard micro-bead of sorts as opposed to the softer plain cut. Depend...

In Make Your Own Gear » Searing Fabric Edges
January 07, 5:00pm

CD as signal mirror
The Equipped to Survive web site has a little extract of the effectiveness of CDs as signal mirrors. Its about half way down in the signaling section. Mike

In Multiple Use Gear » multi-use items as signal mirrors
September 17, 6:23am

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Nice stove. Too big for beer can pot but I drilled a new hole and reset the rivet. Now its a perfect fit.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 11:04am