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Coffee
Ahhh, so wtf guys no one has suggested reuseable cotton cloth bags roughly twice the size of a teabag. I got them at the grocery store. Hell the cut off toe section of a clean, old cotton sock wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
January 11, 9:11pm

Steripen
I have to admit I had misgivings about the steripen, but when I thought about it I can not think of any time in all my years growing up running around the woods and in my adult life in which I dran...

In GEAR » Steripen Journey is a poor product
April 25, 1:01pm

Would you like a bit of cheese, Gromit?
I am perplexed as to why no one has posted a suggestion to carry the individual (one ounce?) portions of cheddar produced by Kraft and by Tillamook. We have carried these, as well as baby bells fo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » unrefrigerated cheese
April 25, 9:01am

More silliness
I figure between the childhood vaccines I had (autism), the metal fillings I have and the aluminum pans we ate out of (I grew up poor Whiskey Tango) (alzheimers/brain damage), my affection for a sh...

In GEAR » Polycarbonate controversry
December 10, 4:17pm

Training
100 pushups, 100 crunches some other exercises, squats, 100 jumping jacks (silly, I know), stretches, back bends (prone, legs lifted, stretch arms back, squeeze shoulders together) and some other s...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do You Train?
November 14, 1:53pm

Lessons
1. Go with what you are comfortable with, whether it be trip route, daily destination, food packing or gear packing/choices. But be judicious or you will run into number 2. 2. Do not overpack...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
November 06, 9:12am

cloth
Cloth is lighter. Both as a prefilter (small square of bandanna mateiral or similar) and as a coffee bag. To be honest, I don;t prefilter much, becuase the water I use (cascade mountains and foot...

In Multiple Use Gear » MSR Mugmate
October 31, 4:23pm

Water tabs
Why carry them in a survival kit? If the goal is to survive until help arrives or you can get to help, skip the tabs and drink the water. I just read through this thread from my last post. I car...

In Gear Lists » Survival gear list
October 19, 6:26pm

Spork knife?
I may have missed this, but has anyone experience with sharpening an edge of a titanium spork for use as a knife? I'd think given it is titanium, one would need to start with an angle or wheel...

In Multiple Use Gear » Spork knife?
October 19, 2:00pm

bags
Government issue trash bags work very well. I keep one in my pack at all times. I use it for water control in the tent entry or vestibule, melting snow for water, etc. They are similar to regula...

In GEAR » Waste Sacks and TC Bags (for the thrifty)
October 13, 10:16pm

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