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Alan Moore (Alan_In_AZ) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sunny Southwest
About Me Scoutmaster - with long history of camping, hiking and backpacking since the 1970's. Focus on ultralight is recent - loads of gear - not all really ultra-lightweight... I tend to trade a bit more weight for comfort. As a Scoutmaster I often need to carry extra (just in case) safety gear too...

Working it down though...

Alan
CityPhoenix
StateArizona
CountryUSA

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Shirt map
Lots of crews last year at Philmont Scout Ranch had their trek plans (simple map) printed upside down on their crew shirts - so its certainly been done, not really that much good for real navigatio...

In Multiple Use Gear » Map printed on shirt?
April 03, 4:10pm

Baking Soda - Stinky Feet
Sprinkle baking soda in your boots and also in your socks if you suffer from super cheesy feet - works really well - & quite quickly - your tent mate will thank you. Alan

In Multiple Use Gear » Baking Soda
April 03, 4:03pm

Leaks
Yes I had the same experience with leaking seams on the cheap bags - it doesn't bother me much and it does seem to slow down as it gets wet... the water loss is insignificant to me. I also n...

In Make Your Own Gear » gravity filter - leaking bag.
August 12, 5:28pm

My favorite alcohol bottle
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___21703 It might not be the lightest option - but any total differences are minimal at just 1.4oz container weight. It can store 8oz fuel and has a...

In Make Your Own Gear » alcohol container?
June 29, 5:07pm

Uhhh?
Peter did you read what I actually wrote...? this was about their TITANIUM sporks - and of course this style has fork/knife & real spoon ends... I also have a snow peak single ended Ti spork bu...

In Multiple Use Gear » Ti Spork / Knife
April 08, 12:43pm

Light My Fire...
Or for those who have used & liked the plastic "Light My Fire" double ended sporks (with pseudo knife on the fork end) - This is now available in titanium too. http://lightmyfireus...

In Multiple Use Gear » Ti Spork / Knife
April 08, 8:55am

Grilliput
Yes grilliput weight is too much - I had held one (unassembled) in my hand ages ago and immediately concluded (as with many things) that it wasn't a good trade-off.

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone make a lightweight collapsible fire grate
April 05, 12:29pm

Yes thats it
Ken - yes the Grilliput was exactly the design I was thinking about. So a similar design in titanium - but ideally with adjustable height legs. I have some titanium tube already - but will need ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone make a lightweight collapsible fire grate
April 04, 10:59pm

Anyone make a lightweight collapsible fire grate
Interested in an ultra-lightweight folding wood fire cooking grate. I know I saw a commercial folding design (in SS I think) but can't locate it now. It had hollow side support tubes and th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone make a lightweight collapsible fire grate
April 04, 9:01pm

Jacket for philmont
wrt Jacket/Hoodie. Expect rain at Philmont any time in summer - so you do need at least a rain shell - at elevation and in wind a poncho is not enough(breathable fabrics are best for wearing wh...

In Philmont » Sleeping bag
April 04, 7:29pm

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