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Nice scissors, 7 grams
Someone else needs to tell what these are and where to get them. I forget now, but I clicked on a link someone posted here. Nice cutting scissors. Great on moleskin, foil packets, enough to trim a ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
January 23, 11:59am

Re: A great question
What has stood the test of time for me: I still use Patagonia baggie shorts after 32 years. Including a few that are that old. And their expedition-weight PP UW. I suspect that my Patagon...

In GEAR » What has worked and not worked over time?
January 23, 3:39am

Re: What has worked and not worked over time?
You mean "What has stood the test of time? What gear have you been using for years and years, even after comparing it to other options?" And those other items that seemed great, but are...

In GEAR » What has worked and not worked over time?
January 22, 9:39pm

Settling silt from water.
"1. I will need to filter H2O from the River. What is the best way to use Alum?" Overnight. But doing (no alum) works overnight. Alum does a lot in tens of minutes. On raft trips, 5...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon
January 22, 8:58pm

Kelty packs revisited
+1 on a classic Kelty frame pack. I bought one, new, about 10 years ago, because there are some things it just does better - haul 35-45* pounds and a fair bit of volume on a hot day, for instance....

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 22, 8:50pm

Re: Thru-Hiking: When to plan and when to let it go?
+1 for realizing S#!+ will happen and +1 for aspiring to not over-plan things. On my own (shorter) trips and when being a remote trail angel for others, I'd say a well-organized list of sup...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-Hiking: When to plan and when to let it go?
January 22, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: quilts
>"Could I just modify something like this? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-Envelope-50F-Sleeping-Bag-Green/34109022" Sure. And for $20, why not? Since it's never going t...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Something to add to pasta
>"Since you say ketchup, I'm thinking you are looking for the non-gourmet stuff. Find some pre-cooked ready-to-eat vienna sausages, or pre-cooked hotdogs, or even the pre-cooked ready ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Something to add to pasta
January 22, 11:46am

Re: Stashing gear in Yosemite Valley?
I've never had a fail when hiding food or gear along a trail - typically tucked up in the beams of a footbridge. The stuff is always there days or weeks later when I come through on a death ma...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Stashing gear in Yosemite Valley?
January 22, 11:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Doug & beer
"I am not going to drink Dom Perignon out of a plastic bottle" I brought a 375ml glass bottle to put out, front and center. It's all in the presentation. Behind the scenes though...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
January 20, 7:49pm

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