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Re: Re: SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
Angus, I think you will like it. But like Kevin says below, you'll probably want to change the mouthpiece. I haven't tried the Osprey mouthpiece, but I'd wager it's better than the ...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 3:52pm

SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
While this system has been mentioned several times on BPL, some folks at the SoCal GGG hadn't heard of it before, so here's a description, a couple photos and a link. The SmarTube tu...

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 1:45pm

Cajon Pass
Also a McDonalds! Enough of us live here in SoCal that I'm sure one of us could pick you up and deposit you at a train or bus station. Do you know when you'll get there? Sending a PM.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is Cajun Pass a Good Exit Point on the PCT?
May 09, 12:14pm

re: Just wondering...
I've used this product (just got another bottle) to use on my hiking clothes. I diluted it to the 0.5% level (don't ask me the details, I don't remember math details!), soaked the cloth...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
May 06, 1:47pm

re: Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area...
I'm from a little farther south than Santa Barbara, but I've found this book to be pretty good: "Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura"

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone in the greater Santa Barbara area....
April 24, 2:13pm

Re: Re: Y'all listen up, now.
When English dropped "thee/thou", "you" became both the singular and plural second person pronoun. We could no longer distinguish between singular or plural with a pronoun in th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 11:48pm

re: GGG/SoCal
Don, it was great! Who would have thought you could watch "Vertical Limit" on a Borahgami???!!! Plus the campsite was the one place in all of SoCal that got any rain Saturday night - when...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 15, 1:59pm

Re: Dehydrating vegetables
I dehydrate all my veggies at 135*F, because that's what my dehydrator instructions say! I've dehydrated all the above, plus others, and store them in freezer bags in the freezer, along wit...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating vegetables
April 13, 3:16pm

re: seafood chowder
I'm very interested in what you come up with! Please keep us posted.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » seafood chowder
April 10, 7:42pm

Movies and Mids
Sounds fun - who's bringing a microwave to make popcorn? ;) Back on MLD mids: Does anyone want to see in person: - A Duomid (silnylon or cuben)? - A Cricket (silnylon or cuben)? - a ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 08, 9:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am