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Justin Baker (justin_baker) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Re: Return dilemma
Lifetime means lifetime of the product, how long you could reasonably expect a type of gear to last. I'm too young to have experienced the old school nylon pu stuff, but I was under the impress...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 1:35pm

Nobody paid for this article. I'm not a subscriber and I can read it. The issue is that people paid for a LIFETIME subscription expecting many years of quality articles. If this site was una...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 14, 12:27pm

Re: Return dilemma
Nylon PU coated stuff isn't supposed to last that long, even if it's well made. The only materials that will last that long are canvas and wool.

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 5:33pm

Re: fire as survival
"Worst is when it's raining. Difficult to get fire going..." Not if you know what you are doing and have the proper skills and firestarting material. "... and keep it going...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 13, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Forum police
Most forums have tools or features that you can activate. You don't need to "write" anything. I do realize we are using dinosaur software hear and transferring data to a new platform ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell wind shirt, Montbell rain trekker, GG The One.
February 12, 11:32pm

Re: Packing a Food Bag
On longer trips I carry 2 food bags, one for cooked meals and one for no cook food. The no cook bag sits near the top of my pack.

In Philosophy & Technique » Packing a Food Bag
February 12, 3:08pm

Re: Fire Starting
I mostly make fires in winter and don't bother with it in the summer. In the winter it is about utility. It keeps me warm, lets me dry out my clothes, and provides a free source of fuel for coo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 2:02pm

Esbit works very good. I use PJ cotton balls as my everyday fire starter and use an esbit if I really need to get the fire going quickly in wet weather.

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 12:56pm

best container
The best container I've found for vaseline cotton balls is a pill bottle or an old film canister. You can really shove them down into a hard sided container and fit a bunch of them.

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 10:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gotta love REI
As long as REI will allow me to return defective items, they will still have my bussiness. It would suck to have snowshoes that you only used twice a year fail on you after a couple of years and ...

In Gear Deals » REI Changes Return Policy To One Year Time Limit
February 11, 10:24pm

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Gregory Tarne 36

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 13, 11:53am