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Re: Surviving the cold without a tent or a sleeping bag
Just take the BPL Wilderness Trekking III course...It's as close to survival as you'll want to get. ;) [Yes, I'm just kidding. No disrespect is intended to those who've endure...

In Philosophy & Technique » Surviving the cold without a tent or a sleeping bag
January 12, 11:25pm

Re: winter stove recommendation?
Sorry, but I don't have any further info about how long the Powermax fuel will be made. The adapter lets you use conventional Lindal valve canisters with an Xtreme stove. But, the Powermax ...

In GEAR » winter stove recommendation?
January 11, 11:56am

Re: winter stove recommendation?
I agree with Roger and others about the Coleman Xtreme being the gold standard in winter stoves. It's one of the few stoves *designed* to operate with a liquid fuel feed (rather than just *use...

In GEAR » winter stove recommendation?
January 11, 11:19am

Re:Other gaiter options?
>> IMO gaiters will just funnel more rain into your shoes. The trick to using gaiters is to "shingle" them with your pants. So, the gaiters go under the pants at the top (or tuc...

In GEAR » Other gaiter options?
January 10, 5:27pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370
Excellent! Thanks Jim. I'm glad another hiker can use them. Best Regards, -Mike M

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370
January 10, 3:20pm

Re: tent for really tall newbie
Not a tent specifically, but a couple of tips for cramming into tents designed for more...ummm..."compact" persons: 1) Drape your rain jacket over the foot of your sleeping bag to prot...

In GEAR » tent for really tall newbie
January 09, 9:13pm

Re: Hex in Winter
>> ...just trying to get an idea of what it can handle/how I might need to alter it. I have one of the original Hex's -- not even a Hex "3". I agree with the other posters...

In GEAR » GoLite Shangri-La 3/Hex in winter
January 05, 10:32pm

Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370
Hi Jim- I just got back from a trip and sent you a PM. I'm sorry for the delay. -Mike

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370
January 04, 2:12pm

Re: winter performance of solid fuel stoves
Solid fuel stoves are pretty much immune to the cold temperature problems that plague canister stoves -- you'll be able to get a reliable burn. But... They have a low flame velocity and s...

In GEAR » Best esbit stove
December 29, 4:25pm

FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 *** sold ***
These are US men's size 11, clean and in nearly new condition. I've only worn them a couple of days and have given up on the fit. (They're too narrow in the toe box for me.) $40 US...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370
December 28, 2:43pm

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm