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Sleeping with a hot (nalgene) water bottle
Ross - This has been recommended to me before, and the idea of holding a hot water bottle to my core is heavenly! My hesitation, however, is that heating water before bed (or extra water earlie...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
June 06, 1:17pm

Quilt/Pad/Warmth - thanks!
Thank you all for your advice. Although I have never felt any coolness from below while sleeping on the Exped synmat UL7, I guess I (wrongly) thought all was well w/my sleeping pad choice. Trut...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
June 05, 10:21am

Re: Re: EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
Oh gosh, Susanrobb, I wish I'd seen this last year... Truth be told, I was not warm in my EE RevelationX 20*, 6', wide quilt with overfill. I sleep cold. Our coldest night was about 28*...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
June 03, 10:01pm

Re: JMT this year?
Go this summer! Ditto re: bringing 2 liter capacity (per person). Last summer, I completed the JMT in late July-Aug and there were a few stretches during which I was *very* pleased to have my 1...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT this year?
June 03, 9:41pm

boots and rain
Shoes/Boots On one hand: Your trip is relatively short. If you've already broken in your trail runners a bit, it might be the just the trip to test them. I mean, even if they cause some trou...

In Gear Lists » 1000 Island Lakes in July- Gear List
July 19, 11:54am

Thanks!
Thanks for your input and the good information. It looks like I'm being lazy and may not use the dehydrator this time around - or maybe just for a few bits of fruit and to see what happens ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What to dehydrate and why?
July 16, 8:52pm

Partially used and empty fuel canisters
"No library of half used canisters at home waiting for the perfect trip" Boy can I relate - I have a huge Rubbermaid container full of partially used canisters waiting for the "pe...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil Sol Ti - weight savings, is it worth it?
July 16, 8:40pm

Happy with Steripen Adventurer and Journey
I have two Steripens (Adventurer and Journey) and am happy with both. I absolutely LOVE the ease and how little time the whole process takes from start to finish. Fill a bottle, grab your Steripen,...

In GEAR » Returning my Steripen
July 12, 1:21pm

Meetup nightmare.
I debated whether or not to share my one experience with a Meetup backpacking group (as it is a truly awful memory), but I will. Early last summer, boyfriend and I were the only ones at a large...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Meetup" trips - warning
July 11, 6:29pm

Re: Re: Success!
"You may be missing the point about priming." I think you are correct, Bob. I understood a primer pan aided the ease of lighting the main load of fuel by warming it, but I didn't k...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 11, 4:37pm

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