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bushbuddy
I have the original bush buddy. It is very durable. I use it family camping and will put a large cast iron pan on it and make fajitas or cook other large meals. I use it for baking too with an o...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy buying advice please
February 19, 5:52am

bothy
For the weight and protection, I don't think the bothy can be beat as an emergency shelter, plus it can be used for lunch or rest or breaks or just to regroup. I don't know what spending t...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 11, 4:13pm

skis
I agree that skis are going to be faster and easier and more fun. The only other consideration is the general snow conditions. If you are dealing with a lot of wind blown drifts and ice and break...

In GEAR » Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
September 10, 6:01am

packs
For a winter snowshoe pack, wouldn't you need or want a pack designed to carry the shoes? Once you strap snowshoes on to the pack, they weigh so much nothing else matters in terms of weight. ...

In GEAR » Day Pack Help
June 13, 5:40am

knots
As JR says, the overhand loop is the simplest and strongest loop in the end of a rope you can create, so I would learn and use that. The bowline only for loops you will want to untie regularly.

In GEAR » Tie Out Knot
May 31, 2:27pm

o2 rainwear
The O2 jacket is a 5 oz hardshell too for $30. I have been thinking about the 4 oz version for bike touring, and have also been looking at some of more expensive shells discussed here. Obviously ...

In GEAR » 5 oz Hardshell?
May 07, 9:06pm

pliers
cabelas offers the pline mini. the catalog lists them as 2 oz. for some fishing, i agree you need pliers. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishing/Fishing-Tools/Pliers-Grippers-Hook-Removers|/pc/...

In GEAR » Lightweight fishing pliers?
April 21, 11:08am

waypoints
Do you have the Garmin Roadtrip software, or something like that, that can sync data back and forth with your gps? You would need waypoints in a format supported or importable into that. The ot...

In GEAR » Need help loading halfmile's waypoints onto gps
April 17, 5:26am

baking
Do you put water in the bottom of the Ti pan? I would worry that would deform with the heat if baked dry. You are getting an awesome looking baked top to the muffin so it doesn't seem like wa...

In GEAR » ESBIT: Simmering and Ultralight Baking
April 15, 5:47am

snowshoes
I am not sure how much those weight ratings matter or how much I would believe them. If you are breaking trail in deep powder, neither will be inadequate. If you are on a trail, even just the 3rd...

In GEAR » Snowshoe sizing
April 02, 4:37pm

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