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Re: Re: Safety
Why? Because it is easier and faster for me. Opening a meal pouch, one quick swipe of the blade and its open. With scissors its cut, cut, cut, etc. Basically, most cutting requires one cut with ...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 4:11pm

Safety
Seems like a lot has been made out of this point (safety). Do you need a knife to be safe. I want one myself, but that is because that is what I prefer to use. Regardless of what one takes with ...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 12:10pm

Hunting is not the answer
Education is. If most everyone knew how to be safe in Grizzly territory then the problem would be solved.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grizzly Bear Attacks on the Rise
December 05, 5:35pm

Rum Runners
I have several and they appear to be the same material as a platypus. The sealed border/seam is nice and wide. I would expect these to hold up very well. Good luck with them.

In GEAR » Water bladders?
October 19, 3:20pm

Flashlight
A flashlight tent is TINY! I have one, and my wife and I both slept in it in Yosemite. However, had there been any condensation our quilt would have been wet. That tent isn't really big enou...

In GEAR » Tarptent Rainshadow 2?
October 19, 10:56am

Re: idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
"A sleeping bag without bottom insulation needs to have a way to secure it to the mat (a sleeve is the easiest fool proof way)" That's all you need. One method not mentioned is us...

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 08, 2:37pm

Why not...
The real question is that since you are carrying most/all of this stuff anyway, why not carry it "on your person" instead of in your pack? Even if slightly less convenient, it might come...

In GEAR » How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
October 02, 1:05pm

Re: Re: How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
"The bushcrafty types and the emergency survival types are just playing games." Those whose lives were saved because they learned something from those "bushcrafty types' would...

In GEAR » How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
October 02, 12:14pm

Methanol
The chemist I know laughed when I mentioned concern for using methanol in a stove. His comment, don't drink a lot of it. Other that drinking it you don't absorb enough to cause any problem...

In GEAR » US campers - alcohol stove fuels...
September 26, 3:38pm

we like them
Lets us sleep the same as at home.

In GEAR » Two person quilt sizes
September 24, 5:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm