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Re: Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
You may get better battery life, lighter weight, and ease of use from a single AA headlamp. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
October 30, 8:49pm

Re: YL
"Or what about that 4 mile trail thing that goes up to glacier point?" That is the so-called Four Mile Trail, and it is about 4.6 miles each way. I would not recommend that in a typica...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 30, 12:55am

Re: Trailheads are the issue
"IF Tioga Pass is open, then there are lots of options...Cathedral Lakes and beyond, for example." Even if it is a no snow year and they leave the Tioga Pass Road open, there is no ove...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best winter trip in Yosemite or Emigrant
October 29, 10:41pm

Re: Fun and fancy food ideas?
What you could do is to start a meal with two sets of appetizers. One is meat, for you. One is vegetarian, for her. Then the main course is vegetarian. We used to use summer sausage for this pur...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fun and fancy food ideas?
October 29, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
"curmudgeoninity factor by at least twenty points" What is the scale? Plus, I can't find that word in my Funk & Wagnalls. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 5:37pm

Re: Bear Bag Line Launcher
"The whole idea behind the Line Launcher is that some people (like me) have a hard time accurately throwing a line over a tree branch." Practice makes perfect. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Bear Bag Line Launcher: Would you use one?
October 27, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
Marcos was a head of state in the Philippines. Marko is a guy who lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Big difference. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 1:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Zebralight h51w [single AA]
There is a brand of eyeglass retainer strap called Croakies. I grabbed the oldest used ones that I had on hand. I shortened the ends slightly, then sewed the ends around the silicone holder sides. ...

In GEAR » Zebralight h31w/h51w Or Fenix LD01 on JMT Use
October 27, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Scotch tape
"But then the 900 lumen setting on the fenix is limited to 30 sec" What happens after 30 seconds? Does it self-destruct? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Zebralight H600 or H600F?
October 27, 12:15pm

Re: Scotch tape
Most of these headlamps get pretty warm from use on the high intensity setting. Scotch tape might unstick from the warmth. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Zebralight H600 or H600F?
October 27, 10:12am

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