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Re: Re: Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
"You back your statement up with your observation that the cups were still cool after an hour." That was not my observation. It was Franco's. I think he is big on olive oil as a mu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 27, 12:03pm

Re: Re: A different look at the Giardia numbers
Tom, most water used in urban settings is treated and probably not infested with high risk of giardia. It is probably low risk, but it may not be zero risk. It doesn't take much imagination ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 26, 9:01pm

Re: Huh.
Bill could expand the marketing of VVR by sending a fresh pie across the lake on the first ferry ride of the morning. Backpackers near the ferry landing would be drawn in. They could sell "rea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) "Free" Barrel
February 26, 8:05pm

Re: Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
I haven't yet made any negative comment. Would it be too much to try to use dental floss as the suspension? You could substitute olive oil for the water. It would add some ambience, deal ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 26, 7:58pm

Re: Re: What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
I was hiking up Mount Fuji, and I think the local people assigned a trail name for me. Geijin. Fortunately or unfortunately, I knew what it meant, anything from Foreigner to Outsider to Whit...

In On the Web » What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
February 26, 6:20pm

Re: Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
There is such a thing as the point of diminishing returns. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 26, 6:05pm

Re: Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
If the container was still cool after an hour of use, then it was over-engineered. Maybe make it into a water pre-warmer, but then you would have to use it for an hour before tea time. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Light Weight Tee Light Candle Lantern from plastic.
February 26, 4:38pm

Re: Re: pack recommendation for world travel
"Make sense that you can lose a smaller bag in small nooks under a bus/plane. I often find myself clutching my camera equipment on my lap while on a bus. Maybe I’ll have to get used to a lar...

In GEAR » pack recommendation for world travel
February 26, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Filtering idea
I use about two feet of tubing above the filter. Yes, I am not too convinced about what I hear about the DIY filters. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Filtering idea
February 26, 2:31pm

Re: Re: pack recommendation for world travel
Benjamin, I purchased one of those idiotic methods for a very large camera pack. I found that it takes too long to manipulate. Besides, it is within third-world technology to have bolt cutters. ...

In GEAR » pack recommendation for world travel
February 26, 2:28pm

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