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I've also wondered about the statistical probability of staying home and cracking your head on the coffee table by falling off the sofa while reaching for another potato chip.

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
September 13, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Hiking Alone
David, that's exactly the argument I make to my wife. It would be great if someone who knows the statistics could chime in here.

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
September 13, 6:54pm

Re: hiking alone
Ken, you make a good point about the psychological aspect of going alone. A friend planned a solo week-long trip in the Wemimuche Wilderness based on my enthusiastic recommendation of solo travel...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
September 13, 6:48pm

Re: Hiking Alone
Ken, there is an additional risk to going solo. If you fall off a cliff, get struck by lightning, or have a heart attack, there is no one there to give you a hand. Having said that, most of my trip...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
September 13, 5:12pm

Re: Options for lifting a hot can
David, I really like your coat hanger pot grabber; can't wait to make one. Another solution I found is to cut a piece of blue foam to fit inside of your hand. The weight of the piece I cut is...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 28, 10:39am

Re: UltraLight Outfitters Stove Stuff
Sorry about that, Bill. I got a bit of spray myself when I opened the can. Luckily, I was working outside. Just hate to waste perfectly good beer. After experimenting this afternoon with alcohol a...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 21, 6:08pm

Fosters Beer Can Lid
To make a lid for your Fosters can, just open the can with your Good Cook Safe Cut opener without popping the pop top. Save the top of the can and carefully give the pop top a quarter turn. With ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 21, 3:31pm

Re: Ultralight Outfitters Beer can stove and alchohol
Daniel, I tried it with Sgt. Rock's Ion Stove and it works well. The fuel efficiency of the Ion stove and the Esbit tabs are similar,about.5 oz. per boil. There would be a weight penalty for the s...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 21, 9:43am

Re: Is Ultralight Backpacking Less Safe?
For me, going lighter is all about conservation of energy. The times I've felt less safe were when I was carrying a too heavy pack, getting tired, and feeling my mental accuity slipping. The probl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is Ultralight Backpacking Less Safe?
August 16, 7:35pm

Re: tyvek envelopes
I may be wrong about this, but I think I saw plans for tyvek underwear on "The Red Green Show". Seems like it also involved some duct tape.....

In Make Your Own Gear » Good use for Tyvek from Post Office Envelopes?
August 06, 6:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Dondo .

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Montbell U.L.AlpineBurrow Bag #3 Long
Nice review, Mitchell. After our discussion here about this bag back in April, I had a serious hankering after this bag. I really had no need of another bag and managed to resist until the Memorial ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 8:38pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
Mine fit well. Size 10 slips right over a thin pair of wool socks and my size 9.5 feet. They are comfortable inside my trail runners and do what they claim to do--keep my feet warm and dry in wet, col...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 8:01pm

Pacer Poles
Here's something I just posted at the Editor's Roundtable forum. It occured to me that it belongs here as well. Heather, here's something I posted on the TLB general discussion forum a...

In Trekking Poles
December 12, 8:28pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
This is the book I recommend to friends and folks I meet on the trail who are interested in going lighter. It's fun, unpretentious, and lays out the basic ideas in ways that are easy to understand. Do...

In Books and Media
November 23, 8:15am

Eastern Mountain Sports
Craig, good news. The last EMS store in Colorado closed a few months ago so no more tax for you. It was two miles away from my home in Denver and I miss it but I'll admit that I took full advantage o...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 21, 9:20pm