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AA vs CR123 Zebralights
Note that the runtimes/ouput for the H51/H502 are with a rechargeable eneloop while the H31 is with non-rechargeable lithium batteries. Specs note that H31 runtimes are much lower with rechargeabl...

In GEAR » Zebralight H600
March 06, 9:56am

Re: Re: Escalante, early March
Thanks Brian. I'm usually good in a windshirt and short sleeve around freezing while moving (in decent weather). This is what I've used on trips the last couple weeks with similar weather...

In Gear Lists » Escalante, early March
March 05, 9:38am

Seam taping
I found that on the recent packs I made that tape works fine for long straight seams but it's tougher to get a seal down in the corners or on tricky seams. Seam Grip is a little messier but I ...

In GEAR » Hybrid Cuben CDT
February 28, 5:25pm

Re: A Nostalgic Hike to Carey's Castle
Thanks Nick. Enjoyed both the report and ramblings.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Nostalgic Hike to Carey's Castle
February 26, 6:56pm

Yeah I love owls. Saw-whets are awesome. They're strangely tame.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 6:36pm

Re: Wildlife
Love reading these. Gary, your bear story is great. A few of my favs: A bobcat and three kittens last year on our way to a jobsite early in the morning. We watched them play in some Junipers...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 6:18pm

Re: this is great work
Good eye, it's actually a 401a. I have two industrial machines and that singer's still my favorite to use, especially for light fabrics. I found it at a thrift store, cleaned it up to sel...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 26, 10:00am

AW rechargables for Steripen
I've used these for at least a couple years with my Opti. I've never run out of batteries or had any issues on a trip. These are high quality and I believe I read somewhere the only recha...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 26, 9:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Modified Felled Seam
I played around with this a bit last weekend and a lot of what I said above didn't end up being true. Adding extra layers does improve strength, as does a third stitch, although provided your ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 26, 8:42am

Re: I want those pants if you have em

In Gear Swap » FT: My Patagonia rock craft pants size 32 for your size 30
February 25, 6:03pm

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