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visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Jan 31 at 16:36

Yeah. I'm here, I'm awake, I'm ready to work. I think that's about as good as it gets most mornings.


Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
17
answered Do you footprint the inside of your tent, outside, or both?
Jun
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
5
comment How can I effectively conserve water?
This was my first thought... if 1 bottle is not enough, next time bring 2!
Feb
5
comment What is the main purpose of the foam inside a self-inflating mat?
FYI, blowing into the mat is not advisable as the moisture in your breath causes the foam to decay and then the mat is less able to self-inflate. If you need to boost the self-inflation ability, close the valve about an hour before bed and roll the air into the foot of the mat, then reopen the valve. Repeat once again right before you get ready for bed.
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
11
comment How can you make a MSR WhisperLite stove simmer?
@whatsisname, I'm going to have to disagree with you that early whisperlites could simmer. I have a whisperlite from the first vintage. It every time I tried to use it, it has 2 settings: Off, and Hell.
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
23
comment How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?
Just to touch on "out and cooled down" if you can hold all of the flaming logs and coals in your hands without feeling "ouch", then the fire is safe. If it feels hot, it is not out yet.
Mar
27
answered Gas or liquid fuel lighter?
Mar
14
answered Things to consider when buying sunglasses
Mar
13
comment What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT
OT to the question, but do you have anywhere (a blog, perhaps) on what all you are doing to plan/train for your AT trip? I've always wanted to attempt it, but literally have no idea how to get started.
Feb
20
comment Bear bags vs Bear canisters: which is better?
+1 for Fed bear = dead bear. As I understand it, they trap and relocate a problem bear, but the bear is almost always back in the problem area within a week of releasing (and it's usually 200-500 miles away. After the second failed relocation, they shoot the bear.
Feb
15
comment What qualities to look for in a good emergency whistle?
1) put whistle in mouth. 2) plug ears with fingers. 3) blow whistle
Feb
15
answered Are there any specific techniques that should be used when starting a fire in the rain?
Feb
10
answered How to stay clean on a multi-day hike?
Feb
9
answered Good resources for information about hiking trails near Boston