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h2o?
You're counting water in your base weight? Clearly a consumable. There, you're below 8 lbs. That said, you have a great gear list except for the camp shoes. You have camp shoes already, ...

In Gear Lists » To shave a pound off of an 11lb base weight or not ?
June 15, 5:33pm

Yes, always
Granted, I live in Oregon and grew up in Michigan, so in those places, I learned it was far too likely the weatherman would be wrong. My most recent trip it didn't rain, but snow was drippi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you ever not take a shelter?
June 15, 5:18pm

Wave Ascend?
I run in Mizuno Wave Riders, but I don't like them for trails, dirt, or gravel. The lack of a rock plate doesn't bother me, it's the hole in the heel that catches pine cones or rocks or...

In GEAR » Wave Ascend?
June 12, 4:40pm

Heat reflector
I don't believe you mentioned a heat reflector under the stove; try adding a piece of tinfoil about the size of your windscreen or a bit smaller and see if that makes a difference. I do think a...

In GEAR » fancy feast stove issues
June 07, 8:54pm

Don't feel bad about the little things
after all, they add up. That's the point here. Shirt - Iffy. I can come down on either side of the fence. If you hike in the railriders, you'd have the sleep shirt as a possible extra la...

In Philosophy & Technique » Feedback, lightening load, fretting over nothing
June 05, 7:21pm

Fantastic lantern!
That's such a simple, brilliant variation on the overpriced, overly heavy plastic version from Mammut (I think). And usable with any headlamp! I wish I'd have had this in January. Time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lantern
June 05, 6:40pm

Great source
Thanks for that blog link! I've been amateurishly tweaking my bike's fit; that blog is a fantastic resource. -Jeff

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Newbie Questions
June 04, 10:45am

Mod it
Snip part of the mitten hook off so it's just the hook, no clasp. Easy on, easy off, probably as secure? -Jeff

In GEAR » Attaching bivy to Tarp
June 01, 6:13pm

Works great
I like the z-lite a lot. As said, very durable; no problems with the folds or the bumps. The bumps are a bit wrinkled and obviously not new, but they don't seem to have lost much or any comfort...

In GEAR » z lite
June 01, 3:02pm

2 lean-tos
I saw a video on YouTube where a guy uses two tarps for a single shelter like you describe. Essentially, the pitch was of two modified lean-to pitches facing one another and sharing the ridgeline. ...

In GEAR » Pondering on a poncho tent design
May 23, 4:40pm

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