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Single AA battery headlamps
Thanks for this Jesse: "Other options: XTar AA H1 - Unique in that it also includes a red LED for those who might want that feature. Can be found on Amazon for $45." Getting a lamp w...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 1:46pm

re removing pine sap.
I only travel in black bear country, but I like to amuse myself with games on the trail, one being, how scrupulous can I be...what if grizzes were about? Even with only the black bears, I go to gr...

In GEAR » Removing pine sap from down jacket?
September 19, 12:24pm

Backcountry touring ski upgrade
My ten centimes: Jonathan Sheffetz in an ALPINE tourer. Randonee skiing. Over towards the side of the continuum where it is "all about the down" there is wonderfully light downhill gea...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 17, 11:21am

How is Cuben mylar not-equal space blanket mylar?
Pardon this bonehead, probably elementary Q. I'm very curious about the diff/similarity between cuben and space blankets. Known to many as "SOL Emergency Blanket." I'm looking ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How is Cuben mylar not-equal space blanket mylar?
September 17, 10:56am

backpacking food
funny, on recent backpack ran into thru-hikers consuming shots of olive oil. Used to be a fan--added to hot meals--but couldn't drink straight. My body said, though, "I'll have another...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
September 16, 12:22pm

re Heat Exchanger pot for melting snow/glue on fins
re "glueing" on fins, I built some stoves that took wood fires (rolled ss sheet stock) using some RGS* termed "pyro putty" I got from McMaster. Way beyond the capabilities of J...

In GEAR » Heat Exchanger pot for melting snow
September 11, 10:06am

re Tall person's support thread
Arr...I sing your lament, and I'm just a shrimpy 6'4" (was six five, but..shrinkage). I was almost going to get a Hilleberg Unnum last winter when I came across discussion of the pitc...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 23, 12:23pm

RE: Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent
Another 6' 4" + who loves his First Ascent shell. Also another member of the aging customer base and one who more often believes nothing good lasts forever. Wasn't the original Eddie...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 22, 12:27pm

Re: "Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?"
Haven't these numbers already been run here, several times already? My conversion, anyway, was at the floating lid thread--ideal lid being a film of oil poured on the water. My recollection (...

In GEAR » Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
August 22, 11:50am

RE Supply at VVR or MTR
I have to add, after Greg's note re canister requirements, the book on Evolution Valley is "bears roam there." So, if you are going to adopt the approach where you suffer the constra...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 27, 10:13am

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