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Estimating snow depth after rain and temperatures above freezing
Does anyone know of a website or general guidelines or other wilderness wisdom about how to guess what the snow depth will be after a period of warm temperatures and rain? In my specific case, t...

In Winter Hiking » Estimating snow depth after rain and temperatures above freezing
February 22, 11:47am

Re: uninsulated air mats + foam pad = warm on snow?
The short answer is to look up the R-values, add them, and make sure they add up to around 5.

In GEAR » uninsulated air mats + foam pad = warm on snow?
February 22, 10:38am

Re: All wet in my bivy - WHY?
I avoid bivvy issues by not using them. :)

In GEAR » All wet in my bivy - WHY?
February 22, 8:10am

Re: BA
The BA Lynx Pass 4 seems somewhat similar to the BD tent you were looking at, and around 8 lbs: http://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/lynxpass4

In GEAR » Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
February 21, 2:19pm

Re: Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
I own a Hogback. It's a great tent, but it is rather vulnerable to high winds. You'd want to guy out the main pole at the sides and even at the very top in those high elevation winds. (All ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Hogback or Black Diamond Guiding Light?
February 21, 12:21pm

Pasteurization temps
One common method of pasteurization is flash pasteurization: "The liquid moves in a controlled, continuous flow while subjected to temperatures of 71.5 °C (160 °F) to 74 °C (165 °F), fo...

In GEAR » Hinnie pot contamination
February 20, 12:22pm

Re: Hinnie pot contamination
Questionable levels of BPA are found after microwaving food in containers which supposedly don't contain significant BPA: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/34532034.html Th...

In GEAR » Hinnie pot contamination
February 20, 10:31am

withdrawn: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra shoes
No longer for sale. I decided to keep these.

In Gear Swap » FS: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra shoes size 10.5
February 18, 8:45pm

Re: Proper Hipbelt Placement?
In general, the buckle should be over or within 1-2 inches of the navel. But, load the pack with your standard carry weight and see how it feels after a few miles. A real life test is the only way ...

In GEAR » Proper Hipbelt Placement?
February 18, 11:43am

Re: Re: Steripen not tested on worm eggs
Chad: The NPS did not state that UV treatment should handle tapeworm eggs. Ken stated that. See the original source. Lack of symptoms doesn't confirm a lack of infection.

In Gear Lists » u.l. beginnings ...
February 16, 1:32pm

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