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Not all lows are created equal
There is a huge difference between an overnight low where the temperature gradually drops and when it is that temperature all night long. I've been on a summer and winter trip where the overnig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 15, 1:59pm

Bamboo
I have a pair of Bamboo socks. I assume they were "lightly processed" as they had a different feel that wool or cotton. They are at least as good at odor control as cotton or wool, poss...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 12, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Diluted chlorhexidine
"Phisohex". Yup, that was it! Thanks.

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Hiking snacks?
"Back off on the salt too. You'll be surprised how your taste changes." I couldn't believe how much mine changed when I did that. You can really taste the salt after cutting b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lose w8 now, ask dale how
September 10, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Diluted chlorhexidine
I believe there use to be a soap with that in it, indented for use as a hand soap among other uses. Came in a green bottle. It worked REALLY well. As far as I know it was removed from the market...

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 10, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: bears and food
A few year ago I was in LYV (in Yosemite) when a bear came through. I had two bear canisters (don't ask) and I thought all of my food was in them. However, later I realized that I had left a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 10, 11:44am

Re: Re: bears and food
If you have a failure with a bear can (or other approved food storage device) it is the bear that suffers. If you have a failure with sleeping with your food you suffer. Maybe I'm selfish, bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 09, 12:27pm

Re: How do you tarp?
I guess everyone looks at it differently, but to me "Patrol Shelter with YMG (1.25) Bug Shelter" is a tent. The "rain fly" is pitched high for good ventilation, but it is still...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: winter pod system?
I found that having the closed cell foam pad ON TOP of the insulated air mattress to feel MUCH warmer. I tried one of the cheap blue foam pads under my BA IAC and it felt cool. I moved it to the ...

In GEAR » winter pod system?
September 04, 1:31pm

Sports Chalet
The store in Vacaville no longer has any. They had them listed on the sign with a great price, but they didn't have any. My guess is that they are no longer being imported. Guess I will have...

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
September 02, 3:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm