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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Cozy Materials
I boil my water in a titanium bowl, then stir it over dry food in a plastic bowl. I set that into my inverted fleece beanie (multiple use). The beanie is large enough that I can fold it over the ho...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 16, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries
"Most of us here are sane enough not to go for hiking in the rain. Most of us here are fair weather backpackers with underlying UL currents." Eric, you mis-quoted me. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries
Most of us here are sane enough not to go for night climbing. Most of us here are conventional backpackers with underlying UL currents. Headlamps get used on low intensity for late night camp ch...

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 2:41pm

Re: Horseshoe Meadow
You don't have to worry about New Army Pass anymore. There is a big bull marmot that sits up there to monitor your progress in the wind. Another way to get to Whitney is via the Miter Ba...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Trail
"I don't know why, but I had less fun going down those last 11 miles than I did on any of my 20-mile days." The top of the 10.7-mile descent is rocky. Then the middle of it is rock...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 2:02pm

Re: Photo upload problem
"This gobbledygook is your photo." Yes, and the clue about spacing is important. Otherwise, the gobbledygook can get inserted where the cursor happened to be right then, which is proba...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Photo upload problem
October 16, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries
So, the real subject is Headlamps and Rechargeable Batteries, not Headlamps and Batteries. I, for one, don't buy 1-2+ AA lithium primary batteries per night. I put in one fresh one at the be...

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 1:46pm

Re: Headlamps and Batteries
Exactly! You are talking about 80 grams or more, and I am talking about 54 grams. I strive for a lower weight. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 12:43pm

Re: Re: High Sierra Trail
"I'm amazed at those who can do Whitney as a day hike. I found that I could never go up the Whitney Trail faster than 4 hours 15 minutes. Year 2014 was Year 39 for me, so I am trying to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt Whitney from the West
October 16, 12:10pm

Re: Headlamps and Batteries
I don't understand your last chart at all, because I use a Zebralight H501 with lithium primary AA for a total weight of less than 54 grams. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 12:03pm

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