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RE: NE-VT/NH/NY Ideas?
NE VT is close to lots of hikes. You'd know better than me what's dry up there in early April. You could check the AMC conditions page or call AMC in Pinkham Notch to see what's doa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » NE-VT/NH/NY Ideas?
March 31, 9:08am

RE:Neoair 4-season for summer w/o sleeping bag?
The answer can be calculated from two of Richard Nisley's great posts: The graph in this thread says...

In GEAR » Neoair 4-season for summer w/o sleeping bag?
March 25, 10:48am

Al vs Steel crampons for New England/NY?
Hi Steve, NE/NY are both rocky. You'll frequently walk on rock in winter, some years more than others. The light weight of AL would be nice but will wear a lot faster. There are likely pla...

In GEAR » Al vs Steel crampons for New England/NY?
March 19, 4:05pm

White rice.
According to my Chinese cookbook, the original reason for white rice was that it stores better/longer than brown rice. I think oils in the brown rice that are removed by polishing can go rancid. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » White rice is killing you
March 19, 8:14am

Taller Octomid.
If I were making a 12' diameter tipi/octomid I'd make it taller -- 8' or even 9'. It would give you a lot more usable space, especially for standing up.

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 19, 8:00am

Storage/spice/tea containers.
There are small steel cans used for storage or spices with a clear top; maybe you could modify it to replace the acrylic part of the top replaced with a can top. They hold 6.8 oz or 3.3 oz. http...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » a small steel can
March 16, 1:36pm

Same carbon poles at amazon $35
They're also at amazon for $29.99+$5.24 shipping. A little more info (but not weights): http://www.cascademountaint...

In GEAR » 2 Carbon Fiber poles at Costco for $27
March 12, 6:56pm

Rain gear for New England.
Seth, your Marmot hoodie looks like it's not waterproof and will likely soak through quickly in sustained rain. The question is, will your gear prevent hypothermia in a heavy cold rain? You...

In Gear Lists » March or April New England Trail UL Thru-Hike
March 11, 5:49pm

'Care and feeding of your bear canister.'
I've never had to carry enough at one time to use all this advice, but here's an article on stuffing lots of food into a bear canister:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
March 04, 10:20am

Half pyramid with vestibule (Royce tent)
That looks like a version of the Royce tent. There's a design in Horace Kephart's "Camping and Woodcraft", 1921, p86-91, available free online in pdf and ebook:

In Make Your Own Gear » Half Pyramid
March 02, 10:00am

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