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Re: Sawyer MINI Filter
The Sawyuer squeeze weighs 3 onces with the bags. If you assume 1 oz for the bags the new filter is about the same weight as the old one. Also note the weight listed is probably the dry weight. ...

In GEAR » Sawyer MINI Filter
July 16, 1:37pm

Re: Where to carry a Plb
I normally carry my Plb in my pack, but should I have it in my pockets or around my neck? When I hiking it is strapped to my hip belt or sholder strap. When I am not hiking it attached to th...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons...
July 16, 10:11am

Re: Dehydrated ground beef will last how long?
I don't know how long it will last but I do know someone that tried it. The problem he had with it is that it is not easy to rehydrate it. The Fat acts like a waterproofing material. Water h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated ground beef will last how long?
July 14, 11:13am

Re: Locus Gear Tyvek?
There are a lot of different versions of Tyvek out there with verying levels of hydrostatic head (waterproofness) and breathability. Tyvek 1443 is the most readily available version and it has a H...

In GEAR » Locus Gear Tyvek?
July 10, 7:37pm

Re: Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
The Ursack is the only thing I know of that can be tied to a tree trunk. Since bears can climb the trunk the sack and cord have to be strong enough to prevent the bear from ripping it off the tree...

In GEAR » Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
June 30, 2:50pm

Re: Struck by lightning
Your post brought to mind this event in 2005. 2 people in a cout troup were killed on John muir trail in 2005. http://www.esdjournal.com/articles/Lightning/scouts%20strike.htm I hope your rec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Struck by lightning
June 30, 11:37am

Re: Wide mouth 1L platypus bladder?
In addition to the nalegene canteen. MSR sells a hydration bladder with a wide mouth. This bladder has a small flip valve on the cap. MSR also sells a kit that replaces the flip valve lid with a l...

In GEAR » Wide mouth 1L platypus bladder?
June 27, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Shell-Rain Jacket UL/SUL recommendations
"Seems to be a pretty common theme I've been reading around here when it comes to rain gear. Do people really find it a good trade off to get soaked every time it rains just so you don'...

In GEAR » Shell-Rain Jacket UL/SUL recommendations
June 27, 12:54pm

Re: Sawyer Squeeze Male-to-Male Adapter
There just was a post in the MYOG forum. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=78861

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Male-to-Male Adapter
June 26, 5:33pm

Re: UPDATE - News good and bad
I wanted to see how a syring pump would work. So I got a 50ml syrings, two check valves, a tee fitting, and a luer lock to hose barb adaptor to connect it to the syring. The syring by itself is 1...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG water filter - questions
June 26, 2:07pm

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