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Re: Love
>"(Thank y'all...)" You may already know this, but "y'all" is singular. And plural.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 17, 11:07pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"The kill temperature for Giardia lamblia is about 175*F." +1 on Bob's data on pasteurization of water. If you read an NPS publication, someone has seemingly surveyed ever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:03pm

Re: Re: exped ul stench
If you're considering putting it in a washing machine, put it in a mesh bag that prevents it from unrolling and getting stretched and stressed in there. And what is a washing machine but hot...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:22pm

Re: Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
I've long used the concept of "equivalent miles" to equate flat-land hiking to hillwalking to mountainous terrain. Because whether you're training, backpacking miles between camp...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scouts complete 22 miles on a weekend and want more
April 16, 11:39pm

Re: weight of a knot
>"have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as sane as the rest of you?" You repeated yourself in the excerpt above. Overhand knots reduce strength of a line by about 50%. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 7:28pm

Re: The REAL america
>"I'm in Texas now." Well, then, only one place to go for more guns, more oil, less people, and way more glaciated mountains. When I'd been to all 50 states, Alaska was t...

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 10:33am

Re: Re: Wear a helmet
There are lots of things going in the Netherlands that help cyclist safety. So much of the country cycles, that motorist view cyclists as fellow humans instead of annoying hipster trash delaye...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 2:13pm

Re: Sit pad? You better be really light
>"(1) High altitude will cause it to over-inflate and go flat, so don't expect it to last for years " I've got some that I've used many times to transport frozen fish in...

In GEAR » Bubblope = Ready to go freezer bag cozy
April 15, 10:40am

Re: Re: Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
>"Target rifles are heavy for a reason. " And therein lies the difference - what kind of shots do you usually take? For black and caribou my companions are usually taking 200-300 y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 10:36am

Re: Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight
The sun just set 20 minutes ago, but the east horizon is clouding up. Might have to watch it online: http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html

In Other Activities » Lunar Eclipse Tonight
April 14, 11:46pm

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