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Jump to new posts Re: Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days by 4evrplan @ 11/19/17 05:48 PM

Awesome! I've got maps for this area printed and ready to go. Someday.
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Jump to new posts Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days by toddfw2003 @ 11/19/17 11:31 AM

Havent been on a multi day trip in a few months. Getting excited. The Autumn leave should be prime
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Jump to new posts Re: Plant based insulation... by DTape @ 11/19/17 08:56 AM

the mullein leaves make good tp.
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Jump to new posts Re: Suggested Trails Texas / South OK by Bill S. @ 11/18/17 08:05 PM

Big Bend is awesome, but a long way and this time of year is usually pretty crowded. If you like canyons there is Palo Duro canyon by Amarillo or Caprock Canyons which may be a little closer. Both very nice. Area's around San Antonio are plenty and
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Jump to new posts Re: Plant based insulation... by Glenn Roberts @ 11/18/17 05:12 PM

I agree: that’s why I said “problems to overcome” instead of deal-breakers.” That’s also interesting that you were using dry leaves, and they were lofty after being chopped. At one time, I’m sure someone thought cotton was a weed, too.
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Jump to new posts Re: Plant based insulation... by billstephenson @ 11/18/17 03:56 PM

That could easily be an initial assumption of natural down too, so I wouldn't leap to that conclusion before investigating, though you may well be correct. I should add that the leaves had been dried for weeks before I used them, and they are quite
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Jump to new posts Re: Plant based insulation... by Glenn Roberts @ 11/18/17 03:07 PM

Without really thinking about it, I can see two potential problems to overcome for using it as insulation (clothing or sleeping bags): rapid decay, and potential to hold (and give off) moisture?
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Jump to new posts Plant based insulation... by billstephenson @ 11/18/17 02:58 PM

Over the summer I read about the medicinal uses of Mullein. That's the low growing plant with the real broad and soft fuzzy leaves and it grows wild in most of the US. One of the things they mentioned was using the leaves to make a tea, so I gather
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Jump to new posts Re: Beer by 4evrplan @ 11/17/17 12:40 PM

I'm not really a beer person; in fact until less than a year ago, I didn't drink beer at all until a friend turned me on to Corona. I don't think I've ever liked any IPA I've tried. But, we do have a local craft brewery, really neat place that occas
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Jump to new posts Re: Suggested Trails Texas / South OK by 4evrplan @ 11/17/17 12:15 PM

Davy Crockett is certainly convenient for those quick trips when you've got cabin fever and just have to get out there, but it's fairly flat and heavily wooded, so there's not much of a view. On top of that, the USFS recommends not to drink the wate
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Jump to new posts Re: AA battery charger for iPhone by Pika @ 11/17/17 07:54 AM

Thanks. This looks like a good answer. And, I like having projects.
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Jump to new posts Re: AA battery charger for iPhone by JustWalking @ 11/16/17 11:50 PM

If you don't mind 'rolling your own' here's some instructions on making one: Minty Boost
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Suggested Trails Texas / South OK by 41253 @ 11/16/17 04:27 PM

Don't think Texas, think distance. Most or all of 4 other states are closer to Dallas than Big Bend is (as you know). I was disapointed with Davey Crocket NF, it's pretty crowded and it seems as though you're never out of hearing range of a dirt roa
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Jump to new posts Re: Flamable fabrics? by OregonMouse @ 11/16/17 03:55 PM

Sewing for Civil War reenactments has taught me a lot about fabrics. Since there was no nylon/polyester/rayon/etc. in 1860, and fabric labeling isn't all it should be, we run burn tests on scraps of fabric to make sure we don't have synthetic fabric
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