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Re: Re: Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
Two of the NUUN tablet flavors also contain 40mg of caffeine: Kona Cola and, IIRC, Lemon Tea.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 24, 9:31am

Nice work.
Well written exploration of the topic. Thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Torso Simulator to test Heat Loss in Outdoor Gear – Radiation
June 28, 3:25pm

Thanks for this.
A quality article followed by evidence based discussion and descriptions - one of the things that sets BPL apart. +1 on Part 2.

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
March 06, 10:18pm

Convincing kids to backpack
FWIW, my daughter became very enthusiastic about backpacking immediately after I pointed out that, after getting a bit of kit & experience, it was the perfect way for her and her teen friends t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
January 31, 9:32pm

Rain Hat (sombrero)
I have tried the Seattle Sombrero, and I also carry Frogg Toggs, but I find the Sombrero too hot to wear when backpacking, rain or shine. (I tend to run hot, YMMV) I use a light mesh ball cap un...

In Gear Lists » Critique my 2013 PCT gear list
December 19, 4:08pm

save a gram or two?
Feedback for the QiWiz design: Very adaptable idea. I wonder if you need the all of the square mesh? It is the stove struts that hold the pot, of course, so you could remove the center of the mesh ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
November 17, 3:07pm

background level of dead hikers
@John K – the disk for the new designs just drops onto the top of the stove, please find a trio of pictures below. You might also look at the thread Gary Dunckel has provided above, I found it ve...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
November 16, 9:34pm

another goal to add
Looks like I missed: "e) I need it safer..." (Thanks Roger, I'll add a few air holes) For testing, I'm going to buy a signaling digital thermometer and then copy the approach...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
November 07, 11:37pm

Good advice.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. @Jerry A – the formatting tip is appreciated. Have made changes as suggested, really helps, thanks for that and the testing setup ideas. Followed by more than...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
November 07, 12:09am

Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
ADVISORY – 15 photos imbedded Background & Request My environment is 4 season pacific rainforest, boil-in-bag cooking, often on windy and exposed shorelines. I like the Micron Ti 2.5 ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Windscreen – Quest for Quality
November 05, 10:21pm

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