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RE:"How do you survive the bugs?"
Headnets are a godsend when the bugs get way outta control, but can be somewhat claustrophobic while hiking in them. Your best defense against bugs is long sleeve pants and shirt. It sounds like yo...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 18, 11:34pm

Re: Fear of Water
" luck of not getting the poops are bound to come to an end!" Rusty, this is pure gold!

In GEAR » Steripen questions - sterilizing the threads of water bottle?
August 15, 1:40pm

Re: Re: found this
My understanding and according to the manufacturer's website, theramrest foam pads (Ridgerest, Z-lite) are closed cell foam. Their inflatable pads such as the prolite are open cell foam inside ...

In GEAR » How do you keep your foam sleeping pad dry?
August 08, 7:06am

Re: found this
I have never noticed any water being absorbed by either my blue foam CCF or my ridgerest and have never had a bag wet out as a result of using one that has been in the rain. Also, just curious ...

In GEAR » How do you keep your foam sleeping pad dry?
August 07, 7:15pm

Re:EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary
A Thermarest ProLite has an R value of only 2.2 while the Exped SynMat has a rating of 4.9; I would assume a 20* rated quilt from Tim would get you down to 30* combined with that pad without the ov...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
July 04, 9:58pm

Re:EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary
Tim's quilts are very high quality and he rates them very conservatively, but you need to look at more than just your quilt to determine what temps you will be comfortable in. You said you we...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
July 03, 8:48pm

RE:"Do you always take a rain jacket?"
My rain jacket gets more use than most items in my pack, if it isn't raining I wear it for a bit of extra warmth around camp or as a wind breaker.

In GEAR » Do you always take a rain jacket?
June 25, 8:00pm

RE: "Just Started Dehydrating -- Love It!"
Check out fellow BPL'er Sarah Kirkconnell's site here: It is full of great recipes and pointers.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Just Started Dehydrating -- Love It!
June 06, 6:41am

Re: SMD Skyscape Scout
I also have a SMD Scout and have been very impressed with its performance in some pretty rough weather, it seems like every trip I have done so far this year has resulted in some pretty gnarly stor...

In GEAR » SMD Skyscape Scout
June 05, 10:29am

Here is a link to something similar to what I use that Ben posted awile back. I found...

In GEAR » Filtering Silt and Gunk out before chemical treatment
April 18, 6:03am

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