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Re: Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
Two Hefty trash bags. $0.35 each. Or two trash compactor bags (the white color and narrower cut has a slimming effect on your figure). Trash compactor bags are also a lot tougher and are a great...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 13, 10:11pm

Re: 0.6 oz Camp Shoes
Nice project. Insulates you from the cold ground. And stops Big Brother from scanning you for athlete's foot.

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.6 oz Camp Shoes
April 13, 2:36pm

Re: Crossings
In larger groups, I've had good success by passing two trekking poles, simultaneously, through each other's wrist loop. You end up with them joined by a square knot in the wrist loops. Be...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 12:56pm

Re: Crossings
One technique I learned on the first day of Manfred & Sons' Brooks Range trip was that quadrupeds are more stable than bipeds. Pair up with another hiker, and grab their shoulder straps ne...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 12:44pm

Re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
+1 This is a much more pleasant concept than a medical discussion sub-forum on which members post pictures of a rash and ask strangers to identify it.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 13, 12:33pm

Re: Scales for weighing gear
5000g x 1g, $8, free shipping, about 3 weeks from China: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ollieroo-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-Diet-Food-5KG-1g-w-Bowl-Electronic-Weight-/141617939207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&...

In GEAR » Scales for weighing gear
April 13, 12:20am

Re: Baby carrier and long hair - any ideas?
This is probably contrary to your parenting style, but if a wolf pup uses teeth on Momma's Wolf's teats, they get a quick nip and don't do it again. 14-month-old humans are slightly sm...

In GEAR » Baby carrier and long hair - any ideas?
April 12, 11:37pm

Re: Water quality in Washington State
And that extra flavorful dirt is mostly in urbanized areas: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/smeltersearch/ I had a geologist co-worker who said he tell when it was going to rain because low press...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 2:45pm

Water quality in Washington State
Speaking just to your water-quality question: Western WA, as you may have heard, gets a lot of rain. So there's a lot of surface water with very low mineral content. Western WA has not had th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Open-Ended Solo Trip in Washington State
April 10, 2:40pm

Re: Valle Vidal
Great suggestions. On one point, >"Take pictures of the Water Board in Logistics. " I do a lot of that with my phone. But for something as important as water, I'd print out...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 09, 4:54pm

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