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  1. Thread: Dmso ?

    by jbreen
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    I believe they had issues testing this on people...

    I believe they had issues testing this on people because it also gives garlic breath, making blind trials impossible. The other risks make garlic breath pale in comparison though.
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    It's not specific to snow, but is more of an all...

    It's not specific to snow, but is more of an all occasion quote.

    "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." -- Ranulph Fiennes
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    Need Nat Geo TPO files

    I've been using Topo! since the 1990s, and over the years had downloaded many TPO files from National Geographic's Map Exchange website for the Catskillls.

    This week, I went to download the TPO...
  4. Thread: nylon repair

    by jbreen
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    well, as long as you're going to make a day of...

    well, as long as you're going to make a day of it, I would heat seal any frayed or torn fabric before sewing. Otherwise, the thread may pull through.
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    The road to success is paved!

    Really. A trail to the UK's second highest peak is getting paved.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1292502/Next-theyll-want-lift-Everest-Mountaineers-fury-tarmac-path-Snowdon.html
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    I've had good luck with the Nixwax spray on, but...

    I've had good luck with the Nixwax spray on, but if the garment is not too (over) used, you can run it through a hot dryer and that will restore the dwr properties.
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    I used that type of repair kit a few years ago...

    I used that type of repair kit a few years ago and when it was new, the tube was hard. Heating it softened the glue. You apply the glue to the mat, lay on the patch, then put the pot of hot water...
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    I didn't know they made an adapter. I've been...

    I didn't know they made an adapter. I've been using a short piece (about 1 1/4") of 1/4" copper tubing jammed in the hose end.
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    Maybe if you cant the skis so the inner edge cuts...

    Maybe if you cant the skis so the inner edge cuts more, they will keep tracking straight. That may also add enough resistance to slow them down.
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    I have a 650 fill EMS jacket...

    I have a 650 fill EMS jacket I bought on clearance for $45 two years ago. While I wanted something in the range of 850 fill, the extra coin won out. I use it just as you describe. It packs down...
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    looks like an open invitation to stubbed piggies.

    looks like an open invitation to stubbed piggies.
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    is this where the old one burned down (above the...

    is this where the old one burned down (above the horse watering barrel)?
  13. Thread: Survival Game

    by jbreen
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    I forgot a first aid kit. But then again, I have...

    I forgot a first aid kit. But then again, I have done that on occasion myself.
  14. There was the time Bear found the way to the...

    There was the time Bear found the way to the highway

    The important thing the kid took away from the "entertainment" is he believed could make it. Now that he's back home, maybe Bear will do the...
  15. Lost back country skier sues SAR for taking too long

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/06/16/9811671-sun.html
    While I feel for his loss, I think he is deflecting responsibility.
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    The outer fabric of my precip is holding up well,...

    The outer fabric of my precip is holding up well, but like others, the inner membrane on the back below the hood and on the shoulders is flaking off after 5 years.

    To restore the DWR, put it in a...
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    True. I have a 10 year old box where that...

    True. I have a 10 year old box where that happened when I first got it. Shortly thereafter, I cleaned the locks, added graphite to the internas, lubed the mechanism inside with wd-40 and all has...
  18. Instead, I melt old candles and pour the wax into...

    Instead, I melt old candles and pour the wax into cardboard egg cartons filled with wood chips. I've never used more than one "egg section" to start a fire. The wood chips are leftovers from...
  19. Thread: Our Mistakes?

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    Mistakes?

    In addition to all the above (I unconsciously like to learn from my own mistakes not others), I gained life lessons from these:

    * When carrying a Nalgene upright in the winter, you can strike the...
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    I thought I read about this fix here... I...

    I thought I read about this fix here...

    I pop-riveted a piece of plastic milk jug over the flat area of the crampon plates. Only used them once with no issues but it was fairly cool that day. I...
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    If this is the plane...

    If this is the plane
    then this is the report

    The NTSB has a database where you can look up via the tail number.
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    I'm a Motorola bigot. Friends and I use them...

    I'm a Motorola bigot. Friends and I use them skiing to stay in touch and many times, I have to repeat what someone standing next to me is saying for their radio (Cobra, Midland, Kenwood, etc) is not...
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    Bromley, VT, on the AT has a shelter on the...

    Bromley, VT, on the AT has a shelter on the summit open in the summer. During ski season, its used by ski patrol.
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    Yes it is, though after a snowstorm, they will...

    Yes it is, though after a snowstorm, they will restrict the hills to x-c skiing sometimes.
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    Magellan 1500

    I asked for and received a Magellan 1500 for x-mas. Nice unit, pretty fast at acquiring satellites. I asked for it because I have been using Topo! software since 1998 and figured this would save me...
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