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  1. Thread: water

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    Every water treatment method has its advantages...

    Every water treatment method has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is misleading to say one method is superior or inferior. Instead, evaluate which option's strengths best align with your...
  2. For years I have seen reports of Sawyer filters...

    For years I have seen reports of Sawyer filters giving highly variable results. I have found that curious and wondered what may be the explanation. One possible answer may be the way these filters...
  3. Thread: Phone apps

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    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there...

    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there are 1000 mA per A and an Amp is 1 C/s and there are 60 min/hr and 60 sec/min and it's a 3.7 V battery and a Volt is a J/C and a J is a kg m^2/sec^2 and...
  4. Just the other day I noticed that Isle Royale NP...

    Just the other day I noticed that Isle Royale NP is recommending filtration for microbes PLUS chemical/UV for viruses. Not sure if it something peculiar to that park or just the NPS being hyper...
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    Spot uses Globestar Satellites which is not...

    Spot uses Globestar Satellites which is not global. Garmin Inreach uses Iridium Satellites which is Global.
  6. I suggest you check out the Versaflow filter from...

    I suggest you check out the Versaflow filter from HydroBlue. Looks like a Mini but slightly bigger. This gives better flow rates. But it is more versatile as it has threads on both ends so it can be...
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    This is the way I look at it. The mass in your...

    This is the way I look at it. The mass in your food bag is one of 5 things: fats, carbs, protein, water, and packaging (salts, fiber, micronutrients are negligible). Fats have 9 cal/g. Carbs and...
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    Best reply of the year.

    Best reply of the year.
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    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT...

    I think I saw several reports of Woody on the SKT web site (Slowest Known Time).
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    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term....

    I agree that "odor proof" is an inaccurate term. But this does not mean it plays no role in food storage. The science behind keeping your food with you 24/7 (i.e. "sleep with your food") is that...
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    The one high use, high profile trail I know of...

    The one high use, high profile trail I know of where you are officially advised that water treatment is not necessary is the Kungsleden in northern Sweden.
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    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This...

    Why not go overboard? That's what we do ;-) This is reminiscent of the "are cell phones good or bad" threads that were common 10 or more years ago. Today it's to the point that they are seen as...
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    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry...

    On my first AT hike, when I came off a long dry ridge walk on a hot summer day I took quite a long time filtering at the first stream I got to, which was at a beaver dam just down stream from a big...
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    The benefits meditation are well established....

    The benefits meditation are well established. Many envision this requires a state of sedentary focus. But it has also been shown that these benefits can be accomplished through repetitive physical...
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    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found...

    I follow a Nepal Trekking forum and have found Steripens are popular amount this group. Its advantages align well the needs of trekking in the Himalayan Mtns. Water is not cloudy but there is a risk...
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    My kids learned to never complain about being...

    My kids learned to never complain about being bored because I would tell them that if they are bored when they are by themselves, then they must be a boring person.
  17. My favorite example of how different groups may...

    My favorite example of how different groups may not understand each other are the conflicting traditions of hikers and trail bikers. Hikers say uphill hikers have the right of way and trail bikers...
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    Who read this in high school English class?...

    Who read this in high school English class?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Build_a_Fire
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    Thanks. It's my day job.

    Thanks. It's my day job.
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    A couple of people have suggested that fats and...

    A couple of people have suggested that fats and protein are essential while carbs are not. This is a bit short sighted. You must maintain a blood glucose level of about 60 mg/dL or rhings start to...
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    Suggestion - Use the metric system. 1 kcal heats...

    Suggestion - Use the metric system. 1 kcal heats one L of water 1 deg C. Lots of multiplying and dividing by 1 !
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    I think you conclusions are pretty much spot on,...

    I think you conclusions are pretty much spot on, but as this is what I do for a living (teach chemistry and biochemistry), I can't let this calculation go undone. It's at best an approximation. For...
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    Olicamp makes what appears to be identical pots....

    Olicamp makes what appears to be identical pots. One with the HX and one without. There would be the ideal model for testing the effectiveness of the HX. Being a chemistry prof, I have access to...
  24. Also be advised that camping is only allowed at...

    Also be advised that camping is only allowed at designated campgrounds and shelters from VA 785 to US 220.
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    I have seen those, but as I recall they showed...

    I have seen those, but as I recall they showed that a regular Fancee Feast didn't work so well but a modified version with a taller inner can worked well. If the outer can was too close to the bottom...
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