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Re: Re: h20
Hi, Bob, "was on a group backpacking trip to a lake. Everybody who swam in the lake (and ingested some water) got sick from giardia. Everybody who did not swim in the lake did not get sick....

In Gear Lists » New PCT 2011 gear list
February 04, 7:51pm

Thanks, all, for the replies -- it's amazing how helpful people are :-) Greg, thanks very much for the kind offer to send a flask, but I think it's not quite what I want.

In GEAR » containers for fuel alcohol
February 02, 7:41pm

Hi, Brendan, Re the question of how many days' food you'll need to carry, that's going to depend a lot on how fast you guys like to hike, and also on what style of hike you want to d...

In Gear Lists » PCT / summer backpacking list -- input appreciated
February 02, 7:20pm

Are you bringing a tarp, or a tent? Do you prefer to sleep out in the air when the weather is good, or not? With the thinner bag, you might have to be more conservative about the altitudes you s...

In GEAR » Base and Mid Layers for JMT....and Sleeping Bag
February 02, 6:45pm

and a small flask?
Thanks for the reply, Roger! Anyone have suggestions for small, lightweight flasks for prewarming small amounts?

In GEAR » containers for fuel alcohol
January 30, 3:58pm

containers for fuel alcohol
Does anyone have any thoughts to share on good containers for alcohol used as stove fuel? I'm thinking of maybe one 0.5-L or 0.75-L bottle plus a small, flat plastic flask for heating next to m...

In GEAR » containers for fuel alcohol
January 30, 3:47pm

permethrin, deet
"because it can cause a chemical reaction and make it melt. 100% deet can destroy GTX." DEET isn't the same thing as permethrin. "I've never applied these to anything I o...

In GEAR » MLD Speedmid?
December 19, 9:41pm

Permethrin is supposed to be very effective against ticks, and one of the classic uses of permethrin is on mosquito netting. Why not just apply it to your tent?

In GEAR » MLD Speedmid?
December 19, 8:36pm

age for permit
Jace, I would suggest that you just call and ask them what the rules are. If you're going north to south, you get your permit from the Yosemite rangers. They have various methods of reserving a...

In Philosophy & Technique » JMT with my 13 year old
December 17, 10:14pm

not using it continuously
Thanks, all, for the helpful responses. BG wrote: "A GPS receiver is something that either you use continuously or else at least you use it a few times per day." That's not how ...

In GEAR » protecting/not losing tiny gadgets
December 17, 6:54pm

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