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a possible variable, etc
Just thought it worth mentioning that the height of the pot above the burner is a major variable in efficiency. Also thought I should mention that you can make your own "Caldera Cone" ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
January 05, 1:47pm

fabric "stakes"
Kristin: my first reply got mangled. This technique's used, yes. I don't have any personal experience. See Ditch Your Stakes, and the comments. I think Mike Clelland also has a drawing abou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 21, 3:02am

not sure if this might help...
Leslie, Fermented and still-alive stuff on the trail would be tough... While still alive, Kombucha would be most stable if there was no more sugar for digestion. However, this means it'd be ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » kombucha for backcountry excursions?
October 21, 12:15am

a haven of non-crapiness
"One thing i really appreciate about the forums and site is the minimalism of the software and open/low moderation feel of the forums. I know many people are calling for PHPbb and flashy forum...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
October 19, 2:12am

I was...
Very glad to've noticed this question being asked. I've been a bit concerned about BPL lately. (The front page change is some part of that.) I think that the relevant people would be more l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
October 19, 1:51am

no probs
No problemo. Sometimes I'm amazed at the discussions that don't get picked up or over. Anyway, I'm glad when I can make any contribution to this great resource and thus slightly lessen ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Ursack?
October 17, 6:04pm

air bags not appropriate materials source?
I realize that this is an old thread, but I wanted this information here for others to come across. It's a fine idea! Couple issues, though. First, Ursacks aren't made of kevlar or vectran!...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Ursack?
October 11, 3:19am

you can do it
Miguel, Best of luck with everything! Ross

In On the Web » What It's All About!
August 19, 11:46pm

maps maps maps! (vectors files?)
Ryan and everyone else: THANKS! Maybe somebody here can tell me: any idea where I can obtain the complete set of vector layers for USGS quads? (The resolution of the raster data I've found i...

In On the Web » My feature rich backcountry mapping site.
May 27, 11:35pm

benchmarks
Bob: that's a helpful tip. Thanks!

In Philosophy & Technique » Route Finding, UTM, and NatGeo Topo Question
May 27, 12:07am

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