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Re: Ultralight trout fishing net?
Food for thought -- might the fish smell linger in the headnet after landing a fish, no matter how well you try to clean it? If so, the mosquito-protection/fish net might become a bear ...

In GEAR » Ultralight trout fishing net?
August 11, 2:47pm

Re: A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
Roger et al. -- If space permits in Part 3, hope you can cover how much Jack Daniels is needed to take care of all the bugs in a liter of typical backcountry water. A ratio of 2...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
August 05, 3:15am

Re: Pot farms
The possibility that someone might "pass it on" is one thing that contributes to the risks created by mj grows in wild places. From an NPR report in 2009: http://www....

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
July 21, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Oven Roasting Bags
I've considered trying Ziploc Steamer bags for baking, but this FAQ and answer at Ziplock website causes me to wonder if it's a good idea: "Can I use Ziploc® Zip’n Steam® Bags t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 20, 6:19pm

Re: Newbie question
RE your question: "Living in black bear country, is it appropriate to put all my food, clothes worn when cooking and toiletries in a bear bag, suspend it in a tree, do the cooking 100yds, cle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question
July 11, 1:23am

Re: Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
Great article, David. Lots of info and insights. One question after a first read-through: Are the measurements in your chart reflecting a size "Large" for each jacket? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 12:36am

Re: You know that your gear is light enough when...
Your checks to pay for gear purchases start bouncing.

In GEAR » You know that your gear is light enough when...
July 09, 2:10am

Re: Re: Re: Ryan pops in
+1 re Ken Helwig and Ronald Dillon on posting Ryan's MLife comments in this thread. As for merits (or lack of merits) on the substance of all the angst, when all's said and done, it&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ryan Jordan pops in
July 04, 1:53pm

Re: Ideas needed
One idea would be a long, narrow silnylon (or cuben fiber) stuff sack for tent poles, with the sack's micro-toggled drawstring located at the open end of the tube, so the tube w/rod could be st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas needed
June 30, 4:19pm

Re: snowpeak gigapower vs brunton crux for backcountry gourmet
If you haven't yet searched BPL's forums for info, you might give it a try. For example, here's one thread discussing the Crux vs other cannister stoves -- http://www.backpacking...

In GEAR » snowpeak gigapower vs brunton crux for backcountry gourmet
June 18, 8:32am

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm