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Optimus Terra Weekend HE
I have and love my Optimus Terra Weekend HE. Without the lid, just naked pot, weight is 206 grams (7.3 oz). I highly recommend this pot. FYI they also make a cozy for rehydrating, 70 grams or 2....

In GEAR » lightest HE pot
February 21, 6:55pm

a mile from the trail
Good call Jason G. That makes sense to find a spot away from the trail to rest.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT... Best spot for zero day.
February 21, 12:36pm

Zero day gear....
What is that one or two pieces of gear you only carry for a zero day? Regardless of weight or lack of use, you carry it to enjoy on that lovely day off resting in the back country.

In GEAR » Zero day gear....
February 21, 9:05am

Fishing rig for hiking pole.....
Has anyone ever fashioned a spinning reel to a hiking pole for backcountry fishing? Any thoughts or ideas on this?

In Multiple Use Gear » Fishing rig for hiking pole.....
February 21, 9:02am

JMT... Best spot for zero day.
If you had to pick one spot for a zero day, in your opinion and other than resupply points, where would that spot be? I have done tons of reading on the JMT and scourred the internet for any and a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT... Best spot for zero day.
February 21, 8:58am

First picture I saw looked exactly like the LiteMax, but then I found this other. I wondered how they were different only by a few grams. Looks like your "Supalite" is a bit shorter tha...

In GEAR » Debating stoves
February 17, 7:47am

I hate cigarette smoke too!!!! LMAO Just kidding!!! I'm all in for the cigar after a nice long day of hiking!

In Multiple Use Gear » Who does not love a cigar in the woods?
February 15, 3:30pm

Re: Re: Finger tooth brushes
David, I would throw that brush away... after having come in contact with that filthy scale!!!!

In GEAR » world's lightest toothbrush possibly?
February 15, 3:10pm

Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping
I like making Apple Pie for a back country trip. 1/2 gallon apple juice, 1/2 gallon apple cider, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3 cinnamon sticks. Heat to nearly boiling while stirr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adult beverages for Winter Camping
February 14, 8:39pm

Water Treatment
Can I treat 2 liters of water in my hydration bladder by filling it in a stream or lake and adding the proper amount of Micropur tablets, Aquamira tablets or the like? Should I fill a liter bottle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water Treatment
February 14, 8:25pm

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