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Javan - thanks for the heads up on NC ABC stores... If I recall they are regulated by the State but ultimately each county board is somewhat autonomous... i'd be happy if Mecklenburg would stil...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:15am

Re: Run to the Border!!
My in-laws live off 521 in the Palmetto state - so I do visit Southern Spirits from time to time for not other reason than selection and price... but I appreciate confirmation that the good stuff i...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:12am

Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
I just got my first alcohol stove and I've read some of the really great articles here and on other sites on the various efficiencies and science behind the different fuel choices with pros and...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 8:35am

Great advice
Some great points. Our Troop is very active - trip a month rain or shine - probably 2/3 backpacking and 1/3 drive up of some sort (usually activity based like canoing, fishing, kayaking, beach etc...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 05, 12:06pm

awesome post
I suppose I'm fortunate on one level that I started backpacking at the same time as my son - when he crossed over to Boy Scouts. At age 11 he's carrying his own stuff... and developing a t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
November 05, 11:43am

well that was an extraordinary read. Just an amazing journey - thank you for sharing it with us! It is a trip I cannot even imagine tackling.

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
October 30, 1:09pm

I appreciate the helpful replies - particulary around a reasonably "error" cushion. As noted the worst case scenario is to add some more fuel. I'm looking forward to testing thi...

In GEAR » New to alcohol stoves - burn time questions
October 28, 1:51pm

New to alcohol stoves - burn time/fuel questions
So I picked up a used Evernew ti alcohol stove and ti cross stand to use with a trail designs aluminum windscreen and a Vargo 700ml ti pot on my next outing. Up to now I've been solely a can...

In GEAR » New to alcohol stoves - burn time questions
October 28, 8:29am

I guess you could even hang a Nalgene or two if you really needed to - it is an interesting thought and one I hadn't considered. I'm also guessing the relative weight of that solution wo...

In GEAR » Does slick Spectra bear bag line deter rodents climbing down it?
October 22, 9:24am

An interesting turn
No question flashlights/headlamps like a lot of things can be a field of very deep rabbit holes. For what it's worth PT is not alone in posting "optimistic" numbers about their light...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 22, 9:17am

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