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Salt and Water
Eric sez: "1. salt the hamburger liberally when cooking (in a "riced" or loose fashion) helps it store longer. 2, rinse the cooked hamburger in boiling water to remove most of th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My 2 cents on dehydrated chili
August 30, 12:50pm

He'd been brushing back a trail with the machete. Been at it for awhile. Swinging at some more brush, the plastic handled machete slipped out of his hand and swung from the loop he'd attach...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 3:55pm

I'll take them
I'll take them at your price, if you don't work out a deal with the above responders.

In Gear Swap » FS: Unused Bush Buddy Ultra, Snow Peak 900 Ti
August 29, 1:36pm

Bloody experience
"Have you had that experience, or are you just postulating?" Yes, If applying first aid to the guy who opened up his thigh counts. If you feel you must have a loop, a tight loop tha...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 1:29pm

"If working around others, use a tight wrist loop. Like ski straps on xc ski poles, it takes less of a grip and also keeps the tool from flying off if you do something stupid." Be aw...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 29, 9:05am

Acme Security
I just carry a light weight plastic "This Property Protected by Acme Security" sign and post it outside my tarp. That keeps all the bears and bad guys away! ;)

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 29, 9:02am

Blackberry = Kudzu
The only difference is kudzu doesn't have tasty berries to disguise its noxious, invasive qualities. If in the Southeast, you'd try to clear out kudzu and think you were being ecological...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 28, 2:53pm

Invasive Blackberries
The blackberries that Justin is so wantonly chopping are a non-native invasive species that has taken over large tracts of land in northern California and Oregon (not sure about Washington, but my ...

In GEAR » Machetes for bushwacking.
August 28, 10:21am


In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 27, 6:01pm

Inertia X-Lite is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inertia X-Lite Sleeping Pad
August 27, 5:52pm

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