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Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
Here are my thoughts from my experiences in our "Eastern US rainforests": Improve or renew your quilt's DWR. Only wash it with special products designed to not affect DWR. Sometime...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 10:13am

Re: 3 season review - NE
Good list. I was a little surprised at the lower pack base weight with all of that stuff. (I mean that in a positive way.) I like the beer can pot/wing stove. I made one I like to bring sometim...

In Gear Lists » 3 season review - NE
April 16, 9:00am

Re: For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
I'm fairly happy with my BA CS UL1. I've also owned an original single wall TT Moment, and I currently own a Scarp 2 and Hogback. I think you'd be comfortable in a CS UL3. Although,...

In GEAR » For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
April 13, 7:47am

Re: Feet: not dry, but warm
What works for me in those conditions is: mesh trail runners Rocky GoreTex socks medium weight merino wool socks polypropylene liner socks Feet bottoms treated with Certain Dri antiperspira...

In GEAR » Feet: not dry, but warm
April 10, 10:32am

Re: Picaridin?
I only use picaridin or natural repellents. Picaridin is as effective as DEET, but I have to apply it more often. Lemon-eucalyptus repellents are more effective against flies than picaridin. For...

In GEAR » Picaridin?
April 10, 8:04am

Re: Re: What's in your water?
"The article stated that there was no infection." Actually, the article was about an infection.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's in your water?
April 08, 10:15am

What's in your water?
Leech larvae! I think only boiling or filtering would've prevented this infection. What do you think? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/07/disgusting-creature-removed-from-boys-th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's in your water?
April 07, 2:15pm

Re: Callback: Kupilka
I plan to make a real kuksa (wooden cup) from birch burl as soon as I obtain some. I like the aesthetics of drinking from a wooden cup which I made, especially if it's water freshly-dipped from...

In GEAR » Callback: Kupilka
April 05, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: bandaids
Likewise, Ian. At least we'd be prepared for the funny farm with our emergency gear. Come to think of it, I'm adding a tinfoil hat.

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 04, 12:13pm

Re: Re: bandaids
> everything you'd likely need to treat a GSW to injuries sustained in a velociraptor attack Overkill for me. I always bring a velociraptor-proof shelter.

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 04, 11:16am

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