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How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
If they are fit enough they could have hiked out if the weather turned bad, IF they had a light that would last long enough and IF they did not get lost. I'll bet they didn't carry lights...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 9:25pm

Search for cameras by weight.
dpreview.com has added a camera feature search, so you can search their database for cameras that have a specific feature. One 'feature' that you can search is camera weight. go to: h...

In Photography » Search for cameras by weight.
May 16, 5:41pm

RE: India/Pakistan and UK
Before travel in less developed countries, especially in the tropics, go to a travel clinic and update immunizations for the place you're going. They should also instruct you on other health i...

In Gear Lists » India/Pakistan and UK
May 07, 9:37am

Hawkins pressure cooker weight.
1.5 liter Hawkins Classic pressure cooker = 930 grams = 2 lb 0.8 oz. I'll have to dig out my 2L to weigh it, but it is only a little heavier. There are non-structural plastic handles that co...

In GEAR » Most reliable and field serviceable gasoline stove?
May 06, 9:13pm

Gas stove with pressure cooker.
Victor, from figures I found online: typical kitchen stove burner: 7000 BTU/hour ('monster burner'=12000 BTU/hour) So by the specs your OmniLite should put out more power than a typical ...

In GEAR » Most reliable and field serviceable gasoline stove?
May 04, 8:18am

Wide pot: snow peak trek titanium bowl.
The snow peak trek titanium bowl holds 20 oz (591 ml), weighs 1.6 oz (45 grams) and is 5.5" wide 3" high. It's hard to use it completely filled, but works for 16 or 18 oz.

In GEAR » Favorite wide pot?
April 30, 12:24pm

1443r tyvek bivy
Philip at sectionhiker.com used a 1443r tyvek bivy by Terra Rosa Gear on a BPL get together. He posted a review at http://sectionhiker.com/tyvek-sleeping-bagquilt-cover-from-terra-rosa-gear/ ...

In GEAR » Summer Bivy Idea? on the cheap?
April 27, 11:56am

MegaTransect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MegaTransect a very tough trip. There are trails in Costa Rica up some of the mountains; apparently if you approach from a less popular direction you can get isolated...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest backcountry trails in a tropical/jungle area?
April 19, 11:57am

Yellow Heet
From the MSDS Yellow Heet is 99% methanol and 1% proprietary ingredients. The residue from methanol should be safe; the proprietary ingredients, who knows? I've found rubbing alcohol in a loca...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove residue - how toxic is it?
April 13, 3:40pm

Is Aqua Mira effective against Giardia?
When I last looked into it, I felt Aqua Mira was somewhat in the info they provided. Unless they give the amount of treatment time (vs temperature) for treatment of giardia and cryptosporidium it&...

In GEAR » Is Aqua Mira effective against Giardia?
April 13, 3:29pm

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