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Re: Re: Roll-Your-Own Toilet Paper
>"To me, if you are using regular toilet paper that cannot get wet, you have failed from the start." I just multi-purpose the Tyvek ground cloth. It cleans up pretty well in the ne...

In GEAR » Roll Your Own Toilet Paper
January 23, 6:18pm

Re: women wearing skirts
My wife and many active women in my Alaskan town are using those zippered, insulated skirts around town and while Nordic skiing. They add a moderate amount of warmth and the zipper lets one regulat...

In GEAR » women wearing skirts
January 23, 9:16am

Re: New Here, and Returning Backpacker
As you transition to lighter gear, there can be sticker shock. But if you get your head around just NOT bringing some things, the initial weight savings are free. Spend an extra 6 minutes in camp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Here, and Returning Backpacker
January 23, 1:30am

Re: Re: Roll-Your-Own Toilet Paper
>"I just club a rabbit when I need to go. " Bear and Rabbit are chatting in the forest. Bear asks, "Don't you hate how the poo sticks to your fur?" Rabbit, "The...

In GEAR » Roll Your Own Toilet Paper
January 23, 1:16am

Re: Re: A study was done...
Rather than relying on intake, I tend to look at output (admittedly easier for pointers than setters). My MD wife focuses on 30 ml/hour as the minimum output for proper kidney function. You can...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is the weight of water that you've already drunk that much different from the weight of carried water?
January 23, 1:13am

Re: re: See what it looks like when a grizzly bear gets an MRI
Gary, I did the same thing. MRI and bear don't go together in my head. Kind of "jet plane" "destroyed skyscraper" didn't fit in my head for the longest time that mo...

In On the Web » See what it looks like when a grizzly bear gets an MRI
January 22, 10:51am

Re: Favorite "Budget" Item?
If I were going to spend a dollar before you dropped me out of an airplane into a random place on earth, I'd buy a bic lighter.

In GEAR » Favorite "Budget" Item?
January 22, 10:44am

Re: 160 year old gear list
From Thoreau's list: "An Indian may be hired for about one dollar and fifty cents per day, and perhaps fifty cents a week for his canoe" Back to the OP: an interesting thought e...

In GEAR » Back to the Past
January 22, 12:01am

Re: RE: Adventures in mini writing supplies
>"What are we writing for?" I'll argue that paper and pencil can be the most helpful first aid / emergency supply. A little less now in an age of cell phone and SPOT devices, b...

In GEAR » Adventures in mini writing supplies
January 21, 10:40am

Jam 35, Jam 50, etc
I keep a Jam 35, two Jam 50s and two Jam 70s around for - semi-UL backpacking trips or when I want a little tougher pack - day hikes when there is one pack mule (often me) for the picnic lunc...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
January 20, 1:31pm

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