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Big Cans at Costco
Our Costco carries these beers. I have to admit that I'm not much of a canned-beer fan and, with the price for a case of Ballast Point beers not much more than a can of this grog... I've b...

In GEAR » Awesome Conquistador Beer Can
January 31, 6:12pm

laser pointer
I do carry a red-laser pointer that cost a dollar at...the dollar store, but it would be hard to directly "beam" a moving aircraft with it. Obviously, one would waggle. I also own a gre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Visibility to helicopters if lost, stranded or injured
October 15, 12:50pm

Journal's worth reading
Ditto that, on the journal. Thanks for that link.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers in trouble on Pacific Crest Trail
October 10, 9:50am

ware r u?
So, they had electronics, but used them to text and call buddies after begging for help? No GPS feature for the 911 call? Running shoes? Darwin is frustrated. (hahahahaa!!! stop shrieki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unprepared hikers saved from 'heinous' conditions on North Vancouver's Mount Seymour
October 10, 9:39am

Something good out of UCI
Another article: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/02/mosquito-repellent-deet-ray/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Replacement for DEET coming soon?
October 03, 9:06pm

Downy Bear
That's pretty dang funny.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New sleeping bag to scare the hell out of your tent mate...
October 02, 2:29pm

Pretty good set up
We were at Kearsarge Pass this past weekend, to enjoy the winds and snow storm that snapped in. Out of the tent, at 6:30am, it was 26 degrees and I wore almost exactly what you listed. My feet we...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering in the Sierras for 35-55 degrees?
September 24, 4:20pm

The TV !!
The television shell is hilarious! The heaviest-looking things I've seen are the cast-iron skillet a buddy used to carry on every trip (and he was fast) and a large dutch oven strapped to ...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 5:42pm

Re: Looking for best UL cooking system
You just hit one of the "PC or Mac" or "Ford vs Chevy" topics, ha ha!! I think the answer is, "it depends what you're after, in terms of style, speed, weight and u...

In GEAR » Looking for best UL cooking system
September 08, 1:08pm

all day long
My Scouts use the Fire Maple 117t/Olicamp version of the same stove, along with an MSR skillet and a "disposable" aluminum pie tin for a lid to cook trout. They've been using EVOO an...

In Fishing » Cooking Fish w/ Canister Stove?
September 08, 1:06pm

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