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Re: Re: Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
I thought about including cautions about short-use inefficiencies, but just hit "Post" instead. Roger's right - if you have to repeated reprime a white gas stove, you'll go thr...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 13, 11:41pm

Re: Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
Straight chain n-Hexane has a heat of combustion of 19,403 BTU/pound. Xylene, to choose a aromatic hydrocarbon, is 17,760. Using mostly straight-chain, C5 to C9 compounds as a proxy for white g...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 13, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Hiking with ostomy issues
Like Christopher said, things will be different, but you'll learn to dance (and hike) with those differences. I had a coworker with pretty bad Crohn's disease and had some of his intestine...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with ostomy issues
April 13, 12:32am

Re: Re: Grand Canyon down to the river
>"Another point of interest is to get the map of reliable water sources and time your refills accordingly, so you don't carry excess water weight." Or not. If you go down and b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 5:46pm

Re: Grand Canyon down to the river
Late May CAN be stupidly hot. Or it might just be 90F. I got lucky with my 12-year-old in late May and 90F was the hottest we saw. What's the longest, stupidest hike you've ever done...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Size matters
Marko, Amtrack presents its own issues for Europeans or even New Englanders. I had friends take the train out of Seattle at 6 o clock, arriving Oakland at 6 o clock. They figured a 12-hour tri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 2:30pm

Size matters
Alastair, you're probably clued in enough to not need this, but every once in while I've encountered a European planning to, say, fly into LA, grab lunch in Vegas, hike in the Grand Canyon ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 12:53pm

Not buying from Zebralight
I've found sellers of Zebralights, with them in stock, on Amazon and eBay: http://www.amazon.com/H52-AA-Headlamp-Cool-White/dp/B00H4F49CO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397151437&sr=8-2&...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 10, 11:38am

Re: Fire wood
I prefer a small pull saw. Less weight, effort and risk to cut through something compared to an axe. We have lots of spruce here so I target the low, dead branches still on the trees - 1/2" ...

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 09, 3:45pm

Re: Lures/ bait for trout
Great photo. Great technique (put the fish IN FRONT of the person, include some colors). For Rainbows in Sierra Lakes, the most successful fisherman I knew would start his day filling his mosqu...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
April 09, 3:33pm

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