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Re: Okay, y'all outvoted me.
"Since "y'all" is plural, then "all y'all" is, what? More plural?" All y'all means a whole mess of people, as in "C'mon all y'all." ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 1:01pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Pretty soon we will hear if Kevin is a regular guy again. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:44pm

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack
Daniel, I don't know where you intend to operate with this gear. Your gear list seems to show around 15 pounds now, but it is not comprehensive. So, once you complete your gear list, it might b...

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 17, 11:27pm

Re: Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
"Hopefully, you wiped all the marmot poo off your titanium spoon before stirring your grits" Now you've gone and done it. That alarming mental image will haunt me all summer. --...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:11pm

Re: Brownish water, tea color
"I wonder how well the katadyn hiker pro pump filter will do to clear up the brown tea color. I know katadyn does not remove giardia, just thinking about color filtration." The Katadyn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:08pm

Re: Altitude
"What does the altitude have to do with it, if I may ask? Something to do with the boiling point of water?" Of course. The boiling point of water is around 212*F at sea level, then it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:01pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
"For Giardia, you have to wait for the water to boil for five minutes" That is a common myth. The kill temperature for Giardia lamblia is about 175*F. The real problem is that to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 9:53pm

Re: Bearikade
"Any advice as to whether or not going with the Bearikade is worth the extra $$$ over the BV500???" No, it is a typical tradeoff of dollars versus ounces. Nobody else can make that dec...

In GEAR » Bearikade weekender in Osprey Exos 46?
April 17, 3:10pm

Re: Snowshoes
"2 - with your snowshoes on stomp out your path to the bathroom 3 - with snowshoes stomp out the kitchen area" The conventional wisdom is to place #3 uphill from your tent, and plac...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 17, 12:35pm

Re: Backpacker's Pantry Pot Parka MYOG
I own one of those Outback Oven covers. The aluminized material is rather unique, and I've never seen any similar material on the market. But, that is just me. Maybe I don't look so hard fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpacker's Pantry Pot Parka MYOG
April 17, 12:18pm

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