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JMT food and resupply
Yes you can just hand a parcel over at Tuolumne PO. Address it to yourself and pay the postage at standard rate. At least you know it's got there! You can do the same at Yosemite Valley if you...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
June 17, 3:53pm

Re: Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
The best colour marker is fluorescent orange. This is such an unnatural colour that a pilot's eye is attracted to it immediately. Lay out a 1sqm of material in an open space, and leave it there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
October 15, 6:58am

Solar Power
All good points, thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 12:26pm

PowerFilm
Manfred, thanks for the info. The sCharger-5 seems to work well too, but it rarely gets a mention here.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 9:25am

JMT in a week
Manfred and Andrew, congratulations on your trip. Big days! You've shown that you don't have to worry about every last gram as long as you are strong in the first place. How did you get...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 01, 2:40am

Jetboil numbers etc
I didn't set out to make a scientific analysis of alcohol stoves v canister stove efficiency, I just posted a few comments on my stove and my useage. Ok, let's start with the JETBOIL. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 31, 6:01pm

Powdered peanut butter
45 kcals in a 12 gm serving works out at 107 kcals per oz. Regular peanut butter is 175 kcals per oz, so the powder is not really worth carrying apart from being easier to carry.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » New trail food intro: Powdered peanut butter
August 30, 10:07am

Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
"According to your calculation , in weight, the gas in your canister is about 3.8x more efficient than alcohol" I'm sure the pot has a lot to do with the difference in efficiency. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 30, 9:03am

Depends on useage
On average I brew up two pans of tea a day, 430ml each, 75'c, plus 500 ml of boiling water for an evening meal or porridge etc. Alky : Brasslite stove 1.5 ozs ( could save weight here) C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 29, 5:00am

Bear can in a UL sack
I carried a Bearikade Weekender inside a Miniposa sack two years running on the JMT. The sack is 42 lt made of silnylon and mesh and I took the stays out to make the sack weigh only 15 ozs. The ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Max load for New golite Jam 70
June 14, 12:51am

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