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Coals to Newcastle?
John: so on a snow-camping trip, you brought your own ice?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 10, 9:31am

Knife for 80 cents and 2 grams
Havalon Piranta-Edge knives have replaceable blades, which you can buy separately. The idea is, as you're skinning game, and you need to sharpen your blade, you simply replace it. The blades ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
October 09, 3:46pm

"Dumbest thing you ever carried"
A hot tub.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 09, 3:31pm

A hybrid approach.
If you're uncomfortable using the freezer bags to rehydrate the food, you could freezer bag 3 out of every 4 meals and use the original foil bag repeatedly for a few days, rotating on to anothe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So do I understand these freezer bags?
October 02, 11:20am

Re: Unless it has obviously been left for a reason
I pack almost everything out. Most trails in my area are out&back, so if it appears to have been recently lost, I leave it hanging prominently on a sign at the trailhead. Seems to be the comm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 01, 11:51am

Re: Re: Car Keys
>"I'd like to sew a little shock cord loop inside one of my hip belt pockets to secure a key and my "hobo wallet." I like that feature in my packs, fanny packs, and book ba...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 3:58pm

Re: Which is more likely
>"I take my wallet too, for the same reason." This is even more helpful for other types of travel, but helps a bit here, too: There's the concept/practice of a "throwawa...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Sierra Trading Post
Also, on their webpage, under the banner that says "Sierra Trading Post", there is almost always a "30% off orders over $75, use key code SITEMAP014 during checkout" or 40% off ...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post
September 30, 11:07am

Re: bivy blizzards
One of my concerns would be dealing with snow drifts which is a function of wind direction. In my area, I tend to get snow during low-wind to wind-from-the-east conditions. Then, within 12 hours,...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 29, 9:12pm

Re: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
Back in the (pre-Internet) day, when a homeless person wandered up to you on the street (I did a lot of work in poor neighborhoods, because God hates poor people and locates most of the toxic waste...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 7:54pm

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