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Insect Shield Your Own Clothes.
You can now send your own clothes to Insect Shield to be treated with permethrin that lasts through 70 washes, essentially the same as the expensive clothing that incorporates permethrin. The spray...

In GEAR » Clothing: Insect Shield Bug Off vs Permitheon Sprayed On Yourself
July 26, 6:22pm

RE: Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
Bryce: "I've always loved performance of the Driducks Jacket. Is the intense driving rain going to push through that?" Rain won't push through the fabric, just around it. If yo...

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 22, 7:48pm

RE: Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
Have fun, guys! I'm jealous. Despite all my doom and gloom below, the odds of excellent weather are good for the beginning of Aug. Will said, "in a lot of areas there aren't a lot ...

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 21, 6:50pm

AL vs Ti
For cooking, a thicker aluminum pot will be better, either non-stick or hard anodized. Cooking acidic foods in aluminum will corrode the aluminum and give the food a metallic taste unless it'...

In GEAR » Not another pot thread
July 08, 7:31pm

Permethrin.
Permethrin does not repel mosquitoes, but kills insects that crawl on it. A bit of bare skin an inch from permethrin treated clothing is almost unaffected by the permethrin. It does help with mo...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 07, 10:31am

RE: Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
The EMS Mountain Light -20 is decent and is on sale now for $321.

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 07, 10:10am

Nylofume bags.
Ken, there have been some group buys of odorproof nylofume bags. These are used to put your stuff in when a pest company fumigates your home, so you could check your local pest company. Also: ...

In GEAR » New source for packliners
July 03, 3:13pm

Climbing Rainier in a course/guided climb
It's a bit expensive, but Rainier Mountaineering conducts courses and guided climbs on Mt.Rainier. I took one many years ago and it was excellent -- Ed Viesturs was one of the instructors.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Questions on hiking upto Camp Muir (first timer at Mt. Rainier)
June 27, 6:12pm

RE: the DIY Gear Scramble-a-Thon!
Nice sewing machine. Hammock: Aren't there some long stretches above treeline on the CT? That would make hammocking difficult. Conditioning: If your long hikes are five miles, load up your...

In Make Your Own Gear » the DIY Gear Scramble-a-Thon!
June 25, 4:29pm

Malaria: making mosquito nets for Haitians.
Someone with contacts in Haiti has asked me about buying or making mosquito nets for sleeping to prevent malaria. These would be for an educational project that nuns are conducting for the poor in ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Malaria: making mosquito nets for Haitians.
June 22, 10:24am

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