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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: liquid iodine?
What you think is liquid iodine might not be. Iodine is stable in a solid crystalline form and sublimates to a gaseous form. This was state-of-the-art about 25 years ago. You can dissolve iod...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 12:13am

Re: Tubing length--clean vs. dirty
I have not done exhaustive testing. This might depend somewhat on which brand of filter you use. However, I found that the overall length of tubing from dirty to filter to clean is the most impo...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
September 26, 8:27pm

Re: Excalibur
I think that many of us mortals use one model or another from Nesco, for prices of about $50 to $70. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » Excalibur dehydrator $180 at Costco.com
September 26, 8:00pm

Re: Ahem
Those people in Brendan's photo are simply having a true wilderness experience. --B.G.--

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 7:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Cherry Creek Canyon, and off-trail explorations in general within reach of the SF Bay Area
"Is the poison oak bad in Big Sur?" In lots of places, yes. Big Sur is always good for poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes. --B.G.--

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Cherry Creek Canyon, and off-trail explorations in general within reach of the SF Bay Area
September 26, 1:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
"I think the top wind speed clocked at a pass on the road to the highest ski resort was something like 240 kph." The old Scotsman calls that a fresh breeze. "I know we have ha...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 26, 1:46pm

Re: Re: $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
NPS has generally had the opinion that if the film crew requires NPS monitoring, then they need to pay a fee. Similarly, if the film crew needs special access, unlocked gates, and all that hand-hol...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 25, 10:33pm

Re: Very helpful!
I think an eight-year-old kid might get his butt kicked trying to make it up the hill to Ostrander. During ski season, we get to the trail junction that is 1.5 miles from Ostrander Hut. Then Cardia...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Easy Yosemite trips for nephews
September 25, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Neutrogena Lip Balm
You can also use sunscreen as a lip balm, although it isn't very tasty. --B.G.--

In Multiple Use Gear » Neutrogena Lip Balm
September 25, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Article, Interesting Tech
"Some of the Chinese clones of the Canon batteries work fine, while others seem to die. Not sure why." I see the same thing. There must be some subtle difference in the chemistry. -...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 5:50pm

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