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Green campaign signs.
Jerry, The local non-profit, member-owned electrical co-op, Homer Electric Assocation, was looking at a used coal plant to add capacity and that didn't seem like a good idea to me even apart...

In Make Your Own Gear » Corrugated plastic sheet for pack stay
September 15, 6:02pm

Cheap, cheap, cheap.
>"after an election they're all over the place, free, but they have printing on them" Or, as I think of them, personalized: They are notable stiffer in the direction of t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Corrugated plastic sheet for pack stay
September 15, 5:34pm

Re: 100% butane v. propane/butane mix
The volume of air per volume of fuel gas required for combustion varies with the fuel species. The orifices in stoves and the vents to let air mix in are selected to get that ratio right. Butane re...

In GEAR » 100% butane v. propane/butane mix
September 14, 3:46pm

Re: Campfire damage to gear?
Me: Minor melted spots in some nylon outer clothes many years ago. Some idiots I saw put a propane cylinder in a campfire: rather large cinders were thrown quite far. I tend to behave and e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfire damage to gear?
September 13, 11:41am

Re: shoes
This January, our shoes (6 pairs) were pretty clean and we had no problem. I've never had a modern hiking shoe I couldn't put through the clothes washer and dryer with standard detergent a...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa / First Thru-Hike Gear List
September 11, 11:31pm

The Streisand Effect
Discussing BPL policies and their legitimacy does serve to keep this posting refreshed in the forum. I took the opportunity to order four deuces...

In Gear Deals » Deuce of Spades Seconds!! They go fast...
September 11, 9:06am

Re: A Weathered Compass Story
Numerous YouTube videos show how to clear cloudy plastic headlight covers with a solution of baking soda or toothpaste plus elbow grease. I suspect it would help the weathered compass.

In GEAR » A Weathered Compass Story
September 04, 1:24am

Re: Rehydrating times?
Small pieces and thin layers. That helps both dehydrating and rehydrating. Also, an hour from camp, add water to your dinner. Heat the glop when you get to camp. That will save time and result ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating times?
September 03, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Pack first or last.?
Okay, James, you've convinced me. After long telling newbies to get their pack last (after they lightened and reduced the volume of their other gear), I see your points. Especially since it i...

In GEAR » Transition from Traditional to Ultralight
September 02, 8:14pm

EDC carry: really necessary? For me, yes.
When I fly in a small plane or am in an open boat, I ALWAYS have a PFD on and its pockets have a PLB, VHF, knife, line, and fire-starting gear. Because if the boat sinking or plane ditching goes r...

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 02, 12:29pm

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