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Re: Need to make some quilts for the kids.
How about buying an old down jacket at Goodwill for $10 and cutting it down into a 2-year-old-sized quilt? It might be quite as low a weight as with the best modern material and down, but it won&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make some quilts for the kids.
April 08, 10:06am

Re: Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
I've cached aluminum cans many times, and even ones with something tasty inside (Kern's fruit nectars) are never bothered by rodents, black bears or grizzlies. I'm moderately careful t...

In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 08, 10:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: New revolutionary aluminium battery
>"there are around 3 different USB cables the guy was carring for charging devices." These doodads save on cable weight by being shorter and combined into one unit. But most charge...

In GEAR » New revolutionary aluminium battery
April 08, 9:43am

Re: 5-10-15-20
On other planets with different anatomies and among the Polydactyly community, they distinguish between pack weights at 6, 12, and 18. Some take this to an extreme and call 16 pounds "U...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 07, 11:47pm

Re: New revolutionary aluminium battery
As Adam points out, there is the issue of energy density (watt-hours per kilogram). Since they didn't tout it in their press release, it isn't as good as alkaline nor lithium-ion nor is th...

In GEAR » New revolutionary aluminium battery
April 07, 11:40pm

Re: Arrived
Someone above stated that parcels from China come by air (hence would have bypassed the West Coast longshoremen's strike), but I've had a lot of small parcels out of China taking weeks long...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
April 07, 6:35pm

Even smaller bags.
>"I was thinking about carrying a couple head nets as stuff sacks just because they are so light. Maybe I'll give those a shot if they're cheap enough. " $3-4 each. And the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 07, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GGG and my faux pas
Every open group I've been involved with eventually has some quietly organized trips among the cool kids for totally understandable reasons (need to limit group size, requiring a highly technic...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG and my faux pas
April 07, 12:15pm

Re: Effeciency is king with long distance
>"I just don't stop walking." +1 I don't stop for lunch - I pack items I can eat as I hike. I note where I am as I start nibbling on my lunch and how much further down...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
April 05, 10:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Stove stand
My issue with high-denisty fiberboard is that is it, well, as they say, high-density. Any hardboard or plywood is plenty stiff enough to support a kilogram or two. Stability comes from area, not ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 04, 11:01pm

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