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Re: Bear 2X... crazy
Guy, "Every girl I've ever dated was crazy." And the common factor was? . . . . . Same guy, same trail, possibly the same bear, definitely the SAME DOG as four years before. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear 2X... crazy
April 28, 12:58am

How many bear canisters.
>"Perhaps we could just take 1 of each and that way we wouldn't be stranded without food" Yes and no. It would be unpleasant, but drinking water for 10 days and dropping 10 pou...

In Gear Lists » Brooks Range, 10 days, June 2015
April 27, 7:45pm

Re: Re: New advice on a good car camping stove for one
>"(2) You mention 1-burner, but how often do you use two burners when cooking at home? Make your breakfast and coffee at the same time!" Or, better yet, get a 3-burner. You can mak...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 6:06pm

Re: WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
You might be able to assemble some alternative form of proof. Sierra Trading Post has noted on some receipts that "you've saved over $14,500 by shopping with us" (which made me think...

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 27, 6:02pm

Re: New advice on a good car camping stove for one
I'll second the single-burner Coleman propane stove. $23.88 for the actual Coleman one. $16.75 for the Stansport version. Works fine at cold temps (I bring one snow camping). Fuel is cheap...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 2:39pm

Re: Brooks Range, 10 days, June 2015
+1 on the InReach. Having helped folks in the Brooks Range based on their inReach messages, I'd carry one if going for more than a few nights. -1 on spray and bear canisters. Neither of the...

In Gear Lists » Brooks Range, 10 days, June 2015
April 27, 1:41am

Re: packing stakes
+1 on the MYOG tyvek case - cut the corner off a used Tyvek envelope, seal the third side with 2" sealing tape. Leave enough of a flap to secure with a rubber band or hair scrungie. I'...

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 24, 12:39am

Re: hot weather tent
Even double-walled tents get really hot as soon as the sun hits them. If you are hoping to sleep in, I'd figure out where the sun will rise in the morning and put a tarp between the rising sun...

In GEAR » hot weather tent
April 23, 10:13pm

Salt speeds rusting.
>"But, it rusted out after about a month." Prior to drying it out as you suggest, rinse it with fresh water if you have prepared anything salty in it (Top Ramen, any FD food, etc). ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pepperidge Farm wafer cans as pots?
April 23, 11:22am

Re: Sterno sucks..
+1 Due to limited fuel options and a faulty butane adaptor (from horizontal canisters to vertical-BP-style), I got stuck using Sterno on Kauai. At sea level. At 70F. And it couldn't boil ...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 22, 12:13am

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