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Yes to extra batteries
By the time you factor in the weight of a solar system, you have matched the weight of about 10 Gopro batteries. I can do a 5 day trip with 2 Gopro batteries, and I tend to document my trips pretty...

In GEAR » Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
May 27, 8:52am

Risk
I recall reading an article on DP free soloing something huge in Yosemite many years ago. He was waltzing up El Cap or Half Dome or something with just a chalk bag. Like 2k' off the deck with t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 17, 10:06pm

Mangy
DLP bears generally make terrible rugs.

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 15, 2:42pm

OC content
They make capsicum spray for humans, and also for bears. The bear flavor does indeed have more capsicum and the can specifically says not for use on humans. I'd go for the higher octane stuff o...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 15, 7:23am

Re: Re: Polar Bears
"I worry far more about polar bears than black and grizzly bears." Word. A friend of mine was doing archaeology on Baffin Island when a polar bear stuck its head into my friend's t...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 10:26pm

Just get some
I don't see any downside to carrying bear spray unless you count the extra 10 ounces. I never do Kodiak backcountry trips without the stuff, but then I run into a couple of brown bears a day do...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 12:20am

Perimeter
I had MLD put a perimeter net on my SuperMid when they made it. They sewed 18" of noseeum along the whole outer selvage. I may trim it down since 18" is an insanely wide strip of netting....

In GEAR » perimeter nets
May 11, 1:40pm

Extensions
They work very well. I wear size 'tall' HMG packs (the longest back panel length of 23") and even then the shoulder straps aren't quite horizontal on top. With my Unaweep pack, eve...

In GEAR » New Paradox Unaweep Packs — Divide & Exposure
May 08, 3:29pm

Disconnect fuel loss
Dunno if this has been covered anywhere and is slightly tangential to the topic, but does anyone know how much fuel is lost when you disconnect the burner from the canister? I'm thinking it is ...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
May 07, 5:08pm

Thanks
Thanks for the quick and thorough explanation (and accompanying pics). :^)

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
May 07, 3:10pm

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