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Re: Re: A play it safe alky stove
Bob, I think I may have come up with a solution:

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
April 21, 6:19pm

Re: Re: Re: There is no 100% ethyl alcohol
"Except, I think you can't just add water and voila - requires chemistry lab, ethylene is gas so you need a tank,..." Yeah, maybe there actually is some organic chemistry involved,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 5:41pm

Re: There is no 100% ethyl alcohol
Yes, but I think this is entirely besides the point I was trying to make. 200 proof or 190 proof Ethanol is a liquid at room temperature. You can't dehydrate it in the conventional sense.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Do I really need a pack liner?
I have been heavily influenced (as I think a few other people on here have) by this old article/blog entry from Jim Wood: http://www.jwbasecamp.com/Articles/DryGear/ The principle espoused th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 21, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dehydrated water now available
Not a problem if you have a backyard still ;-) But yeah, I knew that stuff you buy in the stores, especially in CA, is watered down. Lets just say chemical grade %100 ethanol then. Unless I&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Water, hygiene and more
I always assumed this meant inoculating your food with the bugs from dirt you picked up on the trail.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 21, 10:01am

Re: Stoves
It seems like most of the examples of "rangers" saying no come from calls to the regular wilderness offices, though maybe I have that wrong. Maybe those guys are grumpier, or maybe they a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
April 21, 9:49am

Re: preparedness
Another tendency on here amongst some, in addition to not minding repetition - beating up on straw men. You definitely have to start somewhere (catch-22), and your choice was an excellent one! H...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 21, 9:26am

Re: Re: Re: Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
Yes! Was tempted to say if he hasn't tried it himself there is no way of knowing for sure. It like asking people if a particular model of shoe "fits". As for me I'm going to a ful...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 21, 9:18am

Re: Re: Dehydrated water now available
I think it would be a superior product if they had packaged the dehydrated water in a more UL container, but probably they want to market to more stationary disaster victims less concerned with the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 9:03am

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