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Re: "Thunder: How close is too close?"
I was at Lake Virginia (JM wilderness) last Wednesday and got hit with an electrical/hailstorm about 30 minutes after we first heard distant thunder. We made camp just as the rain and thunder star...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 10:01pm

Re: Mammoth
I've been obsessively checking the particulate matter graphs for Mammoth for the past few days - I was supposed to go up for a week starting tomorrow but have decided not to go, at least not ye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
August 02, 10:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
There are webcams at Mammoth http://mammothweather.com/live-current-conditions/live-mammoth-webcam/ but the site doesn't seem to be working right now, at least from my computer. The one pic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 9:50am

Re: How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
Soap and water, just like at home (well, except that the soap comes out of a dropper bottle rather than a bar in a soap dish beside the sink). No reason to obsess about the horrid outdoor bugs, IMO.

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 9:28am

Re: MeFOTO daytripper tripod
Would something like this work for you? http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=14867 It's plenty strong for the RX-100. But ...

In Photography » MeFOTO daytripper tripod
July 18, 7:33pm

Re: bearvault
oops, n.m.

In Gear Swap » Can I rent someone's BearVault? (Bay Area)
July 17, 12:36am

Re: Plastic trumpet
The p-bone plastic trombones are awesome; someone in my orchestra prefers them for jazz playing, and I've heard him play it - it sounds very good indeed. I saw someone playing a "french h...

In Gear Lists » RTW gear brainstorming
July 16, 4:37pm

Re: Dioctophyme renale
"Fresh water fish are carriers of all sorts of neat parasites." +1 Might I add that these parasites are not destroyed by stomach acid, so presumably lemon juice might not destroy th...

In Fishing » How to cook fish above 10K ft without fire?
July 16, 1:37am

Re: sleeping bags
I have 4: My WM Versalite rated as 10 degrees, (34 oz) which is what I use pretty much all the time. GoLite Down quilt, 26 oz I think, supposedly 20 degree but definitely not that warm for ...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 11, 1:57pm

Re: Re: I don't
Yak - obviously not everyone understands the ramifications of having MRSA (or perhaps they were addressing the folks that wanted to use the heavy duty stuff just to clean up with). For most people...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
July 10, 12:39pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm