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Re: Knife? Fry Pan?
Unless you are a much better fisher than me, I wouldn't expect to be filleting too many fish in the high Sierra's. All the fish I ever catch fit nicely in a small pan and would require a s...

In Fishing » Knife? Fry Pan?
February 26, 10:23am

down with 20" pads!
First stop trying to squeeze yourself onto a 20" pad. Check out the 25" pads (or even Palatial 30" pads!). If you don't like vertical baffles check out something with horizon...

In GEAR » Comfortable sleeping pads?
February 25, 2:27pm

Re: Lighter
Greg, I wouldn't get the 0.005 stuff from ebay. I bought the 0.003 stuff from ebay (probably the same seller) and it does not seem to work at all. Either it is too thick or (I think more l...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 25, 10:21am

failed attempt #2
Failed Attempt #2: I decided to give it another try last night. In order to try and kickstart the reaction I tried a more confined volume (less oxygen) and higher temperature (higher reaction ra...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 21, 4:46pm

Re: trail food for the kids
On a day hike where you are carrying all of the water you need anyway, you can pretty much bring whatever you want. I would bring at least 1000 calories per person (2000 might be safer) since you ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail food for the kids
February 21, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Soto Microregulator vs. Monatauk Gnat in Cold Wx
"What I'd like to see here is more testing where the canister temperature is more than 10 Fahrenheit degrees but less than 20 Fahrenheit degrees above the boiling point of the fuel. The So...

In GEAR » Soto Microregulator vs. Monatauk Gnat in Cold Wx
February 20, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Soto Microregulator vs. Monatauk Gnat in Cold Wx
I just wanted to add a few comments. Nice job with the write-up Hikin' Jim whether Soto intended it or not you are doing a good job dispelling some myths that are obviously floating around (...

In GEAR » Soto Microregulator vs. Monatauk Gnat in Cold Wx
February 20, 10:32am

Re: Small tube
I think that is probably a good idea (did you ever try to light a fancee feast stove with your catalyst?). I have done some more research on this. The catalytic reaction is methanol (CH3OH) in th...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 20, 9:52am

Homemade lighter failure :(
Ok, I move pretty slow in MYOG, but I finally got around to trying out the platinum thermocouple wire in a MYOG catalytic stove lighter. It was a big failure. I saw no evidence that the wire was ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove Users Only
February 19, 11:00am

Re: Re: Re: Bear cannister shape
I think there is a better thread somewhere, but: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=60298&startat=80 half way down the pag...

In GEAR » Bear cannister shape
February 12, 2:39pm

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