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Lead test
Yes, as Ian said, you can get LeadCheck swabs at a hardware store, but they start at $10, which is more than twice what you paid for your spoon. You could really easily make a spoon out of lead-...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 12:51pm

Precautions
I dunno, MB. I've never gotten sick from a toothbrush, so it isn't possible. Also, soaps contain fats, and I've heard that fats can give you heart disease. Further, I knew a guy who got...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 6:11pm

Arguments
It sounds like you're granting, circuitously, that brass is bactericidal and you can't get heavy metal poisoning from it. You can't get copper or zinc poisoning from using a brass s...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 5:14pm

Brass
Cameron, I think you should do a little more reading about survival of bacteria on copper alloy surfaces. There are quite a few papers about it now. Stainless steel does nothing to support bacteria...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 4:34pm

Data
I find it amazing that so many adults think it makes good sense to base an argument on the fact that they have personally never experienced the negative outcome in question. Three people in this sh...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 2:47pm

Bacteria
Ah. I wonder if we both made the mistake of assuming that the other was saying something too simplistic. I assumed that you didn't accept the importance of killing some kinds of bacteria, and m...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 1:08pm

Bacteria
"I'm not advocating for banning disinfectants and antibiotics, just saying they are over used and overhyped." I guess I misunderstood. Everyone here will agree that, in developed c...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 12:16pm

Bacteria
Just to be clear, using a bacteria-free eating utensil does nothing to harm the beneficial bacteria in your gut or on your skin. Nobody is suggesting adding antibiotics to your backcountry meals or...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 10:41am

Brass
"Rinse with water, wait a few hours, and your spoon is 100% germ-free." I was recently involved in a nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection research project, and I found myself doing...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 17, 10:23pm

Fire
I agree with Franco. I think you could only safely have a fire of a useful size (for cooking and heat) in a very large tipi. Also, I don't know if you're aware of the strength of the correl...

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 10, 6:06pm

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