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Re: Yellow
Yeah, insects see MORE colors than we do, not less, in general. And don't even get me started about the mantis shrimp! This include some UV on flowers. The prettiness of flowers is to impress...

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 11, 11:27am

Re: Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
It depends on you, but September is when the temperature starts to change, and when it happens, often transiently it is true, the average temps can drop 20 or more degrees overnight. Plan for the p...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 10, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Size matters
David, definitely! There are the German trains, and then there are the Italian trains that are always late, then there is 1000 feet of shit, and at the bottom of that are all the Amtrak trains tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 3:21pm

Re: Size matters
David, I was going to mention something like that - LOL. If you rent a car in Austin then it is more or less full day's drives to get to Big Bend - almost 500 miles. Prague to Paris, but withou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Backpacking solo
Wish I was in #2, but if being honest with myself, I'm firmly #1.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 10, 11:23am

Re: Sunglasses case
This has been an issue with me for some time so I'm going to watch this with interest - not withstanding it probably the 30th thread on BPL on the topic. None of those past one fully resolved t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 10, 10:47am

papers
Maybe this goes without saying, but if you do go to south Texas bring your passport and other ID papers everywhere, because you are very likely to get checked. I went to Big Bend with my then postd...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 9:51am

Re: Need BPL's help with fondue
You might consider using a boiler bag inside the pot used to do the melting - might make cleanup much easier. As others have implied, if you are melting something that will be very viscous you def...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 09, 9:35am

Re: Kalais
Yet another strong recommendation for the Kalais. I'm confident all the sizes will fit a bear can as Mathew basically specifically "certifies" this fact right on the website. I have...

In GEAR » packs for small women?
April 09, 9:15am

Re: Re: Re: Big Basin Ranger advice on easiest access road
Yeah, I feel like if you are going to Big Basin to see the scenery, and if you have a little extra time, then the you SHOULD take scenic route, and that is without question Hy 9 through Saratoga, ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Basin Redwoods State Park & Sea to Summit Trail - hike suggestions
April 07, 11:37am

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