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Some good points.
Some good points. While i agree a good filters isn't an absolute guarantee i don't think anyone could argue it doesn't dramatically reduce the risk. Elevation may reduce the risk,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Dirtier water boil longer
Clear or fast flowing water makes absolutely no difference. Sure drinking out of a muddy puddle would logically tell us is riskier, but you can and people do get ill from drinking extremely clea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 12:37pm

Dirtier water boil longer
I think it also needs pointing out that IF the water is very dirty the boiling times suggested might not be enough. If the Virus or bacteria is coated in debris it can act as pretty effective i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 8:37am

Re: Re: life
Ryan, Agree on taking loans out for cars, it's the dumbest thing anyone can do with their money this side of flushing it down the toilet. I've been driving and owning cars for over 30 y...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 19, 6:29am

Re: Re: dogs in vestibules
I'm the same with my 5kg Jack Russell Adam, not only is she in the tent, if it's cold she's my hot water bottle so in my sleeping bag with me. She is short haired so easy to keep cle...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 19, 3:47am

Re: Re: scale
Don't know, but poor old Newton must be turning is his grave

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 19, 3:01am

Terralite not new
"How about the Terralite? It's the first bag in the Extremelite range that unzips all the way around the foot to allow it to be opened fully, quilt style. It's also cut wide at the hip...

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
March 18, 3:38am

Re: Re: Military
Good post Bob, I much prefer hiking without a light if i can, i think there are few times when you feel closer to nature and the universe than hiking on a clear bright night without a torch. ...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 09, 12:56pm

Fallkniven DC4
Been using a Fallkniven DC4 for many years now, if i lost it i'd buy another in a heart beat. Have a few very tiny tacks in the pouch which use to tap into a appropriate piece of wood to hol...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 09, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Lumens vs PAR
"I'm not sure I follow. Edit: Nevermind, answered my own question, kind of... Carry on :) Still not sure comparing hi cap li-ions to mediocre cap nimhs is an apples to apples kind of...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 08, 10:16am

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