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Re: Frontier Pro versus Aquamira
Aquamira isn't as effective against protozoa (such as Giardia and Crypto), and requires longer treatment times or increased dosages. The filter filters these out.

In GEAR » Frontier Pro versus Aquamira
August 11, 10:19am

Re: bug protection and flat tarp pitches
Just a separate bug bivy or netting tent.

In Make Your Own Gear » bug protection and flat tarp pitches
August 05, 11:31am

Re: Repairing Bug Net
I'd try sewing it back into the seam if it seems to fit without excess stretch, removing strut if necessary.

In GEAR » Repairing Bug Net
August 02, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Home water testing kits
Giardia and Crypto are protozoa. They and their cysts are larger than bacteria. If the filter is removing bacteria, it's assumed to be removing these larger protozoa. You would need a contro...

In GEAR » Water Filters -- Effective Test?
August 02, 1:12pm

Re: Wanting new backpack OHM vs Gorilla
I haven't tried an Ohm (yet?), but like the Gorilla overall. Try both if you can. I like that the frame stay in the Gorilla is perfectly contoured to my back. This makes the pack comfortable an...

In GEAR » Wanting new backpack OHM vs Gorilla
August 02, 8:51am

Re: Trail Runners. Aargh.
"would still prefer something as minimalist as possible." Have you considered Vibram FiveFingers? :D ...Can't get much more minimalist than that without going barefoot. I hope to g...

In GEAR » Trail Runners. Aargh.
August 02, 7:49am

Exped Air Pillow
I like the Exped also. Due to broad shoulders, I find that I need a little more height on my side from a folded jacket or water bottle.

In GEAR » Pillow talk
August 01, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
I wear ancient Salomon hikers which are probably the ancestor of the Exit Aero. I've had no issues with carrying a pack weighing up to 25 lbs while wearing them. I even plan to wear them when I...

In GEAR » Need Weird Advice. Urgent!
August 01, 8:51pm

Re: Scarp 2
Yes, the Scarp 2 has the same upgrades as the Scarp 1. I have one myself. Henry must be very busy. I've always received a response from him within an hour, sometimes only 10 minutes. You mig...

In GEAR » Scarp 2
July 31, 8:52pm

Re: MYOG Silicone Cup Lid and Pot Grabber
Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Silicone Cup Lid and Pot Grabber
July 27, 3:01pm

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