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FS: gatewood cape SOLD
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In Gear Swap » FS: gatewood cape
December 26, 5:20pm

unlined aluminum
Unlined aluminum is fine for plain water - I used to use and GI canteen that was unlined aluminum. But if you put anything acidic into it it will taste pretty bad. I've seen some cheapo stai...

In GEAR » Last piece of my puzzle: A lighter weight metal water bottle. Ideas?
December 26, 3:08pm

Re: HE pot
James - great, thanks. Some of this starts to sound familiar - did you have a thread on this a while back? And were the pots you modified just plain aluminum, or anodized?

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 25, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
"and at 1.75 lbs/day over any length of time worth going out for, you'll be back early too !" I'm not so sure. Having done 16 days at 1.5 lbs/day, I'd feel comfortable goin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 9:43pm

Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
You can call anything you want ultralight - there's no legal definition. Seems like the "accepted" definition of ultralight amongst BPL habitues is a 10 lb base weight. Staying unde...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 5:38pm

just for suagages
Of course, for sausages this is the fun way: http://www.rollaroaster.com/

In GEAR » Ultralight grill for fish, tortillas, sausages, etc.
December 17, 5:00pm

not needed
I asked my dentist about it, he said toothpaste makes very little difference, and for a week or two, not needed. I stopped carrying toothpaste some while back. No wondering where to spit it out, no...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alternative to Toothpaste Dots
December 17, 4:57pm

Re: Heat exchanger/surface area
I strongly suspect your idea would be effective, as it is all about surface area. And your weight increase estimate sounds reasonable. If you take a pot that is 6" diameter by 4" tall (di...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 16, 8:55pm

layers for the head
You need to have layers for the head and manage them just like the rest of the body. You had two layers (hat and hood), but it sounds like you needed to mange them better. It's a continuous pro...

In GEAR » Winter hiking and perspiration
December 15, 1:20pm

skiing and skiing
The way I look at it is you can go into the mountains to ski, or you can ski to get into the mountains. And of course all variations in between. I'm pretty close to the latter end of the spectr...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 1:07pm

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