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Re: Re: 8'x8' tarp recommendations
I agree with Dale's comment about preferring a 10x10, unless using a bivy. I currently use an 8.5x10.5 tarp though.

In GEAR » 8'x8' tarp recommendations
December 12, 10:55pm

Re: There is little danger - but there is danger
"I would like to read useful advice to mitigate an existing high-severity/low-probability risk." Awareness. Try to smell or hear or see sign of them before you see them. And then, s...

In Chaff » There is little danger - but there is danger
December 11, 9:49am

Re: So I inflated my mouth
You now have goose cooties.

In GEAR » So I inflated my mouth
December 10, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Go for the Steripen Freedom
"Let's face it, if we wanted a "pure nature experience" we'd be on a bushcraft forum, not a backpacking forum. Gear is part and parcel of the BPL ethos, for better or worse.&...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 10, 9:58am

Steripen/bottle opening size
Many use the Steripen in their cooking pot or the bottom of a cut-down Platypus or Nalgene Cantene, then pour the water into their narrow-mouth container or hydration bladder.

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 09, 6:32pm

Re: Rocky Gore-Tex socks on multi-day trips
I can wear a medium-thickness wool sock and liner sock with a Gore-Tex sock sized up 1.5 sizes. It seems like there is a little bunching, but I don't notice it once I start hiking. Over the ...

In Gear Deals » Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
December 09, 6:25pm

Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I have the Opti which I use sometimes. It works great. I take the batteries out between trips, and I haven't had any battery issues using name brand lithium batteries. The one I have is a fr...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 08, 6:50pm

smelly down
I always assume that anything with down is going to have a slight dead bird smell to it. It goes away with washing and use, but it returns some when it gets damp. I carefully bear bag and hang m...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
December 08, 9:40am

Re: Re: Water treatment options
Right, iodine (which Polar Pure is) doesn't kill crypto. But, neither does Aqua Mira the way most backpackers use it. :) Here's a good summary of treatment methods: http://www.hikel...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Almost SUL -- Help me make the cut.
December 08, 9:31am

Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
Also, bigger people have to carry bigger, heavier gear and more food.

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 07, 10:09pm

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