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Re: BRS-3000T stove
Adding a data point: Mine came in with no discernible thread sealant and no superfluous bits of metal or o-ring floating about. It came in packaging similar to what Ken described, including a c...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 15, 7:51pm

Re: Locus Pro
I hadn't heard of Locus. That turn alert feature would be great for bikepacking, adventure cycling, etc. It could have saved me an extra half mile yesterday when I took a wrong turn to the ca...

In GEAR » Best offline navigation app for android?
June 15, 4:51pm

Re: Best offline navigation app for android?
OruxMaps, all day long. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.orux.oruxmaps Here is a screenshot I took during a ride. The map was pre-loaded, as well as the pre-recorded route (bl...

In GEAR » Best offline navigation app for android?
June 13, 6:58am

Re: Ever need to carry a bear can?
I packed my Ohm 2.0 for an 8-day trip through the Sierras last summer, including a Garcia bear can. We had to bail out after 4 days, but the Ohm handled the load splendidly when the load was the h...

In GEAR » Noob needs help picking between the ULA Ohm 2.0 or Circuit.
June 01, 8:53pm

Re: Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
I'd check the PCT Class of 2015 Facebook page. PCT hikers are going through there now. Also see the PCTA Journalist. I'm curious to see the blogs of those just getting into the Whitney ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
May 28, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
The cell showing 128 aircraft deaths was the 1956 mid-air collision of a United DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation that resulted in the start of our modern air-traffic control system between airpor...

In On the Web » Map of Grand Canyon Fatalities
May 28, 9:02pm

Tehipite Valley
Tehipite Valley. /thread edit: Seriously, you'll get isolation in a Yosemite-like valley, ridiculous switchbacks that you will quickly forget once you get into the canyon, expansive flat ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one-week hike in California
May 22, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
And now the stove weighs that much less.

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 22, 3:21pm

Old Ways Die Hard
I have friends who are well aware of UL and its benefits, based on direct interaction when we do trips together. And they are perfectly capable of upgrading, financially. But they don't want t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 20, 11:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
I don't think you would want the gear most early drop out are (were) packing, unless you like REI stuff. Or guitars. That's the only item I've seen explicitly identified as being aba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 7:32pm

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