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Re: Trekking Poles Not on Plane?
>"Just hit the local Walmart when you arrive" +1 As little at $20 for a pair. I haven't tried this, but something that isn't stocked locally, you could use their "Fre...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 2:15pm

Air gap sizing
>"If a layer of air is wider than maybe 1/2 inch or 1 inch, then there will be air currents which will limit any further gain." This has been studied extensively in double- and trip...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 32 ounce problem
October 15, 2:06pm

Re: A good smartphone holder that will screw onto a mini tripod?
Lots of these sorts of things on ebay for $4-$5: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Universal-Bracket-Adapter-Tripod-Mount-Holder-for-Tripod-iPhone-Smart-phone-/281376609551?pt=US_Mounts_Holders&ha...

In Photography » A good smartphone holder that will screw onto a mini tripod?
October 15, 12:32am

Re: Re: Re: Water for sale
"Might be easier to ship 30% of people and agriculture in CA to Oregon/Washington" That's been done over the last 30 years, I thought.

In On the Web » Less trees, more water for California?
October 14, 11:30pm

Smuggling offer to Kiwis
I see posts at times about Aussies and NZers trying to source some bit of USA gear but getting stymied by excessive ecommerce or shipping costs (something we Alaskans can relate to) and I have twic...

In Gear Deals » Smuggling offer to Kiwis
October 14, 10:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: COMPASS!!
>"bet she was listening to her 'tunes' and not paying attention to where she was going" I did that the summer that the iPod came out. I never got lost, but I saw five grizz...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 8:19pm

Near Reykjavik
Cave entrance: Inside: We went back to the church for a concert. They have the biggest organ in the North Atlantic: But of course, this museum thinks THEY have the biggest org...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 11, 6:08pm

Re: Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
I was in Iceland a year ago and imagine returning to do a backpacking trip. Things that I noticed: Bicyclists were having a tough time with high winds and horizontal rains. I'd rather plan...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 11, 6:03pm

pressure drop calks
>"Do you think the different ID tubing has anything to do with the results?" No, that tubing is large enough to support a higher flow. At the highest flow observed, 0.5 liters/min,...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
October 10, 11:47am

Coals to Newcastle?
John: so on a snow-camping trip, you brought your own ice?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 10, 9:31am

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