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bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
It has been a long while since I winter camped but I'm looking forward to joining a couple other MN BPLers on the SHT in late Feb. That has me dithering over a whole new gearlist, including st...

In Winter Hiking » bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
January 19, 12:39pm

Re: cleaning wounds (was medical kit)
Roger, They weren't talking about treating small clean wounds. Oh rats, Dave beat me to it.

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 18, 9:25pm

cleaning wounds (was medical kit)
WFA courses from both WMI and WMS both teach the above advice of cleaning wounds by forceful irrigation with clean water. I would add that they define clean water as water that is safe to drink,...

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 18, 3:02pm

Re: current system
for Chad: Any reasons why the Wisperlight didn't work well for melting snow for water? Not enough heat output for melting necessary quantity of water in a reasonable time. But that might n...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 18, 11:01am

Re: current system
Chad, I can't speak from first hand experience but a good friend who only camps after October and before April (yes, in MN) says that the MSR Whispers are marginal at best for winter if you ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 18, 9:43am

Andrew's two new solo tarps
Very nice to see a tarp maker acknowledge that extra side guy out points should be a standard feature. A question about the dual ridgeline model ... is there a single seam down the middle or a s...

In Gear Swap » FS: tarp with vestibule
January 17, 2:09pm

Re: Sarah's Tater Tuesday
And a question. Would "burger rocks" (dehydrated cooked burger) work OK where you specify flavored TVP?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Did I miss Tater Tuesday?
January 16, 3:47pm

Re: Sarah's Tater Tuesday
Sarah, if I may make a suggestion .... consider adding "yields x.y cups" in addition to "serves n" at the end of your recipes. Early on I packed meals for a remote week lon...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Did I miss Tater Tuesday?
January 16, 3:42pm

Re: Feb Superior Hiking Trail
in the winter I prefer shorter miles and enough clothing to keep me warm. If this means my base weight goes from ten pounds to twelve so be it. well, Skurka's icebox gear list listed a base ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 15, 5:56pm

Re: Purchasing already made Taslan Pants -- Online Sources?
(which forces me to have them tailored shorter then) Roleigh, I can probably offer you a good deal on a classic Singer sewing machine. You could even buy some taslan, order a Thru-hiker wind...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear – Trousers
January 14, 7:27am

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am