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Re: Re: Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
>"You could try injecting some low viscosity epoxy" +1 And, if you haven't done that before, you start with a clear epoxy (West Systems, System Three, etc) and add fine sawdu...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 06, 11:00pm

PET in UV
Jerry, Yes, there are studies finding that water can be disinfected by spending 6 hours in European sun (less in the tropicals and much less when the water is warmer) in a PET bottles up to 2 li...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 6:11pm

Re: Re: sticking to data
Ian, I think you and I must be missing the "if the gubermint says it's okay, it must be bad" gene. It's a great time saver - it would let me jump to conclusions and skip those fou...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 11:57am

Re: slight hijack (but not really...)
Jennifer, PET bottles would fine (bottle survival and toxic exposure) with warm drinks. But if you might pour boiling water into the bottle (to save time, to dilute hot water with colder water ...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 10:52am

Re: Klymit Motion color
I can see why white is worn by the 101st Airborne Division, because they fight in the winter, but I have generally been avoiding white gear to be less of a visual nuisance in summer and to show dir...

In GEAR » Klymit Motion 35 Pack -- big flaw
August 05, 10:43am

Re: Re: Re: I appreciate your concern...
Mario (darn autocorrect) MARKO, The "dishwasher" concern may have arisen because I suggested washing the bottles between, say, using it as a pee bottle and reusing it as a drinking-wat...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 10:29am

Re: reusing plastic is kinda dangerous, isn't it?
Adam, Gatorade bottles are made from PET plastic. The concern about BPA was from polycarbonate bottle like older clear Nalgene bottles, some baby bottles, sippy cups, and the linings in steel ...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 10:18am

Re: shelf life of denatured alcohol?
Should be fine. The ethanol and poisoning agents (such as methanol) are stable in high concentrations (in beer and wine ethanol goes to vinegar biologically, but high concentrations prevent that). ...

In GEAR » shelf life of denatured alcohol?
August 05, 2:04am

Re: Time to panic
This reminds me of when Aquafina bottles went from semi-wide-mouth to the pop-bottle-sized screw caps of today. The wide mouths filled so much easier in the field, washed up better in the dishwash...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 03, 7:48pm

Re: Re: Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
Ben, Here's an answer for you, 10 months later: Looking at the structure of those toxins (here's one): there are so many polar O, OH, OOD, NH2, etc, functional groups hanging off o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
August 03, 6:25pm

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