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Re: Why not gas?
I agree with Teresa but would add: Elevation, Ambient Air / Water Temperature as major factors in how well your stove will perform.

In GEAR » Amount of denatured alchohol for trip
September 10, 12:47am

Re: (Yosemite Valley -> Devils Postpile) and Tuolumne Pictures
Eu-Jin Goh, Nice Pictures! On your web page I read you used a Canon Digital Rebel, is it the 300D EOS 6.3 mega-pixel or the XT 8 mega-pixel? What do you think of the Sigma 18-125 lens? Did you u...

In Post-Trip Reports » (Yosemite Valley -> Devils Postpile) and Tuolumne Pictures
September 09, 10:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
Hold on now… Get it right! " Ray Jardine was an ass to me ™ " club. ;)

In Chaff » Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
September 09, 1:10pm

Re: Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
Ouch! Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the quilt.

In Chaff » Ray Jardine doesn't like people who notice his trademarks are fake
September 09, 9:44am

Re: Make Your Own Bivy Sac
Tom, I have first hand experience making my own bivy and testing it in the field. Using 2.4oz Epic from Nextec for the top and 1.1oz/fd Sil-nylon for the floor I added no-see-um netting for bug ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Bivy Sac
September 08, 6:12pm

Re: Integral Designs MK1 XL eVENT Tent on eBay
PJ maybe the only interested customer, but at a starting bid of $632.64 I to believe its seriously over priced… Then again I paid $3.31/gal for unleaded this morning. Try a Integral Designs MK...

In Gear Deals » Integral Designs MK1 XL eVENT Tent on eBay
September 08, 9:46am

Alcohol, Esbit, Wood, Solar You Name it
I Agree Zen Stoves Is The Ultimate Source For Information Regarding Homemade Stoves, Simmering Rings, Heineken Can Pots, Wind Screens, Pot Stands And More!

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stove
September 06, 12:56am

Re: Japanese influenced (JSB) alcohol stove
One reminder all testing/results must be taken in the field at different elevations, wind conditions, air / water temperatures. It would be unwise to put any faith in the testing/results taken at h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Japanese influenced (JSB) alcohol stove
August 31, 2:25pm

Re: Re: best alcohol stove for simmering
Mike, I have a couple of Trangia stoves in my collection as well, the simmer ring does it's job but it takes a little practice and a worn in smooth turning ring top helps a lot. Like Glenn I switc...

In GEAR » best alcohol stove for simmering
August 30, 9:36am

Polycryro Cloth
I agree with William’s assessment of Gossamer's Gears lighter/cheaper Polycryro Cloth: Size Small: 32" x 96" Weight: 1.3oz. or Size Large : 72" x 96" Weight: 5oz. $3.95 It’s extremely tuff...

In GEAR » Spinnsheet Ground Cloth-Tough enough?
August 28, 11:48pm

All Reader Reviews by R Alsborg

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ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp
First Observation: Wow! This Tarp is wicked light 2.8oz on my scale that includes the Guylines and Stuffsack. z

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 14, 3:57am

Base Designs Titanium 500ml Cookpot
I was also looking for a Firelite 500 Ti Cookpot. Since BPL was out of stock, I purchased a similar one from Prolite Gear<...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 08, 11:11pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
Colin Fletcher masterfully wrote the 1st edition of The Complete Backpacker just as I was discovering backpacking some 30+ years ago. Mr. Fletcher wrote with such passion from his experiences in t...

In Books and Media
November 15, 11:05pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Excellent Stove: Convenient Adj. Heat, Lightweight, Compact and Dependable… At times I consider it a luxury item!

In Stoves - Canister
August 03, 12:13pm

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Patagonia Specter Jacket For all the reasons above and the fact it doesn’t just fit the vertically challenged or anorexic: 5 out of 5

In Clothing - Raingear
June 19, 5:22pm

Taco Bell Spork
Taco Bell Spork Review As early as 1995 Taco Bell has helped to lift this otherwise mundane eating utensil to cult status and might I say ultra-light backpacking greatness! At a scant 3grams, me...

In Cookware - Other
September 26, 1:26am