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Car key.
>"I've carried my car key countless times." +1 on NOT bringing the car key. I've got a place I hide it on the car. I won't need it until I get back to the car. I can&...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 1:52pm

Re: Correction!
Ah, Superfly, not Whisperlite. Changing from a Whisperlite would have saved many ounces between the stove, pump, and the fuel bottle. Yes, changing from the Superfly to some other canister st...

In Gear Lists » Women's Gear List
April 23, 4:11pm

They take the same canister.
Yes, they take the same gas canisters. If you want all the gory details, history and background, here's BPL's own Hikin' Jim's blog about canister types: http://adventuresinstov...

In Gear Lists » Women's Gear List
April 23, 11:35am

Re: 130 miles in two days?
When I was half my age, I did a 150-mile, two-day bikathon. I was a little nervous going into it because the most I'd ever bicycled was 35 miles in a day and here I was planning to do twice th...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
April 23, 11:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
>"It's a big chain with poorly trained and low paid staff that don't care." I find the staff to be active, motivated perhaps in part by employee-discounts on gear, and (I pr...

In On the Web » REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
April 22, 9:47pm

Okay, y'all outvoted me.
I'll retract my statement. Mostly. I remember hearing it used (by Southerners) as a second-person singular pronoun but maybe they meant it in the sense of "you and all you people (from s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 12:48pm

Solar thermal and solar non-thermal treatment.
>"Pasteurization of water doesn't actually need 175F, it's more like 150, but it has to stay there for several minutes" That's what I've heard from specialists in th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:30pm

Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"flora and fauna in your lower digestive tract are kept separate from your upper digestive tract (e.g. stomach) by a valve system that makes sure the former don't get into the latter. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 12:11pm

Re: Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
>"They tell people to boil for 5 minutes because you need a rolling boil to purify but many don't truly understand what a rolling boil is." Er, no. Just no. You don't....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:25pm

Re: Love
>"(Thank y'all...)" You may already know this, but "y'all" is singular. And plural.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 17, 11:07pm

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