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Time for an UL Pack?
Been tweaking my summer list, got the base weight down to a hair under 15 lbs. (from 18, I think). I then noticed that 3 lbs. 2 oz. of that is my Gregory Z Pack! So swapping that for a nifty UL...

In GEAR » Time for an UL Pack?
June 23, 11:16am

Re: boil times..
I guess the question "boils down" to this: are alcohol stoves typically optimized for 16 oz, and is the efficiency (with less volume) and inefficiency (with more volume) linear from this ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Boiling 8 oz. 2X vs. 16 oz. 1X
June 20, 1:59pm

Boiling 8 oz. 2X vs. 16 oz. 1X
Assuming alcohol stove, 14-16 oz boiling water for meals, same vol. for hot beverage (using separate larger cup). Boil 8 oz, pour out, refill, boil next 8 oz. Assume 16 oz pot and 8 oz pot are the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Boiling 8 oz. 2X vs. 16 oz. 1X
June 20, 11:38am

Re: Bugs
"Does anyone make a side entry bug shelter? (apart from the MLD Mid designs)" Not that lightweight, but the Integral Designs Bugabivy has a right-side zipper. Packed at about 16 oz, bu...

In GEAR » Have a tarp. Now what about the bugs?
June 19, 7:37am

Re: Ultra light flashlights
I bought the Mongoose on sale on a whim. Detached from that gnarly, magnetic, flexible attachment, the head weighs 1 oz. on my scale. I like the idea of separate colored LEDs instead of colored...

In GEAR » Ultra light flashlights
June 06, 12:07pm

Re: FYI: SteriPEN batteries
I have AW's 3.7V RCR123As, which come off the charger at about 4.2V, but don't stay at that voltage for long. After enough load, they typically drop down to 3.8 or 3.7 volts. I also hav...

In GEAR » SteriPEN batteries
May 11, 9:02pm

Re: Stealth lighting
Good advice all, thanks. @Ben and Ken: the best discussion of colors and night vision is this article on Night Vision. @Kevin: Even though it's mostly legal to camp along the AT, some of ...

In GEAR » Stealth LED Color
May 11, 8:38pm

Bulb Temperature Too
Neutral white (aka warm) bins are of special interest to us outdoors types, as the color temperature purportedly gives better depth perception and better contrast, making it easier to see details. ...

In GEAR » CREE bulbs best?
May 11, 4:53pm

Stealth LED Color
There's been a lot of good discussion regarding the color of tarps and tents (and clothing, packs...) for stealth camping, but not so much for stealth lighting (aside from "none" and ...

In GEAR » Stealth LED Color
May 09, 12:13pm

Re: Kooka Bay Kookalight Pillow
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In Gear Swap » Kooka Bay Kookalight Pillow
April 11, 11:54am

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