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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: How cold before a SVEA123 quits working?
The original Svea123 would get awkward at cold temperatures unless you could get it primed just right. The mini pump sped up that process. Also, you had to insulate the fuel tank underneath from th...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 25, 10:44pm

Re: Re: new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
"What's the legality of hiking with a spear?" Concealed, or open carry? --B.G.--

In GEAR » new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
August 25, 9:50pm

Re: Thanks!
There is a trick to being first in line early in the morning at Roads End. You get part of the group there around 5 a.m. and get somebody in a down jacket to sit by the window to be first in line. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes Loop - Clockwise - 9/6/14
August 25, 9:47pm

Re: Group cooking
I used to lead a lot of group trips, and the number in the group was often 6 or 8, and occasionally as many as 12. Back in those days, virtually all trips used one or two big MSR white gas stoves (...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 25, 9:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear for freezing rain
"Plastic bags though... has anyone here actually used plastic bags over their socks?" Been there. Done that. It wasn't exactly for freezing rain conditions. I was trekking in Ne...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 3:55pm

Re: John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
Could you use a bead roller tool to put a new rolled edge at the custom height? --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
August 23, 10:01pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop - Clockwise - 9/6/14
There are a few good places, but they don't always line up with camping at the end of a day. Upper Paradise Valley is where the bears are. Woods Crossing is on the JMT. Dollar Lake and Arrow...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes Loop - Clockwise - 9/6/14
August 23, 4:30pm

Re: Re: Re: "Thunder: How close is too close?"
Yes, tree explosions can happen from a direct lightning strike. It is all very inconsistent, because different tree types have different amounts of water underneath the bark. When thousands of kilo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 23, 4:21pm

Re: Collapsible water bottles - why?
I use collapsible water containers when backpacking. They are lighter in weight than a regular hard bottle. They take up less space since they collapse. I use them all the time when around camp....

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 1:49pm

Re: Snow in the Sierra?
There is almost no snow left anywhere in the Sierra Nevada. You might find a few micro-patches, but only above 12,000 feet. There are glaciers, but they are ice, not snow. The Palisade Glacier woul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Snow in the Sierra?
August 23, 12:03am

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