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RE: "How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags"
excellent article! I am not surprised by the findings, although I still believe OP sacks likely reduce odor transmission better than a standard zip lock and still have some value when used in conju...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 6:34am

"Post hike rituals- gear maintenance"
I do more or less what Ike described, except after gear is cleaned and sorted it is a hot shower and I have my beer while sorting the gear.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 11:47am

"FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide"
Sale Pending

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
April 02, 10:13am

FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
***SOLD*** Enlightened Equipment RevelationX Quilt, purchased in 2012. It is 30 degree, 6’ Wide model with 30% overfill. Exterior shell is lime green 30D 1.1oz ripstop nylon and the interi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
April 01, 6:29pm

Re:Dried toothpaste dots
I found that toothpaste dots do not re-hydrate very well either, they typically resulted in a mouthful of toothpaste chunks. I ended up deciding to apply the same technique that works for re-hydrat...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » can anyone beat my toothbrush and paste weight?
March 25, 12:51pm

RE: "Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?"
"put your wet pack inside your pack liner" with liner turned inside out +1

In GEAR » Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?
March 18, 12:54pm

Testing your theory
Jennifer, why not try throwing everything in your pack at home, sans the stuff sacks and see if there is any notable difference in volume.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stuff Sacks- overkill?
March 14, 7:38am

"ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?"
Craig, You could test down in a large cigar humidor to compare measured humidity effects on different down samples. For applications such as sleeping bags, the bigger issue is extended exposure to...

In GEAR » ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?
March 07, 9:59am

"How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?"
Cut the excess length off with a pair of side cutters or shears and sand edges down with a grinder/dremel/sandpaper.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?
March 04, 6:41am

"Best way to survive bug season?"
Treat your clothing and headnet with Permethrin, use DEET on any exposed skin. Wear tightly knit fabrics that bugs can't bite thru. Use a netted shelter. Avoid areas where biting insects will b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best way to survive bug season?
February 19, 6:39am

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