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Do you carry backups of critical gear?
Depends on where I'm going and for how long, but usually more than one way to carry water (bladder and bottle, two or more bottles, whatever); a small folding knife for comfort and a dermasafe ...

In GEAR » Do you carry redundant backups of critical gear?
August 14, 5:48pm

Bear Spray Range
CounterAssault has a bit of discussion of why the distance and time of spray are important. (http://counterassault.com/html/specifications.html) Bottom line is bears are FAST and aren't alw...

In GEAR » Lightest Bear Spray?
August 13, 6:57pm

This is NOT ultralight
I guessing that wasn't caught with a Tenkara rig.

In GEAR » This is NOT ultralight ;)
August 11, 6:18pm

Bob's Red Mill
Also try BRM Scottish Oats + dried milk + walnuts + raisins with cinnamon & sugar... Jim

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bob's Red Mill? In need of some VERY easy food ideas.
August 11, 5:10pm

Idea to use tent stakes AS various gear
File some grooves in the side of the top of the stake - use it to scrape your teeth clean. Use the other end of the stake as a skewer - forget the pot. ;) Jim

In GEAR » Idea to use tent stakes as handles for various gear.
August 11, 4:41pm

Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
+1 on the zPacks Multipack Also note that zPacks will modify any of the designs to meet your specific requirement. Joe's done a couple of small things for me - always fast, friendly, reasona...

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 10, 2:40pm

FS - MLD, TiGoat, ULA, BD
PM Sent. Jim

In Gear Swap » FS - MLD, TiGoat, ULA, BD
August 10, 11:31am

Suggested MYOG backpack mods
Wander around the galleries on the McHale Packs site. If you add your own experiences and desires to the accumulated expertise and experiences of BPL and stir it with the incredible range of ideas ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Suggested MYOG backpack mods?
August 10, 11:12am

Jakes Foot
Kelty also uses them on some of their tents in case you keep hitting dead ends. Good luck, Jim

In GEAR » Where can I get Jakes Foot clips??
August 09, 4:39pm

Cramps and electrolytes
A few years ago I cycled the hills around Austin, Texas every Saturday all summer. I suffered ferocious cramping until I started using Nuun tablets (http://www.nuun.com/). No sugar - so no sticky m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Leg Cramps
August 09, 2:48pm

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