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How much?
Make your own for $10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9fOa98ry1o Then sew a large stuff sack from whatever material you think suitable (or can afford). This same chap make a triangular, "...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 04, 4:09pm

Empirical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VkQA0_duIHE Shows delta T for different levels. The main point is usefulness for cooking, not just boiling and rehydrating.

In GEAR » Cozies: Are they worth the weight?
July 14, 6:21am

Quarterdome
Not the lightest, but the REI Quarterdome 3+ would be a fit for you. I have used a T3 and while plenty long enough for me, it would not be suitable for a 6'+ who does not approve of soggy down....

In GEAR » Shelter Help - death of an old companion
July 08, 5:11pm

Coffee?
1 via is an abomination, not coffee 2 Adding dairy or other fat products to good coffee is a crime which some would reckon to be capital.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trail Breve Latte (Coffee with cream) Success!
July 05, 11:19am

"Bio" fuels
@ Cahill Bio denatured alcohol is essentially no different from and other denatured alcohols. Max 95% ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and 5% mainly methanol (methyl alcohol, methyl hydrate) to make it po...

In GEAR » Ethanol in Canada - Found it!!
June 17, 4:59pm

Garage sale
The tents are great value. Buy one (or more) and then list them on Craig's list and sell at 2x the price paid. The use the profit to buy what you really want at REI.

In GEAR » REI Garage Sale tomorrow... no clue what to look for.
June 07, 3:46pm

veg soup
If you blanch then dehydrate veggies, then cook for one hour on the trail, you will destroy just as many nutrients as you would simmering for one hour at home.Better to do the simmering at home IMO...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating vegetable soups
June 03, 3:10pm

cat stove
The cat stove is a low pressure side burner category stove, and needs the alcohol in the stove to be hot (boiling) to produce sufficient alcohol vapor to push out of the side holes and ignite Yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat Food Can Stove Troubles
May 28, 4:21pm

snow use video
This a good video of using a SVEA in snow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUihCydKhBQ I have a SVEA 123 and think it is great for solo use in any weather. My work colleague who doesn't cou...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
May 21, 4:23pm

vegan
Hiking uses up muscle and needs replacement protein. Make sure you have adequate protein in your vegan foodstuffs. e.g. you may want to add a spoonful of soy protein powder to your breakfast oats, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic Food Question (Vegan/Vegetarian)
May 17, 2:43pm

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