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Steripen Ultra
I'm going to get the Steripen Ultra because it looks like you might be able to stick it in the top of a Platypus bottle (the ones you can roll up when not used) and then invert the bottle. The...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
June 12, 5:58pm

Wonder Why Bearikade Fails?
I've rented the bearikade a couple of times now and was considering buying. I'm not sure why it fails when the plastic Bear Vault did not. The bearikade did not seem to have any place for...

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 23, 6:38am

Not Far from Dallas
I had to giggle when I read this. It kinda depends on what you call not far. To hike in Texas, I drive 5 1/2 hours to Lost Maples or 6 1/2 hours to Palo Duro....if I want to hike close then I dri...

In Gear Lists » new to texas, need help with gear
May 19, 7:16am

Re: Re: Odor Proof helps but isn't a comprehensive bear strategy
Well, I guess I'll use a bear canister so I don't train the bear but honestly I probably smell like everything that I'm storing. I brush my teeth with smelly toothpaste, I probably wip...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
May 08, 6:44pm

Re: Meat - Chicken
I've had good luck with the chicken & crumbled sausage from Shelf Reliance. I buy the pre-seasoned chicken slices and after they rehydrate they taste like chicken. I buy the pantry sized ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meat for Dehydrated meals
March 06, 8:39am

Re: Re: High Protein Trail Foods - Peanut Butter Play Dough
How long do you think the Play Dough would last in July on the Colorado Trail (hot days/Cold nights). I know honey is good, peanut butter is good, and dried milk is good...not so sure how the milk...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Protein Trail Foods
March 04, 9:31am

Grabber hand warmers
I haven't tried putting hot water in my Platypus foldable bottle because I'm so scared of it leaking in my down sleeping bag. Is there a reason other than weight that y'all don't u...

In GEAR » "I'm a girl, and I don't make heat. It sucks." Sleeping bag opinions for super cold sleepers.
March 03, 3:29pm

Re: Zpacks sleeping bag - side zipper vs bottom?
Veronique Dault (verndo), if you purchased the Zpack sleeping bag are you happy with it? Does the wide seem too wide and leave too much open space inside your bag? I'm 5'8", 165 an...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag - side zipper vs bottom?
March 03, 1:40pm

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