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    At this point, as noted above, I think the...

    At this point, as noted above, I think the biggest reason is that the reflective coatings don't last well on the materials that most backpackers want to carry for their shelters. And frankly, as...
  2. To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always...

    To answer directly, yes, sort of. I have always used pack liner bags or gear dry bags of one kind or another since my earliest hiking days in the 60's. I have experimented with pack covers and...
  3. As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic...

    As I understand it, Mylar is metal coated plastic with the plastic being there to provide structure to the micro-thin metal layer. In the case of the wine box liners, I would think the metal layer...
  4. Interesting discussion. I'm all for encouraging...

    Interesting discussion. I'm all for encouraging exploration of new creative solutions to old problems.
    That being said, I'm reading some creative ideas and/or concerns and associated solutions...
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    I often clean wax by poring boiling water over...

    I often clean wax by poring boiling water over it. Fast, easy, and effective.
    You can also just dunk something into almost boiling water and the wax will float off in a few minutes.
  6. Good call. Have fun with it. Don't forget to...

    Good call. Have fun with it. Don't forget to bring some string to tie the poncho around your waist if and when the wind picks up.

    For what it's worth, the Frogg Toggs poncho, if I recall, is a...
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    Wow. Wow. Wow #1: You guys really care so...

    Wow. Wow.

    Wow #1: You guys really care so much about being "recognized" by the ATC for hiking the AT?
    Wow #2: You guys are so petty as to suggest you will stop your support of the ATC for their...
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    I don't remember the model name of the Steripen I...

    I don't remember the model name of the Steripen I use. It's one of the smallest and lightest weight ones and is USB rechargeable. It's probably an older model that has been replaced by something...
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    If you end up still not being able to get the CCF...

    If you end up still not being able to get the CCF pads to work well for you, I would strongly encourage you to consider one of the quilted, inflatable type pads like the Sea-to-summit options. They...
  10. The closest and very viable option I can think of...

    The closest and very viable option I can think of is those Mylar bags that holds the wind in box wine. It does a good job of not flavoring the liquid inside. And, it's really cheap, after you're...
  11. And at how many nights/miles have these cork...

    And at how many nights/miles have these cork handles failed you?
    And, if I continue hiking and backpacking with my poles for the rest of my life, will I ever achieve enough nights/miles to have my...
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    Thank you! There is also this:...

    Thank you!

    There is also this: https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-wildfires

    The comparison isn't even close. That being said, the logical conclusion for many would be to...
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    No it is NOT! You infer that it is safe enough...

    No it is NOT! You infer that it is safe enough to use these stoves outdoors. Then, you turn around and suggest that, regardless of how safe it is (or not) using them indoors is not safe and...
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    I challenge anyone to show us real numbers that...

    I challenge anyone to show us real numbers that can indicate that there is anywhere near as much damage done to property or human life by camp stoves in motels compared to camp stoves in the wild. ...
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    I was going to add some more controversy to this...

    I was going to add some more controversy to this threat with some actual research and facts, but instead I found THIS.

    Cheers.
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    Yes! and Yes! This whole discussion about...

    Yes! and Yes!

    This whole discussion about danger cooking in hotel rooms seems stupid to me! We all put a lot more people and property in danger cooking in the woods and risking massive wildfires...
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    [QUOTE=stephanD;2284113] With that attitude, I...

    With that attitude, I suppose one should never admit to driving a car, turning right on a red light, using a camping stove in the wilderness when there weather is dry, opening a tube of glue indoors,...
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    Back when I was younger, we could buy these cools...

    Back when I was younger, we could buy these cools things we called books that were often printed on pretty light weight paper using both sides and bound along one edge too keep the pages together and...
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    You just have to pay. Then you can edit. . ....

    You just have to pay. Then you can edit. . . cheers.
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    The trick with ticks is to keep them from getting...

    The trick with ticks is to keep them from getting to the point they can latch on.
    Sprayed on permethrin absolutely works.
    Nothing works 100%.

    #1) Keep the buggers from getting where the...
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    I hope so. You deserve it. I think each of...

    I hope so. You deserve it.

    I think each of us define ourselves within the context of our memories. It's a pretty vital part of who we are.

    Some people do best with their memories out on...
  22. Yeah, it looks like Norovirus is one of the more...

    Yeah, it looks like Norovirus is one of the more contagious contagions out there. But alas, you misquoted your reference in an understandable, but critically problematic way. In this case "a...
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    I had a roommate in college that made a bumper...

    I had a roommate in college that made a bumper sticker (this was the 80's) that read "Nuke the unborn gay whales for Christ".

    Is an anti-hang-tag tag something along the lines of a notice on...
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    I've never used the factory impregnated Insect...

    I've never used the factory impregnated Insect Shield cloths. But, I have regularly treated my cloths with spray-on permethrin to great success. For me, it keeps ticks at bay or kills them quite...
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    I'd recommend the Garmin InReach because of...

    I'd recommend the Garmin InReach because of slightly better coverage (that only matters in some areas). BUT, the Spot-X uses those little tactile buttons like the Blackberry, so you might just fall...
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