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mini-firesteel
yup, scraped the paint. My best theory is that when the steel is perfectly smooth it doesn't spark. So you have to scrape to where it has a bit of an edge, then scrape that... that's my t...

In GEAR » mini-firesteel problem
October 04, 8:00pm

mini-firesteel problem
I took a mini-firesteel on my recent desert trip, and used it one night to make a tiny cookfire. Using the back of my knife rather than the supplied scraper, I found that sometimes it sparked, som...

In GEAR » mini-firesteel problem
October 04, 7:12pm

ULA Circuit replacement
Folks: Thanks for the thoughtful responses. A few more pertinent details: Base weight on this last trip was 14 pounds. Depending on the weather, I could add or subtract a couple pounds f...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 04, 7:06pm

Comando = chafing?
Any problems there?

In GEAR » Underwear solutions?
October 03, 8:14pm

Escalante
Hey folks, Thanks for the great tips. Gotta get back there for a couple months! Spent the week in Escalante area, full report after I get photos downloaded... hw

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern Utah/Arizona Strip Advice?
October 03, 5:14pm

Underwear solutions?
Part 2 of gear debrief from Escalante trip: I need warm weather underwear that is not polypro. I've been using REI MTS boxer briefs, good ventilation, quick drying, but many do they hold a ...

In GEAR » Underwear solutions?
October 03, 5:04pm

ULA Circuit replacement?
Just got back from a sweet week in the Escalante area. Unbelievable country. Two gear related issues arose, I'm posting them in separate threads for clarity. 1) My ULA Circuit pack just...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 03, 5:02pm

Torsolite
Sent pm re torsolite

In Gear Swap » FS: UL GEAR
September 21, 3:37pm

Southern Utah/Arizona Strip Advice?
Hi, I'm heading out to Utah for a week w/ my Dad next Friday. Struggling to narrow the many choices of where to go in Abbey Country. Spent a week in the Escalante area a couple years ago that ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern Utah/Arizona Strip Advice?
September 20, 11:08am

quilting climashield?
Does one need to quilt the insulation, or just sew around the edges?

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for quilt kit (synthetic)
September 18, 12:24am

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