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Me too
"To me, any conscious decision to save weight is a step in the right direction... In my mind these are big improvements in a hobby. Some new gear has obviously contributed, but honestly mindse...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 02, 2:20pm

Good luck
Yes, it can be turned low enough to bake. However, it will not maintain that flame level very long. It will likely drop, requiring you to adjust. The problem is that when you turn the knob the f...

In GEAR » ?? For Whisperlite Internat'l owners
January 02, 12:47pm

2P tent
My wife and I slept fine in a small tent. It was at least 40 inches wide for its entire length. That would seem to be a requirement to me, unless both of you are small. We just put two like matt...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 12:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: fire
"Campfires have caused a lot of ecological problems around well used areas...After crushing up the coals and dousing with water, I kick a bunch of dirt and debris over the fire to conceal it. ...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 6:30pm

pfaffing around
Australian for dicking around. English Verb pfaffing Present participle of pfaff. Usage notes Normally used in the form pfaffing around. English Verb pfaff (third-person singular...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 2:56pm

Re: Volatile, semi-volatile and solid hydrocarbons.
"Synthetic fibers are good fire starters in pinch." I was considering what to sacrifice when my buddy discovered the cooking oil. He had tried white gas, which I kept telling him wo...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 1:23pm

Sold out again
I tried to purchase two but received an error message that only one was available, so I got one. I like the idea of a really thin SS pot with handle. :^) Someone needs to find a really light lid.

In GEAR » Just ordered a couple of these cheap cups for potential use as a pot, anyone else used one?
December 18, 11:36am

You know about tecnu, right? I would plan on carrying plenty considering your sensitivity to posion oak.

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 17, 9:38pm

Re: fire
"..at a certain point your hands start shaking and your motor skills go out the window ... think "polar bear" swim but rather than having a warm blanket and hot chocolate after, you ...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 17, 2:50pm

Get a backpack first
I would not compromise on the backpack. Get one that perfectly fits you and carries what you plan to carry. If the pack doesn't carry well you will regret it. After you find the pack you nee...

In GEAR » Advice- pack for both travel and backpacking
December 17, 2:40pm

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm