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Re: Cleaning Closet
E-mail sent regarding the MSR Kettle. Regards, Simon

In Gear Swap » Cleaning Closet
June 02, 8:03pm

Re: re:Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
"what would be the point of distinguishing between pack weight and worn/carried?" Aside from the weight breakdown analysis, my list is also used as a checklist--going and coming. So if...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 23, 11:07am

Re: Re: Re: Silk liner only?
Take the bag--good idea. I perfer wunderground.com, but they all get the same feed from NOAA. The NOAA weather stations are local (relative to the Zip code or the city), usually in the nearest ...

In GEAR » Silk liner only?
May 23, 10:53am

Re: Gear weight rules :-)
Well, I was just considering the tarp vs. tent question, and comparing solely the skin-out weight of either option, the weight is pretty close (within 8 oz.). I thought I could rationalize the tarp...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 22, 10:52am

Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
On multi-use items, do you give the item a weight credit for the extra item left at home? Let me explain... I always hike with trekking poles. When considering the weight of t poles, I categoriz...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 18, 4:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Any ideas for Gatewood Cape bug screen?
I have the Defender, and the netting it is much coarser than no-see-um mesh. I haven't used it yet, but although it's probably excellent for mosquitos, I doubt it'd "defend" a...

In GEAR » Any ideas for Gatewood Cape bug screen?
May 16, 4:23pm

Re: Have your feet grown?
How old are you? As you get older, your foot bones (metatarsals) spread out (splay), and your arch collapses (very slightly), increasing your relative shoe size. As I passed the 40-year milestone, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have your feet grown?
May 14, 10:35am

Re: Surefire Titanium LED
Assuming the Surefire in aluminum is about $90, that's about $420 worth of titanium. I have a 2 oz titanium cup that cost $30, so unless this flashlight also boils water or lasts 160 hours, Sur...

In GEAR » Surefire Titanium LED
May 13, 9:03pm

Re: Re: How would you set up 2 5'x8' tarps?
Hi All, Thanks for the insight. I looked at the pitch of the two poncho tarps (p. 293?) and have some ideas. I'm thinking of overlapping the two tarps along the 8' sides by 1' or so, a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How would you set up 2 5'x8' tarps?
May 09, 11:05am

Re: Re: How would you set up 2 5'x8' tarps?
Whoops, Members-only article... Can you describe the setup? BTW, I ordered BPL "Lightweight Backpacking and Camping," is the setup described in there? Thanks, Simon

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How would you set up 2 5'x8' tarps?
May 08, 10:03am

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