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Food coloring doesn't work
I believe this was disucssed last year. In short food coloring won't work. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=13959&starta...

In GEAR » How do you know if a filter is damaged from freezing temps.
January 22, 2:22pm

Re: Kindle: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your eReader before a trip?
In addition to books,I have single / multi person games loaded, A note taking app, calculator, contact information, phone numbers, and information specific to the trip I am on.

In Multiple Use Gear » Kinde: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your eReader before a trip?
January 20, 9:34pm

"buzzed?" by military jets in Washington State wilderness areas
"A couple of times I've been "buzzed?" by military jets in Washington State wilderness areas. It is "drop-to-the-ground/have-a-heart-attack" frightening. They come out ...

In Chaff » Finally happened - buzzed on the trail by Drones (UAV's)
January 20, 12:18pm

Give it a try!
My bother has a old North Face sleeping bag with Gor Dryloft outer shell. Dryloft is a version of Gortex with enhanced breathability and was water resistant instead of water prof. He has had the...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/quilt with WPB cuben shell
January 20, 12:49am

Re: Re: Re: Yosemite
""How would it be closed due to snow (rather than a lack of snow)? " David, you should put that question to the National Park Service when they publish this information on the web...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite hike... Badger Pass webcam looks dismal
January 09, 8:24pm

Re: Heavy Duty Bivy?
the Uber bivy would probably work for you. http://www.milesgear.com/UberBivy.html

In GEAR » Heavy Duty Bivy?
January 09, 1:53pm

Re: Re: DWR and breathable fabrics
"Keep in mind the DWR finish does not make the jacket waterproof. It's the membrane that is waterproof. not the DWR" "Nope. If the DWR fails, the membrane "drowns" a...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 7:12pm

Re: Re: re: Gear and ethics
" I wonder how many people have a hardshell that has maintained its waterproofness for over 3 years. " Mine still is (and nearly 10 years old). My old Gortex Packlight is at least 15 ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 2:27pm

Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
there are two basic types of WPB fabrics. Vapor permiable and air permiable. Vapor permiable jackets have minimal breathability until the humidity inside the jacket gets high. That means you ...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 2:22pm

Re: OR Helium II
According to the pertex web site (the jacket is made from Pertex shield +) and it has a hydrostatic head of 20,000mm. It is waterproof but the durability of this fabric doesn't appear to be th...

In GEAR » 2014 Rain Shell Advice (SOTM maybe?)
January 05, 7:29pm

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