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Carbon monoxide.
Many alcohol stoves produce relatively high levels of carbon monoxide. Using one indoors is not a good idea. CO will give you headaches. If you're getting headaches testing stoves with lim...

In GEAR » Safest Fuel for Alcohol Stove??
April 06, 5:49pm

AT gear.
You'll need more warm clothes up north than I see on your gear list. I don't know if you'll need more in the southern mountains at that time (no experience down there). For ticks an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Last minute change from CT to AT?
April 05, 4:32pm

Permethrin on technical fabrics?
John asked, "Can you spray permethrin directly on cuben and other technical fabrics?" My guess is that it should be safe, but I don't know how long it will last. It should work OK...

In GEAR » ticks in your gear while you're in the bug bivy?
April 03, 9:30am

RE: NE-VT/NH/NY Ideas?
NE VT is close to lots of hikes. You'd know better than me what's dry up there in early April. You could check the AMC conditions page or call AMC in Pinkham Notch to see what's doa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » NE-VT/NH/NY Ideas?
March 31, 9:08am

RE:Neoair 4-season for summer w/o sleeping bag?
The answer can be calculated from two of Richard Nisley's great posts: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/9378/index.html The graph in this thread says...

In GEAR » Neoair 4-season for summer w/o sleeping bag?
March 25, 10:48am

Al vs Steel crampons for New England/NY?
Hi Steve, NE/NY are both rocky. You'll frequently walk on rock in winter, some years more than others. The light weight of AL would be nice but will wear a lot faster. There are likely pla...

In GEAR » Al vs Steel crampons for New England/NY?
March 19, 4:05pm

White rice.
According to my Chinese cookbook, the original reason for white rice was that it stores better/longer than brown rice. I think oils in the brown rice that are removed by polishing can go rancid. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » White rice is killing you
March 19, 8:14am

Taller Octomid.
If I were making a 12' diameter tipi/octomid I'd make it taller -- 8' or even 9'. It would give you a lot more usable space, especially for standing up.

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 19, 8:00am

Storage/spice/tea containers.
There are small steel cans used for storage or spices with a clear top; maybe you could modify it to replace the acrylic part of the top replaced with a can top. They hold 6.8 oz or 3.3 oz. http...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » a small steel can
March 16, 1:36pm

Same carbon poles at amazon $35
They're also at amazon for $29.99+$5.24 shipping. http://www.amazon.com/Cascade-Mountain-Carbon-Fiber-Trekking/dp/B007E0ZBZI A little more info (but not weights): http://www.cascademountaint...

In GEAR » 2 Carbon Fiber poles at Costco for $27
March 12, 6:56pm

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