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re: toilet paper - use water
Boulder Bidet. I carry a small amount of tissues or TP for spot checks after.

May 08, 2:10pm

super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
I am heading to South Jersey tomorrow in search of a place to rent, when my family moves there next month. I am trying to keep my trip as cheap as possible, and I am considering camping for $5/nigh...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 08, 12:16pm

Titanium Ultralight Tent Stakes. Fingernail polish or heat shrink
I bet you could get decent service out of nail polish to adorn the stakes with color, and easy touchups. I used some red fingernail polish to make some marks on a pressure cooker, and it has held u...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Ultralight Tent Stakes
March 27, 3:21pm

Cutting down a Ti pot
First off, don't do it. :-) The factory rolled edge does two important things. First, it increases the comfort many fold, preventing cuts to you or your gear. Second, the rolled edge rein...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting down a Ti pot
March 27, 3:15pm

mount solar panel to umbrella?
Might not be quite so UL, but it seems to me you could get really decent efficiency by mounting the solar panel on the canopy of an umbrella, like the chrome dome. You yourself provide the tracking...

In Make Your Own Gear » Suntactics mounting tips needed
March 26, 3:32pm

Advice for four corners/colorado plateau/utah/etc: Prepare for wind
This area can have some truly powerful winds, and the soil here is often powdery sand which will get everywhere. I suggest bringing a very storm worthy shelter, a trowel to bury anchors if stake...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice for four corners/colorado plateau/utah/etc
March 24, 4:24pm

wire brush
I have read that the nap is created in the first place using a wire brush. I have been thinking about trying this on my fleece to freshen it up.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 9:13am

re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
Coleman 550b stove. Not nearly ultralight, and its pushing it to call it even light. However, this stove straight up works, and it works well. Priming not fully needed with white gas (pump up an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 17, 11:08am

Disposable shower cap
Just use a disposable shower cap under/over your other hat. Cheap light done.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 14, 10:49am

Get over the fear and embrace the light
I have experimented with the Boulder Bidet for backpacking. It works 85%. I still bring paper, but much less. Hygiene is much improved. The paper is used to check that you are clean. The setup w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
March 07, 2:25pm

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