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Re: UL battery/power pack for camera
The nice thing about an external USB battery pack is that you can charge other devices such as your phone, etc. from it. If you want to do Time Lapses of much longer than about 1.5 hrs, you have to...

In GEAR » UL battery/power pack for camera
March 14, 4:30pm

NewTrent Trentium
If you don't really want to spend $80, look at the New Trent Trentium. Its been a great case for hiking. Its a slim case, has 3 different backings (to change the appearance), and its reasonably...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 03, 10:29pm

Nice job
Sweet, very resourceful.

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 21, 10:29pm

I've seen a few people wearing the LaSportiva Bushidos the last few days in the San Gabriels, one last night on the Ski Hut trail up Mt. Baldy. They seem to like them, I may try a pair.

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 25, 10:13pm

Darn Tough
I use Darn Tough as well. I rotate 2 pair for hiking, and keep a third pair separate for sleeping but they are the same type so that I can press them into service if I needed to.

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 20, 1:22pm

Re: Re: How tall
"i don't think the Gatewood will work for someone 6'4". It is a minimalist shelter to sure. It's too bad they don't make a long version." ----------- Its pushing ...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
January 19, 10:11pm

Re: 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
"Will it melt?" -------- I use 1/8" CCF (small craft sheets from Hobby Lobby) on all cooking mugs, etc. It works well to maintain the warmth after cooking and enable you to hol...

In GEAR » 1/8" CCF as pot cozy
December 07, 2:45pm

Yes, well maybe.......
Its going to be different for everyone, but after using a JetBol on the JMT I came to the conclusion that for me, the JetBoil makes sense if more than one person is using it. The speed and convenie...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
November 29, 5:53pm

I used one on the JMT. Frameless, it was comfortable for anything under 20 lbs or so. At that point, anything over that seemed to go directly to the shoulder straps. Because of some extra weight th...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear G4 pack
September 03, 1:17pm

Worked in much worse places
I had a friend who took a SteriPen to Haiti to treat his drinking water when he assisted with relief after the big quake. He had no problems over several weeks, despite water that was almost alway...

In GEAR » Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
August 21, 12:25am

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