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you could probably coat the handles with some high-temp RTV silicone that's used as a gasket maker in automotive applications. Readily available at any parts store. Probably won't be pret...

In GEAR » MSR Titan Kettle - Hot Handles
July 31, 2:29pm

I found, in making my own cone, that very small differences in venting ability can make huge differences in how well the system functions. Too few vents can result in fuel vaporizing without burni...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Boil times
July 31, 12:48pm

Re: Caldera Cone boil times
In my mind, the cone is not about speed, but rather efficiency. Making better use of the fuel burned. I use a homemade cone with a tea light stove, and a cut-down foster's pot, and I can ge...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Boil times
July 29, 7:40pm

Re: laminating??
I suppose the map I used on my last trip (Trails Illustrated topo) must be higher resolution than some of the maps everyone else is using, or my recollection is just poor. It doesn't seem like...

In GEAR » Map printing question
July 26, 8:55pm

waterproof paper
Saving weight on paper is all well and good, but when I need to consult my map during a rainstorm, the ziploc bag's got to come open, and the map is going to get wet, which if I printed it at h...

In GEAR » Map printing question
July 26, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Borderline hiighpower .22's
220 swift and 22-250 I'd call borderline...most loads in those calibers are churning out at least 1500 ft-lbs muzzle energy, some more than 1700 ft-lbs, which I'd say is bordering on high-p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Attack at Red River Gorge in Ky
July 09, 9:30am

GG Grips
the grips on Gossamer Gear's poles aren't removable, you'll have to cut them off, and replace them with new ones.

In GEAR » cutting and repairing gossamer gear poles
July 05, 12:16am

re: target shooting a 223 at 1000+ yards... Just because you can HIT something at that range, does not a high-power round make. A typical 223 bullet has so little energy at that range, it's...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Attack at Red River Gorge in Ky
July 02, 2:53pm

rather than folding it in one continuous zigzag stack, I make two stacks, in essence it makes the thing twice as wide, and half as thick. I then use this as my pack frame.

In GEAR » Packing the bulky Z-Lite?
July 01, 7:11pm

olive oil
I store my olive oil in the small bottled water bottles you can get from the grocery store. 8oz, safe for whatever you want to put in them, won't leak, very light, works for me! Most spices...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » US Plastics food containers
June 30, 10:31pm

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm