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Jump to new posts Bristlecone sleeping bag by Dohrmc1946 @ Today at 05:02 PM

I am cleaning out my old camping closet. I came across a sleeping bag that I vaguely remember buying. (Life got in the way and I never got to use it.) that was many years ago. I am trying to track down any info on it. Do any of the old heads remembe
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Ripstop - NOT! by Bill Kennedy @ Yesterday at 09:24 PM

I couldn't make the link work. I got redirected to another site that wanted me to log in.
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: Trying To (you guessed it) Reduce Weight by BZH @ Yesterday at 01:15 PM

I definitely like the people on this board better. Discourse seems much more civil. I thought when BPL went to pay model new people would flock here. DIY projects on BPL are more extreme and I find that more interesting to my engineering backgroun
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Map, compass, and watch: not quite obsolete yet by balzaccom @ Yesterday at 11:49 AM

"Dead Reckoning" is more accurately written Ded Reckoning, as it is an abbreviation for Deduced Reckoning. sailors us this term to note their position on a chart when they have no other positional fix. Ded Reckoning is best summarized by:
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: Muscle cramps by Bill Kennedy @ 04/23/18 02:04 PM

If it's a persistent problem, a visit to the doctor is probsbly advisable. Thermotabs (often called "salt tablets") contain potassium as well as sodium and other electrolytes. Sold at Walmart and Walgreens, but not in all areas of the cou
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: Tyvek or polycryo DIY tarps- worth it? by Axel999 @ 04/23/18 08:42 AM

I purchased the Tyvek tarp at E-Bay https://bestoutdooritems.com/backpacking-tarps/. It ran me like $24 delivered for the 9' x 10' Tyvek sheet, and included 10 corner loops. Our search and rescue team tried tyvek tarps. We ran them through a washer w
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Jump to new posts Re: Katadyn BeFree vs Sawyer Mini by Bill Kennedy @ 04/23/18 03:33 AM

Pretty clever. I wonder if the cotton will reduce the flow too much once it's wet and the fibers cling together. If it does, you could try adapting the fine mesh screen that's found in the aerator of a sink fixture. It might even be the right size.
Backcountry Health & Safety
Jump to new posts Re: bear-attracting smells? by Jim M @ 04/22/18 08:12 PM

Once in the Pasayten wilderness where the ranger said they occasionally have a report of a Grizzly we found some moron had left some old uncooked bacon near a fire pit. We didn't camp nearby. The problem is people, not bears. We legally have to car
Almost Over the Hill
Jump to new posts Yellowstone Heart Lake Trip by TrailElder @ 04/22/18 06:23 PM

Looking for ‘elders’ to join me on Yellowstone Backpacking trip. Four night Heart Lake loop leaving from Southern Park entry on Labor Day. A few 10 to 11 mile days. Hike your own hike and hang out at camp.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Where's all the puff?! by JustWalking @ 04/21/18 08:06 PM

You might want to have a look at this Columbia Jacket. It seems the XLT size should fit you. And it's on sale.
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Jump to new posts Re: Photobucket fix by Bill Kennedy @ 04/20/18 01:49 PM

Thanks! I assumed it was a problem with the user's Photobucket account, including mine! I downloaded the Firefox version and it's fixed. Take $100 out of petty cash
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Jump to new posts Re: It's not backpacking if it's in Paris... by 4evrplan @ 04/20/18 10:21 AM

It might not be backpacking, but it sure looks like fun. I didn't know the medieval architecture of France was so awesome! Bordeaux looks like a living fairytale. Thanks for sharing.
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Newb training for a difficult uphill hike by aimless @ 04/19/18 09:35 PM

It is a better idea to use your leg muscles to carry the pack directly than to use them to cycle while wearing a pack. This is a closer simulation to what you will be doing. Another good thought would be to include carrying your pack on actual trai
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