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Re: Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
I agree with the above suggestions. You could replace the tent with an $80 or so 8x10 silnylon tarp for a savings of about 1.5 lbs. 16 oz ziploc bowl is 0.9 oz and makes a great mug Have y...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
March 10, 10:14am

Mukluks
Good article and idea on the ski boot liner mukluks, Ryan. If weight isn't as much of a factor, such as when using a pulk, more durable but bulkier and heavier systems can be used. (As other...

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 06, 10:59am

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
I use a Jurey-design Penny alcohol stove sometimes for boiling water for a quick breakfast, otherwise I use a campfire.

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 10:17am

Re: Winter is still here in force
Would you take -30F?

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 8:50am

high vis colors
"Last thing I want is to find a previously unseen camo clothed backpacker camped 50 feet from me after I set up camp." A previously unseen ghillie suit clothed backpacker camped 20 fee...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 03, 8:44am

peeling sealant
I'd just remove any sealant which is obviously peeling, clean with alcohol, and reseal. Remember though that only the actual thread and threadholes need sealed. If it's peeling from area...

In GEAR » Tent care
March 03, 8:24am

Gatewood support
Brett, I wonder if you could use a sturdy stick to support the Gatewood if you don't use trekking poles? There might be a little bit of whittling involved of course. What do you Gatewood users ...

In GEAR » Looking for a decent poncho/tarp
March 03, 7:55am

Re: Tent care
Washing machines can really tear up mesh on tent, and I wouldn't trust one. I clean my silnylon tents by spraying them with a garden hose and then touching up any dirty areas with a cloth rag a...

In GEAR » Tent care
March 02, 7:27pm

Re: Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
I like subdued colors because they reduce my visual impact on the environment. That includes the perceived visual impact on myself. But, my current rain jacket for frequent wet cold is bright red b...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 5:37am

Re: The crappiness of pit zips
I think the pit zips on my eVENT Packa work great. I wouldn't change anything about them, and that's rare for me to say.

In GEAR » The crappiness of pit zips
February 28, 12:04pm

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