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'Knapsack Problem'
This is a variation of the 'Knapsack Problem'.

In Gear Lists » Price per piound
April 17, 1:54pm

RE: World trip gear?
I think a Golite Jam is too small for the cold extreme. My -20F down sleeping bag won't fit into mine with any space left for other gear and clothes. You could make a sturdy pack cover or b...

In Gear Lists » World trip clothes and gear?
April 14, 3:49pm

Bug in ear in the jungle.
This happened to me in the Amazon. It's a very odd and unpleasant sensation to have a bug buzzing inside your ear. Fortunately, it wasn't one of the very nasty little wasps that were a p...

In GEAR » why I use bug netting...
April 14, 7:49am

Mora knives are a bargain.
A good online place to get Mora knives is: (good prices, good service) I have the traditional #1, carbon steel and the #546 stainless steel...

In GEAR » Mora Campanion MG Stainless Knife
April 07, 9:09am

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: 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

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