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Re: Re: Re: MvW Episode 4
Its a grand ol' time to log in to the MvW forum on the Discovery Channel website. It looks like the people who cant stand the show are all fairly knowledgeable outdoors people, who level so...

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
December 12, 2:09pm

Re: Re: MvW Episode 4
Well, you don't NEED a knife to gut a rabbit. The "squeeze and fling" technique does work... though its not at all for the squeamish. I'd love to have some snarky thing t say ...

In On the Web » Man Vs. Wild
December 12, 1:08am

Re: Spartan and Muir
"Anybody have any (true) very spartan tales?" Its funny how people seem to always get the idea that "spartan" tales might be made up. Ive never counted how many nights of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave it out or lighten it up?
December 10, 1:46am

Travel like a spartan
I hardly carry anything any more. The stuff I do carry is light, but durable enough I can depend on it. I figure, if I need it... then I *need* it, and failure isn't an option. If I don't *...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave it out or lighten it up?
December 09, 11:10pm

Re: Steggers & Military M51 snow jacket
Well now... dont you look right toasty? Looks like you did a good job on the sizing of the M-51. If you didnt notice, the bottom hem can be made to tie around each leg individually to help tr...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 08, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
I wonder if it occurs to anyone has been waiting 1+ years for their tents that maybe if you showed a little backbone you would have had your tent and/or your refund months ago? Why do you contin...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 07, 5:51pm

Re: another puppy owner
Karl is right, 4 months is TOO young. I didnt mention it before because the original poster had already gone his trip, but for any future readers, 4 months is WAY to young, and for some breeds, eve...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Taking a puppy backpacking.
December 06, 4:39pm

Re: Man vs Wild
Well, "Survivorman" is a much better show, but I wouldnt hold it up too high. Les Stroud makes A LOT of goofy mistakes, sometimes just as life threatening as what "Bear" does. Thankfully Les is muc...

In Chaff » Man vs. Wild?
December 05, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
It would also seem, looking at those links, that bears are making associations with DEET* based mosquito repellent! **GOOGGLES and BOOGGLES** Makes sense though. Only people use Deet. People bri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 05, 12:32pm

edible gear
personally, I think the funniest thing about that website is the fact that it when people talk about it, even when they KNOW its a joke, the discussions are as dry as the site is. People will b...

In On the Web » new site for ultralight backpacking gear
December 04, 5:08pm

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