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Re: Re: Re: What is the best way to have Map handy
"in the cargo pants pockets" Yup. --B.G.--

In GEAR » What is the best way to have Map handy
August 09, 12:19pm

Re: Attaching umbrella to a pack
You guys are going at this all wrong. You want to attach the umbrella to your head. Use a Brockabrella. Google it. The St. Louis baseball player Lou Brock had his name on it. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 09, 12:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
Once you have dealt with the problem of dodging the lightning bolt out of the sky, you have the problem of the electrical energy of the bolt _after_ it hits something. Let's just say that it is...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 09, 12:25am

Re: Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
Another factoid. Of course it is lightning that we are trying to avoid, and thunder is just the audible indicator of it. Lightning normally strikes the tallest object in an area, although there ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 08, 10:04pm

Re: Gear list -- need help choosing pack to carry it
If you don't know how much pack volume you need, then it will all be guesswork. Instead, get your gear together along with an approximation of food and water. Pack that into a cardboard box,...

In Gear Lists » Gear list -- need help choosing pack to carry it
August 08, 3:57pm

Re: Tiny dense calorie brick
It is possible to come up with a food item that is extremely calorie-dense. However, it might be indigestible. I stick with items that I know will work in my system. I can go a long way on dilut...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 08, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
Nelson Lake doesn't show up anywhere, except on the topo map, because there is no longer any official trail that goes there. You can get only as far as Elizabeth Lake on an official trail, and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 7:53pm

Re: Fees on DeLorme Invoice Declining!
You want to watch your DeLorme invoice closely for mistakes. I caught them at one last month. Strangely enough, the mistake was in their favor. --B.G.--

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
August 07, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/wildernesstrailheads.pdf Where does any Budd Lake Trailhead show up here? Answer: it doesn't --B.G.--

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 3:20pm

Re: Bear Can Help
You get better weight efficiency with one huge canister as compared to two small canisters. But then you have to divide your other gear up radically if you carry only the one huge canister. We u...

In GEAR » Bear Can Help
August 07, 3:15pm

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