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"Everclear Uses"
" -snakebite prevention" Hmmm....get the snakes drunk?

In Multiple Use Gear » Everclear Uses
December 20, 11:50am

"Well, it seemed like a good idea..."
Cheap bamboo soup spoon. I long for a titanium SOUP spoon, but since none of the gear manufacturers seem inclined to make one, I bought a cheap bamboo soup spoon as a lightweight alternative. Lig...

In GEAR » Well, it seemed like a good idea...
December 14, 3:30pm

Everyday Socks
I'm in Texas, and I wear expedition wool socks year-round. Not for the warmth, but for the comfort and smell (or lack thereof). When wearing cotton socks, my feet would sweat, and the shoes q...

In GEAR » Everyday Socks?
October 31, 6:09pm

"Let's talk about the whiz freedom"
Personally, I'm holding out for the "Pooper Pants", with a super-slick silnylon chute inside that slopes downward to the back, and has an elastic back-door. Just grab the sides of yo...

In GEAR » Let's talk about the whiz freedom
April 23, 9:12pm

"Let's talk about the whiz freedom"
"Ah yes, you need to regulate the outflow. Good practice for the bladder muscles" Yep, we guys do it all the time at urinals. It's bad form to just "open up" all the way...

In GEAR » Let's talk about the whiz freedom
April 22, 9:54pm

"Let's talk about the whiz freedom"
"dunno, Ben. My guess is 999 times out of 1000 a girl carrying one of these gizmos at 14 grams is packing less weight to achieve the function than a guy." And all these years, I've...

In GEAR » Let's talk about the whiz freedom
April 22, 9:16pm

"Mixing water that is being purified with clean water"
You definitely need to wait for the water to be treated. Chemical water treatment relies on the right concentration of chemicals, for a specified period of time, to kill the little nasties in the ...

In GEAR » Mixing water that is being purified with clean water
January 26, 10:18pm

"Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose"
Hmmm...if he markets it as a winter-use butt whistle, then perhaps the non-reactive properties of titanium would have been worth the inflated cost. Certainly no one would want to put their lips to...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
January 21, 5:37am

Ray Jardine's update of Beyond Backpacking now available
Finished reading my copy of Trail Life, and overall I enjoyed it. I never read Beyond Backpacking, so I can't compare the two, however the new book tends to not be quite so 'Ray Way' a...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine's update of Beyond Backpacking now available
December 31, 9:50pm

Beer Cans being used as cooking pots
"What? I thought Pasturizing was much hotter than boiling." You're probably thinking of sterilization. While sterilization's goal is to kill all the little bugs, pasteurizatio...

In GEAR » Beer Cans being used as cooking pots.
December 29, 8:19pm

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