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Re: Do you filter?
"It was in a popular camping and hunting area (Buck Creek Pass in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness). I can only assume that the ground water was polluted. I think both the Cascades ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Do you filter?
October 19, 8:50pm

Re: Expeditioning Food/Stove Ideas
"Solo three week trip (~21 days). Zero resupply opportunity. Water only cooking. Long days of traveling necessitated by water source needs. Temperatures from over 100 deg F to 25 deg F. In...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Expeditioning Food/Stove Ideas
October 19, 8:46pm

Re: Re: Re: http://www.savebears.org/
"last time I heard it was a total sheep population of 43 sheep! That was because a whole batch got wiped out in an avalanche staying high to avoid the overabundance of moutain lion." ...

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 18, 8:25pm

Re: Hypothesis
"No, all the CO2 does not "combine"." Spare me the quotes, BC. They come off as downright condescending. Would you prefer "react"? I could as well put quotes a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox
October 18, 8:18pm

Re: All the Gear a Woman Could Want
"Feeding my soul is more important to me than keeping up with the Joneses or trying to see how much stuff I can accumulate. Just my own personal philosophy." It's an excellent p...

In Editor's Roundtable » All the Gear a Guy Could Want
October 18, 8:02pm

Re: Diamox
"Don't believe Diamox causes CO2 retention (which would be a respiratory acidosis) but rather HCO3". Yup. I should have been more precise. CO2 in solution -> H2CO3 -> H +...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox
October 18, 3:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Diamox
"I don't think that is a 'premise'; I believe it is a very well-established fact." That's what I suspected but I always use "premise", or its equivalent, if I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox
October 18, 3:16pm

Re: Re: Re: re:Cialis
"Not a tx. Prophylaxis. Tx dex and down fast.Bpl not phone friendly." Meaning?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox
October 18, 3:12pm

Re: re:Cialis
"Plus, it provides a handle with which to drag you out of the wilderness if a rescue is needed..." Assuming it takes longer than 4 hours to drag you out of the wilderness, your origina...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox
October 17, 5:06pm

Re: 400 Black Bears
"Do you mean like this one Joe- in front?" Uh, make that 399 lil' black bears and one poppa bear

In Chaff » 300 Black Bears killed so far in Ca. hunting season?
October 17, 4:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm