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RE: Climbing Cascade Volcano with Innov 8 295
It depends entirely on many things that no one on the internet knows. How much experience do you have scrambling and climbing, particularly on crappy volcanic rock? How well does your pair f...

In GEAR » Climbing Cascade Volcano with Innov 8 295
September 03, 12:23pm

No need to be fancy
For years I have just used an old stuff-sack made of light un-coated nylon and it has worked just fine. I have also used the stubai bags the OP mentions and they are quite nice, but the old stuff-s...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » lightweight crampon bag
February 07, 9:38pm

Cottage industry climbing gear
A lot of mountaineering gear has been as light as it could practically be for a long time. A lot of mountaineers use shelters and sleeping bags and sleeping bags from the cottage industries that th...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Cottage industry, micro mountaineering companies?
February 07, 9:35pm

Neither of the links listed a weight, so we don't know if it is lighter. The epi-pen is not all that heavy. The form factor looks convenient, it would certainly go into a pocket better. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Auvi-Q: the new ultralight Epipen!?
February 07, 9:25pm

Boiling with stones
I suspect that it would be quite inefficient in time and wood-gathering energy. I have done some heating rocks up to heat back country saunas, and it takes lots of time and lots of wood to get them...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra light idea for boiling water WITHOUT a pot using hot stones?
February 07, 9:18pm

Copper wire might make it work...
I've been wondering for some time if one could get some single-strand copper wire and wrap it around the fitting where the fuel line entered the stove body, than run the stove in inverted-canis...

In Editor's Roundtable » Olicamp Xcelerator/Fire-Maple FMS-117V Ti Stove Review
November 28, 11:44pm

durability of Neoprene....
I seem to go through a couple of pairs of these a year, I don't keep track of how many days. I'd say they last about as long as a pair of fleece gloves. NRS does make other models, some wit...

In GEAR » Waterproof and tough Gloves for scrambling.
November 20, 9:14am

Gloves for the Wet.
I also play outside in the PNW, but I disagree with the OP. This is not the worst weather for doing things outdoors. 115 degrees would be the worst weather.... I think I've tried pretty much...

In GEAR » Waterproof and tough Gloves for scrambling.
November 19, 2:17pm

4 pieces
I don't know a great deal about paddles, but the pictures on Alpaca's website show the Ninja paddle as 4 pieces rather than 2. It doesn't say how long it is when packed, but from the ph...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Ninja Paddle
September 07, 12:36pm

Snow Trekker tents
I think what you are working on is very much like these tents.

In Make Your Own Gear » Internal Frame for Pyramid
September 04, 2:59pm

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