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cotton balls vs solid fuel
I've used the Weber tabs and like them quite a bit. I think they are far less expensive than Esbit. We'll have to hope somebody has done a BTU and length of burn between Weber and Esbit. Wi...

In GEAR » Vasoline Cottonballs vs. solid fuel (esbit or Weber Lighter cubes)
December 20, 10:53am

Re: snowshoe boot
I'm having difficulty deciding whether I want to buy a slightly larger size regular style hiking boot and use sock liners, a vapor barrier, heavy wool socks, and then a fabric overboot, or if I...

In GEAR » snowshoe boot
November 11, 11:12am

snowshoe boot
I need a boot recommendation for a three or four-day showshoe trip to Dolly Sods, W. VA in early March 2012. We will be covering a relatively short distance each day. I am 49, male, 5ft 10 and abou...

In GEAR » snowshoe boot
November 10, 1:47pm

critique winter clothes gear list
I need some advice on warm clothing to purchase for an upcoming winter showshoe backpacking trip. Trip will be 3 days. Short duration showshoe hiking each day of 5 to 7 miles. Plenty of leisurely p...

In GEAR » critique winter clothes gear list
October 31, 1:14pm

leaky frontier pro filter?
Both the first and second McNett Frontier Pro water filter I have bought leak when attached to standard water bottles. Even removing the little broken-off plastic ring that remains on the bottle un...

In GEAR » leaky frontier pro filter?
October 09, 1:45pm

Re: UL hammock makers? Who?
Grand Trunk Nano 7 hammock. Replace carabiner suspension with whoopie slings. With the whoopie sling suspension and without the carabiners, the whole thing weighs only 6 or 7 ounces. Stuffs smaller...

In Hammocks » UL hammock makers? Who?
September 30, 6:03am

zipper footbox down mummy bags?
Need a list of quality, light down mummy bags with a zipper in the footbox. Currently have a Kelty Lightyear Down 20 degree bag that has a footbox zipper, and I need to buy one for my girlfriend fo...

In GEAR » zipper footbox down mummy bags?
September 18, 12:53pm

temps for Montbel exlight jacket?
Imagine a winter night. Sun is down. Sitting around camp in full relaxation mode after a day on the trail, but not yet in sleeping bag. Smartwool longjohn tops and bottoms. Lightweight hiking pants...

In GEAR » temps for Montbel exlight jacket?
September 06, 6:50pm

ultralight fire piston
Anybody use a fire piston? Know of one that is as light as or lighter than a swedish firesteel? The fire pistons I've seen online don't seem to advertise their actual product weight. Thoughts?

In GEAR » ultralight fire piston
June 02, 11:56am

I paid $125
I paid $125 for my Hornet on a big discount deal. That's about 60% less expensive than the zpacks I was looking at, with comparable features/storage. Somebody asked about food. Yeah, I carri...

In GEAR » Review: Osprey Hornet
May 05, 7:03am

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