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Re: Resharpening razor blades.
I've sharpened a razor before but it's very hard to get it "razor" sharp again. The metal is paper thin and wears down quickly. And dulls quickly with use. Most people do not re...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Why an UL knife instead of scissors?
One thing I don't hear a lot about is the fact that as nice as razor blades are, they cannot be resharpened. You throw them out and buy more. If they go dull or break on the trail your sh!t out...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 12:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Why an UL knife instead of scissors?
"If the 2 oz Mora is carried with your clothing and not in your pack (talking pack weight here) then your sub 5lbs would still make you SUL. Likewise if your pack is less than 10 pounds with y...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 8:44am

Re: Re: Why an UL knife instead of scissors?
So a guy has an UL pack weighting 5lbs with a .7 oz derma safe But then he switches to a 2.oz Mora instead and now he is no longer an ultra lite hiker with a pack weight of 5lbs and 1.4 oz Yo...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 10:03pm

Re: RE: Still going without tp
Nothing works better than your hands for cleaning and tp is just a way to do that so your fingers never have to be soiled directly. You can use tp dry or damp and the right kind is soft and kind on...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 21, 4:53pm

Re: Why a knife instead of scissors?
Don't know what the big deal is. Get the right tool for the job. I've hiked with nothing but some folding scissors from the sewing box (JMT) And I've hiked with a Mora and Fiskars fol...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 4:27pm

Re: caloric deficit
I haven't done this but if you go into a fast - it's very important not to eat anything. That way your body wiill go into fasting mode and you will in theory have plenty of energy. Y ou ne...

In Philosophy & Technique » caloric deficit
March 14, 1:39pm

Re: Recent Developments in Canister Stoves
This was an unusually nice read for a Technical piece. I haven't used a canister stove in years but a few of these are cool looking and your enthusiasm is infectious.

In Editor's Roundtable » Recent Developments in Canister Stoves
March 13, 2:56am

Re: Re: Jardine
I had not heard these stories. I thought he was a bit eccentric but this is a new perspective.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 01, 8:49pm

Re: "External Frame Packs?"
I would like to see a leaner smaller external frame sized for modern UL loads. The pack bags can be changed and canisters and other things cold be strapped to it. The size of traditional externals ...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 5:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Brian UL

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
After using both the Caldera cone and Ti-Tri stove for quite a while and watched as Trail designs keeps improving and addressing customers concerns Ive come to this conclusion... the Caldera cone and...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 28, 4:07am

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The Inferno stove is 4 separate pieces. An inverted ti cone, a ti floor, a grate support and a grate insert: infero stove

In Stoves - Other
September 18, 1:21pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
This pack carries like, and has the same amount of features as packs 2 or more times its weight! I have to remind myself that the Zip only weighs a hair over 10 oz.(w/optional hipbelt). Its light eno...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 4:08pm

MLD Carbon Fiber Tarp Pole set 2007
I ordered these along with my MLD Zip pack (review on that in future). It only cost me 50.00 USD as I ordered them at the introductory price on the first month they were released. These are geat for p...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 11, 6:42am