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Order mostly doesn't matter.
You can use the carbon first and then use filtration, UV, boiling, iodine or chlorine to treat for bacteria. You can use filtration or UV first, then carbon. If you boil first, you'd ne...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 7:30am

Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
This is part of my day job. Granular Activated carbon (GAC) will adsorb pesticides and herbicides from water. A Brita filter element is the most widely available packaging of GAC if you can fin...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 26, 9:20pm

Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
That could work well. Wool is tough and naturally anti-funk. I'd find a pair that fits well without a belt (to save weight), then remove the belt loops. Maybe install a beefier button / snap. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
March 26, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim:
You'll be early for monsoon rains or afternoon thunderstorms, so if the forecast looks good, I'd skip the rain jacket. If the puffy isn't part of your sleep system, I wouldn't b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 26, 8:13am

SR lodging
Yeah, maybe. But you could check. 10 miles south in Tusayan, I've had good success booking rooms at reasonable rates at the last minute at Red Feather Lodge.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 7:36pm

Re: Food
In addition to others' thoughts (eat edible food), I try to transition slowly to trail food. My first day looks like pretty normal food, in part because I won't carry it very far. Like a de...

In GEAR » Food
March 25, 6:56pm

Re: Re Grand Canyon Rim-2Rim Day Hike
2). If you stay low, maybe with curtains or a few boxes around you, no problem. 3). There is an EXCELLENT market / outfitter on the South Rim at the Market Plaza. 4 kinds of over-shoe ice creep...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 6:35pm

XSUL Grand Canyon Rim-2Rim Techniques
1 gram: a U.S. $20 bill, with an engraving of Andrew Jackson on it. At Phantom Ranch, this can be converted into 3 lemonades, 2 power bars, a postcard and a stamp. Giving you 2 liters of fluids...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 6:28pm

Renting
Having been in the business of renting backpacking gear, I have a few ideas. High-end hard goods are the only thing people tried to steal / not return / claim were lost. We'd collect dri...

In Gear Swap » For Rent: 12" Bearikade
March 24, 9:28pm

Re: Quality straw hat?
My coworkers in LowCal - geologists and engineers working at toxic waste sites in God-forsaken locations - have adopted the large straw hats worn by gardeners. They are pretty large, so I'd ...

In GEAR » Quality straw hat?
March 21, 12:13am

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