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Re: REI return policy
Toccs, I don't see any of your attempted returns as being unreasonable, seeing as how they were all bought before the policy change. I'm fine with your strategy. Individually, I'd ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 11:46pm

Wax and wood
An advantage to the wax is that it doesn't smell much (or smells of "Christmas-berry" or some such) - I buy the biggest, ugliest candles at Goodwill for about 25-50 cents per pound. ...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
Marko: I learned the daypack-in-front trick on a GCNP death march. My companion bonked, so I carried his pack on my chest then put my daypack on normally on my back (thus, the normal pack's st...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:10pm

Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
One possibility is to bring a SUL daypack like that Sea-to-Summit, 2.3-ounce, 20-liter one (about $39). Wear it backwards, over your chest, the first few days. Eat your high-volume and, of course, ...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 11:07am

HX?
As always, I ponder the benefits of a heart exchanger on the pot. I might revisit these wax burners with that tweak. Unlike my 1 to 2-liter HX pots, these wax burners lend themselves to 200-300 mls...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 2:06am

Now with air
That last photo has the wax burner flat on the workbench (i.e. no interior air channel). Elevating it 2 cm caused a much higher flame (and therefore less unburned wax vapors and soot.

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:52am

Re: Re: Gatt-gen wax/multifuel stove?
Dan, that was me, playing with various wax burners because of a jet flight (TSA restrictions) to a grassy, volcanic Aleutians island (Adak) with no natural wood. At $129, I'd guess this wa...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 1:47am

Re: Confirmed
Thanks to all and especially John (Dan). I proposed buying needle, thread and anything thing with a zipper in Anaktuvuk Pass, but Manfred was clear it could not be field repaired. This was ...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 3:39pm

URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
I'm trying help out Manfred on his Brooks Rangee Traverse. The zipper failed on one their Cuben Havens. He wanted me express a new one from SMD to the air service in Bettles Alaska but SMD isn&...

In Gear Swap » URGENT - Got a SMD Haven?!?
July 25, 2:18pm

Brook's Range Progress Report
Deleted duplicate post from my phone.

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 25, 2:35am

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