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So after making changes, my baseweight has dropped from 18.71 lb to 17.1 lb. The biggest drop was due to eliminating the Katalyn Hiker water filter and relying on tablets. I estimate food and wat...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
January 02, 7:53pm

Pot Lid
I made a lid from the foil pie plate that came with a store-bought pie. Had to eat most of the pie myself which pretty much negated any weight savings in the lid. :) My lid, sized for the 1.25...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Inflatable Pillow, UL Tent Stakes, IMUSA or cheap Pots w/ Lids
December 31, 7:42pm

I think that's a bit unfair
I've shipped a lot via USPS and have found Priority Mail to be pretty darn reliable in delivery time. Their tracking sucks, but better service than UPS and cheaper. This time of year you ha...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 10, 8:38pm

Changes
Thanks for the suggestions; I appreciate the comments. Here's my thoughts: “Possibles” include large trash bag that is used as pack liner plus small one for garbage. I can delete poiso...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
December 05, 10:51pm

What I've been told
As it happens, I was looking at these last weekend at a local outdoor store that is very focused on backpacking. What I was told is that you can expect the liners to deliver about 5 deg less than ...

In GEAR » How do the Sea to Summit sleeping bag liners increase warmth?
December 03, 8:47pm

3 day solo gear list
Here's my list for 3 days solo on the Minnesota North Shore in late spring or summer. I'm right at 25lbs (so not UL) including 7.4lb of consumables. Haven't backpacked in many years, ...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
December 01, 11:25pm

Another datapoint
I looked in my notes and found that the measured, total weight of the full small size canister I have (Snow Peak, IIRC) is 212 grams. The contents is 110 grams; leaving 102 grams as the "tare...

In GEAR » Jetboil 100g and 230g empty canister weight.
December 01, 7:19pm

Total cost of ownership
But wait until the buyer finds out how much that little item in front will cost him (food, clothing, tuition).

In Gear Swap » Montbell, Patagonia, Golite, Gossamer Gear, Etc.
November 30, 2:15pm

Eureka
I'm late in posting this but I bought the Eureka from Doug. Just as described and shipped fast.

In Gear Swap » Tents, pack, bag
July 28, 7:45am

In today's dollars...
about $155. Close to the price of the GoLite SL1.

In GEAR » 1957 REI catalog item with sub-3 pound solo tent for $18.95!
July 11, 5:53pm

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