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This one looks ugly!
Well, I found another digital alarm clock that weighs 1.2 ounces. It has a hinged plastic cover to minimize breakage to the display, and I could probably cut that off to save 0.2 ounces or so. T...

In GEAR » Alarm Clock
July 08, 5:19pm

Re: Re: custom Lite Trail cook Kit
"The ridge also had to be the right shape. If the bottom face of the ridge has too shallow of an angle, it can wedge itself into the top of the cone and work its way through." If the r...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 08, 1:58pm

Re: Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
How many people is this for? Just one? Many solo backpackers keep their pot size around 600ml or 750ml. A few let it go up to 1L or slightly larger. Very few shrink it down to 500ml or less. ...

In GEAR » Best size UL caldera cone for solo?
July 08, 12:44am

Re: This may work
Jon, isn't this exactly the same one that was suggested two weeks ago in this very thread? Two ounces is on the heavy side. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Alarm Clock
July 07, 10:32pm

Re: Corrosive effects of chlorine dioxide tablets
Now we have to figure out a way to harness that reaction to aid all mankind. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Corrosive effects of chlorine dioxide tablets
July 07, 8:46pm

Re: silk liner
Those silk liners appear to be very heavy. As Roger said, Thai Silks is the place to purchase silk fabric. As far as sewing projects go, you can't find anything simpler than a sleeping liner...

In GEAR » silk liner
July 07, 6:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
I've found the non-safe lighters in stores where children are not around. Try a smoke shop or a liquor store (not that I would know anything about those establishments). Some 50-year-old bea...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
David, did you know that you can purchase lighters that have no child safety guards? --B.G.--

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:54pm

Re: silk liner
There are sources for very thin silk fabric, and sewing a liner out of silk is easy. I think mine ended up less than 2.5 ounces. I don't recall the cost, but it wasn't very much. --B.G.--

In GEAR » silk liner
July 07, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Recharging the SE in the Field
"I should have stayed a Luddite." There are still career opportunities for Luddites. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
July 07, 12:51pm

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