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Re: knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
Back in the old country it was pretty common to have a fire on a backpack in the woods. In fact in winter we'd often carry a rectangular canvas tarp and use it as a heat screen (strectched at 4...

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 7:14pm

Re: Re: Single wall 4 season shelter
"When you say "no mesh", I have to wonder why. The dust concerns?" -- yes, in a wind storm in Utah you get a layer of fine sand over everything in an hour. Seems like a fully en...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 17, 9:27pm

Re: Re: Single wall 4 season shelter
"Anton, what is the upper weight limit you are willing to consider?" -- I think the Firstlight weighs around 1200-1300 grams. A little lighter would be better, of course, but probably har...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 16, 10:12pm

Single wall 4 season shelter
I have just returned from hiking in Patagonia. Everything worked fine gear-wise, including MLD Duomid in fairly high winds in El Chalten, as long as the tent was properly staked. Yet, the bigges...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 16, 12:35pm

Outsak: a happy customer.
Just replaced my old Outsak with a Outsak UL. It's an animal proof bag made out of steel mesh. Here: http://www.simpleoutdoorstore.com/store.html less than 100 grams, as advertised. A gre...

In GEAR » Outsak: a happy customer.
January 18, 7:51pm

Thanks
Thanks, everyone. BTW, I did take some mini packets of ketchup, but one packet per bowl of angel hair proved to be insufficient :) At this point just about anything would be better than just pla...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 18, 1:53pm

Something to add to pasta
I am looking for advice on what I can add to pasta (angel hair, elbows). At home I would be quite happy with some ketchup, but carrying it on a backpack is not a good option. I am looking for some ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 17, 10:07pm

Bright and light please!
Yellow, red, orange, teal, bordeaux, light gray, lighter blues. No dark green, brown or black, please. The typical "outdoor" colors (think "REI") look bad in life and espe...

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 15, 5:27pm

iPhone 5s/Gaia GPS
I am having mixed results with iPhone 5s/Gaia GPS: trying to navigate to a waypoint I put a minute ago I can never get closer than 15 meters, even as I am right next to it on the map. The GPS (or G...

In GEAR » iPhone 5s/Gaia GPS
January 14, 9:00pm

Re: Fixed-lens cameras are better on a per $ or per oz. basis
"I don't know why this is the case, but ever since the Sony R1 camera (in 2005 I think), Sony (and now Panasonic and maybe others) have been sticking super good lenses on $800 to $1000 fix...

In GEAR » Samsung NX Mini Mirrorless Digital Camera?
December 30, 9:20pm

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