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VBL?
Interesting that there was no coverage of VBLs. Or perhaps I'm missing the point of VBLs.

In Editor's Roundtable » Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance Between External Precipitation and Internal Condensation
September 19, 4:20pm

Style
Couple more thoughts... Spot-and-stalk hunting means you "move differently" than when you're just hiking along. You move a lot slower, you stop and listen a lot more. You'd...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » hunting to lighten pack load by eating meat?
September 18, 3:29pm

Why not...
Why not put the ground-protection inside the stove, instead of on the ground? eg, invert the center pin, make it a little longer ... the "height" of the ground protector. Punch a hole...

In Gear Deals » NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
September 18, 1:50pm

Blow it?
Instead of squeezing water out, you blow backwards through it, and then squeeze again?

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 5: Filtration Methods
August 22, 3:53pm

More...more..must have more...
:)

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 3
August 14, 1:23pm

*smirk*
The thought of a suit-clad politician wriggling around on a sheet of Tyvek for our own testing/amusment purposes makes me smile. Just sayin'. -mox

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
June 28, 2:09pm

Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
Random funny thought while reading a thread about no-shelter camping in the desert... Tyvek Homewrap is pretty darn slick. Can snakes traverse a Tyvek groundsheet? Anyone have a pet snake to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
June 27, 2:55pm

Tyvek
Skip the Therma/Drain/Stucco/Commercial stuff. They're specialized variants which you don't need and won't work as well. Homewrap is pretty heavy, but the lighter versions can let w...

In GEAR » Different Tyveks. Preferences?
June 21, 3:45pm

Perspective
Even if it is "only a dollar" you're getting lost in the "1" aspect. 1 USD is 100 cents, which is relatively strong compared to many currencies (eg, 1 USD is ~6.5 Chinese...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
June 19, 1:09pm

Potential for cross contamination
How did you place the Esbit into the Opsak? How about the garlic? If you used your hands then it's possible you contaminated the outside of the Opsak when when you closed it. You may be smel...

In GEAR » Opsak test
June 12, 12:21pm

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