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Re: h2o fuel release
Rex, I think the best we could do would be quantify which fuel releases the least weight of H2O for a specific heat release (e.g. the amount of energy required to heat 500mL of water from 70F to 21...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 6:52pm

Re: Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
The same reason gear manufacturers obfuscate nearly all their performance specs: if you could directly compare between manufacturers, the one with the best specs would sell and every other manufact...

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 21, 1:34am

Re: h2o fuel release
The fuel with the highest C / H ratio will produce the least H2O... Methanol CH3OH, ratio of 1:4 Propane C3H8, ratio 3:8 Isobutane C4H10, ratio 2:5 Hexamine (Hexamethylenetetramine) (CH2)6N4,...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 1:29am

Re: Ideas
Can't say I've ever been in near-freezing temps and thought to myself, "The top part of my quilt sure seems useless right now."

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 9:38am

Re: Shelter for JMT/Sierras
A Tarptent or tarp plus bivy would be perfect for the JMT. You'll want poles of some kind - often you can use trees but definitely not every night. Many manufacturers including Tarptent sell sh...

In GEAR » Shelter for JMT/Sierras
December 14, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Capilene
Anton, I wouldn't give up hope on synthetics just because of Capilene 2. I've also had to get rid of a Cap2 shirt because it smelled bad, but have had much better success with other fabrics...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 14, 11:10am

Re: Layering Advice
My winter layering system is very similar. The only difference is a warmer static puffy (Mirage instead of Nano Puff). Cap 3 base layer Cap 4 hoody R2 vest Windshirt Big puffy jacket (Mont...

In GEAR » Layering Advice
December 12, 12:26am

Re: Re: Re: Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
Craig, I can't speak for the overboots but I'm in and out of my snowshoes all the time. I wear GTX boots with gaiters and it works perfectly. My gaiters aren't waterproof (just nylon wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 12, 12:22am

Re: hatchet vs large survival knife?
Yes, I've stopped carrying a hatchet these days and instead I bring a Celtic broadsword. It batons wood well and also is great for slaying those pesky trolls.

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 11, 11:49pm

Re: 2 pole option
Yes, it is possible to cant one pole, but it is less stable. Use a strong pole.

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
December 09, 10:37am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm