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Re: Re: Coral snake venom
"As for the extractor, here's a brief lit review from the Annals of Emergency Medicine saying that extractors are worse than worthless." The study was flawed in that it only evalua...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 16, 9:57pm

Re: Avoiding rain inside your tent...
"I wore a 3000mm/hh rain shell" Most waterproof jackets have hydrostatic head specs of 20,000 or more. 3000mm is not enough for a rain jacket. 3000mm is generally concidered water res...

In Philosophy & Technique » Avoiding rain inside your tent...
May 14, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wet Pack Questions
"I spray on some kind of Scotchguard spray in an ancient aerosol can and try not to inhale the fluorocarbons." That is a water repelent coating not a waterproofing agent. In sustaid h...

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 14, 1:56pm

pit zips
"Given Event DVL's breathability perhaps pit zips are not necessary. Thoughts?" That has been my experience. With my old Gortex packlite jacket I always used the pit zips. My new ...

In GEAR » Rain Gear - Event or Membrain Strata
May 10, 11:48pm

Re: Gas cannister caps
the purpose of the cap is to keep dire and debris out of the lindal valve. If dirt gets in the valve of the canister it may not seal after you remove the stove. It also keeps dirt off of the thre...

In GEAR » Gas cannister caps
May 10, 11:31pm

Re: Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
"Piezo igniters have a bad reputation for failure at high elevation, so I've never bothered with them." LIke all mechanical devices piezo igniters can break and for that reason you...

In GEAR » Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
May 10, 11:14pm

Re: Rain Gear - Event or Membrain Strata
The jacket is constructed of Marmot's proprietary Membrain Strata fabric, which has a 20,000/20,000 waterproof / breathability rating" keep in mind the breathability rating for none air...

In GEAR » Rain Gear - Event or Membrain Strata
May 09, 9:14pm

Re: storage
"Just letting the silicone dry in the tube is not a good idea. It will continue to harden/set over about a year or so. Sealing it with a large screw works best. I have had the same tube for ab...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 30, 9:30pm

Re: I used odorless
"It was Klean Strip Odorless, and it was a very clear liquid (still is, I just checked). I mixed it in an old blender that I use for garage type stuff and it worked great. There were no chunks...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 29, 9:22pm

Re: Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
I have both kindle"s. I would take the original. The paperwhite at it's lowest light setting against a black background gives me some eye strain. I don't get eye strain with a headla...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 28, 8:19pm

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