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Re: Blue stuff
"Call me crazy but I actually think the blue Gatorade is pretty tasty... unfortunately never seen it in powder form." I've got the blue gatorade in powder and it verges on gross. I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The science of Gatorade
July 30, 6:56am

Nylofume Bags, Round 3
+10 to 50 I assume you'll PM us when it's time to pay?

In Gear Swap » FS: Nylofume Bags, Round 3
July 28, 1:00pm

Aluminum tubing
A 0.625" Aluminum tube with .035" wall would be around 33 grams but is expensive here (2024 T3 is $14+/ft): http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=12799&step=4&showunits=in...

In Make Your Own Gear » source for carbon fiber tubing for pole jack
July 26, 5:01pm

CO detectors.
There are passive CO detectors that are credit card size and weight. http://www.regin.com/cotest.html I have no idea how good they are. Home Depot has household CO detectors that have a displa...

In GEAR » Heat Exchanger Pots Dangerous At Altitude?
July 20, 8:52am

BAK causes asthma.
BAK, Benzalkonium Chloride, is a known cause of asthma. That is, it can cause asthma in individuals that did not previously have asthma. It is also not a safe chemical to use in the presenc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hand Sanitizers: My Journey Towards Discovering Best Practices for Wilderness Hygiene
July 16, 11:48am

RE: my experience is they don't air out
The scent was nasty enough to trigger my asthma. Leaving them outside for 6 months didn't help much. A rain storm that covered them with mud helped a little.

In GEAR » 2 mil & Fresh Scent!
July 16, 10:11am

Using two sleeping bags for winter.
Down inside the synthetic. Water vapor will travel from your body outward till it reaches a temperature where it will condense into water. It is best if this point is inside the synthetic bag. I...

In GEAR » Using two sleeping bags
July 14, 4:47pm

More suggestions.
Wait until autumn for a real backpacking trip, no creepy crawlies and it's the ideal time to be outdoors in New England. In the meantime: RMC cabins (cheap) or AMC huts or lodges ($$$). ...

In GEAR » Backpacking for the girly girl
July 12, 11:23am

Nice privies at the Randolph Mountain Club (Mt.Adams, NH)
http://www.randolphmountainclub.org/ The RMC cabins are rustic but nice, and cheap, $7 to $13 per person per night. They're ideally situated for climbing Mt. Adams, Jefferson and Madison in...

In GEAR » Backpacking for the girly girl
July 12, 11:12am

Hawk Vittles.
Hawk Vittles is a regular on the Adirondack Forums ( http://www.adkforum.com/ ). I think he's a one man operation. If you need modifications of his products, just ask. For adding calories...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » pre-packaged high calorie per ounce freezer bag cooking
July 10, 4:57pm

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