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Re: MYOG trekking poles and tent poles?
+1 on the articles posted above. I made a pair of trekking poles that i use with my tarp that were made from used golf club shafts, each less than 3oz. I got the shafts by asking the repairs guy at...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles and tent poles?
March 23, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Hmmm
"Why are manhole covers round?" Because the men that go in them are round...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 23, 1:33am

Re: Spot
"I will be hiking in the Desert this year, and would like to know if i Should get a Spot rescue system, im unsure if i will be able to find water frequently. I hear they helicopter in water if...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 22, 6:34pm

Re: Behold ... The bombilla !!!
In fact, mate is a perfect hot beverage for camping and is what the bombilla is made for. Mate has some caffeine and lots of magnesium, potassium to help with muscle cramps.

In GEAR » Nifty loose leaf tea infuser
March 16, 5:22pm

Re: Plastic Snap tool
+1 on kamsnaps. I just got the tool with a bunch of snaps in subdued colors, more than I can use in a lifetime. I've used them on a fleece neck buff thing and some lightweight snow gaiters. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » Plastic Snap tool
March 16, 1:41pm

Re: Good advice
I went looking around on the la/oc craigslist for a mechanical sewing machine recently and saw a few at the $100 price range that looked reasonable. I think much more than that and it has to be pri...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing machine - what to look for
March 08, 4:51pm

Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts, statistics
"The infection rate from 25 cysts is lower than the rate from 10 cysts. It seems illogical. In another reference, it was stated that 10-25 cysts are capable of causing clinical disease in 8...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
March 01, 2:09am

Re: Re: Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
"...backcountry water management is health risk management." Right, risk is frequently defined as 'probability of occurrence x severity of consequences.' So you can choose ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 25, 2:29pm

Preventing disease transmission
I just had to reup my BBP and first aid tickets so it's fresh in my mind and may bear repeating. Disease transmission occurs when: 1) A pathogen is present 2) It's present in sufficien...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 3:19pm

Re: Where to buy patterns?
Seattle fabrics have some that are outdoor oriented: Seattle Fabric pattern selection

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to buy patterns?
February 23, 3:15am

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