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Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
"So in summary, whether using bleach or aquamira, and using it in the way that we all commonly do (i.e. not waiting for hours and hours before drinking and also often treating very cold water)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 8:09am

Re: Foot pain
Thanks for the many helpful comments! They are much appreciated. I'll definitely give the Spenco insoles a try with my 295's. The 295's are as comfortable as slippers, but after 5 ...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 7:52pm

Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
After doing a trip where I hiked 6-9 miles per day for 3 days on a somewhat rocky trail, I've had a pain in my foot just behind the forefoot "ball" on the little toe side. * The d...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 11:02am

Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
To dry wet garments quickly, slap them against your gaiter, leg, rock, or a tree. When you're done, they'll be only damp. This works especially well with wool and fleece gloves and hats.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 1:46pm

Re: Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
Looks great! What are the approximate dimensions on the tarp and net tent?

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
October 28, 8:01am

Re: pct thru hike
What you've listed looks ok to me, except that you'll probably want more substantial stakes like Groundhogs. Some of the "insignificant odds and ends" you've omitted includ...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 6:48pm

Re: Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
I've been using my Synmat UL7 for something like 2-3 years, doing 5-8 nights per year on it. I use a Downmat 7 on trips where the forecasted low is less than 30F. At lows 40F and below, I use a...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 3:23pm

Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
Jim, If you want to experiment more, try a Steger mukliner or a set of nested ones inside the overshoe along with the foam insole instead of wearing a shoe. Use some spare wool socks to take up ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Ebola?
"I think my blood pressure was elevated..." A common symptom of ebola--better get that checked!

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 24, 8:20pm

Re: Water bottle holder
Not sure if this is useful to you with a G4 or not, but in my older GG Gorilla, a tall Smartwater bottle sticks out of the pocket far enough that it's easy to remove.

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 11:33am

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