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Re: Lightweight
Bogs are insulated in that they are made from neoprene. But they aren't insulated like pack boots (Sorel, etc) are. For lighter weight in sub-freezing temps (no liquid water), look at what ...

In GEAR » Bogs?
December 20, 12:18am

Re: Re: Re: Alabama Hills
Hundreds of movies have been filmed there, ranging from the Lone Ranger to Star Trek. It is interesting to recognize a particular formation where you once saw a shootout or an alien.

In Photo Gallery » Alabama Hills
December 19, 3:46pm

Re: Bogs?
They are very multi-purpose - hiking, waders, warmth - I've slept in them on a 36-hour slog and that worked fine - better than most anything else for sleeping in all my clothes. But there ar...

In GEAR » Bogs?
December 18, 11:00pm

Re: Re: how cold can you use a liquid feed canister stove?
BTU/pound of fuel is pretty constant for propane, butane, and white gas (with a slight advantage, 5%-ish, to the lighter compounds). 400-gram butane canister: about $7-8 220-gram butane caniste...

In GEAR » how cold can you use a liquid feed canister stove?
December 18, 12:37am

Re: Re: Naughty list....
Establishing new campfire locations. Leaving moose gut piles or fish remains near the trail in grizzly country. Throwing rocks off a high point with no awareness or consideration of trails, h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 17, 2:04pm

Re: Everclear Additions
>"Everclear........"Moon Shine", Ethyl Alcohol 95% (by Volume) 190 Proof" The maximum allowable proof varies with state law. 190 proof works as stove fuel (and I worry le...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adult beverages for Winter Camping
December 17, 1:57pm

Re: bottle in bag
Tipi: I'll grant that water and down don't mix well. OTEPOH (on the ever-present other hand): If your bottle and technique are solid enough. . . . I certainly have gone to bed and had m...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 16, 7:59pm

Re: Bottle container for hot liquid
HDPE (high-density Polyethylene) plastic is good to above boiling and below -40. I really like it for lots of things because it is compatible with water, alcohol, and petro-fuels. Buying a bot...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 16, 5:29pm

Re: Re: pika musk
>"Technically, they are not exactly rodents." Buck-toothed vegetarian mammals are often grouped together as rodents by non-scientists. But, yes, hares and rabbits are one family of...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 13, 7:19pm

Sourcing those big popcorn tins
Regarding Valerie's and Robert's success with large cookie/popcorn tins: Tis the Season! Most offices will be getting humongous tins of popcorn, pretzels, etc, from their vendors in t...

In GEAR » How do you store your food?
December 13, 4:18pm

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