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no need for a pot stand
Nice work so far! I used a similar stove for about 400 miles of my AT hike in 98. I simply cut 3 notches into the top of my stove, about 1 inch deep by 3 inches long. I then set my pot right on to...

In GEAR » Wood Stoves
December 08, 7:57pm

Featherlight still available?
Hey Mark, I'm interested in the featherlight. Just would like to know color, age, condition and asking price. Thanks *EDIT: Never mind, searched through your e-bay profile and answered my ...

In Gear Swap » Cleaning Out Gear Closet... 11 items for sale
November 11, 7:27pm

soaking pasta
I've found that soaking ramen noodles works extremely well for setting myself up for a good, fast, cold lunch on trail. What I do: After breakfast on the trail, put one package of ramen minus the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A light lunch?
August 19, 6:16am

totally off topic
Hi all, This really isn't chaff, but I had to share this tale with somebody. I make my living writing and performing comedy shows at renaissance festivals. In between shows I work as a firefigh...

In Chaff » totally off topic
August 07, 8:19pm

hmmm....New Trailname for Ryan Jordan?
How about Dr. Defusion? As for me and mine, we wait till someone sends us something in a Tyvek evelope, then we make special underwear out of it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Good use for Tyvek from Post Office Envelopes?
August 06, 12:05pm

No need to precook
I wouldn't worry about precooking or even getting processed rolled quinoa. You don't have to boils it for the entire cooking time, just get the water to a boil, add quinoa and whatever else, stir, ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
August 06, 10:55am

Quinoa pasta
Quinoa makes an excellent trail food. Red quinoa is especially tasty with a light nutty flavor. There are also some tasty and quick cooking pastas made from quinoa and quinoa/corn blends. The blend...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quinoa
August 06, 7:19am

I don't mind wet legs... I hike in convertible shorts with zip-on legs that I carry in my pack. I use the leggings on the very rare occasion that I want some wind protection, or more often, for bug protection. I find...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rain Pants vs/ Windpants
July 29, 10:10am

Tarp plus bug net works great
I've been using a tarp/bug net combo for about 8 years and have never been disappointed. My wife and I use a sil nylon 8x10 with a rectangular 2-person hanging net. We hang the rectangular net from...

In GEAR » Tarp vs. TarpTent for flying bugs
July 25, 3:44pm

More info
Mike, I put an inquiry on the boards at and recieved the following response from AYCE: "RenMan, The pots themselves are quite good. Basically they're exactly the same as the a...

In GEAR » Trangia Titanium
July 21, 10:24pm

All Reader Reviews by david epley

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Trangia 28-5 Mini Aluminum Cook Pot
I love my Trangia cooking pot. This compact, low profile pot is just under 1L and is all the pot I neeed when cooking for myself. The lightweight lid doubles as a fry pan, although I've rarely used it...

In Cookware - Other
August 07, 7:20pm

Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart
Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart (1917) Reprinted in 1988 by the University of Tennessee Press This book is truly the one that started it all. In the early 1900s Horace Kephart was THE ...

In Books and Media
August 02, 8:34pm