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David Olsen (oware) - BPL Guest

My Locale Steptoe Butte
About Me Manufacturer Tarps, Tents, Bivys, Packs and Bags
since 1985.


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All Forum Posts by David Olsen

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I knew a kid who had rickets. Poor family, poor diet. A simple multi vitamin shouldn't be harmful and in rare instances can prevent disease. Whole foods seem to be the best way to get your vit...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Americans waste $28 bil a year on vitamins, doctors say
December 18, 10:07am

Love em
Very compact and slip on easily. I carried them for Skiing SAR so I could give them to the victim who could easily pull them on over other clothes, unlike fleece, and if they disappeared on a helic...

December 17, 8:41am

flame retardancy
Dirty little secret. Flame retardant specs can be met with a weak fabric that melts away from the open flame. A 70d nylon type 6 with a .25 oz PU coating can meet specs. A 30d nylon type 6...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 16, 9:30am

Age discrimination in the ACA
For those 55 and older, those getting the mandated insurance through Medicaid will have to pay back the cost after death. For them the insurance isn't free, it is just a loan. "The way ...

In Chaff » Who is signing up for ObamaCare (aka ACA) on Tuesday?
December 16, 9:18am

Change when burr has formed that catches thread or fabric and frays it. You can sharpen a needle with a fine sharpening stone in a minute.

In Make Your Own Gear » New needle - how frequently?
December 12, 8:53pm

Re: Hares
"Not many people here eat jackrabbit, but I like it. I wonder if it's similar to snowshoe hare. Not many people make the distinction here, but jackrabbits are a hare, different from a cott...

In Other Activities » Any bowhunters here?
December 12, 8:13pm

Re: Best DURABLE glove?
I use a lot of these polyester string gloves. buy em by the dozen. use inside a buckskin glove or other shell as a liner. Use by themse...

In GEAR » Best DURABLE glove?
December 12, 7:50pm

pad rolled diameters
For the 1/2" foam, a 40 inch length (torso) is 5.25" diameter a 60 inch length is 7.5" diameter

In Gear Deals » Thick closed cell foam pads in at Oware.
December 11, 5:22pm

winter camping book describes down shorts
There was a winter camping book from the 70's that had a pattern for down shorts. Keep the core warm like a vest for less weight.

In Winter Hiking » very cold weather "over base" shorts
December 11, 3:56pm

Re: Interest in a down vest
On a vest or jacket, I like a full zipper and a large inside pocket just above the hip belt on my week side to stuff mittens, ski skins etc.

In GEAR » Interest in a down vest
December 11, 10:03am

All Reader Reviews by David Olsen

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Botach Tactical Customer Service
Ordered several emergency bivys for Christmas presents. They sent the wrong item-an inferior space blanket bag. They did send a UPS call tag, but then called to say the item was discontinued. We wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 2:54pm
They sent a match safe that was too short to hold matches. I had to pay $2 in shipping to get a $4 refund.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 2:48pm

Liberty Aluminum Match Safe
The match safe, purchased from Basegear, is too short for the matches (Diamond strike anywhere kitchen matches). When the lid is screwed on, the tips scrap against the bottom and top of the safe ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 04, 2:42pm