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PowerFilm
Manfred, thanks for the info. The sCharger-5 seems to work well too, but it rarely gets a mention here.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 06, 9:25am

JMT in a week
Manfred and Andrew, congratulations on your trip. Big days! You've shown that you don't have to worry about every last gram as long as you are strong in the first place. How did you get...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in a Week
September 01, 2:40am

Jetboil numbers etc
I didn't set out to make a scientific analysis of alcohol stoves v canister stove efficiency, I just posted a few comments on my stove and my useage. Ok, let's start with the JETBOIL. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 31, 6:01pm

Powdered peanut butter
45 kcals in a 12 gm serving works out at 107 kcals per oz. Regular peanut butter is 175 kcals per oz, so the powder is not really worth carrying apart from being easier to carry.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » New trail food intro: Powdered peanut butter
August 30, 10:07am

Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
"According to your calculation , in weight, the gas in your canister is about 3.8x more efficient than alcohol" I'm sure the pot has a lot to do with the difference in efficiency. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 30, 9:03am

Depends on useage
On average I brew up two pans of tea a day, 430ml each, 75'c, plus 500 ml of boiling water for an evening meal or porridge etc. Alky : Brasslite stove 1.5 ozs ( could save weight here) C...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 29, 5:00am

Bear can in a UL sack
I carried a Bearikade Weekender inside a Miniposa sack two years running on the JMT. The sack is 42 lt made of silnylon and mesh and I took the stays out to make the sack weigh only 15 ozs. The ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Max load for New golite Jam 70
June 14, 12:51am

Scotland, Northern England
Has to be the Lake District. Train to Windermere or Penrith, bus to Langdale or Borrowdale, and get hiking! You'll have to learn to live with a few other people around though.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotland, northern England
May 05, 4:35am

ZPacks Hexamid questions
I agree about the Trailstar for strong winds. However, if its only one storm on a long trip, then perhaps just seek a well sheltered position for that occasion, and enjoy the much lower weight the ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid questions
April 28, 4:03pm

Re : ZPacks Hexamid questions
The sewn in beak is a good idea for better rain protection , and privacy. However, it comes down at a steeper angle than the front guy, so you will need a separate guy, but you can use the same...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid questions
April 28, 1:40pm

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