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Re: Technical Description of Capilene ?
This is not exactly technical, but might be useful info. I have used a couple generations of Capilene - including the very first, which I still have in the form of a shirt that is half capilene and...

In GEAR » Technical Description of Capilene ?
January 10, 4:06pm

Re: External pack frame flexibility.
Flexibility in external pack frames is a game that has been played a lot of ways over the years, from Jansport's mechanical connections and relatively thin-wall tubing to the North Face "B...

In GEAR » External pack frame flexibility.
January 07, 10:53pm

Re: MSR white gas stove pump failure
Definitely not a result of using old fuel. The whole "bad white gas" issue is questionable, but if it does occur, what you'd get would be poor combustion performance and maybe cloggin...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 1:26pm

Re: Re: Re: tried the pack on medium
Michael - I think you are on the right track here in terms of adjustment, though It's not entirely clear to me from the photos where the point at which the shoulder straps meet the pack is in r...

In GEAR » Please help me fit my pack
December 30, 6:40pm

Re: Seam sealed or not?
it's not seam sealed.

In Gear Swap » FS: gatewood cape
December 27, 4:59pm

FS: gatewood cape SOLD
sold

In Gear Swap » FS: gatewood cape
December 26, 5:20pm

unlined aluminum
Unlined aluminum is fine for plain water - I used to use and GI canteen that was unlined aluminum. But if you put anything acidic into it it will taste pretty bad. I've seen some cheapo stai...

In GEAR » Last piece of my puzzle: A lighter weight metal water bottle. Ideas?
December 26, 3:08pm

Re: HE pot
James - great, thanks. Some of this starts to sound familiar - did you have a thread on this a while back? And were the pots you modified just plain aluminum, or anodized?

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 2: Considering Fuel Needs for Cold Temperatures
December 25, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
"and at 1.75 lbs/day over any length of time worth going out for, you'll be back early too !" I'm not so sure. Having done 16 days at 1.5 lbs/day, I'd feel comfortable goin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 9:43pm

Re: Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
You can call anything you want ultralight - there's no legal definition. Seems like the "accepted" definition of ultralight amongst BPL habitues is a 10 lb base weight. Staying unde...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 5:38pm

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