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re: how to carry olive oil
http://www.minimus.biz/Marconi-Organic-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil-packet-F01-0851202-1100.aspx 1/2 ounce packets of extra virgin olive oil $.36 I bring one for every dinner, easy way to add calorie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
September 25, 7:47pm

Nice
Nice looking pack. Wish I was planning a combined travel / backpacking trip, this pack would be perfect.

In GEAR » Granite Gear Aji 50
September 21, 8:53pm

re water quality comparisons
Thanks Bill, this explains something I could not quite wrap my head around. Hetch Hetchy water comes from the Tuolomne river, pretty typical High sierra water. That water is NOT FILTERED, but i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 19, 10:49pm

5 x
Thanks Bill, your explanation makes perfect sense. Bruce now you can go back and edit your blog post: "Welch makes an even more egregious "mistake" in Giardiasis from Wilderness ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 18, 8:13pm

numbers
Bill said: FWIW, you can push the numbers a bit farther, if you wish, to get a rough estimate that untreated water-drinkers were about 5 x more likely to contract diagnosed giardia than non-drinke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 18, 9:59am

Colorado study full report
Bruce said: Too bad there isn't free public access to the full report. Katy says: Agreed, without the full report of the Colorado study it is hard to draw any conclusions from these number...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 11:50am

math and science
Sorry to drill down on this, but if we are to discuss science we have to look carefully at the numbers in these studies and try to understand what they mean. Katy said: (the quote is from the 19...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 17, 9:36am

more fun with numbers
Looking further at the abstract for the 1977 study in Colorado, I see some interesting numbers. "A one-year retrospective laboratory survey in Colorado revealed that 691 (3%) of 22,743 stoo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 9:30pm

Re: Control groups
The way I read it is that the control group are uninfected by giardia.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 6:42pm

math
I have a different reading of the math. Bruce said: "Retrospective surveys seem wisest to me, like the Colorado study where they surveyed 256 giardiasis cases and determined that the infec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 16, 5:49pm

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