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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: GSI pot lifter
I pack two silicone muffin cups for steam baking. They're a little thin, but doubled over, or using two doubled over, allows a quick grab of hot handles without feeling too much heat.

In GEAR » Best way to remove Ti mug from cooking fire
August 31, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Warning
""If you have a tight loop, there isn't much "swinging"..." This is a good point. A strap/loop can be useful or dangerous, depending on the slack and how it's us...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 11:58am

Re: Re: BOMBER spoon?
Bomb proof? How about this?! ;) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=47684

In GEAR » BOMBER spoon?
August 29, 8:41am

Re: Solo Wilderness Security
I'll second all of Craig and Tommy's comments above. Regarding "where" - there's a big difference between National Forest and National Park. If you're genuinely concern...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 8:26am

Re: BPL Shop Liquidation Sale
""Bump for the Sunday Morning folks..."" Excellent. Order placed! Thank you.

In Gear Deals » BPL Shop Liquidation Sale
August 28, 8:37am

Re: Drip sticks work for tarp?
Bryce, as you're waiting for confirmation - you could run two of the same types of lines, at the same angle, one with a stick or knot of some sort, the other without, pour water on each of them...

In GEAR » Q about bug bivies and dripping rain under tarps
August 27, 9:18am

Re: Will patching an opsak compromise its odor proof qualities?
Duct tape is great for so many things, so maybe it would work? If it's a small hole, perhaps a patch of tape on the inside and outside. It might get you through until you can pick up a replacem...

In GEAR » Will patching an opsak compromise its odor proof qualities?
August 27, 8:44am

Re: Platytpus cap?
"Smart" water bottle caps fit great, as do a few selections of water bottle caps from the $1 Store kinds of places.

In Gear Swap » Platytpus cap?
August 27, 8:34am

Re: Re: Need high top minimalist shoe!
Sorry, Justin, it doesn't quite get to your question but I do second the gaiters suggestion. With the right pair of gaiters you have your coverage and you can wear just about any kind of shoe. ...

In GEAR » Need high top minimalist shoe!
August 27, 8:01am

Re: Re: "pile of rocks" called devils postpilr
Thanks for sharing your experience thus far. Hopefully it gets better for you and the second half will be a more positive experience. ""You can pick up trash left behind but hundreds...

In Post-Trip Reports » trash, hidden crap , and tp everywhere on JMT.
August 26, 9:00am

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