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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

Re: Alcohol
While I'm certainly no expert on alcohol stoves, I have probably burned at least 2 gallons of various alcohol types during my patio tests with scads of different MYOG alcohol stoves--Crown, Sun...

In GEAR » Caldera cone questions
March 01, 1:51pm

Re: price drop
That's extremely cool of you, Devin.

In Gear Swap » FS Back Country Boiler
March 01, 8:12am

Pit zips
If you are hiking with someone else, do the zip/unzip thing for each other.

In GEAR » The crappiness of pit zips
February 28, 1:10pm

Just 2 more days for the Beefy Grill Sale
Last reminder, folks. Today and tomorrow the beefed-up grill will be shipped to you for $50. So for the price of a regular grill, you get 2 free 13" long stainless steel support rods and 4 tit...

In Gear Deals » Beefing up a Zia grill
February 28, 9:42am

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