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My mother-in-law knitted one for me. It's a bit tight, so not practical to fit around a boiling pot of water. Be sure to make it either loose enough to fit easily, or flap/closure system such a...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 02, 7:01pm

Separate kits
I carry my own kitchen. I've used an alcohol cat-can in the past, and currently am experimenting with solid fuel and a ti-wing stove. When my husband backpacks with me, he brings his jet-boil. ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 6:58pm

Had to cancel nearly the entire summer of weekend bp's. Sudden increase in workload has caused 60+ hour workweeks. Did get my August 5-days in the Wallowas but really paid for it when I got b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 11, 4:30am

I've seen it
A topic I've been meaning to investigate. A hiking buddy of mine has the BA Fly Creek UL1, the Platinum I think. The fly zipper teeth split in a few places, away from the fabric strip part. S...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 10, 9:53pm

one more
Holey Trowel

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 10, 9:37pm

Not that I'm an expert on the Rockies - but I was there a few weeks ago, for the first time. I will say that the Forest Service employees at the back country office in Estes Park were very hel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado Backpacking Resources
July 22, 10:08pm

permethrin and cats
I'll just re-post the warning about cats and permethrin. It's toxic to them. Friend-of-a-friend's cat died from it. She did know. Kelly

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 22, 10:01pm

Wow Jama, might you have been the ranger I spoke to today? :) Almost word for word. Highest elevations are still snowed in and possible difficulties at some stream crossings, but lower areas ar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rocky Mtns
June 12, 6:16pm

We're flexible. So any state would be acceptable. Mostly concerned about being melted out. Now that we're close enough, I can investigate snow levels but first-hand knowledge is even bet...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rocky Mtns
June 10, 7:27pm

Rocky Mtns
Yes it's a huge area. Hubby wants to go there. Next week. We are coming from Portland and have a week off, and want to backpack in at least a couple areas, 6-10 miles per day. Anyone have so...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rocky Mtns
June 10, 3:37am

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