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Kelly, where will you be based in the YNP area, or are you just passing through? Yellowstone is a huge park, and where you will be staying when you arrive might dictate a logical backpack trip. Als...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 7:50am

Re: Tubing length
Rebecca, I have found that the optimal setup for my 4 L. "dirty" Big Zip Platy is 36"-42" from the outlet hose to the filter. Then I have a short 6" tube to connect from th...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
September 26, 10:03pm

Re: shoe stink
I find that baking soda pretty much takes the stink out of my shoes. I pour a bunch into the toe box and heel areas, shake it up to contact all moist surfaces, and let it go to work overnight.

In GEAR » Synthetic Stink: Scientifically proven
September 08, 10:56am

Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
Jack, I'm sorry for what you are going through. I think the key is to do what your doctors tell you to do, so that heals properly. It won't probably help you much, but think on this--you ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 27, 5:02pm

Re PIF bear spray
It is good of you to offer this PIF. I usually just give it to someone at a permit office or ranger station if I am flying home--they can use it for sure, or they might give it to some other hiker ...

In Gear Swap » PIF Bear spray (Madison, WI)
August 25, 8:02am

Re: Results: Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
Bob, the Bleuet tabs are a fashionable russet color (pretty much orange, if you will). And of course the flames were pink. Pretty pink flames... Nah, they both had an orange flame. Bleuet is a b...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 6:50pm

Results: Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
OK, so since -B.G.- didn't gift me a bunch of cash for the results of my patio testing, and since Scientific American wanted me to pay THEM to look at my test results, I've decided to send ...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 5:49pm

Re: Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
Ah yes, so superior are the Esbit tabs. You will find out in a soon-to-be-published detailed analysis in an esteemed scientific journal. I haven't decided whether to submit it to Scientific Ame...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 12:19pm

Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
OK, B.G., my patio test results confirm that Esbit tabs are clearly superior to the Bleuet ones.

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 8:52am

I doubt that the French could come up with a faster boil, Bob. Maybe the Germans, though...? My Bleuet tabs seem to have a bit of parafin in them. Not as much as the Firelite tabs, but I did not...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 10:40am

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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