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No poles for me
I don't use poles. I've tried them and don't like them. I would rather not carry something in my hand(s). They are however useful when crossing streams. I do use one or find a sti...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 5:08pm

Rainshadow 2
This tent will handle three and maybe even four if they are small. It is light for its size.

In GEAR » Yes, another "which tent" thread
November 14, 1:29pm

Re: Water bottle holder
I use a simple sleeve with a belt loop and put it on the waist belt of the pack. I've always preferred this to anywhere else. I've never had a pack that I was comfortable getting the wate...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
November 12, 12:16pm

"Since the inverted canister stove depends on propane vaporizing" As sort of stated above, the fuel in the canisters is not propane. Some (most?) canisters have some propane, but most...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 12:10pm

Backcountry water
"We know, without any doubt, that there are human pathogens often found in backcountry water..." I do not think that we know this. In the backcountry area I hike (the Sierra Nevada Mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 7:15pm

Snowpeaks reply
While their reply isn't technically accurate, it was probably the threads causing the leak. They were worn enough that they caused the stove to not align correctly on the canister, or could no...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
November 03, 3:47pm

Pull up the covers
I just pull the "covers" over my head. Then again, I've never been in temps under 20 degrees. ;^)

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 7:13pm

Using CO2
CO2 does not expand as much as you would think. I tried to use the CO2 cartridges (12 grams of liquid CO2, BTW) to fill up a BA IAC mat. When it didn't work I looked up the expansion rate of ...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 27, 7:09pm

Re: Re: cold acclimitization
I was in Hawaii once when it dropped below 60 one night. Everyone else was talking about finding extra blankets for the bed. It was the first night I slept without the A/C on. ;^)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 24, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
What's the problem!?! Step up! No expense spared in the quest for loosing grams. ;^)

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 16, 6:05pm

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm