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Plastic Window
Nylon or polyester (mylar) films might be able to withstand the heat in your mid, depending on the spatial arrangement of things. Note that "hard" films like nylon or mylar will become cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » non-heat sensitive polycryo alternatives?
January 26, 7:28pm

Tick repellents
There's also IR3535. It's the active ingredient in a few repellents available in the US. Industry-sponsored research suggests that it is effective against blacklegged ticks.

In GEAR » Non-bear attracting, non-DEET bug repellent?
January 04, 2:19pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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