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I have a Petzl Zipka 2, which is generally enough output for my needs. But it takes 3 AAA cells. My GPS uses AA cells, as does my phone charger, so if I bring those on a trip it would be nice to...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 9:36pm

Re: Tuolumne up in smoke ?
Doing Sec. I southbound (Sonora Pass to Tuolumne) starting a week from today. Also worried about smoke.

In Pre-Trip Planning » yosemite fire
September 19, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Thanks Jesse & Eric. The page for the HL22 says "·Uses one AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery" and the run times are given for those 2 chemistries. I was wondering why Lithium wasn't ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 1:13pm

Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Is there a reason why the Fenix lights (HL50, HL22) don't list Lithium primary AAs as allowable battery types? I.e., from the HL50 link, "·Uses one 3V CR123ALithium battery or AA (N...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 12:08pm

Re: nn
I did a short Google search and I couldn't find if the S9700 is able to accept custom maps. It comes with a pre-loaded "world map" but I'm skeptical about its utility in the back ...

In GEAR » Camera with gps compass or GPS with camera
September 19, 11:56am

Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
Lately I've been hiking with 2 partners (doing PCT Sections) and we have lots of redundancy. We also rarely have fires, considering all the restrictions, so the need for flame is primarily to ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
September 19, 10:36am

Re: the opposite of ultralight
Well I can't beat 100 lbs but I carried about 75 for a weekend trip with my two young daughters (6 & 8). They had day packs with a few items but I carried almost everything. On the way ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
April 29, 7:49pm

Re: To Kindle or not...that is the question
I think I'd be more inclined to take an e-reader if I had significant down time planned for reading. I have a Nook Simple Touch which has great battery life. I rooted it so it is a rudimentary...

In GEAR » To Kindle or not...that is the question
April 29, 5:34pm

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In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
March 20, 4:47pm

Re: Popcorn
Heh, popcorn, the anti-rehydrated meal.

In User Test Forum » Test
March 20, 4:46pm

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