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Another PM sent
Heck, I'll stand in line for 2d dibs behind Emmanuel. Always wanted to try out a gray Trailstar. I sent you a PM.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD TrailStar
April 17, 11:05am

re: Dreaming with your tax return...
Pamper your pup at the doggie spa?

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 9:42am

Replacement stuff sacks
Granite Gear sells drawcord stuff sacks in various dimensions. For example: http://www.granitegearstore.com/Toughsacks-P73C51.aspx A bit pricy, but pretty bomb-proof.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
April 15, 10:43am

re: Any "can't miss" hikes that I am missing?
John, you might consider the following for your last 2 days in GNP: Leave your car at the Swiftcurrent Lodge parking lot and take the Park shuttle (with your 2-day packs) to Rising Sun to spend the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier National Park Backpacking
April 14, 8:39am

Weight reduction
The amount of weight reduction depends upon how much water is in the item to begin with. For example, when I recently did a batch of Ortega canned diced green chilis, I think I got about 6:1 reduct...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating vegetables
April 13, 4:15pm

Re: Dehydrating vegetables
Jerry, a good way to lengthen the shelf life is to vacuum-seal the goodies individually. Then they will have a very long storage life in the refrigerator (for me, at least). I like to portion out a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating vegetables
April 13, 3:55pm

My initial Exped UL 7 Mw impression
OK, so I bought one yesterday. REI had 4 of the Mw UL7 pads in stock. I weighed each one, which ranged from 636 gm down to 627 gm (guess which one I chose). After blowing it up with my trusty Schno...

In GEAR » Exped UL 7 Mw?
April 12, 10:49am

Re: Flash range
Bob, I definitely understand the difference between a black and a griz; I've been around both, plenty. Blacks are spooky, griz aren't. I'm thinking that the flashing strobe on my Fenix ...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 11, 7:33pm

re: Flash range
I'm curious, Bob--does the flash tend to scare them off, or do you have to add some loud noise (banging pots, yell at them, firecrackers, etc.)? My air horn does a good job on them in Glacier/Y...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
April 11, 2:29pm

Re: Pad
Thanks for your helpful responses. I guess I'll just need to find out for myself at REI today.

In GEAR » Exped UL 7 Mw?
April 11, 8:43am

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm