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Titanium Fry Pans
I use an Evernew 7 1/4" pan. Ditto to what the others say about the ease of scorching these things. For best fry results, you'll need to be able to simmer with your setup. I bring season...

In GEAR » Large Titanium Plates ?
March 17, 3:26pm

Bamboo Boxer Shorts and Underwear Funk
Every year I do an 8 day trip; usually by the 3rd day I can smell my underwear (and it's baaad). I've tried several brands of boxers (REI, Patagonia) to no avail. After hearing about the od...

In GEAR » Bamboo Boxer Shorts and Underwear Funk
August 24, 6:24pm

Re: Mariposa Plus durability?
I've used a Mariposa Plus for many years, carrying 35 lbs (!) for most trips (this includes a guitar and fishing gear). Many times I've put a Bearikade Expedition in it. Because of that wei...

In GEAR » How durable is the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus?
May 06, 1:59pm

Re: UL freestanding tent: Terra Nova Solar Photon 1
You might want to check out the Easton Kilo. It appears to meet your requirements. - JV

In GEAR » UL freestanding tent: Terra Nova Solar Photon 1
February 04, 11:10am

Favorite UL Backpack
For weekenders, I love my GG Mariposa Plus (24oz). For my 8-dayers, I love my Mountainsmith Auspex (3lbs 11oz).

In GEAR » Favorite UL Backpack
May 04, 4:53pm

Re: steam bake
I've used the steam bake method on trout with good results. It helps if you know how to fillet the fish first. The BEST (and messiest) results I've had is by frying fillets in garlic oli...

In GEAR » Frying Fish??
March 17, 6:00pm

Keen Targhee II
I have 4E feet; the Keen Targhee II boots fit very well. They're best for light backpacking. - JV

In GEAR » EEEE boots -- suggestions?
January 12, 6:00pm

My 3 oz. Filter
Here's a shot of my Sawyer setup: Here's just the Sawyer: Here's a closeup of the quick disconnects I used: I got the quick disconnects here:

In GEAR » Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
July 21, 8:11am

The PN-40
I own a DeLorme PN-40. They recently updated the firmware; the update was mainly for geocaching but included some bug fixes. I consider it "ready for prime time". I've loaded USGS map...

In GEAR » brief survey of USGS Topo mapping GPS units
February 19, 6:30pm

Light backpack for 45+ pounds
For my heavy loads (45+), I use a Mountainsmith Auspex. I don't think they make them anymore; perhaps you can find one on the secondary market. Mine weighs 3lb 11oz and has about 4000ci capaci...

In GEAR » Light back-pack for 45 pound load
May 01, 5:40pm

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