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Essentials
I think the Scout threshold has some merit - the notion being when you are not on a "greenway" trail or something like that. However, some can get carried away. For a 10 mile or les...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 11:33am

Core
Well I dropped by REI - they were sold out of the Casio but the 2013 Core's are on clearance - and they had a Sahara Yellow model that had been returned unused so I got basically garage sale pr...

In GEAR » Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
July 16, 11:19am

Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
I think I've narrowed my choice for an altimeter watch down to the Suunto Core (currently on clearance a few places so around $200) and the Casio PAG240-1 (around $160). I own two other Casi...

In GEAR » Suunto Core v Casio PAG240-1
July 15, 11:36am

coconut
Oh, and I forgot to add that I have traditionally truly disliked the taste of coconut! But the oil, for some reason, imparts a flavor but it is not that coconut-y it that makes any sense. How...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
June 23, 10:51am

stable oils
I have to admit that while i've experimented with ghee i've been generally more satisfied with organic coconut oil as a shelf stable high temperature cooking oil. Unless I need the butter ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » @ Sarbar--What's up with ghee?
June 23, 10:49am

Uses
It's been at least alluded to here - but what are you planning on using the AAAs in? I'd weigh options against my intended use. If it's for a headlamp and maybe a backup AAA flashli...

In GEAR » Lightest AAA rechargeable batteries
June 19, 9:02am

Cuben
Yep - talking to a friend who had a buddy that made a cuben hammock. Same result as posted above - ripped clean in two. I don't know what the issue is but it would appear cuben is not an idea...

In Hammocks » Dream Hammocks
June 18, 10:57am

Think about where you camp
I am in the southeast and at elevations encounter trees with lots of moss/soft bark due to cloud and atmospheric moisture. I've lost 3mm braided PMI line due to it becoming inextricable du...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 16, 12:42pm

Snow Peak
EJ - I have both and generally carry the Litemax... Here is another thread with a pretty extensive discussion of the pros and cons of both. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpacking...

In GEAR » Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
June 13, 1:24pm

Remotes
Are there lighter remote canister stoves capable of safe inverted operation? I've been eying a spider as a winter option that isn't white gas....

In GEAR » Kovea Spider Stove
June 12, 6:22pm

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