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The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove
Saw one of these in action recently; Jhaura from litetrail.com has one he's been using on our last couple of trips. Looks like a nice, small and compact stove. It fits inside his 550ml lite...

In GEAR » The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove
March 04, 2:42pm

Most Breathable Bivy
I'll echo a couple of the other commenters... If you're considering a shelter like the Trailstar (or Trailstar mini), these provide a good bit of coverage so you don't need to rely s...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 04, 2:05pm

Quilt Quiver
I've been using a two-quilt quiver happily for the last few years and it has covered most of my needs: 30*F Katabatic Palisade 15*F Katabatic Sawatch These two quilts get me through most...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Complete range of sleep setup, aka the quilt quiver
March 04, 1:04pm

Footwear for Multiday Snowshoeing
I typically wear an oversized trail runner with a thin liner sock and/or a thicker merino sock (depending upon conditions). I then wear a goretex sock over the other sock(s). I'll also wear k...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 5:53pm

Footwear for Multiday Snowshoeing
I've been thinking about this recently too. I've typically just worn my trail runners on snowshoe trips and not had many problems. But a recent trip required a lot more travel laterally...

In GEAR » Footwear for Multiday snowshoeing
February 28, 11:39am

Sierra Snowshoe
Sounds like some nasty wind to contend with. Glad you guys all were able to ride it out without any serious mishaps. I love the clarity of the images you posted Jacob. I assume you're stil...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Sierra Snowshoe :: Feb 2013
February 27, 2:50pm

Octopus
I don't know if you could do this (or would want to) with anything other than really fresh octopus but sushi restaurants often serve the tentacles raw chopped up into small pieces over a bed of...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite octopus meal
February 27, 1:00pm

carbon fiber tent stakes
I've been using some of the MSR carbon core stakes for a few recent trips. So far, so good. Lighter than my ti shepherd hooks and better holding power. They've proven reasonably durable ...

In GEAR » carbon fiber tent stakes: any users out there
February 27, 9:23am

Wildlife... Of the aquatic variety
@ Craig Spooky story, I know just how you felt... A couple years back I had two close encounters with the landlord within about a month of one another during a couple of long coastal paddles. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 11:41pm

Caldera Cone and Starlyte Stove
I tried the modified Starlyte Stove with my tried and true Ti-Tri Sidewinder cone sized for my 1.3L pot on a recent trip. I don't have any measurable data or comparisons... I was too tired...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 26, 9:45am

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