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Tarp for JMT
I found this thread while getting ready to post a question about which tarp I should take on the JMT this July. I only have a little tarp experience, and am (like this poster) curious about 1) how ...

In GEAR » tent for JMT
June 16, 10:13am

Water Treatment Options
I've never had a problem with my Steripen Adventurer. You'll find nightmare reviews for almost any product online because people who have bad experiences tend to post more than those whose ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Katadyn Pocket Filter
June 02, 3:11pm

Multipurpose moderate weather bag
I'm looking for a mild weather (rated anywhere in the 30-45 degrees range) synthetic sleeping bag for a small woman (5'3, about 100 pounds). I'd like it to be: 1)compressible, since it ...

In GEAR » Multipurpose moderate weather bag
May 02, 3:07am

Snickers weight
"Then you have to add the weight of the vitamins in addition to the heavier candy bar!" Not so. Marathon bars are about 113 Calories/ounce, but regular Snickers bars are about 135 Calories/ounce...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy Bars
April 14, 7:52pm

(lack of) giardia in Sierras
Great find. See: http://www.yosemite.org/naturenotes/Giardia.htm Of course, it's just about giardia, not other nasties. Brief excerpts: ------- This paper is the result of a critical disti...

In GEAR » Best Potable Water
April 13, 7:55pm

old fashioned bars
Hear, hear. Candybars are much cheaper and easier to get. Also, they taste better. They can be a bit sweet, so I like to add some granola bars to the pack. I noticed Snickers has an energy b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy Bars
April 13, 1:29am

Aquastar
Yeah, Aquastar seems pretty cool. But I worry about any treatment method that loses efficency when treating cold or "cloudy" water. I guess prefiltering with a shirt or coffee filter isn't a big de...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
April 12, 12:08am

re: aquamira v. aquastar
How about: Katadyn Exstream XR = 8oz Platypus 2L = 1.3oz Total=9.3oz Downside=limited flow, slight taste to water? (I don't have great taste buds, but it's much better than aquamira). Ups...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
April 11, 10:04pm

aquamira, crypto, and time
I just noticed the miox says it takes much longer to kill crypto and giardia-4 hours for crypto. Aquamira's instructions just say to double the dose and give it 30 minutes if crypto is "suspected."...

In GEAR » Best Potable Water
April 11, 3:31am

rational and irrational fear
Re David's post: I've thought the same thing many times. I've seen stories on aluminum related Alzheimer’s and fear of flying. And it's not that concern about hairdryer-in-bathtub related ele...

In GEAR » Best Potable Water
April 10, 6:41pm

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