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Re: Help with titanium pots
If you consider a Caldera stove set-up for whatever pot(s) you choose, be aware that some pots of different capacity will fit with the same Caldera cone (even though the cones are designed to be po...

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
February 24, 7:38pm

To the Skeptical and Negative Comment Thread . . .
. . . in another thread a long, long time ago, in a BPL far, far away, the incivility started with at least a touch of class, as in: "Dave T: "Eric, "Any chance in any one o...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 8:49pm

Re: New to Backpacking and Need Advice: My 3 Season Gear List <15 lbs
As someone else mentioned, Jordan, you've done really well getting down to a fifteen pound base weight. And like you & others noted, replacing your heavy sleeping bag with something ligh...

In Gear Lists » New to Backpacking and Need Advice: My 3 Season Gear List <15 lbs
February 20, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Enchantments Lottery Now Open
Ian -- My memory about permits from prior trips to the Enchantments is that there were no permits required. At least I'm sure a permit wasn't required when we went there in 1976, and don&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 17, 11:06pm

Re: Re: Re: "Gear weight vs safety and preparedness"
+1 to the points made by Aaron & Kat. And yep, I'd read all the postings before any were deleted. Resisted posting until now 'cuz dragging this crap out on and on with the same whinin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 17, 8:18pm

Re: Cutting it too light
Well, there was the time I went on my first time ever climb (Symmetry Spire in the Tetons) and I hadn't yet learned how to rappel. Ended up spending the night on the mountain 'cuz we could...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 7:12pm

Re: Enchantments Lottery Now Open
It's interesting to note that -- so long as a permit lottery winner has not yet actually printed the permit out -- they have up until the 7th day before their start date to change the permit by...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
February 17, 6:25pm

Re: Re: The weight you hope for versus the weight you take
If I had weighed my pack in the "old" days, probably might as well stop at a truck scale on the way to the trailhead. Just carried it; didn't weigh it. Nowadays, as I've b...

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 1:43pm

Great Trip Report by a Triple-Crowner
Attended a presentation about the AT trail that Erin "Wired" Saver gave a few evenings ago at the REI store in Tigard, Oregon. It was great fun (even educational, too) to hear Erin recal...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Great Trip Report by a Triple-Crowner
February 11, 8:53pm

Re: Guns guns guns
This is the gear swap thread for selling backpacking stuff to backpackers. It's great that OP was able to offer -- and evidently sell -- his lightweight survival rifle in a backpacking forum, ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Survival rifle: Armalite Explorer AR-7
February 05, 12:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Scruggs

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm