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Reginald Donaldson (worth) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Wind River Range
About Me I am a wilderness canoeist with a preference for paddling Northern Ontario.
CityPlainfield
StateIN
My Website URLhttp://worthdonaldson.weebly.com/
My PDF Gear List2 Weeks in the Mountains

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Dehydration, frostbite and urination
On one particular cold, windy trip I observed that I began to urinate every 15 - 30 minutes for several hours. My paddling buddy even noticed it. I had never heard of this being a sign of hypothe...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 15, 6:38am

Brett, MB #7
Brett, I was using the down MB #7 and was sleeping in a BA Seedhouse SL2. I had very little condenstation inside the tent during this particular trip because the tent ventilates almost too with mo...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 14, 3:22pm

Liners
I made a mistake using the MB #7, Sea to Summit's Thermolite, silk liner and a 3/4-length ZRest pad on a July wilderness canoe trip into the sub-tundra. Historical temperatures indicated it ra...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 13, 9:19pm

Wear a tree branch
Wildchild is correct about Natrapel. When it gets too bad I go for the headnet and spritz my collar, hat brim and shirt cuffs with Deet. I have seen Cree and Inuit wear a small branch like a hat....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 05, 9:37pm

Dirty rag wool
I discovered years ago that rag wool stops itching after several days of wearing it as long as you do not wash it or change into clean rag wool. I assume the dirt, moisture and body oils must un-k...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
November 24, 5:27pm

Mail options
It is common for canoe expeditions in the Canadian Far North to mail themselves supplies in care of the Northern Stores. I see no reason why you could not use their services. http://www.northwe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grocery store options
November 16, 10:41pm

A few more ideas
On occasion I have had to carry an emergency handheld aircraft radio about the size of a GPS in the tundra. However, it is only good if you have a visual. We would have probably used it in conjun...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do you signal without a mirror?
November 15, 6:02pm

Ranger Rick SOS Necklace
I wear a modified version of the Ranger Rick SOS Necklace: http://www.therangerdigest.com/Tips___Tricks/Necklace/body_necklace.htm It consists of: wire saw inside a flexible plastic hose sm...

In GEAR » Neck Lanyard
November 11, 4:44pm

I don't recommend it
Chlorine dioxide has a half-life of 93 minutes per http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=3028767&dopt=Abstract Thus, in about 4.5 hours you only have 12....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AM... How long after mixing?
July 07, 5:42pm

Twig in the eye
I have always marveled at how much you can see when you are away from the light polution. There have been times where I could have easily read beneath the full moon's glow. By the way, I heard ...

In GEAR » Is this normal?
July 07, 5:16pm

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