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I had my 10x10 tarp pitched on granite near Thousand Island Lake last week, in a thunderstorm. In my haste to setup my tarp I'd put the lines around rocks, but quickly discovered that the z-lin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 18, 10:47am

Using the pot is definitely the lead contender. Second would be a large cozy. I think this would be less weight than rehydrating in three separate containers. Thanks for your thoughts.

In Make Your Own Gear » Large Stand-Up Cozy Ideas?
August 28, 11:30am

Large Stand-Up Cozy Ideas?
I'm heading out next weekend, with a group of 3. Lots of our meals are in a gallon freezer bag, so I'd like to rehydrate in that and then serve to our cups. My usual cozy (an empty mountain...

In Make Your Own Gear » Large Stand-Up Cozy Ideas?
August 28, 9:53am

I'll be out there with my Dad starting Sept 6. He's dead set on some morning shots too. Here's hoping for glass! Also, my Dad has been having fun playing with the "View From Her...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Thousand Island, Catherine, Ediza, Minaret loop in September
August 26, 3:33pm

Another option
A couple weeks ago I very successfully made a large muffin in a SnowPeak bowl inside of a LiteTrail 1600ml Ti pot. I fit a whole pouch-package of muffin mix (the 6.5 oz package). It's not the l...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 19, 11:01am

Re: using my stored energy
What's the limit for estimated calorie deficit for shorter trips? I'm 6'2", 230, and plenty of that is "energy reserve" and not muscle. If I'm doing average 7 miles p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 12, 11:17am

EZ Keepers
I use the EZ Keepers, and the only issue is that mine seemed to have streteched bit and loosened on the rod after a season. I need to run to the hardware store and find some new rubber washers. In ...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
August 07, 1:53pm

re: Caltopo
The CalTopo blog explains the various features. The about page (here) has some useful introductory info, but you'll have to poke around in the archives for some of the additional info (see chro...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 04, 11:58am

Re: carpentry skills
I've watched this doc a few times, and one of my favorite moments is the segment where he lays out all his hand tools and says something like, "easier to just carry in the heads, and knock...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 01, 9:03am

sierra resources
Just a couple great resources I've run across recently when reading up on Seirra fishing. http://stevenojai.tripod.com/ http://www.davessierrafishing.com/lakesandstreams/lakeindex.html ...

In Fishing » Fly selection for Sierra
July 31, 9:07am

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