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Re: mugbowl
Adan, I also am not hesitant to drop some money on good gear, but I do as Bob does and go dumpster diving for my cup/bowl. Fortunately, we don't bonk heads because he's in the #5 Polyprop...

In GEAR » Cant find a Mugbowl
October 31, 2:16pm

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
We spend $7,390,000,000 on TSA for the appearance of safety, so $10 - $50 for (1) the feeling that our treated water is safe AND (2) actually eliminating some pathogens seems like a bargain. You...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 2:01pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
When I was attending UC Berkeley and working full time, there were some weeks I couldn't get away. In those times, it was helpful to keep my backpack packed and right by the front door. Knowi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 31, 12:10am

I do.
I use the hood on my puffy a fair bit. More so for wind than for cold. 25F and blowing is more annoying to me, hoodless, than 0F and still air. Running errands around town on a cold day, or mo...

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 30, 1:55pm

Re: Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
Sounds like my plantar fasciitis. Especially that pain in the morning. I'm guessing you sleep with your toes pointed? (as opposed to sleeping with your foot at a right angle as if standing)....

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 12:32pm

Tasty no-cook oatmeal
I roll out this suggestion every six months in breakfast / oatmeal / no-cook discussions: There's a no-cook (hence no-stove, no-fuel, no-time, no-waiting in the cold morning for breakfast) o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 28, 3:15pm

From a caver
FAR more important in a cave, but if the route is confusing or the trail junctions frequent, make a point of looking backwards, occasionally on an out&back trip. Visualize yourself approaching...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 3:03pm

Another view
I read, post and reply at BPL for almost entirely non- Gear Swap reasons. I pose a few questions at times. I answer a lot more. And I find FS items to be bothersome clutter if I'm trying to ...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
October 28, 11:52am

This is something I have to do professionally at times, when I'm sampling water from a well, sometimes as small as 2-inch diameter, sometimes as deep as 150 feet, when the purpose-built bailers...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dipping from the spring box
October 24, 10:26am

Re: Re: Buck Helm & hydration
But another glass of water doesn't HURT if you have a broken ankle, right? More seriously, sure, crush and kill a bunch of cells and your kidneys will need to filter more toxins from your bl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body. It's not.
October 22, 11:46pm

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