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Re: PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
Use a slippery clove hitch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slippery_hitch).

In Philosophy & Technique » PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
August 05, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: how 'bout the ultralightweight Philmont shelter
The reason for banning tarps as sleeping shelters, as I understand it, is that tarps are used as dining flies in each campsite's designated food-handling area. The staff believes that bears mi...

In GEAR » Ultralightweight tarp desired, tent required
May 17, 1:00am

Re: Synthetic Sleeping System
Mike, Fanatic Fringe in Boise (www.fanaticfringe.com) makes a Polarguard Delta quilt rated to 30F that weighs in at 1.4 lb for $189. They'll customize the length for you if you'd like. ...

In GEAR » Synthetic Sleeping System
May 08, 6:30pm

Krill Lights
Has anyone tried a Krill Light (2xAAA model weighs 1 oz; 2xAA is 3 oz) from Kriana Corp (www.kriana.com)? Red or green look to be potentially viable night-vision-preserving area and perhaps readin...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
May 07, 3:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: When does water freeze?
Pressure changes can affect the freezing point. Place a glass of water in front of you in a sealed room with an ability to regulate temperate at, say 25C (77F), and start increasing the pressure. ...

In GEAR » When does water freeze?
March 21, 12:05pm

Re: Poncho/Groundsheet/firestarter
Michael, I have no desire to sleep under or on a man-sized fire starter, especially with an open fire around. I'm guessing that a wax-impregnated cotton sheet will weigh quite a bit more th...

In Multiple Use Gear » poncho/ground cover
March 21, 10:45am

Re: Re: Re: Non Melting Chocolate!
Hershey now sells their Kissables, a milk chocolate mini kiss covered in a colored candy coating. I haven't seen these, but I'm guessing they function like a conical M&M. A motivated person might...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Non Melting Chocolate!
October 23, 12:57am

Re: Blanket for backpacking?
I've slept under nothing but a 300 weight fleece blanket in summer and fall in the Pacific NW. I wouldn't recommend it, as most camping blankets are short a tad (I'm 6'0"), they aren't windproof (...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blanket for backpacking?
October 01, 11:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Behavior
Mark, "She doesn't want you to go but she wants it to be your idea. If it were her idea, then you might resent her for asking you not to do something you love to do. If it is your idea, then she...

In Philosophy & Technique » So everytime I go on a solo trip...
August 25, 6:03pm

Re: Guy-line Knots - What is your favorite knot for tying off guy line and why?
Two half hitches to the tarp and trucker's hitch to the stake.

In Philosophy & Technique » Guy-line Knots - What is your favorite knot for tying off guy line and why?
August 19, 2:52pm

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