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Re: Re: Re: Car Keys
>" if your car is stolen and the insurance finds out you left the key in" Here (in Alaska), the few times a car gets stolen, the police ask, "Were the keys on the dashboard or ...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 29, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
I agree with what Craig says about the SVEA 123 for winter use. It's viable for a 1-2 people. And/or as a backup or second stove in a larger group. I'll add that there is (was?) a little...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 28, 5:35pm

Re: Backpacks for kids?
At 8 years old, my kids would carry maybe 4-6 pounds total. I think a 1-2 pound daypack is just too much of that total weight (17% - 50%!) so I went with REALLY light packs. Sea-to-summit's $...

In GEAR » Backpacks for kids?
September 28, 3:14pm

Re: Car Keys
I hide my key on the car, in the same place each time. My family, friends and hiking companions know where that place is. This means, 1) if I bail on a hike or go further than planned, etc, ...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 28, 12:17am

Polar Pure still available
Polar Pure is on for $20 including shipping. Treats 2,000 liters of water. Maybe it's old, but unlike most other chemicals, if the crystals are in the bottle, they're still...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 28, 12:09am

Re: liquid iodine?
It is very cost-effective to use iodine crystals as were sold in a brown glass bottle with a crystal-retaining inner lip and built-in thermometer (to gauge the concentration). You'd add X capf...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 8:03am

Howie: HYOH = Hike Your Own Hike. "Different strokes. . . " in BPL-speak. FLAD = four-letter acronym definition.

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 26, 12:03pm

Gathering food
I've heard these things taste like rattlesnake:

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 12:37pm

Re: Phantom Ranch
A SAR type and a doctor paired up to summarize all the deaths in the Canyon dating back to the John Wesley Powell expedition (everyone who stayed with JWP survived, but some bugged out mid trip). ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 8:26pm

Re: Scotch Tape
+1 on Frank's Scotch tape idea. There are multiple styles of 3M's Scotch Tape, but one of them is distinctly frosted, not clear.

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 1:59pm

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