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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Smelly fish garbage
>"Larger bones were also burnt to an odorless crisp and disposed of with the remains of the fire." +1 I'd agree that a hot fire can eliminate food odors quite well. Although...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
August 10, 5:42pm

Re: Just finished the CT with a low-carb/high fat diet
>"(37 days). . . . . lost nearly 40 pounds " Jennifer: So you lost a pound a day. Mostly a pound of fat a day, although you were also putting on some muscle?, hence losing somewhat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 10, 5:29pm

Re: Intro/new member
Welcome, Ed. >"all my income to this endeavor" No need to do that. Lowest-hanging fruit: whatever didn't you use / wear on your last trip? Leave all that at home next tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Intro/new member
August 10, 11:45am

Re: The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
That is VERY much in the style of xkcd - what Randall would have done if he was a UL geek instead of a math-science-computer geek. Good job!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 11:15pm

Re: Grizzly kills Yellowstone hiker
WaPo wants your email. Here's the NPS report: http://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/15054.htm

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grizzly kills Yellowstone hiker
August 09, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Using Heat When Taping Ripstop Seams
"I destroyed my wife's iron" except it's not her iron - I do the ironing. Irons are $11 at Walmart or $4 at the thrift store. One in the house for clothes. One with th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Taping Ripstop
August 08, 2:04pm

Re: If you give a moose a kiddie pool…
I get the literary reference. This one drank from the tub a bit. A yearling moose calf once let my son pet its nose.

In On the Web » If you give a moose a kiddie pool…
August 07, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Paper & Pencil
+1 on the Sharpie. There are "Sharpie Mini" pens, about $5 for a 4-pack. About 60% of the length of a standard one. In a pinch, you could leave a note on a rock, leaf, someone's fo...

In GEAR » Paper & Pencil
August 07, 3:40pm

Re: lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
I loved the older Aquafina bottles - wider mouth than a soda bottle, far lighter than a Nalgene, although not so light nor as noisy as the crinkly more disposable-gauge ones. I try hard to keep tr...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
August 06, 12:50am

Re: Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
When I'm in wet socks most of the day for a few days, I get a bit of "athletic's foot" between toes 3+4 and 4+5 on my left foot. But not my right foot. Knowing that, I'll pu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 12:43am

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