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Re: All things equal, a frameless pack will also always be lighter than any other alternative
RE: "Even the Arc Blast?" Yes. A frameless Blast is 3.5 oz lighter than the Arc.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 17, 7:54am

RE: Ueli Steck and Sherpas
Cultural factors were no doubt involved ... but influence of the desire for money & its exclusivity were factors as well. Here is the BPL thread that has several versions linked to and has a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 11:59am

RE: why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
Hmm, your experience has been very different from mine when I have bought MHW products. I have found their customer service to be knowledgeable, and if they didn't know an answer they were wil...

In GEAR » why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
September 23, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re Re Re Re Re Approach Shoes
> "Friction should be proportional to the force you apply to the surface not dependent on surface area. Lugs make it a lot easier to grab small features with harder rubber." Just a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
September 20, 7:04pm

That philosophical approach can apply to food too.
First, an apology for taking this thread off topic. This is just an out-of-left-field observation ... RE: "More chemicals and crap to add to the ever growing abundance of chemicals and cra...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
September 19, 10:24am

"The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail"
Two quick stories. Story #1: Ages ago (mid '80s) about 12 miles south of Red's Meadow, we passed by a small, but fully equiped trail maintenance crew (including mattocks, pulaskis, macl...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 13, 11:41am

RE: Durability of Patagoni Houdini ?
From my experience and to answer your question directly: (Background info: 2006 shell model, wear from mostly a Gossamer Gear Mariposa) Pack Strap wear: yes - not too bad. You'll get so...

In GEAR » Durability of Patagoni Houdini ?
September 13, 9:25am

RE: LNT Bag Rehydrating Q&A
I got a couple of PMs containing questions on this method & because there was duplication in the questions, and because the replies are rather lengthy (oy!) I decided to answer them here, once,...

In Philmont » Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont
September 12, 11:48am

Re: LNT Bag Cooking vs. Philmont Cooking Method
FWIW: This year, we did an LNT version of the FBC method, by re-purposing the trash generated by each meal's packaging. In order practice water conservation (& per Philmont's Wilderness...

In Philmont » Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont
September 11, 9:38pm

Re: A Scout is Obedient.
"On one occasion a man ventured to disobey an order that was given to him, and when he was brought before the commander, the General said that if a man could disobey an order at such a critica...

In Philmont » Turkey Bag Cooking vs. Philmont
September 11, 9:51am

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