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Re: Re: Re: Re: Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
Vick, yes catnip plants work the same on big cats as it does small cats, but again, the dose used in making mozzie repellent is TINY. Catnip is a very common wild herb, and the amount used in a sin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 04, 10:39am

thanks
Thanks for the info. I stated a thread down in water travel about this project a few months ago. I got recommended the "Alone at Sea" book there too... sounds like something I really need to che...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 04, 10:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
PJ, I hope I dont come off too flippant/confrontational here, but bears are potentially attracted to A LOT of things, many for reasons we dont understand. Too many possible things to worry about in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 04, 10:16am

Re: Re: Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
Do a google search for "Catnip Oil". The entire first page is about its insect repellent qualities, including the Iowa State University test that found its effectiveness to be "10 times" that of DE...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 04, 9:33am

Re: Re: Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
I seem to have recently developed an allergy to deet... Ive never liked it before, but now I CANT use it. More than I hate deet though, I hate bug nets. So I have been looking at other options. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non DEET Mosquito Repellent?
December 04, 12:45am

Bamboo spoons
came across these tonight. 4 pack of bamboo spoons, 6in long, for $6.00 Looks like Miguel's curry spoon. http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&pf_id=13.202.065&dept_...

In GEAR » SUL Long Handled Titanium Spoon
December 04, 12:32am

Re: Re: Re: Field test of the Stegers = Thanks JR
Glad you could make some use out of it all. You might have to pay me back one day though. Ive got an uber low-tech transpacific sail planned out - - on a teeny tiny solo kayak/trimaran/sailboat ...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 04, 12:01am

Re: Field test of the Stegers
BD If your concerned about using canvas, there are plenty of synthetic options. Empire Canvas makes anoraks and pants out of Canvas, but will make supplex versions if you special order them. ...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 7:23pm

Re: Re: Steger Mukluks
If your having problems with the fit, you might look into the muks made by Empire Canvas Works. They are Bison and Canvas or Supplex, with replaceable hard-rubber soles, and are lace-to-toe for ext...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 02, 7:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Stegger mukluks?
Are they worn around town at all without damage? You should be able to wear them plenty without any significant damage. Not all Steggers are made for off trail use. Several are definatly city bo...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 02, 11:01am

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