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Re: Re: Re: "So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?"
My physicist BIL pondered my Chrome Dome which is silvered on top and black on the inside. While the silvering on top helps keep the umbrella temperature down, the black underneath radiants more o...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 3:37pm

Re: Seriously People.....
We're on pretty different pages, and that's okay. HYOH, Lock your own door. >Who leaves a key outside their home?? I've never done that. I don't either. The door is unloc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 13, 11:08pm

Re: exhaust
Yes, be careful about breathing exhaust. Was that incident quite a few years ago? Modern cars with catalytic converters shouldn't put out much CO once the catalytic converter is up to tempera...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 13, 11:46am

Re: Re: (road-tripping) to Utah
"Taking our van" That makes it easy. Driving the moving van to Alaska, I intentionally put the sofa on top on the whole pile. We'd trade off who slept on the sofa and who drove. Di...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 13, 9:29am

Re: A/C
Delmar, a 1966 Ford might have a problem. With only an engine-driven fan, but more load on the engine, maybe idling with A/C could overheat an engine. Modern cars all have electric fans on the radi...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 13, 2:01am

Re: Re: Re: Clothing for desert hiking
>"Doesn't Ray Jardine use aluminized umbrella for desert?" No, that's to keep the government from scanning one's brainwaves.

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 8:33pm

Re: Car Keys?
I'm less concerned about someone finding a key hidden on my car than that I might drop it along the trail (last did that in Hawaii a year ago, and had to do a mile roundtrip while the family wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 12, 5:11pm

(road-tripping) to Utah
Nathan - You're just fine in those highway rest areas. That's what they're there for - to avoid drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Yeah, as the other David says, most states prohibi...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 12, 3:48pm

Re: Clothing for desert hiking
For day hikes, I go for a cotton, long-sleeve, collared dress shirt - typically one I have retired from office wear. Or $4 at Goodwill. It keeps the sun off and you know how "Cotton doesn...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 3:24pm

Spark energy
Stuart's very helpful graph (at least it is to me) suggests that as air-fuel ratios get richer at elevation, that could be the failing of piezo sparkers. If at first you don't succeed, try...

In GEAR » Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
May 11, 11:45pm

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