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kudos to Brian Waspi
After a few hours surfing the web for reputable sources, I CONCUR with Brian Waspi. Its the amount of free chlorine in the water and how much of it reacts (= time * reaction speed) is what determi...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Much Bleach for Water Treatment
August 27, 5:00pm

I recommend layers...
Layer 1: thin balaclava, carried in all coats, used all seasons, very moisture wicking. Layer 2: midweight polar fleece balaclava, kept in winter coat and also worn at night in cool seasons. ...

In GEAR » Insulated Balaclava
April 15, 10:28am

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm not great for below zero...
The Xtherm isn't that great for below zero use ..... here's way and a better way. The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm certainly is the warmest, lightest, most comfortable pad I own (of abou...

In GEAR » Exped Downmay UL7, Therma-rest NeoAir Xtherm or BA Q-Core SL?
February 28, 7:36am

If you're looking for the a how-to guide.....
Direct link to 34 page paper on lightweight boy scout backpacking called "BACKPACKING: SMART, FUN & LIGHT" http://topshotsystems.com/Lightweight_Scouting_Dissertation.pdf Very muc...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout starter backpacking gear -- the cheapest, best basic gear
May 24, 10:11am

if you lack $$$.....
Options if you lack $$..... Options if you only boil water and cozy cook in Ziplock bags (why would anyone do otherwise?) ...... For solo or buddy cooking, ---- unmodified pop can (1-cup...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
May 18, 1:27pm

Scout starter backpacking gear -- the cheapest basic gear
What's the *best* beginner backpacking gear for Scouts? Best = cheap, new, easily obtained, only starter quality, and pretty much works. This .com if full of optimized, $3000 opinions -- I&...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout starter backpacking gear -- the cheapest, best basic gear
May 18, 1:14pm

Best new Scout mummy bag around? Walmart $24, 5F mummy
You can't beat a 5F, 3.5 lbs, mummy bag for $24. Great beginner bag -- if boys take to backpacking, then go down. Everest Mummy Sleeping Bag, +5F/-15C Degree: Mummy-style sleeping bag ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Sleeping bags for scouts.
May 17, 8:42pm

The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
= pop can pot + tomato paste can burner + windscreen Faced with the task of getting 34 young Scouts backpacking stoves + pots (to only boil water), a couple hours to do it, $ones per boy not...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
May 17, 8:36pm

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