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Why do you need to cut off (and throw away) the three inch section? Couldn't you just cut off the 1 inch section glue it on and be good to go?

In Make Your Own Gear » Tipi pole cheap, easy & light
October 01, 11:50am

Re: Rice Before Boil?
"Any reason to bring water to a boil BEFORE adding instant rice?..." The reason would be texture. Cooking a starch like that you could end up with gooey overcooked rice on the outside...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
September 25, 4:08pm

Re: I think you're right, Justin
"...I most definitely do not want to depend on a UV water treatment system that relies on batteries...." Filters can clog and break. Chemicals can leak or get wet. Electronics can ru...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My food and water weight conundrum...
September 25, 10:42am

Re: Lentils Don't Need No Stove
"I make curried lentils..." recipe?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Going Stoveless - Cold Food for Thought
August 29, 10:33am

Re: Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
"...Our feet were a bit tender as we learned not to step on sharp rocks--perfectly normal for transitioning to softer-soled shoes. ..." Just because you get trail runners doesn't m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 27, 2:51pm

Re: How Much Extra Food? If Any?
The typical human can survive 30 days without food so extra food is not a survival thing. It is purely a comfort thing. If you hardly ever get stuck in a situation were you want that extra meal t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How Much Extra Food? If Any?
August 27, 2:25pm

Re: Where did CD go?
I'll look for the thread, but someone mentioned somewhere else that they talked to a distributor and found out that all CD is produced in a factory in Germany. That factory had a fire which me...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets
August 26, 10:19am

fishing gear
I am apparently a pretty bad at tying knots. I can't tell you how many times I have cast my rod only to see the lure fly out into the lake without the line attached. :(

In GEAR » What piece of gear do you lose most often?
August 21, 4:26pm

Lighter1 Bear Canister available at Sports Chalet
I was in Sports Chalet just down the road from my house in Torrance, CA and I noticed they have Lighter1 Bear Canisters (both the Lil' Sammi and Big Daddy) on the shelf. They are selling for t...

In GEAR » Lighter1 Bear Canister available at Sports Chalet
August 06, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Insulation - loft versus ounces
essentially, but since the baffles are designed to puff out a certain amount, they would probably just put more 650 down in it. As a result it would puff the same, be just as warm, and weight more.

In GEAR » Insulation - loft versus ounces
July 31, 5:30pm

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