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Re: Satellites in General are Problem Plagued
And not to mention space debris and radiation...

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
January 28, 6:43pm

Satellite coverage
I have one of their satellite phones and experience the dead time on a regular basis. At the present time it is “normal” to have 10 to 20 minutes of dead time with Globalstar. Most space based...

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
January 28, 2:01pm

Re: Re: WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
Globalstar has been having some problems with their birds dying. As a result, they do not have continuous satellite coverage. They replenished the constellation with eight spare satellites. The s...

In GEAR » WARNING on SPOT Sattelite
January 28, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: Hex 3 / Oware Mid comparision
Hi Chad, I have the Oware pyramid tent. I just got back from a wintter trip and used it for 3 days. My tarp does not have 11 tie out loops. Vic

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 28, 8:39am

Re: Battery life of steripen adventurer
The CR123 batteries are pretty cheap when you avoid retail stores. The web site below has them for about $1 each. There are many sites that sell them at a discount. http://www.batteryjunction....

In GEAR » Steripen and Narrow Mouth 1L Platy
January 26, 10:32pm

Re: Hex 3 / Oware Mid comparision
That is a great graphical comparison!!! I may have it wrong, but I think your stake count is not quite right. Both tarps do not have the extra tie outs. They do have the mid-panel points to stake...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 25, 3:45pm

Re: Keeping water from freezing during winter
For overnight storage, you can also dig a hole in the snow and cover it with a block of snow. Snow is an excellent insulator and should keep your water from freezing. Be sure to store the bottles ...

In GEAR » Keeping water from freezing during winter
January 22, 10:12am

Re: Re: Before and After Ultralight
Ultralight shoes

In Photography » Before and After Ultralight
January 21, 10:58pm

Wilderness First Aid
I also agree that Eric's book is excellent. I would also recommend that anyone that goes into the wilderness, as defined by the Wilderness Medical Society, is a remote location more than one h...

In GEAR » What you shoud know about wounds.
January 21, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Oware Pyramid techniques
Hi Richard, I looked around the web a little and didn't find anything that useful. One of the best books that you can buy to describe the techniques is "Revised and Even Better!" &...

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 15, 11:43pm

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