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Re: Mountain House sale is on now--at
My bad, Anthony--the discounted Mountain House #10 tins sale is at, not at Mountain House itself.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 11, 7:32am

re: Zia Titanium Pot Stands
We're good, David, as soon as I get your mailing address. Tomorrow the weather will finally be warm on the patio, and I get to make a pot stand. Woo-hoo!

In Gear Swap » Zia titanium pot supports for sale
March 06, 6:07pm

Re: Gearbest
I ordered mine on Feb. 26, and the tracking status just says "Shipped."

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
March 06, 11:55am

re: Zia Titanium Pot Stands
Yes, David, I am still making custom pot stands. Feel free to contact me for further information.

In Gear Swap » Zia titanium pot supports for sale
March 05, 10:43pm

Re: patenting your designs
I looked into the patent process 5 years ago when I began selling the Zia grills I make. The cost of the process was beyond what I could rationalize for such a low volume product. What I learned w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Creative Commons and gear design.
March 05, 10:22am

Mountain House sale is on now!
Just a heads up--Mountain House is having their annual sale right now, from March 1-15. Now is the time to stock up on the #10 tins of FD ingredients, if you are so inclined. I just now placed an o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 03, 7:49am

re: Best Bags for FBC?
I use the Mountain House ProPak bags, which I save, wash, and repurpose for FBC. The spaghetti and lasagna ones don't clean up well though, with the tomato sauce staining the inside of the bag....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Bags for FBC?
March 02, 12:17pm

Bob's popsicle sticks
They might have been tossed overboard by a Japanese freighter captain, thinking he might get busted at customs. I scored a 6-pack of Kirin beer that way in the Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia frowns on ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Candle Stoves
February 25, 1:24pm

re: Food bag
I don't know if the PCT involves mandatory bear canisters, but here in CO (and GNP and YNP) my go-to setup is an Outsak with a cuben drawstring liner. I have done rigorous beta testing for both...

In GEAR » Food bag
February 18, 10:21am

re: Valentine's Day Montana style
Great report! Your wife must be pretty special to put up with that sort of "romantic Valentine's dinner." Great view of Granite Peak, Mike. By the way, do you know why they changed th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Valentine's Day Montana style
February 16, 2:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm