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Re: A different approach, and why others don't do this?
Gun nuts say, "Beware the man with one gun" on the theory that he will be REALLY good with it, as it is the only one he practices with. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » A different approach, and why others don't do this?
October 20, 11:11pm

Re: Re: Acclimitization to cold
As Owen notes, the last freezing day of Spring does't feel nearly as cold as the first freezing day of Fall. We're not just showing off in our shorts and t-shirts, it really is comfortable...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 20, 11:02pm

Granular activated carbon for free.
Derek: PM me if you want a few ounces. I keep some around and could drop it in the mail if you want to MYOG your own and see if it does what you want. I'd suggest starting with VERY small qua...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard wate
> I guess bleach + ascorbic acid will taste different, Jerry, Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Chlorine and iodine are strong oxidizers. After the desired contact time, vitamin C will react ...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
Derek, chlorine has a high affinity for carbon (it's fast) and has a high "loading rate" (an ounce of carbon adsorbs more weight in chlorine than of most chemicals). I'm tempted ...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 10:17pm

Re: Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
Steven gives some ideas for a MYOG GAC (granular activated carbon) filter. I've posted others over the years. The other, broad approach is a tea bag of GAC. That could be an empty or recycl...

In GEAR » Activated charcoal filter that can be used with standard water bottles?
October 20, 9:06pm

Re: I can use it, PM sent
Kaleb, the plane landed. I'm dropping it in the mailbox at the Anchorage airport right now. Probably gets to LoCal in 3 days.

In Gear Deals » PIF - NSPS Annual Pass
October 19, 6:53pm

PIF - NSPS Annual Pass
I got an Annual Pass last March, it's good through March 2015, but I've got no more trips planned. There's still a blank signature spot on the back, so if you've got some winter tri...

In Gear Deals » PIF - NSPS Annual Pass
October 19, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Trekking Poles in Plane
>"If you have someone dropping you off at the airport you could give it a try" My main airports have mailboxes (some don't). If yours does, your fallback plan could be to mail ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 2:26pm

Re: Alum
Sounds like you've thought through the need for alum for settling sediments and that you don't expect to need to do it much. If you did need to do it a lot, I'd suggest a square yard o...

In Gear Lists » 13-day Grand Canyon Traverse
October 15, 2:22pm

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