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Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
"For Giardia, you have to wait for the water to boil for five minutes" That is a common myth. The kill temperature for Giardia lamblia is about 175*F. The real problem is that to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 9:53pm

Re: Bearikade
"Any advice as to whether or not going with the Bearikade is worth the extra $$$ over the BV500???" No, it is a typical tradeoff of dollars versus ounces. Nobody else can make that dec...

In GEAR » Bearikade weekender in Osprey Exos 46?
April 17, 3:10pm

Re: Snowshoes
"2 - with your snowshoes on stomp out your path to the bathroom 3 - with snowshoes stomp out the kitchen area" The conventional wisdom is to place #3 uphill from your tent, and plac...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 17, 12:35pm

Re: Backpacker's Pantry Pot Parka MYOG
I own one of those Outback Oven covers. The aluminized material is rather unique, and I've never seen any similar material on the market. But, that is just me. Maybe I don't look so hard fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpacker's Pantry Pot Parka MYOG
April 17, 12:18pm

Re: FS: 2 Tamron Nikon Lenses
You don't want to call those Nikon lenses. They are made by Tamron, with a Nikon mount. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » FS: 2 Tamron Nikon Lenses
April 16, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Great thread! North Rim Dayhike?
"I haven't hiked it, but the Google Earth Nat Park trail set shows western access also from the trail opposite the road to Foresta (Yosemite National Park Rd.) along 120." That'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
April 16, 1:45pm

Re: Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
Mine are 2.45 ounces, sewn from a Thru-Hiker Liberty Ridge Pants pattern. I estimate that they are about half waterproof and half breathable. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
April 16, 12:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite area in late May
_Morrison Creek_ Will the low snow year make the crossing a bit safer, and are there any alternative ways around it? The low snow year should make it easier, but that doesn't make it easy. I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
April 16, 12:30pm

Re: Question for those in MO....
Missouri is expecting a good crop year for poison ivy. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Question for those in MO....
April 16, 12:22pm

Re: 70 or 200 denier for the cost of shipping
Hey, can't scouts get a merit badge for that? --B.G.--

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
April 15, 10:25pm

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