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Re: Advice on new cross country/backcountry ski set up
I have the Rossignol BC70 skis with NNN-BC bindings and Alpina BC1550 boots, which I purchases as a set along with poles from LL Bean. I'm fairly new to skiing, so this is about the only equipm...

In Winter Hiking » Advice on new cross country/backcountry ski set up
March 18, 6:16pm

Re: jets never light till stove is bout to go out. disappointing :(
Is the fuel burning off without ever draining under the penny? If so, make sure your penny is dated 1982 or earlier--more copper content which is necessary for the penny to heat up and allow the fu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Penny Alcohol Stove
March 18, 3:37pm

Penny Stove
I like the MYOG Penny Stove: http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/ There's also a link there to order one already made. I haven't tried it at altitude, but other comments on that sit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best Alcohol Stove For Paramo Ecosystem.
March 18, 10:00am

Re: UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
My base weight ranges from 8-13 lbs, depending mostly on photography equipment. When my total pack weight is around 16 lbs or less, I prefer frameless with no hip belt. I use a Gossamer Gear Gorill...

In GEAR » UL packs with "real" hipbelts?
March 18, 9:48am

Re: Murmur Hyperlight, how good is it?
I have the Gorilla. It can be stripped down to 16 oz without permanent alteration by removing frame, hip belt, back pad, sternum strap, and all shock cord. I find it very comfortable that way with ...

In GEAR » Murmur Hyperlight, how good is it?
March 16, 8:58pm

ideas for items to lighten
Add: compass pealess whistle backup fire source Jetboil Flash Java kit (14 oz) use Al or Ti pot w/ alcohol stove Therm-a-rest prolite plus (1 lb) use torso-length Ridgerest, Prolite, or ...

In GEAR » Which Gear to Replace for 3 month AT Hike
March 16, 9:26am

Re: PCT Sobo Gear List
Add: compass pealess whistle backup fire source sunglasses gaiters? Is the small tarp without a bivy going to work in windy rainstorms in more open areas?

In Gear Lists » PCT Sobo Gear List
March 16, 9:02am

Re: 3-4 Day Spring/Fall Gear List - Southeast
Add: + pealess whistle + compass + backup fire source + rain gear: DriDucks 12 oz (pants + jacket) + first aid: gauze pads, something for blisters? + gaiters? + Sunglasses? (depends on fores...

In Gear Lists » 3-4 Day Spring/Fall Gear List - Southeast
March 16, 8:47am

Re: height
I just got a Moment, but have only tried it in the backyard. I'm almost 5'9", 19" torso, thick skull. I have the liner, and have not tested without it yet. The liner takes up arou...

In GEAR » Tarptent Moment
March 15, 7:21pm

Re: Young person experiencing foot pain+more on the trail...
Consider the point of the barefoot/minimalist footwear trend: sometimes footwear does more harm than good, and we often don't need all of that structure and support imposed on our feet. Sti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Young person experiencing foot pain+more on the trail...
March 14, 7:20am

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