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Measurements
Thanks for the feedback and the moral support on my Kitty Cat lid! After combing through BPL forums and the internet I figured 1.75 inches was the ideal height. Since the bottom of the majority...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 22, 3:31pm

Weight + Cat Lid
Whoops, I put the weight in what I thought was a caption for the picture but it didn't show up. The whole setup minus the stakes (which are part of my shelter) weighs 2.7 ounces. No love fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 22, 6:09am

Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
I made my first MYOG Stove! I used Brian Green's stove design (except with aluminum versus titanium) and borrowed heavily from Howard Johnson's windscreen/pot stand design. Brian Green&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit + Fosters Pot Boil Times
July 21, 7:09pm

It can get hot
There will definitely be Mosquitos. I treat my clothes with Permethrin and they leave me alone. I would plan for temps into the 90s with high humidity. Be sure to bring rain gear as it can get pret...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail clothing in July
June 23, 4:00pm

Some thoughts
I don't see a sleeping bag on your list. Here are a couple ideas to make up for the added weight of the bag: If you are bringing a Driducks rainsuit you can lose the camp pants. You can ...

In Gear Lists » finally made a gear list, scary.
June 17, 10:09am

Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback. I think I will just go with a tarp. One of the primary reasons I love hanging is because of the flexibility it gives me to set up camp anywhere on the heavily forested and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hammocking in the Sierra
June 08, 9:24am

I'd go with the 20 degree
I have a Kelty 40 degree bag and wish I had a 20. I'm in New England which is pretty similar latitude wise. You won't need it for your July trip but you will have a lot more flexibility wit...

In GEAR » Kelty cosmic down 20 or 40?
June 08, 9:11am

Hammocking in the Sierra
I am planning my first trip to the Sierra this September (Woo-Hoo!) doing the High Sierra Trail. I generally hang when backpacking solo. Is this going to be a viable option? I know there are a few ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hammocking in the Sierra
June 06, 2:06pm

Clearance L/S Merino Tops 50% off at REI
I just went through the clearance items from REI's latest email blast. These 2 Merino tops caught my eye. Neither are available in my size but anyone who is XL or S could take advantage of a gr...

In Gear Deals » Clearance L/S Merino Tops 50% off at REI
June 05, 10:53am

Nice Deal
Damn, I wish I was a big dude!

In Gear Deals » Icebreaker Men's Leggings XXL - $10.98 @ the Clymb
May 19, 2:54pm

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