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Miox treatment times
Just as a comparison, here are the chlorine dioxide treatment times: Microorganisms Contact Time EPA Water #1 EPA Water #2 Bacteria 15 Minutes 15 Minutes Viruses ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR MIOX Purifier REVIEW
December 06, 12:29am

Re: Re: Oware for 3 people
Hi Frank, You are correct about moving the pole off center, it will allow the 3rd person. The other downside is if you are near 6 feet, you head and feet will be very close to the sides of the ...

In GEAR » 3-person tarp
December 03, 10:32pm

Oware for 3 people
You should also look at Oware's Pyramid Tarp. They have 10x10x6' and a 11x11x7.5' versions that are big enough for 3 people. The Hex3 with a center pole does not work for 3 folks. ...

In GEAR » 3-person tarp
December 03, 1:51pm

Re: sigg bottles in winter?
The Sigg bottle will stand up great to the heat. Since the wall is thin and a great heat conductor, the wall temperature will be just a few degrees hotter than the water inside. There is an old B...

In GEAR » What do you use for your winter water holder/bottle?
November 27, 9:33pm

50% off at Sierra Trading Post
At least 50% off everything on their website through Nov 27.

In Gear Deals » 50% off at Sierra Trading Post
November 23, 10:38am

Lentil Salad
Thanks for the recipe, it looks great. I am looking forward to mixing and drying a bunch soon. Welcome back to BPL!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Citrus Lentil Salad
November 12, 5:24pm

Calibrating a scale
It should be easy to calibrate. Using the "TARE" feature just add a known amount of water. One liter of water weighs 1000 grams. You can use any fracture of a liter to calibrate the scale.

In GEAR » Scales for weighing gear and where to get them
November 05, 5:08pm

Point Reyes National Seashore
If the weather is nice this is a great place to spend the day hiking. You can also hike down to Coast Camp or Wildcat Camp from Bear Valley Visitor Center and make it a day hike. There are a lot m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Day hikes near Napa Valley?
October 31, 10:02pm

Mount Saint Helena
Mount Saint Helena Jurisdiction: Department of Parks and Recreation, State of California (located in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park) Hike Length: 11 miles Elevation: 4,343' Eleva...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Day hikes near Napa Valley?
October 31, 9:55pm

Little Nippers
Count me in for two packs. I'll take one if the demand is high so more people can take advantage of your offer. Let me know what the cost is. Thanks!!!

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
September 26, 4:34pm

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