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Backcountry water
"We know, without any doubt, that there are human pathogens often found in backcountry water..." I do not think that we know this. In the backcountry area I hike (the Sierra Nevada Mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 7:15pm

Snowpeaks reply
While their reply isn't technically accurate, it was probably the threads causing the leak. They were worn enough that they caused the stove to not align correctly on the canister, or could no...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
November 03, 3:47pm

Pull up the covers
I just pull the "covers" over my head. Then again, I've never been in temps under 20 degrees. ;^)

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 7:13pm

Using CO2
CO2 does not expand as much as you would think. I tried to use the CO2 cartridges (12 grams of liquid CO2, BTW) to fill up a BA IAC mat. When it didn't work I looked up the expansion rate of ...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 27, 7:09pm

Re: Re: cold acclimitization
I was in Hawaii once when it dropped below 60 one night. Everyone else was talking about finding extra blankets for the bed. It was the first night I slept without the A/C on. ;^)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 24, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
What's the problem!?! Step up! No expense spared in the quest for loosing grams. ;^)

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 16, 6:05pm

I like the Luci solar charging "lantern" I just got. Very bright on high, good on "not so high" and already has built in battery with solar charger. I still have tol see if it...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Lantern
October 13, 11:14am

Re: Stratospire 2 as a four person tent
How well does the mat at the top work? I am considering the same thing for my daughter so I can use a smaller tent. Haven't taken her backpacking at all yet so I'm unsure what is really g...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 11, 1:01pm

Re: Sawyer Squeeze 0.1 mini and regular flow rates
I have found with my regular (inline, prior to the squeeze version) that when the filter is "dry" it will filter slowly, sometimes very slowly. When filtering normally I can filter a lit...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze 0.1 mini and regular flow rates
October 09, 5:18pm

Re: Case
Yes, you need to ignore case. Convert to the same case if necessary, but the search should be case insensitive.

In Gear Swap » Easy BPL Gear Swap Search
October 08, 12:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm