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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Attitude versus Altitude
Craig, yes, I have been up Whitney 39 times. Yes, I have led many others up there, and I've seen how the altitude affects them. Yes, I have used a pulse oximeter up there on myself, but only fo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attitude versus Altitude
February 12, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Attitude versus Altitude
"It reminds me of all the stories I've read that Bob Gross has posted about leading people up Whitney for the first time and using a pulse oximeter on them throughout the climb." C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attitude versus Altitude
February 12, 10:57am

Re: Coughlans
"Coughlans tablets" Oh, the round ones. Each one is about equivalent to a half of a standard Esbit tablet. The round shape makes it more difficult to stand them on edge to affect the b...

In Gear Deals » Esbit Burner
February 12, 12:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Great For Scouts
"I'd trust more with esbit than with alcohol" Yes, with Esbit we really don't even think about a fuel leak from storage. Plus, if you handled your alcohol wrong, you could spla...

In Gear Deals » Esbit Burner
February 11, 2:37pm

Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
"A lot of the differences are probably due to limited marketing. One brand gets pushed in the UK; a different brand in the USA." Roger, the big differences are probably between the qua...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 2:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
The mind boggles. --B.G.--

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
Eric, dead birds, yankee dollah, maple syrup dollah, hongcouvah, canuckistan, ... It's all tongue-twisting. --B.G.--

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 2:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
"But no explanation of what makes it special." Marketing. --B.G.--

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
"The problem is that Nikwax is a rather strange (and probably unique) combination of wax and EVA. I believe it will adhere quite well to cotton and leather, and works moderately well on them.&...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: waterproofing for fabrics
I haven't used any treatments like this for 30-35 years since the days of Scotchgard spray. Now people around here seem to mention ReviveX spray or else Nikwax wash-in. That may be just from im...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 11, 12:51pm

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