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RE: Insect repellent bracelets -- don't use them.
Most of these don't work. If any do work they're dangerous. Think of flea collars for cats and dogs. They do work, but they are not approved for human use. Use DEET or one of the natur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Has anyone used these?...please chime in: Insect Repellent Bracelets
June 22, 10:06am

Bear trap.
You could use that size duct tape for bear traps, similar to fly traps but bigger.

In Chaff » If Ultralight is Ultraright Then How Much is Too Much?
June 16, 12:57pm

quilt sleeping advice...Silk sheet.
The lightest solution would be a small silk sheet to cover the pad, 1 to 2 oz total depending on the size and weight of silk. Probably something like 8mm habotai silk from: http://www.dharmatradin...

In GEAR » quilt sleeping advice...
June 03, 3:12pm

Scented trash compactor bags and asthma.
I tried trash compactor bags from the grocery store and they were a very powerful asthma trigger for me, i.e., instant asthma attack. I couldn't even keep them in the house. These scents are...

In GEAR » Trash compactor bags - scented
May 31, 2:12pm

UL mosguito net for hammock
Randy Smith/Papa Smurf occasionally posts on BPL. He sells 'bug socks' in tulle (1.87 to 2.5 oz) and noseeum (5.5 to 8oz). I haven't used them (not a hammocker), but he's given e...

In GEAR » UL mosguito net for hammock
May 31, 11:13am

Antarctica books and films.
My favorites are Endurance and Worst Journey in the World (best title in the world). There is a film "Endurance" that is mainly still photos and a few bits of motion by Shackleton'...

In GEAR » Antarctica book suggestions
May 31, 8:56am

Sewing tulle.
This thread has some hints and sources for sewing tulle: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=47478 It's time to add bug netti...

In GEAR » How effective is Tulle against mosquitoes?
May 27, 9:10am

RE: How effective is Tulle against mosquitoes?
Tulle works fine for mosquitos and black flies. The mesh is coarser than noseeum, so there may be other smaller bugs that can get through it. Peter Vacco is the man for sewing tulle; I've b...

In GEAR » How effective is Tulle against mosquitoes?
May 26, 4:05pm

Survival of the fittest: M&M.
"I've never had a problem with M&Ms melting. The chocolate softens a bit, but the sugar shell holds everything together. Note that when softened, they can be crushed easier by pressure...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate that doesn't melt?
May 25, 6:11pm

RE: Altimeters
"Does anyone have first-hand experience with analog altimeters?" Yes, I had a fairly cheap one years ago. It worked well. I still have an old Casio watch with altimeter/barometer fu...

In GEAR » Altimeter Qs
May 24, 7:35pm

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