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Re: question for evernew wide-bottom pot users
I just tried my ECA-251. Water passes through at an estimated 1/8" diameter flow, and the aperture appears to be smaller than a length-wise dry grain of rice with the lid held tight. A stray g...

In GEAR » question for evernew wide-bottom pot users
January 05, 6:03pm

Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
Adding to the age-old question of, "Does a bear poop in the woods?", some researchers decided to answer the question, "Does a dog poop in the woods facing magnetic north?" Fr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 03, 8:20am

Re: bigfoot
:O Just add some dim lighting conditions and some camera shake and out of focus effects, and we have an official Sasquatch sighting!

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
January 03, 8:05am

Re: How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
I think a good wash is what the mitts need. I wash everything, including my eVent jacket (Packa) in Atsko Sport Wash and double-rinse. http://www.atsko.com/hunting/laundry/1338.html

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 6:39pm

Re: Need recommendations on a tent
The Tarptent Moment double wall might work for him. It's a little over 2 lbs. The BA Copper Spur UL1 might work, but he'd have to try it. I'm 5'8", but I like to stretch out...

In GEAR » Need recommendations on a tent
December 30, 2:47pm

Re: Steps toward lightening the load
I find quilts too drafty below about 40-50F. You might consider looking at the other side of the problem: why you can't sleep in a mummy bag. Maybe you can if you do something differently?

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 2:43pm

Re: Please help me fit my pack
I agree with Ian's comment. Set to medium or a bit larger. My build/pack size is similar. This is what I do: Loosen all straps fully. Put pack on. Lean forward to take weight off hip b...

In GEAR » Please help me fit my pack
December 27, 7:31pm

Re: Good base layer gloves?
If you want wool, check out the US military surplus wool liners. They come in several sizes. XL is around a 5, but they also have a 6.

In GEAR » Good base layer gloves?
December 27, 7:17pm

Re: Trail Runners and Snow
Down to 15F or so I use GoreTex socks, mesh trail runners, thick wool socks, and polypro liners. Sometimes I add oven bags over the liners to serve as vapor barriers. It works ok, but the shoes soa...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 19, 10:52am

Re: 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
My Gorilla (2010 or so model) is much more comfortable with the stay even with a low pack weight. I would add: compass map whistle backup fire source

In Gear Lists » 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
December 17, 6:39pm

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