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Re: Whats the low down on Bugs, Bears, Snakes and all the rest
Black bears in the Eastern USA are not aggressive, except when they are. There have been cases of black bears predating on humans in Ontario, but it is rare. Grizzly bears are only in a small n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whats the low down on Bugs, Bears, Snakes and all the rest
August 22, 3:33pm

Half pyramid with vestibule (Royce tent).
Look at the Royce tent in Horace Kephart's book 'Camping and Woodcraft'. It's basically a half pyramid with a vestibule that can be configured in several ways. The weight differen...

In Make Your Own Gear » Vestibule for pyramid tent?
August 21, 3:20pm

Vestibule for half pyramid.
Look at the Royce tent in Horace Kephart's book 'Camping and Woodcraft'. It's basically a half pyramid with a vestibule that can be configured in several ways. The weight differen...

In Make Your Own Gear » Vestibule for pyramid tent?
August 21, 3:19pm

Patagonia sale: nanopuff.
Thanks for the heads up about this. I'm also going for the traffic cone effect with orange (clementine). I like wearing orange because of hunters.

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Web Specials 50% Off
August 16, 4:59pm

Re: Re: high quality denatured alcohol
"Seems to me that the Crown Next Denatured alcohol with 95% Ethanol, 5% isopropanol, might be a less toxic option." Dr_Jimmy So far, this looks like the safest I've seen, except ...

In GEAR » Which brand of denatured alcohol? Where to get it in US?
August 15, 11:01am

Re: I need help with altitude sickness. Please.
Ron, From your description, I'd say it is probably, but not definitely, altitude sickness. It could be some sort of intestinal problem (or something else) that by coincidence kicked in at the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » I need help with altitude sickness. Please.
August 14, 10:32pm

Breaking and entering.
There are lots of house break ins in the Catskills in NY and a few in the Berkshires.

In Chaff » warning for black bear country
August 13, 5:55pm

Re: Thermal efficiency between m90,silk and 7d
m90, silk or 7d have have very little insulation value and it's about the same for all three. They add a little bit through adding an air layer. They do prevent loss of heat from wind. So, whi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thermal efficiency between m90,silk and 7d
August 10, 12:22pm

Tree Line
No. I'd guess tree line in Michigan is around 4000' and the high point is under 2000'. Nearest above tree line? Probably the Adirondacks or someplace in the Dakotas. Colorado is fu...

In Chaff » Above Treelines Hiking in Michigan
August 03, 8:16am

Bug burrito of tulle insect netting.
Tulle (bridal veil material) is 0.28 oz/square yard and is available in 108" wide width. You could simplify papasmurf's bug sock at mydiygear.com by just rolling up a tube of tulle of wha...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Approaching 4lb barrier....need feedback on modded MLD Poncho Tarp Specifically
August 01, 10:30am

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