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Re: liquid iodine?
It is very cost-effective to use iodine crystals as were sold in a brown glass bottle with a crystal-retaining inner lip and built-in thermometer (to gauge the concentration). You'd add X capf...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 8:03am

FLADs
Howie: HYOH = Hike Your Own Hike. "Different strokes. . . " in BPL-speak. FLAD = four-letter acronym definition.

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 26, 12:03pm

Gathering food
I've heard these things taste like rattlesnake:

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 12:37pm

Re: Phantom Ranch
A SAR type and a doctor paired up to summarize all the deaths in the Canyon dating back to the John Wesley Powell expedition (everyone who stayed with JWP survived, but some bugged out mid trip). ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 8:26pm

Re: Scotch Tape
+1 on Frank's Scotch tape idea. There are multiple styles of 3M's Scotch Tape, but one of them is distinctly frosted, not clear.

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 1:59pm

Re: Frosting lens of LED lantern
But simplest: try a small area with very fine sandpaper. That should be easy to do with a plastic housing. If you like it, do the whole thing. Back in white-gas Coleman lantern days, some of t...

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 12:45pm

Re: Frosting lens of LED lantern
Here's a frosted film available at Home Depot for $9. Enough you and 6000 of your closest friends to diffuse their lanterns and flashlights. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Con-Tact-Frosty-28...

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 11:23am

Re: Re Re Re Black Bears
>"We just have way, way more black bears so statistically a lot of bear attacks will involve them." Luke: Not only that, but grizzly country is inherently pretty devoid of humans. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 11:00pm

Re: Re: Black Bears
>"black bears in Alaska and Canada are more like Grizzlies" I've read much (but not all) of Herrero's research and I didn't see that. My experience in Alaska over dozen...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
>"Perhaps the bear was just minding it's own business"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 9:23pm

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