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Re: Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
2 grams is 2 grams too much. ;-) http://www.deltadentalidblog.com/original-tooth-brushing-habits-of-native-americans/

In GEAR » Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
March 23, 3:43pm

Re: favorite stakes
None. I like to use sticks found at the campsite. Sometimes I sharpen the ends if needed depending on soil conditions.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
March 20, 11:38am

Re: Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
I wouldn't want to use the rain shell layer as a sun-blocking layer--too hot. I prefer to use breathable fabric to block sun rather than lotion. It's healthier and never runs out. Rain j...

In Gear Lists » Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
March 19, 12:26pm

Re: Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
I think I'd be ok with any one of those mid layers down to freezing, assuming a good wind shell. (My wind shell is my rain jacket.) I'm not familiar with the last two mids. I wouldn'...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 12:12pm

Re: Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
I think you'll be ok down to 10-15F in that bag and all of your winter clothing, assuming thick down jacket and some type of insulated or thick fleece pants. As mentioned, you could use a VBL a...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 19, 12:02pm

Re: Does this mean I'm ultralight?
"I went through the new Backpacker's magazine gear guide, and I don't think there was a single item I wanted, due to the awareness of lighter, and often cheaper gear options. Does ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does this mean I'm ultralight?
March 18, 6:58pm

Re: Thanks BPL!!!
Awesome Craig and those who helped!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thanks BPL!!!
March 11, 11:17am

Re: Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
I agree with the above suggestions. You could replace the tent with an $80 or so 8x10 silnylon tarp for a savings of about 1.5 lbs. 16 oz ziploc bowl is 0.9 oz and makes a great mug Have y...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
March 10, 10:14am

Mukluks
Good article and idea on the ski boot liner mukluks, Ryan. If weight isn't as much of a factor, such as when using a pulk, more durable but bulkier and heavier systems can be used. (As other...

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 06, 10:59am

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
I use a Jurey-design Penny alcohol stove sometimes for boiling water for a quick breakfast, otherwise I use a campfire.

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 10:17am

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