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Bizzard Protection Systems
I saw this product in a Special Operation Magazine. They claim that itis equal to a 3-season bag. Since it is waterproof and windproof, condensation could be a real problem. But, it is definitely ...

In GEAR » Bizzard Protection Systems
May 17, 9:24pm

Re: Wilderness First Aid
If you don't mind saying, which organization put on the course? I have taken the course from three different instructors and organizations and the emphasis has always been on using materia...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness First Aid
March 28, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Re: LOG Reductions in Untreated Water
PJ, Here is some more data to back up your conclusions. There has been a lot of studies conducted on water quality here in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite. Another report from Stanfurd state...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 21, 9:48pm

Re: Cottage Industry
Here is a previous post that has a lot of ultralight cottage industries: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/3351/index.html?skip_to_post=24592#24592 or...

In GEAR » Cottage Industry
March 21, 8:53pm

Re: Batteries for Steripen Adventurer
Here are a couple of other sources for cheap batteries in case you don't have access to LL Bean Surefire 12 for $21 http://www.brightguy.com/products/3V_Lithium_Battery_(12_Pack,_SureFire)....

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 04, 11:23am

Re: Re: Micro Puff Repair
Hey Theodore, How old was that old guy. What do consider old, 30? Heck at least he made it to the top of half Dome and still had enough composure to compose a great picture of you. BTW wh...

In GEAR » Micro Puff Repair
March 02, 10:42pm

Re: Micro Puff Repair
Nice picture!!! Did you have a personal photographer with you, or did you use the timer on the camera? I have a Micro Puff jacket and have snagged it too. It seems to have caught a single thre...

In GEAR » Micro Puff Repair
March 01, 10:40pm

Re: Montbell Super Stretch Bag Question. Help me Please
I am 6 feet and the regular #5 bag works for me down to 35F in a tent.

In GEAR » Montbell Super Stretch bag
February 20, 12:10am

Re: Weather barometric alert watch?
Tissot has a watch that claims to have this ability. It is the T-Touch. I have used the watch and it seems to be able to forecast the weather. From their user manual: "The T-Touch watc...

In GEAR » Weather barometric alert watch?
February 01, 1:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The North Face DIAD jacket
Just used the jacket this weekend in the rain while on strenuous hike. The jacket worked out great. It was breathable and the pit zips helped. The DWR shed water like a duck’s back.

In Gear Deals » The North Face DIAD jacket
January 29, 10:27am

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