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All Forum Posts by Douglas Frick

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Re: Re: Treatment times
Referring to Benjamin's list above: >For those who want to kill all three groups of badies (viruses, bacteria and cysts), the following options can be used... PJ has brought to our att...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 27, 9:06am

Re: SteriPens?
>...and they concluded that the SteriPens FAILED on all 4 of their evaluation criteria. Their evaluation was predicated on the device being used in turbid water without pre-filtering. Since...

In GEAR » Water purification
March 27, 8:57am

Re: Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
Sounds great. You guys are going to have a lot of fun! I think you'll be surprised how soon your son will be hiking much further, but there's no less fun in a 5-mile overnighter. >...

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 27, 12:27am

>I haven't seen what I'd consider really effective sun hats or cold weather hats yet, though I must own a dozen and a half. The Sunday Afternoons Adventure hat (Medium or Large: 2.9...

March 26, 1:05pm

Re: make and use a Jim Wood SuperCat
Here is the home page for the SuperCat; there are detailed build instructions there. Instead of using his hole punching method, I just took a single-hole paper punch and used that. It was a bit awk...

In Make Your Own Gear » make and use a Jim Wood SuperCat
March 24, 4:24pm

Re: Re: Sawyer
>The Sawyer purifier lacks the charcoal element found in many other filters, and so if there is any bad taste in the water at all, the Sawyer will do nothing to remove or improve the taste. So c...

In GEAR » Water filtration
March 23, 11:17am

Re: Re: Filter Straws
>REI (and others) sell First Need Purifier. A blip from REI: >"The only non-chemical water purifier certified to EPA Guide Standard for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts...

In GEAR » Water filtration
March 23, 10:59am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
>past few days Forums have been extremely slow for me with 5-10 minutes elapsing (without timeouts) when displaying Forum pages or Posting.[...]Think problem is on BPL server end. I haven&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 23, 10:43am

Re: Thanks
>what would happen if I was to buy the JRB weather bottom and stored my gear/down jacket in that instead of the nest? It depends on which temps you're expecting. If -5F to 0F, I wouldn&...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammock in winter
March 22, 11:03pm

Re: What about this?
>So how would a JRB Nest underquilt and a HH overcover do? I would be in a down +10 sleeping bag and I sleep in Capolene long underwear, fresh wool socks. and ususally a Polypro longsleeve with ...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammock in winter
March 22, 10:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm