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Re: stoves
I had every version of those MSR stoves including the first XGK stoves and I never had to send anything back to MSR. There was nothing in the warranty about that. I can believe that yours plugge...

In GEAR » The New "Worlds lightest cannister stove"?
August 14, 12:58pm

Re: Calling all Yosemite veterans
In August, I prepare for freezing temperatures or a few degrees worse. By late September, I prepare for another ten degrees worse than that. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Calling all Yosemite veterans
August 14, 12:45pm

Re: Suggestions for sewing table?
I thought that the standard was a ping pong table surface on top of any other table. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Suggestions for sewing table?
August 13, 12:47am

Re: gps recharging
"the problem is you can't tell if it is working or not till you get home." That is the general problem with any one-way device. No feedback. Spot probably says to keep it on the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 12, 10:18pm

Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
The necessary gear for winter camping in Yosemite varies a lot depending on what you are trying to do. If you camp inside a snow shelter, you are carrying the least weight. The Sierra Nevada met...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 12, 9:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
"am I safer in a forest or out in a grassy field?" Probably in a forest, slightly away from the very tallest trees. In a lightning situation, I have camped in the middle of a dense ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
"Would sitting in your shelter out on a flat grassy field be any safer than walking through the flat grassy field?" It's probably worse. I would recommend to get out of the expo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 8:24pm

Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
An old anecdote: A few of us had organized a beginner-level winter trip for January 1979, going to Westfall Meadow in Yosemite, which is around 7100 feet elevation. I believe that all of the gro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 12, 8:18pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
No load rating? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 12, 7:45pm

Re: cards and spray and verification
"Honestly, the SPOT seems like an very primitive technology (bulky, heavy, unreliable, needs to be on outside of pack, you have no idea if it is working or not, etc)." Most of these de...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 12, 1:28pm

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