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Re: D'oh! Big Sierra Storm Kills Plans
Hopefully NOAA will hork their forecast and the accumulation will only be an inch that melts off the next day...

In Post-Trip Reports » D'oh! Big Sierra Storm Kills Plans
September 21, 9:46am

Re: Re: Re: Renewing DWR coating - argh!? - Richard
Do you mean that I should wash the garments with a non-detergent soap before washing them again with a wash-in DWR? Sven, that is what I do. Wash once with non-detergent soap to clean the garme...

In GEAR » Renewing DWR coating - argh!?
September 20, 11:17am

Re: What's the benefit of synthetic?
Ryan, I think you have the down / synthetic pluses and minuses covered (assuming we are talking about high quality down): Down + higher warmth-to-weight ratio + lighter + compresses well + l...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 19, 9:34am

Re: nada
The other 13% of sweaty women backpackers must have met sweaty men backpackers with an outdoor "aroma that could level Tacoma". I also use no deodorant/anti-perspirant backpacking. I ...

In GEAR » Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant... what do you use?
September 18, 12:10pm

Re: Re: light Brunton model; lighter models?
I also have the Suunto M-2D. I think it is a good compass. As Phil noted the adjustable declination is nice. For a very minimal compass to get you pointed in the right direction the Suunto Cli...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 18, 10:23am

Re: Re: "which stake do you carry?"
6 BPL Lazr Hi-Vis (orange) Titanium Tent Stakes and 1 BPL Lazr Hi-Vis Nail. Actually needed to use all seven at the same time one night last week. I really like the Hi-Vis tent stakes and would...

In GEAR » which stake do you carry?
September 17, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol
So has anybody dehydrated food that has been prepared with alcohol where the alcohol has been cooked off? I wouldn't think it would be a problem.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol
September 17, 12:26pm

Re: Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating - Food Prepared with Alcohol
September 17, 10:08am

Re: BPL Rank
My guess is that rank = f(membership time, # postings, # responses to thread started, BPL fudge factor);

In Other Activities » BPL Rank
September 12, 1:27pm

Re: The super-warm hat no one would wear
Pretty funny story Elliott. BTW would you take a picture of someone in the hat and post on BPL? All I can imagine is Mickey Mouse

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG -Failures!
September 11, 3:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am
Learned about here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm