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Re: Also bushcraft
BobS: +1 Akin to , on the first aid front, knowing how to put someone in a traction splint doesn't mean you do so on every trip. Broadly, a mini Bic is hard to beat. But there are some ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 9:54pm

I'll take them.
I'll take both (assuming you can ship USPS. UPS to AK gets spendy). I'll PM you.

In Gear Swap » .6 oz LLBEAN Bucklite NANO knife and 2 EQUINOX Marsupial pouches FS
January 26, 9:48pm

Foraging versus miles.
Justin: Agreed, the general incompatibility of foraging and BPing that I note is when you are trying for high mileage days. If you your mileage is done in a few hours, then foraging is a nice way...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 7:56pm

Re: Backpacking and Bushcraft
For me, the overlap between UL backpacking and older-style, Boy Scout bushcraft skills (wood fires, fabricated shelters, lashing, etc) is more comfort that I can respond to emergencies or deteriora...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 26, 4:03pm

Re: Esbit and USPS
I would no concern about esbit causing a problem with a USPS drop box. (1) they check almost nothing, (2) they're allowed to check almost nothing (only media mail packages can be opened to che...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Esbit and USPS
January 26, 3:08pm

What Hoe Am I Looking For?
This reminds me of a Jeopardy episode. Famously unflappable Alex Trebek gave the answer, "A term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker" and was expec...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 26, 12:37am

Re: Re: CDC Recommendations
>Consider going to a proper doctor, and not just a "travel clinic". While Cameron got some bad advice at a "travel clinic", I've found a doctor who practices infectiou...

In GEAR » Malaria Pills
January 25, 4:58pm

Vegan jerky - Nah
Most of the vegans I've met (mostly in Berkeley) look like they'd make pretty tough jerky. Plus there are all the legalities and morals. I've had better luck with vegetarian jerky ma...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vegan jerky
January 25, 12:22am

Re: Re: PLB / messagers in Alaska
Greg, 5 vs 6 vs 10 battery life? I'm up a mountain, 200 miles from home just now. I'll check my unit when I get home and post again.

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
January 24, 12:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Alaskan contingent
Thanks. I'm solo this time. We're all down next in March. I'm coming down to visit relatives (I'm a 5th Gen SFer and my grandmother had the same Chemistry Prof at UCB in 1917 as ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
January 23, 10:56pm

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