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re: why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove
Kent, I sometimes use that same setup. Off hand, I can think of two reasons why the aluminum doesn't melt: 1) The most intense heat from the burning Esbit is 0.5" above the aluminum tab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 11:49am

The Exped down mat UL7 feather volcano
No need for a video of the event, Jen, as you've painted a pretty clear picture of what happened. Though I'm sorry about the mat, and your gimpy ankle, I still smile when I think of the dow...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 19, 9:14am

re: Y'all listen up, now.
That's too funny, Ben!

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 2:07pm

re: 100 other similar "southernisms".
Ryan, it won't really help Alister much, but why don't you list a few for us? In the interest of cultural diffusion, you understand. Y'all's truly, "Billy Bob" Dunck...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 12:05pm

re: ...but "y'all" is singular. And plural.
We need a true southern good ol' boy to help us with this. My understanding is that "y'all" is seldom used as singular, but almost always is plural. 2-4 people--Y'all; a room ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 8:27am

re: smelly exped
Rick, why don't you deflate it, take it to the manual car wash, and try to clean it that way first? The water pressure shouldn't hurt it. Then you could try the baking soda trick, and maybe...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 12:22pm

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: 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

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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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