JimSabis | 1 Jun 01:11 2003
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Re: Re: Getting the "flame" mark off my ti-pot

In a message dated 5/30/2003 1:28:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
tracytodd@... writes:

> so what's the problem with the discoloration so long as it doesn't 
> get your other gear dirty?  i actually prefer gear that doesn't look 
> like you bought it yesterday like some newbie <G>
> 
> 

Yeah, dents are even better.

Jim S.

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JimSabis | 1 Jun 03:57 2003
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Re: Re: trail shoes to replace

In a message dated 5/30/2003 12:17:40 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
scot_c@... writes:

> I promise, if I do 
> > get them I'll remove THE NORTH FACE logo. I don't want to look like 
> a  dork.
> > keith
> 
> LOL...I admit I've been out of touch for oh, 15 years or so...when 
> did TNF become dork-ware?  About the same time Kelty did?  Or is this 
> just more gear-head snobbishness?
> 
> My newest piece of NF gear is about 25 years old and still used; the 
> urethane coating is long gone, but the pack is still in good shape.
> 
> Scot
> 
> 

Scot - I'm with you on this. I go by quality, not name or logo. That being 
said, I have been using TNF Ultra 100 trail runners for about a year now and 
love them. They are showing no noticable signs of wear, but I haven't done any 
major thru hikes yet!

My feet have never been more happy after a long hike. My only complaint came 
up recently during a triple summit day. The last descent was a very steep 
bushwack thru varying grades of mostly loose rock, duff and leaves. Very unstable 
and tricky in places, and steep enough to actually go for a slide if you were 
not very careful. The trail runners could not protect my toes as well as 
heavier boots would have. I had no real discomfort, as I am aware of this 
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colonelcorn76 | 1 Jun 04:36 2003
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Re: The ultra-lite theorem?

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "Rick" <geoflyfisher <at> y...> 
wrote:
> Actually,
> 
> The last week on the AT and some other day hiking has led me to 
take 
> the TP off the pack list...  Using dead leaves and small flat 
rocks 
> were easier than trying to make sure TP was burried so it would 
not 
> come up with some animal's prodding.
> 
> This is simply a matter of lazyness on my part and a little 
because 
> of ethics  ... not because of the weight of the TP.
> 

I bring a bit of powdered lime (about 1/2 oz/day) in a ziploc. 
Sprinkle on everything before replacing the dirt in your cathole and 
it speeds the decomposition, enriches the soil, and the animals 
don't like it.

Jim

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colonelcorn76 | 1 Jun 04:49 2003
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Re: The ultra-lite theorem?

--- In BackpackingLight@..., Jeff Walters 
<trekdogalpha_1999@...> wrote:
> poop smearing - now there's a career I hadn't thought
> of? Seriously, I think I will give this a try on my
> next trip. It does sound like a 10 on the gross meter,
> but what the hey!
> 
> ~trekdog

NOLS and others started recommending this about 5 yrs ago or so. The 
idea is to do it far away from where other people may come by and 
the sun/rain/wind will take care of your mess in *very* short order. 
However, a couple of years ago after it became apparent that people 
can't handle the "far way from where other people may come by" part, 
they started unrecommending it. 

It's just like any other technique, done right it works well. Done 
by the one-eyebrowed, slack-jawed, no-necks it just makes a mess. 

Check the rock you sit on next time you take a break.
Jim

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colonelcorn76 | 1 Jun 04:55 2003
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Re: The ultra-lite theorem?

--- In BackpackingLight@..., "J Cornelius" <dojers <at> c...> 
wrote:
> Ok, guess I'll ask - what the heck is "poop smearing"????  It 
sounds a
> tad on the um......gross? side.  Please share what's involved in 
doing
> this.

Drop your drawers, drop it on a rock (preferably one facing in a 
southerly direction for maximum sun exposure), wipe your butt with a 
rock (or pine cone), pull up your drawers, take another rock 
(flatish) and smear your drop along the face of the big rock in as 
thin a smear as you can get -- kind of like doing drywall, leave the 
area.

It's a technique best reserved for the high up & lonely places no 
one else is likely to go for the next week.

Jim

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Mike | 1 Jun 05:08 2003
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HtSitW

Perhaps I missed this in a post, but I advise you all to consult that
classic text:  "How to shit in the woods"
no, i'm not making it up - it's funny and scientific and definitely supports
the smearing approach.
mike s

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olympicdreams04 | 1 Jun 05:09 2003

Nobo VS Sobo

Just to stir up a bit of conversation, what are this groups opinions of 
traveling NoBo versus SoBo?  Pro's, con's, start dates for each?  GoLighter

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Jerry Goller | 1 Jun 06:59 2003

RE: Nobo VS Sobo

Which trail?
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Just to stir up a bit of conversation, what are this groups opinions of 
traveling NoBo versus SoBo?  Pro's, con's, start dates for each?
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CPTS2 | 1 Jun 16:02 2003
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Re: "common sense" for the bpl: one last time

In a message dated 5/29/03 7:37:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
sloetoe@... writes:

> "Cotton doesn't kill.  Backpacking with your head up your ass
> kills"
> -Jerry Goller
> 

Absolutely, absolutely....... Good post.

One thing I learned in managing troops and later people in manufacturing 
endeavors. If some person can figure out a method of failure, by bad luck 'fall' 
into a procedure that will get them hurt, or 'get high', overconfident, over 
stressed and have dumb luck, then someone of those people will do just that at 
some time. If they are lucky they don't get hurt badly, cause someone else to 
be injured, or cause to much damage.

MURPHY RULES!

NS

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E. Burch | 1 Jun 16:33 2003
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Re: Re: Pop Can Stove: Doom, doom!

Sounds great. What are a few of your favorite books/sources?

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Subject: [BackpackingLight] Re: Pop Can Stove: Doom, doom!

> --- In BackpackingLight@..., "abadcuban" <abad <at> M...>
> wrote:
> > > That's one thing I can say
> > > about the heavyweights - they eat GOOD.  I've neven seen an
> > > ultralighters food come close to comparing to that of a
> > heavyweights,
> > > in terms of taste and satisfaction.  Sorry... we just eat grool
> in
> > > comparison.
> > >
> >
> > No arguments there...eating on the trail is almost the equivalent
> of
> > a chore.  I just do it because it's a necessity and nothing more.
> I
> > guess that's kind of sad?
>
> One of the reasons I don't go ultralight (I'm just a lightweight
> camper) is that I like good food on the trail. Last month I took a
> crew out for a 60 mile hike and we had chicken fajitas, chili dogs,
> pizza, and philly cheesesteaks for dinners.
>
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