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Re: Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
Mags, you and Skurka are two of Boulder's finest assets. It looked like a grand trip, with proper snow and happy participants. One question--what was your location, your routes? Thanks for post...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 03, 10:05pm

Re: Winter is still here in force
Stephen, I think you should take his -30F offer. That would keep the noisy neighbors' noisy barking dogs indoors as well.

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 10:17am

Kat rocks
Kat, your photos are truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
March 02, 7:42pm

Re: AL vs Ti
Thanks, Tony, you've confirmed it--they're pretty much equal. Stephen, things will probably get back to normal when the daylight savings time switch comes next week. I've noticed tha...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 02, 7:26pm

Re: Downtime when Solo
Geyser Geezers 'R' Us, Dougie. Want to hike with me to the Shoshoni geyser basin in YNP next summer? You know, pester the wildlife and other hikers, burn wood, sip whiskey and talk smart, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 5:00pm

Re: Caldera cone question answered
So thread drift is what it's all about, Stephen? Hmmm...and I always thought that the hokey pokey was what it was all about. Yeah, it's amazing what the power of raging water can do. It ...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 02, 4:47pm

re: Downtime when Solo
You guys are serious hiking machines. I try to get to the campsite by late afternoon, so I have time to set up camp, treat the water, and score the night's firewood. From then until dark, I wan...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 3:10pm

Caldera cone question answered
Hoo-rah! The Colorado boys came through for me. I'm a bit surprised that the Ti version isn't more efficient, but what do I know? Thanks, guys. Randy, the only flood issues have been a s...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 02, 2:54pm

re: Another online retailer
TheEpicenter.com sells the #10 tins too. They are based in Eugene, OR, just down the pike from Albany, where Mountain House is located. I have a hunch that they're in cahoots somewhat, as they ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bulk Freeze Dried Food
March 01, 3:10pm

Re: Caldera cone question
I hate to hijack Stephen's thread, but this is a handy place to ask a question about Caldera Cones. Does anyone have both versions, the aluminum and the titanium? If so, have you seen a differe...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 01, 3:02pm

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