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- Mar 21, 2018 at 4:38 pm #3526106
Alum for the win. I used it on the Little Missouri River, which is more opaque than a cinder block wall. The water in the bucket is mid-flocculation. You can see the clear water on top, and the obvious distinction from the coagulating sludge about an inch from the surface. I eventually got 5 usable liters out of that; all the sludge settled into the bottom few inches of the bucket. Works brilliantly.Mar 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm #3524024
The only certification I see is the NSF 42/53. Maybe I’ll email them.Mar 9, 2018 at 4:12 am #3523320
Several all over the body that were just in the beginning stages of embedment. Mostly scalp and waistline. No REAL bites. But there was this one time about 15 years ago. Got in the car to go home after a weekend in the Ozarks. 3 hours later we stopped to gas up and use the bathroom. I probably don’t even need to elaborate further. Left a mark for a damn month.Mar 9, 2018 at 4:04 am #3523315
Speaking of new…. what time zone is this in? It says I posted at 4:02 am, March 9. Its 10:00pm CST March 8.Mar 9, 2018 at 4:02 am #3523313
So I had left BPL for awhile, before the switch. Didn’t even know it was happening. I prefer the old website layout, but like the new ability to format the posts. Its most likely the “its new, so I don’t like it… and ya damn kids, get off my lawn” type of situation. I’ll be fine.
But to be fair to Eric, I haven’t checked out his link.Mar 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm #3523096
James, as with all new technology and methods, a cautious wait-and-see approach is often warranted, as is the case here.
However, assuming the claims aren’t flat out lies, this membrane does have an NSF 42 and 53 certification and has a pore size of 40-60 nanometers, or 0.06 microns (if I did the conversion correctly).Mar 8, 2018 at 3:51 am #3523044
Thanks. I lurk now and then.
According to one website, they were up for sale on amazon for $6.99, but now unavailable.Mar 8, 2018 at 3:46 am #3523041Mar 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm #3522898
Yes, the Second Amendment exists. The constitution, an 18th century document, still provides us that right to this day; and nobody is actually trying to get it removed. The constitution itself, not even an amendment, also had things like the Fugitive Slave Clause. But the times changed, and the 13th amendment was ratified.
Or, in keeping with the old trope of “a well-regulated militia,” I want Walmart to start carrying the M1 Abrams and the F-16 jet. Maybe get the MIM-104 Patriot on Amazon Prime? I need them for protection against a tyrannical government.
But again, I do not actually think I’m gonna change a single mind. I mean geez, look how long it took Henry Shires to reconsider cuben. Anyhoo, back to my hammock.Mar 7, 2018 at 8:39 am #3522865
I come back from the dead to say this…
I love that movie. But now to be serious.
It’s really….REALLY…not that oppressive to make deadly weapons a scrutinized lawful responsibility. The notion that guns are a “god given right,” or, “a necessity as an American,” is vastly outdated and certainly out of context of modern times. The laws, and first and foremost, the attitude of the rank and file American, need to adapt to the times within reason. The laws surrounding slavery, womens’ suffrage, and the FLSA (child labor laws) are clear examples of prudence and reason (even in their shortcomings) eventually championing the ridiculous reality of the times. When will reason overtake zealotry with guns?
I like shooting a gun now and then. I have family that harvests deer each year with rifles for eating. But this rabid defense of “protecting your guns from ‘some boogeyman who’s gonna take ’em away [namely Obama for the last 8 years, who, may I remind you, never once tried to actually do so]'” is doing you no good.
I’m not going to change any minds, for such is our partisan fortifications. But dammit, if the US government can openly demand that a madman 6,200 miles away cease and desist with his nuclear weapons, why can’t that same body of politicians demand a shred of sanity regarding the domestic epidemic of Americans killing Americans, with American made guns?
Oh, I forgot. Religion, power, and $$.Dec 24, 2015 at 1:59 am #3372158
Everything costs money. Especially the attempts leading up to the actual production of an idea. But I’m not sure it’s futile. Look up local manufacturers and companies who deal in the materials you are looking to use. Sometimes companies have people who’se (at least partial) job is to entertain people like you to see if small projects can get off the ground. [semi-personal experience] After all, the industry of the world was built on the backbone of slow, steady, small innovations.Dec 24, 2015 at 1:48 am #3372157
2+ inch inflatable pads will most likely be best for side sleepers. Several hours of good sleep are more important to me than 1-2 minutes of blowing up a mattress.Dec 24, 2015 at 1:15 am #3372153
Most excellent! I just today got back from 4 days along Lake Superior (Pictured Rocks Lakeshore) and I simply love the topography, flora, and fauna found along the lake. For my next summer trip I was heavily considering somewhere in the Wind River Range, but being from Wisconsin, I’ve probably changed my plans because of your trip report.
The Pukaskwa is closer for sure, and having a certain affinity for Superior, it calls to me. Thank you for putting together a great report with pictures that make me go, “Ooh, I wanna go there!”
Edit: Dan, your expedition-style version of this is ridiculous. In a good way. Fecking fantastic.
Edit #2: Merry Christmas, y’all.Dec 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm #3371038
ok, so enlighten me on the advantages of these Hunersdorf bottles versus a traditional nalgene.
Are they lighter? Will they work with a Steripen Opti? Is it worth it to buy new bottles? The smaller mouth makes me think they’d be easier to drink out of. Durability? Even when I carry my Nalgene upside down I’ve had it freeze near the mouth. They’re durable enough to whack with a fist or against a tree (or upside the head of an obnoxious hiking partner) to knock loose some of the ice.
I like the convenience of a hydration bladder/tube, but don’t like the added weight and extra piece of gear. Mine froze in winter, even if I blew water back. Stopped using the tube a few year ago.Dec 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm #3370139
A few years ago I was backpacking and packraftng the North Dakota badlands. We were rafting down the Little Missouri and rain clouds started brewing. We had a particularly rough day and needed to be done, so I checked my maps and determined that we were very close to public camp-able land. We landed our rafts and set up camp. Upon further inspection of the maps and gps, we actually were on private land by about 30 yards. The vast majority of that land is wild plains/prairie, and ran little risk of being caught, so we chose to stay put with the intention of playing dumb if noticed.
Did we want to be on private land? No. Were we hurting the landowner’s property? Not really. But we weren’t supposed to be there. My advice? Avoid private land if possible. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, do the best you can to get off the property as soon as possible. And quietly appreciate the land on which you were able to lay your head as you depart in the morning.Dec 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm #3369080
Did someone say Pictured Rocks? :) Yo Stephen, you still hanging around this side of the Atlantic?
While I don’t think we can make it over to the mainland, we’re planning to go to either Pictured Rocks or the Porkies sometime around December 19-22. I’ve done far too little camping this past year (life gets busy) but have a renewed determination to get out there.Feb 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm #2171447
Hey David! Yeah, I was perusing the new offerings on the cottage gear sites and came across a new tent from Mr. Shires. Looked up some threads on BPL and I came across this one. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity!
Mark—LOLFeb 4, 2015 at 12:02 am #2171076
And the new tarptent shelter.Feb 4, 2015 at 12:01 am #2171075
Came back just for this.
Yes.Dec 9, 2013 at 7:48 am #2052438
MT110 soldDec 6, 2013 at 11:04 am #2051536
Ugh.Dec 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm #2051197
The tent, net tent, and pack have shipped USPS.
Thanks guys!Dec 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm #2050796
Casey, I don't have time to get in in the mail today, but it will be shipped tomorrow for sure. Thanks again.Dec 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm #2050774Dec 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm #2050772
Order of intent on the Serenity. So far its Daves until the end of the day, then I move down the list.