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Re: Synthetic warmer weather bags?
"My camping conditions are nights with lows in the low-50s to upper 70s." If the night temperature was in the upper 70s, you should not need much of a sleeping bag at all. Maybe made o...

In GEAR » Synthetic warmer weather bags?
December 25, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Yep..
"some link weirdness" Blame it on the North Korean hackers. Everybody else does. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Is Yogi's PCT Handbook worth buying?
December 25, 2:10pm

Re: Re: how much alcohol in winter
"Adding water to the snow creates steam which is better at melting snow than plain hot air, at least that's my understanding." Adding water to the snow is important. It sinks to th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 23, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Bright red chairs connect Banff visitors to nature
" Mt. Elbert, CO " Surely you don't mean this. Maybe Mount Evans or Pikes Peak, but not Elbert. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » Bright red chairs connect Banff visitors to nature
December 22, 11:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: turkeys and near kin
How would this look dressed out on the Christmas dinner table? Would a pheasant top a wild turkey for culinary appeal? --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 21, 8:28pm

Re: h2o fuel release
The interesting fuel/chemical to use would be tetraethyl boron. This is the special igniter that was used on the SR-71 Blackbird. It self-ignites in air. Of course you would probably have to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 4:40pm

Re: Long distance planning ....
It seems a lot more foolproof to have the resupply boxes packed in advance, but not sealed shut. This assumes that you have a person back home who will actually send them out on a schedule and the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 4:33pm

Re: PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
Around Carson Pass, too much depends on the winter snowpack. On some years, on April 1 we are going cross country skiing around Carson Pass. Sometimes we even ski there on a bad snow year at April ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
December 21, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: WTB: MSR whisperlite stove
Don't forget to sign over the pink slip. --B.G.--

In Gear Swap » WTB: MSR whisperlite stove
December 21, 11:40am

Re: Long distance planning ....
The answer is "it depends." It depends on the proximity and spacing of towns and stores where you can pick up a mailed package or else purchase supplies. It depends on how much food yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Long distance planning ....
December 21, 11:35am

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