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Break into meal groups
I think it is easier to divide into teams of two or four to cook than cook one big meal. You need a big pot, a big stove or a big fire, lots of serving untensils etc. you need about a 5 gall...

In GEAR » Need a good meal for 25 people
March 17, 3:26pm

Montbell super stretch
Montbells super stretch series might work for you. They are designed to stretch throughout the length giving you girth where you need it. Some people really like them others think that the stre...

In GEAR » Pear body vs tapered sleeping bag
March 17, 10:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Packs
Well this whole thread has been rather strange. The original discussion seemed to be around a typical 1 week UL backpacking trip / thru kie and strayed from there. Of course you are going to use ...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 17, 12:46am

The first thing I would look inot are vapour barriers. If you are using down overtime your sweat condenses and freezes within the down and kills the loft of the garmet. A vapour barrier prevents ...

In GEAR » Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?
March 17, 12:37am

Re: Re: Packs
"But please Dan, tell us which packs can carry 50 lbs for a distance in comfort that weigh less than 3.5 lbs? Your Catalyst? Tee Hee" Doesnt Mchale himself make 3.5lb packs capable o...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 17, 12:10am

Dont get what youre asking for
I dint think setting up categories for the condition of an item will make a difference. You are still relying on the seller to honestly evaluate his or her gear. So without adding a large beuracr...

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap Etiquette
March 16, 8:03pm

Base Weight
Most people put the bug repellant and soap in their base weights. Base weight is generally posted as non worn, not food, water, or fuel but include the containers to carry them. I think food pa...

In Gear Lists » Consumables Question
March 16, 7:45pm

A real specific Case
Max, You started this thread with the discussion focusing on an average 7 day trip or a thru hike. You are now moving the goal posts to a specific section of the PCT where a large amount of wat...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 16, 7:10pm

Try blankets around your house
To get an idea for size try blankets and duvets you may have around your house. A queen bed is 60" wide. A double bed is 54" wide. A duvet for a queen bed is 88" wide, A duvet fo...

In GEAR » Twin quilt recommendations
March 16, 5:09pm

1 week backpack trip
For a 1 week UL 3 season trip with abundant water the ULA Circuit and similar 2-2.5lb packs is all the backpack that anyone needs. I dont believe that you gain comfort by increasing pack weight be...

In GEAR » Pack Weight
March 16, 4:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm