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Re: Wood stove spark risk abatement solution
I don't have much more than practical observations of spark arrestors to go on, while I do have practical plus theoretical knowledge of flame arrestors. Flame arrestors can be designed to comp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood stove spark risk abatement solution
August 21, 6:30pm

Re: Walk in the woods looks better than Wild
I did read "Wild" in large part to be conversant about the "Wild effect" people were predicting. Nyland ("Strayed") writes well. Both the book and her blog/advice-co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hollywood producer discovers brown bears on AT!!
August 21, 2:16pm

Re: State selling off public land?
My thoughts are mixed as I type this from my house, built on 13 acres we bought from the "gubbermint" 16 years ago. In our case, it was sold by the Kenai Peninsula Borough (local county)...

In Philosophy & Technique » State selling off public land?
August 21, 1:59pm

Deterrence.
>"We need "Deliverance" to be re-released or rebooted." +1 Or someone could leverage the "One of the FBI's most wanted white collar criminals hid for years in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hollywood producer discovers brown bears on AT!!
August 21, 12:12pm

Re: omg
I'll go out on a limb here and predict that a book and movie about two old guys thru-hiking won't create nearly the interest and copy-cat behavior on the AT that a book about a sex-crazed, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hollywood producer discovers brown bears on AT!!
August 20, 10:38pm

Re: Cold and wet
Rain and shine, rain and shine, and I have a few things with some cotton in them - a bandana, 1 or 2 pairs of underwear, and maybe in a blend in a sun hat. But with rain, rain, and more rain, I...

In Gear Lists » Gates of the Artic National Park Alaska - August
August 19, 11:30pm

Getting dumped, version 3
>"Luke's experience is one of my primary survival scenarios: losing your gear and having to depend on what is on your person and your wits. I always carry a strong knife, fire steel, ti...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
August 19, 1:18pm

Re: Temp. closure at Tuolumne Meadows campground
Jane, Thanks for the PSA. In fifth grade, my teacher read aloud, "Bullwhip Griffon" about a man and boy's adventures going to the CA gold rush. It mentioned putting a candle in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Temp. closure at Tuolumne Meadows campground
August 16, 3:03am

Re: Random questions on things that I need to work on
A really cheap 4 to 8-liter bladder comes out of wine in a box. I've bought and also MYOGed adaptors from that bladder's outlet to tubing. It also makes a great shower bag. I trust them to ...

In GEAR » Random questions on things that I need to work on
August 14, 1:28pm

Re: Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
It is tempting to try to tie your cord around a stick and throw it over a branch / pole. Sticks tend to get stuck in tree. Rocks work better. But tying the cord around the rock is hard and the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 12, 5:21pm

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