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Re: non-toxic bug juice ???
I have used a couple that are quite effective. The actual studies I've read comparing some of the more common "natural" repellents showed that most of them are not effective, like ci...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bug juice
June 27, 10:27am

Re: best way to repair netting
which puts less strain on the existing netting - stitching a patch on, or sticking it on, either with tape or silicone? I'd be less likely to use those commercial patches, but I'm sure t...

In Make Your Own Gear » best way to repair netting
June 22, 8:38pm

Re: Re: best way to repair netting
I certainly have silicone caulk, so I'll try a minimal amount of that with some netting.

In Make Your Own Gear » best way to repair netting
June 22, 6:52pm

best way to repair netting
What's the best way to repair netting? There's a small (1/4") hole to repair in my Sea to Summit nano netting; my instinct is to just put a piece of noseeum over it and hand stitch, u...

In Make Your Own Gear » best way to repair netting
June 22, 12:48pm

Re: Share Your Trees
earlier this year...luckily not on a dark night.

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
June 21, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL GROUP COOKING Recipe Contest: Jetboil Joule Giveaway
how many people at BPL cook for 5 people while out hiking? I do quite often - we like to hike with friends. But I didn't really feel up to writing up a recipe with all the bullet points tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » BPL GROUP COOKING Recipe Contest: Jetboil Joule Giveaway
June 21, 11:52am

Re: Re: They are shameless and full of deceit
I've been told that cc'ing the attorney general, the BBB, and any attorney (Joe Bloe, Esq.) will help. If the company thinks you might be involving an attorney, they tend to get more serio...

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 20, 12:18am

Re: Enchanted Valley / Olympic National Park
Thanks, Ian! This brought back memories of a trip we took there in 1990. We spent a wonderful evening in the chalet at the invitation of the resident ranger and his young trainee, who baked us ch...

In Post-Trip Reports » Enchanted Valley / Olympic National Park
June 16, 11:32pm

Re: Any diabetics here?
There have been discussions on backpacking.net between at least a few diabetics who backpack - you might look over there. I think it was in their Backcountry Health & Safety subforum.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any diabetics here?
June 15, 9:49pm

Re: Re: How to stop toenail loss?
+1 to what Ken says. You may need a shoe with a toe box that has more vertical room as well (my big toenails kind of swoop up at the ends and so I need the height in the toe box in order to not bu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to stop toenail loss?
June 15, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm