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Poodledog Bush
I'd imagine that, like other plants that can cause skin irritation, different folks have different levels of sensitivity to it. Some can brush up against it once and suffer the poison oak-like...

In Post-Trip Reports » Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
April 16, 1:23pm

Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
Sounds like a fun trip Adan. I always enjoy your trip reports. How'd the sampling of the poodle dog bush work out for Michael? We had an abundance of that stuff around here for a few years...

In Post-Trip Reports » Silver Mocassin Trail, Angeles NF, 3/15
April 16, 1:03pm

Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
Rex's pipe choice seems perfect for a small cache using one or two of those tall, skinny 1.5L bottles. Good find! And thanks for sharing! On the trail project where I've seen the pipe ...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 09, 5:07pm

@ Jerry
It's up to the individual District Ranger as to whether or not to allow mechanized equipment (i.e. chainsaws) under special circumstances for trail work, etc in Wilderness areas. The District ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 09, 1:45pm

@ Duane
Ha! Yes, my tarp lines are sometimes a tangled mess after stuffing the tarp back in my pack. I don't take the time to manage my lines. Instead I accept I'll have to take a minute or two t...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 09, 12:08pm

ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
I've used both cat cut and flat tarps over the years (currently using the flat tarp). I've found both types to be fine in rainy conditions. I think tarp size is much more of a determining...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 09, 11:35am

Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
This may not be practical for this trip since you'll need to collect water as you come across it, but just wondering out loud if you could use some powdered alum to get the solids to settle out...

In GEAR » Water filter for Utah canyon country (Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa)?
April 09, 10:13am

Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
You could use some 6" dia (or larger) ABS pipe (or similar) with end caps to protect smaller plastic water jugs stored inside. You could rig up a simple "lock" with a threaded bolt ...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 08, 3:14pm

Trail Work Thread
I also volunteer on various projects in and around Los Padres National Forest with the LPFA, SB Trails Council, etc. I originally got exposed and hooked on trail work helping on some projects in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 07, 6:22pm

supplement xtherm
For 3-season trips, I don't supplement my NeoAir or Exped pads with any additional protective ccf padding. I just try to clear my sleeping area of any thorns, sticks, sharp rocks, etc and hope...

In GEAR » supplement xtherm
April 01, 11:09am

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