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Not that light
I don't know the weight of the wool shirts I have tried but I am pretty sure they were not that light weight.

In GEAR » light merino for tropics?
April 25, 7:36pm

No wool in the tropics.
I live in South Florida with a banana tree in my backyard. I can not tolerate merino wool here. I have tried. Synthetics or cotton for me. I manage stink by washing my clothes.

In GEAR » light merino for tropics?
April 25, 3:55pm

Try it and see.
Try it out and see if it works for you. You have to get creative, it's more work. Some people like figuring it out and moving rocks around and are willing to work for the weight savings. I ...

In GEAR » Tarp on rock
April 25, 3:50pm

6 cups at once with one alcohol stove?
I am curious about this. I need to make 40+ ounces of hot water to feed 3 people. With alcohol I went with 2 boils simultaneously with this system.

In GEAR » Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
April 25, 3:23pm

R1 will likely be enough and it's more versatile
For mild weather and an occasional low of 40 in the middle of the night on clear ski nights, I'd go with an R1 pullover, cap 1 long sleeve crew, cap 2 short sleeve crew, windshirt, and fleece h...

In GEAR » Patagonia R1 or Nano Puff or (insert here) - mild warmth at camp
April 22, 5:40pm

Inexpensive and effective
I too wanted a pot and mug for a couple or 3 people with freezer bag cooking. I created this set up and I have really liked the way it works. I use one kit for each person or with my daughter we...

In GEAR » Cookpot & Mugs for a couple
April 22, 2:13pm

A new gear list
Thanks Kristin and Dave Rock hard ground, hot night temps, and campground living makes me want to go with a real free standing tent and some liner bags. Maybe something like the Big Agnes Co...

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Family Backpack gear questions
February 23, 2:52pm

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Family Backpack gear questions
Family of three, two adults and one 9 year old. Middle of June. Classic high use trails North Kaibab to Bright Angel with water stations turned on. We have permits and lodge reservations for ...

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Family Backpack gear questions
February 20, 6:14am

Keep making these reviews
I am happy to see backpacking light's review of the new features of these packs. I see experienced reviewers who carefully consider how these packs work. There are many members here who choose ...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Peak Backpack Review
January 06, 9:31am

Sunday Afternoons Adventurer is best
+3 on Sunday Afternoons Adventurer Hat

In GEAR » hat - sun protection
December 01, 8:00am

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