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Re: Re: Re: MYOG ice axe
help-arc = "Heli-arc" welded + Spell-correct. Many bicycle joints are made with larger diameter tubing at the junctions, with smaller diameter tubing inserted in and welded (or sometim...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 9:53pm

Practice, Practice, Practice
When you're sliding down the slope, you use the pointy pick end. The adze is just for step-cutting (and catholes) - which is really handy when needed and especially in a large party, the work ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 5:06pm

Ether application
I don't know where you get your ether, but the cheap source would be an auto parts store selling it as "cold weather starting fluid". Maybe keep one of those at home. Radio Shack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New allergy.....to tick bites.
April 06, 2:27pm

Re: MYOG ice axe
I haven't, but I have some thoughts about it. I'm not one of those who thinks "You have to have a UIAA-approved ice axe or you'll be committing suicide!" because I'd brin...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 2:22pm

Seeking medical advice
I'm married to a specialized MD (and she is adjunct facility for a medical school) and reasonably familiar about allergic / anaphylactic issues myself from my own and my family's history. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New allergy.....to tick bites.
April 05, 1:32pm

Mix it up.
>"and probably for the pct it would help to take a stove" And you can mix it up. Who wants a hot meal in the desert? And when you have a longer stretch or need to use a bear canis...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » nutrition on the pct
April 04, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
>"they are not transferable." Well, they are very limited in their transferability. Like that craigslist ad: "Used tombstone in very good condition. Ideal for someone na...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
>"I start very early in the morning while it is cool and dark. Too many hikers wait until dawn, and then they are dealing with heat problems very soon." Equally true heading out of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 3:18pm

Re: Mount Whitney, California
>"I think the reservation system mis-managed the whole thing this way in order to generate more non-cancellable reservation fees. " So do it twice in 2014. Bob, just because you&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 1:47pm

Yes.
Franco, thanks for the video. I've just forwarded it to my MIL who I gifted some Black Diamond poles (after catching her a few times on slippery Hawaiian trails last week. I love that you dem...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 11:46am

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