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Re: 2 cents more...
I use my old-style heavy leather hiking boots many times a year - frequently while chain-sawing, splitting wood with an axe, and less often for jack-hammering, pouring molten metal, and such. Betw...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 21, 11:58am

The correct way to hike.
Hiking is just like driving - if you're going faster than I am you're an idiot. If you're going slower than I am, you're a moron.

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 11:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
>"And when I have been out in the wilderness, I have measured 30 F difference between a meadow and under trees, on a very clear and still night, so that is a way to avoid radiative heat los...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
August 21, 12:43am

Re: Re: Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
"I was in the grocery store yesterday and they had a peanut butter grinder" The one in my store helpfully says, "Warning, may contain . . . peanuts or tree nuts."

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
August 20, 6:06pm

Re: Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
Thanks, I found some MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 12 DEC14 thru 21JUL15 in our fridge. I think my wife bought it last week. This immediately raises the question, &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
August 20, 4:11pm

Re: What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
Are you trying to go cheap (but reasonable in weight) or UL (hang the cost)? My snarky response to Caliornians & Oregonians dealing with sub-zero temps for the first time (I was once was one...

In GEAR » What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
August 20, 3:58pm

Got mine, too
Mine came in just under 4 ounces. I like the side mesh pocket for a water bottle not because it is a fabulous pocket (it's okay), but because it's an OUTSIDE POCKET. In my Sea-to-Summit...

In Gear Deals » Bear Grylls Ultralight Summit Pack - 4oz Compactible Daypack for $11
August 20, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
>"Your backup fire starter needs to be in your pocket." +1 Although I should be better about this on BPing trip, I am rigorous about it while boating (canoe, kayaking power boats...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 11:51am

Re: Re: Economy Trail Runners?
>"what about whatever shoes they already have?" -Jerry +1 Have them bring both their lightest boot and their toughest running shoe to the next meeting. Check for heel lift (rare...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 19, 4:39pm

+1 on STP. Especially right now.
>"Sierra Trading Post. Wait for sales, then have the whole troop pounce." +1 Yeah, A few days ago I received a pair of La Sportiva C-Lite 2.0 Trail Running Shoes. STP stock # 51...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 19, 4:26pm

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