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Re: One pot for all stoves
The Jetboil system, although heavier than most setups, is very efficient... boiling water is very quick which conserves fuel. You can have water hot enough in about 2 minutes for coffee or most any...

In GEAR » Calling all Titanium Esbit Wing Stove users
March 17, 8:20am

Big Bend
Big Bend is an awesome place... I did a solo trip there last year right after Christmas and did the Outer Mtn. Loop too. It is a great trail.

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend Chisos Basin in the wind
December 19, 7:19pm

backcountry baking
Glenn, Yes... once I have the mix stirred up in the tin I cover the pie tin with tin foil and form the foil all around the edge of the pie tin like a lid. Then I set the pie tin in the top part ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » backcountry baking
July 15, 8:28pm

Backcountry Baking
You could also try the BakePacker at and they have a ultralight version (4oz.). It's definitely lighter than the Outback Oven. When I bake on the trail, I use my Snow...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » backcountry baking
April 30, 11:21pm

Ursack Vs. Bear Cannister?
I have used the original Ursack with very good success on quite a few outings over the last 3 years. I have always put my meals into separate resealable freezer bags; 1 bag for breakfast items, 1 b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ursack Vs. Bear cannister?
April 20, 6:22pm

Clothing for Dessert Hiking
Did not know that... I've only seen it on Montbell's website. I mentioned the Montbell only because of weight and by your observation sounds very inconvenient and a big hassle. The Golite is li...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothing for Dessert Hiking
April 19, 9:45pm

Clothing for Dessert Hiking
I would recommend an ultralight umbrella over anything else. My son and I used Golite's 9 oz. dome umbrella during a 3 day loop trip in Big Bend and it made a tremendous difference. It's like walki...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothing for Dessert Hiking
April 19, 6:07pm

When Did You Begin UL?
For me it was (officially) in 2001. Prior to that I had done all of my backpacking with my dad and brothers back in the 70's & 80's all over the SE. Obviously, ultralight gear selection way back th...

In Philosophy & Technique » When Did You Begin UL?
April 11, 7:56pm

Hey... wash your hands!
I too spent more time than I should have on the article extolling the virtues of "Natural Butt-Wiping". Who knew that it's considered a lost art? I suppose you could rank it up there with the lost ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does a bear crap in the woods?
April 05, 9:02pm

Dbl, treble, quad.., quint... etc posts
My apologies for all the inadvertant, muliple posts and thanks to Ryan for cleaning it all up! Just trying my hand at some HTML and thinking I was fine tuning my format, I guess kept reposting. I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Texas Backpacking?
March 06, 9:07pm

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Enertia Trail Foods Rainier Rice
For those of you not familiar with Enertia Trail Foods, they make the best pre-packaged meals that I have found yet. Being dehydrated they are way better than freeze dried for sure. Each meal is in...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
November 05, 4:27pm