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Carbon crossbow bolt
If you only need 20-22" max you can get a carbon crossbow bolt for $9. Google "Victory X-Bolt 112 gr Crossbow Bolt."

In Make Your Own Gear » The 3 yard shelter challenge
November 24, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Anti-Drone Jamming
"Nuke the entire National Park from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." I almost spit out my apple cider. I just read nearly that same post on my mountain biking forum on how to ...

In GEAR » Anti-Drone !
November 19, 1:33pm

Re: Rehydration Drink Recipe
My homebrew is 3 parts table salt to 1 part "Lo Salt." This gives approximately a 3.6:1 ratio of Sodium to Potassium which is the same as a Nuun tablet. Of course, that has no Calcium, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 17, 1:06pm

Re: Re: Water Strategy
"And worse. Kidney stone? been there, done that because I didn't drink enough." Yup. Kidney stone halfway through a 65 mile trip is never fun. Ask me how I know.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 3:59pm

Re: Water Strategy
I'm also a very heavy perspirer. During long, hot days I'll drink a gallon or more and still be pissing mustard -- if I can piss at all. I have the added bonus of getting blood pressure a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 13, 10:55am

Re: Re: Poles & Energy Expenditure
Poles most definitely make a difference in how my legs feel after a long day of hiking. And they greatly reduce the onset of "cigar fingers" which comes about when I'm hiking witho...

In Gear Lists » Yet Another PCT List
November 12, 10:57am

Re: Is there a spreadsheet for tents out there?
There are links to some spreadsheets in this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=95988

In GEAR » Is there a spreadsheet for tents out there?
November 11, 11:58am

Double treatment
I do the opposite of Elliott, I mix the Aquamira A & B drops and add to water that I've already filtered. Is there any advantage to doing it either way?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 12:30pm

Re: bivytarp
Mike, another bivy option is the Borah Gear Cuben Bivy. I don't have one myself but it is part of a tarp/bivy combo that is near the top of my list for upgrading next year. There are some goo...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 28, 3:34pm

Re: Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
Nature's Path organic toaster pastries.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 1:11pm

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