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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
"So, my question is this: when the treated water enters my stomach would it also have the ability to treat the infected water, killing the bacteria I had earlier ingested?" What bacter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 20, 4:57pm

Re: Is GoLite going out of biz?
"Anyone know what's really going on over there?" Chapter Eleven was begun, according to references in two separate threads here. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Is GoLite going out of biz?
October 20, 2:44pm

Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
Joe Valesko of Zpacks always reported that the Arc Blast or Blast models are comfortable at 25 pounds or below. Then the upper limit is 35 pounds. --B.G.--

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 1:53pm

Re: Creeping Weight
"If it's going to be tough hiking, it's bare-bones for me. If it's not so strenuous or I'm doing some basecamping/fishing, my pack bloats a bit." Mike, I am exactly the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 1:22am

Re: Creeping Weight.
My base weight, including bear canister and satellite communicator, tends to be right around 10 pounds, more or less. During the winter/off-season, I replace an item or two and whittle the weight d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 7:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: canister
"if I smell sulfur" Or mercaptan. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Baxter Pass
I was there in mid-July. Baxter Creek crossings weren't too bad until I got to the 8500' point. A stranger was coming uphill and got halted there and couldn't figure out how to cross on...

In Post-Trip Reports » Season Finale- Baxter Pass 10/7-8
October 19, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: canister
"the sulfur smell" Mercaptan. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 4:43pm

Re: Re: canister
It depends on where the gas is escaping. When the canister and stove burner engage, often the gas escapes the canister for a half-second as it fills the tiny space below the control valve. But t...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
Want to know what makes a cheap CR123 battery such a poor choice? Often, it is age and self-discharge. If a cheap CR123 battery has been sitting on the shelf a long time since it was manufact...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 2:48pm

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