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Pump?
I hook my inline to my zip-top 2L Nathan bladder. Dirty water in the bladder, clean out the other end. Just roll and squeeze the bladder and clean water comes gushing through.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG water filter - questions
June 04, 1:04am

Re: Regulator
I doubt it. An extra volt shouldn't harm any lithium charger. I looked at several chips that might be susceptible, but all were at least 6V max rated. And if there is a diode in line, it drop...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with MYOG Steripen Freedom solar charger
June 02, 10:00pm

Re: Steripen solar
Lots of things to consider. The wallwart is rated for 1000mA = 1 Amp. I doubt the solar panel puts out one fifth of that. The Steripen may require more current than the panel provides. You ju...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with MYOG Steripen Freedom solar charger
June 02, 4:44pm

Flat felled
Sew the seam flat felled almost all the way around first, then sew the baffles. It looks really great and doesn't leave a straight path for the down to exit. A lot easier if you have a free a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Top stitching quilts
May 27, 3:46pm

Re: MYOG X-pac backpack
That must feel great to hit the trails with your own pack! I'm about to start in on one for myself. I like the dyneema above the mesh on the sides. Keeps it from stretching too far. I'...

In Make Your Own Gear » KX-pac 5.0
May 27, 3:22pm

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
SUL is < 5.0 lbs base? I have work to do. Cold, wet, and hungry are the only real concerns I have in the wilderness. I don't think it takes much to prevent those, but I err on the side ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 24, 2:00pm

Re: FBI to round up Bear Vault owners
Priceless. Next will probably hear about speed limits and "walk, don't run" signs on the JMT.

In GEAR » Bear Canisters
May 24, 7:38am

Re: JMT with BV450?
That is a tight pack in a BV450. My fave is angel hair pasta broken in half - 1Lb in 30 cuin. You could theoretically fit 14 pounds in a BV450, 23,800 calories. Cooks about as fast as you can boi...

In Gear Lists » JMT, Early July, 1st Thru-Hike
May 23, 9:20pm

Re: Fruit leather
I usually throw in some TJ leathers although I hadn't yet considered what all was in the "bars" part of my haul. I forgot they have fiber boosted ones, and good fiber at that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fasthike Fiber?
May 21, 3:13pm

Don't squash my carefully formatted tables
It's really annoying and not useful when posts are stripped of white space. Nicely formatted tables get ruined and become harder to read or import to a spreadsheet. It's great we have a f...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Don't squash my carefully formatted tables
May 21, 11:32am

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