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Re: good point!
I got into with a fish&wildlife trooper one time about why I had two dip nets (a big one for slow currents and a small one) but only one permit with me. I wanted to point out that, "You h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » secrets out...
September 19, 11:05pm

Re: higher bed
+1 on under the bed. The box springs don't really do all that much for you - I prefer a mattress only because it is a little firmer. Multiple times, I've built a plywood platform for th...

In GEAR » Efficient gear storage
September 19, 2:35pm

Re: "Making your own!!!?"
Yeah, MYOG on BPL can a little bit like lunch with Dilbert:

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 11:00pm

"Artifacts"
Yeah, you go to a place like Olduvai Gorge in Africa and the place is trashed! Littered with old stone tools, even human (well, proto-human) bones left exposed - not even properly buried! What o...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 18, 10:05am

Re: Single AA battery headlamps
I know what you mean about 3xAAA lights - more expensive per watt-hour and often harder to find. And three always leaves you with one extra battery after buying 2-packs or 3-packs (not a problem ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 17, 11:56am

Re: the string thingie on mittens
Definitely, no one runs the Iditarod without them.

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 11:25pm

Clothing
No need to be insulting. I'd say it like this: Until, on the coldest night you plan for, you are wearing all your clothes inside your sleep system, you could bring less clothing. The exc...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
September 16, 2:03pm

Re: mtns
>" I am familiar to Midland water, thats where the inlaws live ;). will a filter help the awful water?" A particulate filter won't help the taste. Granular activated carbon wil...

In Pre-Trip Planning » guadalupe mountains
September 16, 11:34am

Re: Re: Ice Axe Question
>"but it is not supposed to be a walking stick." I differ on that. On vertical ice, you want a shorter ax because you're swinging it like a hammer to plant the pick and/or driv...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
The REI version that Andrew posted a pic of ain't UL. 18 ounces. I don't see how they can make it weigh that much. 22-inch legs, 15-inch height in use, aluminum legs. I've made them...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
September 14, 9:59pm

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