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Re: Re: Re: What do you carry for First Aid?
Yeah, I should have mentioned my benzalkonium chloride hand sanitizer: won't sting eyes when used with contact lenses. This is also may be used directly in cuts and scrapes. H2O2 is in the toil...

In GEAR » What do you carry for First Aid?
February 01, 4:46pm

Re: What do you carry for First Aid?
My trips these days average 2 days in the northeast, 3 seasons, solo, never more than a stone's throw from civilization. I look at first aid as task-based: Little boo-boo: Hydrogen peroxide,...

In GEAR » What do you carry for First Aid?
January 31, 9:23pm

Common Battery Type -- Just Another Myth?
The point has been well made and is now taken for granted that all our electronic devices should share a common battery size, with AAs being the most referenced. The argument is typically "I c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Common Battery Type -- Just Another Myth?
January 30, 5:25pm

Re: incorporated into a replaceable insole?
It doesn't have to work well. All he has to do is get it on the shelves of REI, Campmoor, EMS, etc. And if it doesn't sell there, it'll sell with the SkyMall crowd. There are precede...

In GEAR » New product idea, inventor looking for feedback.
January 25, 11:32am

Re: 44g/1.5oz Sanyo USB Battery Charger
Got mine last year on Amazon, was about ~$18 with two AA Eneloop cells. Charging via USB, even from a desktop PC, takes a looonnnggg time. Can't imagine how long it'd take hooked up to e...

In GEAR » 44g/1.5oz Sanyo USB Battery Charger
January 06, 9:31am

Re: Photon and other micro-lights
As others have said, carrying an extra Photon is a great idea. The Fenix E01 or E05 are also good ideas, as they use AAA cells. Either weighs 0.7 oz with a Lithium AAA (about 2X the Photon). The E0...

In GEAR » Photon and other micro-lights
January 05, 9:49pm

Re: Old Packing List ~Late 1950s
Thanks for the info., much appreciated. Geesh, an animal trap? I had to ask him about that, and he says there was small game in Harriman State Park (NY), but never did any trapping of any kind. ...

In Chaff » Old Packing List ~Late 1950s
December 31, 9:19pm

Old Packing List ~Late 1950s
Going thru some of my Dad's stuff (his house was mostly destroyed by Sandy), I found some old lists from his camping days in the 1950s/1960s, and got quite a laugh from them. He had his lists o...

In Chaff » Old Packing List ~Late 1950s
December 28, 3:16pm

Field Results
OK, glad to see BPL has resolved the spam issue, and I'm glad to able to post again. I wrote the post below at the end of October but the information is still pertinent. For some reason, I can&...

In GEAR » 16 oz. Beverage Bottles
December 04, 9:48pm

Re: 16 oz. Beverage Bottles
Thanks, guys! I just wish BPL Forums supported ALL basic html tags; the back-and-forth was driving me crazy, I must have edited it a dozen times! @Todd: Here's a better picture of the ex...

In GEAR » 16 oz. Beverage Bottles
October 02, 12:12pm

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