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Re: incubation period and prepatent period
The Giardia lamblia "bugs" often float around in the raw water in their trophozoan form, but they are large, like 25-35 microns, and easy filtering gets them. Once they get in your gut, t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 12:47pm

Re: Wheel Barrows
A wagon works better than a wheel barrow. Some people have been on the wagon for a long time. --B.G.--

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
February 24, 12:12am

Re: nutty curiousity
I grew up with a gigantic Black Walnut tree. It works best to leave the green walnuts (in the husk) in the lawn and let the sun work on them for a while. When the husk has turned dark, you rake the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Granola Breakfast Mixture
February 23, 10:35pm

Re: Diagnosed
It would be very interesting if we could find out the one most common factor why some people get the illness, and others don't. As an example, some people might have a pH in their gut that f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 4:43pm

Re: My Wife's Sewing Machine
Chris, they had a few sewing machines in the 1850's. Singer machines became popular a little after that. By the 1930's, many modern homemakers owned some kind of sewing machine or at least ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Show Us Your MYOG Sewing Machines
February 23, 4:38pm

Re: Fleece shirt and vest are both identical in weight! Which one?!
If I am looking for warm insulative padding while I am wearing a backpack, then a fleece jacket or vest is perfect. If I am looking for a warm wrap while standing around in camp, then down is much ...

In GEAR » Fleece shirt and vest are both identical in weight! Which one?!
February 23, 4:26pm

Re: Re: Interesting Comment
It is also interesting to note that the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct system is having cross-connections added, just of late. This is a security measure intended to maintain some degree of water delivery e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Interesting Comment
First of all, there are no dead moose in Hetch Hetchy. There are no live moose, either. Moose do not live anywhere around Hetch Hetchy. Water leaves the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and flows downhill...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 3:20pm

Re: Fleece shirt and vest are both identical in weight! Which one?!
The correct answer is: one of each. I was shopping for down warmth for a cool summer, so I got one down vest and one down inner jacket. Together, they add up to about 12 ounces. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Fleece shirt and vest are both identical in weight! Which one?!
February 23, 3:13pm

Re: Re: EN Rating on Quilts
"And maybe the Standards body will be inspired to upgrade the Standard to handle quilts." Yes, and then when the new standards document has incorporated your improvements, you will be ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Katabatic Sawatch 15 Quilt and Crestone Hood Review
February 23, 2:40pm

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