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RE: How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece?
http://www.fabricdiva.com/Facts-About-Fleece-W2.aspx has good info. FLEECE TYPE AKA* GRAMS PER YARD OUNCES lightweight/microfleece 100 200-240 7 TO 8.5 medium/regular weight 200...

In GEAR » How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece?
August 11, 12:16pm

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
I can only add a little to what Bogs said. The Cape Breton highlands are great but a long drive to get to hiking. Fundy National Park is pretty nice, but just car camped there. A fr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice needed
August 10, 1:21pm

Headnets.
Another vote for Peter Vacco's headnets: http://www.petersheadnets.com/ His website says his halt in sales is temporary till he clears his backlog. You might just email him to see when he...

In Gear Swap » WTB Mosquito Headnets
June 11, 3:02pm

Bear Canister for Adirondacks.
Bear Vault is not approved for the ADK because Yellow-Yellow and her cubs figured out how to open them. Bareboxer had two sizes, but I only see one on their website now: 275 cubic inches, 1.6 lb...

In GEAR » Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
June 04, 3:22pm

RE: A Pencil for the JMT and immortality.
An Amazon search for the BLACKWING 602 pencil, shows the following on the same page: A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection by Cliffor...

In GEAR » A Pencil for the JMT -- Solution Found!
June 03, 4:37pm

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

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