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All Forum Posts by Richard Scruggs

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Re: BPL Cocoon Vest comments sought
Here's the link for BPL Cocoon sizing charts -- http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/cocoon_sizing_chart.html I usually get size XL in shirts and jackets, and...

In GEAR » BPL Cocoon Vest comments sought
December 01, 6:20pm

Re: Tarp for car camping
Re these requirements of "suspended above our gear for ventilation to keep it cooler. Can be pitched very low on the northern side as well as reasonably low on the eastern and western sides to...

In GEAR » Tarp for car camping
December 01, 1:28pm

Re: Quilt, Sleeping Bag, Loft-I have questions
I'm not an expert, and have no experience with the bags and quilts you describe, but here are my thoughts after checking websites for some of the bags/quilts you describe, and also based on my ...

In GEAR » Quilt, Sleeping Bag, Loft-I have questions
November 12, 6:32pm

Patagonia Time Lapse Video
Came across this time lapse video while searching something else. Spectacular!!! http://vimeo.com/21081887

In Photography » Patagonia Time Lapse Video
November 11, 4:24pm

Re: Cleaning the Sawyer Inline Filter
The Sawyer website recommends "sanitizing" the filter before storing it -- "Q. If I backwash it, will the bacteria in the city water grow in the filter? "A. We recommend s...

In GEAR » Cleaning the Sawyer Inline Filter
November 11, 3:49pm

Re: Ultralight trout fishing net?
Food for thought -- might the fish smell linger in the headnet after landing a fish, no matter how well you try to clean it? If so, the mosquito-protection/fish net might become a bear ...

In GEAR » Ultralight trout fishing net?
August 11, 2:47pm

Re: A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
Roger et al. -- If space permits in Part 3, hope you can cover how much Jack Daniels is needed to take care of all the bugs in a liter of typical backcountry water. A ratio of 2...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
August 05, 3:15am

Re: Pot farms
The possibility that someone might "pass it on" is one thing that contributes to the risks created by mj grows in wild places. From an NPR report in 2009: http://www....

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
July 21, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Oven Roasting Bags
I've considered trying Ziploc Steamer bags for baking, but this FAQ and answer at Ziplock website causes me to wonder if it's a good idea: "Can I use Ziploc® Zip’n Steam® Bags t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 20, 6:19pm

Re: Newbie question
RE your question: "Living in black bear country, is it appropriate to put all my food, clothes worn when cooking and toiletries in a bear bag, suspend it in a tree, do the cooking 100yds, cle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question
July 11, 1:23am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Scruggs

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm

Backcountrygear.com
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm