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Green Lake
I agree. Green Lake on the east side, close to Bridgeport. Good for beginners. Not too heavily regulated. The ranger station in Bridgeport issues permits. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
May 27, 12:21pm

The required question
How much does it weigh? --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » FS: MYOG Cuben pack $60
May 27, 12:36am

Re: Big 3
Big 3 or 4, Good Grief! If I pick the items off my gear list in order of heaviest weight, I get this: 1. Camera 2. Bear canister -- Those are the only two that are more than one pound each...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
May 26, 11:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Soap
I have to side with Tom on this one. I admit to carrying a tiny amount of soap with me for a special occasion or emergency, but I haven't used it in years. After rinsing in flowing water, my...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
May 26, 11:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit Concentrator
Dan, although your little video clips of an experimental stove are meaningful to stovies, you need some new talent. By that, I mean a "hand model." You need to get some twenty-something m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 26, 10:11pm

Re: 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
It depends on the kids and how badly loaded down they will be. The trail to Ostrander has about 1500 feet of gain. The trail to Ten Lakes is over 2000 feet. You have been warned. In the Ten L...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
May 26, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit Concentrator
Dan, this is interesting, but exactly what does it accomplish? Is it optimized only for the 10 ounce aluminum pot, or what? I mean, does it get a boil fast, or does it provide a longer burn time? W...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 25, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Esbit Concentrator
Jon, Dan's device has a similar purpose to the Flat Cat Gear device, but it looks a lot different. For one thing, his metal is stainless, not titanium, and its weight appears to be much lighter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit Concentrator
May 25, 1:34pm

Re: Lightweight PDF recommendation
I think that you will find PDF to be an effective Portable Document Format, but it has little to do with a packraft. Perhaps you got confused. --B.G.--

In Packrafting » Lightweight PDF recommendation
May 25, 1:29pm

Re: WTB: Sleeping/Bag quilt storage bag
If you want an inexpensive mesh laundry bag, you might check out a Dollar Store. Around here, they cost $1 plus sales tax. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » WTB: Sleeping/Bag quilt storage bag
May 24, 8:31pm

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