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Re: Odor Proof helps but isn't a comprehensive bear strategy
It seems to me that the purpose of proper food storage really has nothing in common with the goal of preventing an attack. Daniel, If you look at wikipedia list of fatal bear attacks you will ...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 15, 10:48pm

Re: AM
"The EPA has conservative treatment criteria published for chlorine dioxide, as it is used by municipal water treatment facilities. It is linear, concentration (ppm) x time (min) for treatm...

In GEAR » Is Aqua Mira effective against Giardia?
April 14, 12:47am

Re: scent
"Interesting. But, it doesnt prove or disprove any advantage of odor resistant bags in real situations. As others said, what is wanted is to reduce the chance of a bear smelling your foo...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 11:05pm

Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
"Another side benefit, filling the jetboil with clean snow was as simple as shaking it off the tree branches into the cookpot. This could be done, little by little for better efficiency withou...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
April 10, 12:16am

Re: Bearikade and the Grizzly Question
The bearvoult canister was defeated by one bear that figured out how to open it. It's the only canister that has been opened by a bear manipulating the latch. That bear then taught her cubs h...

In GEAR » Bearikade and the Grizzly Question
April 09, 9:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Water treatment
"If the hollow tubes are full of water but the rest of the filter is empty which you can do by shaking it out, and it freezes, the tubes will just stretch with no problem. When you backwash th...

In GEAR » Water treatment
April 07, 11:38pm

Re: HiVent
"HI-Vent is created by applying a polyurethane coating with a special DT print matrix which acts as a dry-touch, half-layer coating" .polyurethane wpb fabrics are cheep and frequently ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Material Suggestions???
April 07, 1:34pm

Re: Windscreen lower seemed to help
"And best of all, the flame wasn't affected by the wind and no little whippy sounds of turbulance like before." Wind affects two areas of the stove. 1. Wind blows the flame to...

In Make Your Own Gear » RFC: Upright Canister Windscreen Design
April 07, 12:40pm

Re: Water treatment
"Inline filters seem a bit unwieldy" Unweldy in what way. I started using a inline filter last year and haven't had any issues with it. Simply remove the bladder cap (which has t...

In GEAR » Water treatment
April 07, 11:48am

Re: eVent
"I have an REI Kimtah eVent parka. No pit zips but it doesn't seem to need them." That has been my experience with a WestComb event jacket I got last year. ON my old gortex jacke...

In GEAR » Searching for a WPB Jacket
April 03, 7:26pm

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