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Camping with kids
Jim, Good to see you out and about. Our girls were 7, 7 and 9 (twins) when we started taking them backpacking. I used to have a Dana Design LoadMaster Longbed to haul all of there stuff. Grea...

In Post-Trip Reports » My Daughter's First Overnight Backpack
August 16, 8:39pm

Why don't you just get a simmer ring from Trail Designs?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » "cooking" with a caldera cone alcohol stove setup...
August 15, 10:42am

Ttanium rod idea - bag clip
I was thinking about all of those people who go to Philmont: make a bag clip. This would be for people who wnat to eat from freeze dried pouches but don't want to share germs. Rehydrate your ...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Rod; Product Ideas
August 15, 10:41am

Tripod for cooking?
Maybe I'm nuts but how about making a tripod to hang cookware over a fire? Seems old school but with modern materials it may be weight effective. Jon

In Gear Deals » Titanium Rod; Product Ideas
August 13, 1:15pm

Boil time and altitude
My experience has been that you have two offsetting factors. One the boiling point drops off and two the stove tends to burn slower (and maybe more efficiently). On my own system, I was able to b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol stove boil times
August 01, 11:26am

Tent poles
To make poles that will bend and not break, you will need to do a few calculations to determine the stress load. The stress will be determined by the tube diameter, the wall thickness and the radi...

In GEAR » Can i make my diy poles by theese alloys?
July 29, 6:45pm

Yosemite – In at Parker Pass / Out at Tuolumne: suggestions
I just made last minute reservations to hike out of Parker Pass and return through Tuolumne: has anyone been there this year? Does anyone have any reports on water availability, mosquitos or fire ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite – In at Parker Pass / Out at Tuolumne: suggestions
July 28, 8:31am

LMF fan
Interesting, I only use the LMF: I have had some problems with mini BIC, particularly if they get wet. You do need to clean off the paint or oxide layer to get a good spark. I’ve used the LMF i...

In GEAR » Mini bic & Light My Fire questions
July 09, 7:16pm

You can also soak the pasta in water for several hours prior to boiling. This will reduce the overall cooking time and save fuel. Best regards - Jon

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking pasta in high elevations (10-1200 feet)? Ramen the only way to go?
July 03, 8:03am

Everclear 151 in California
I live in CA and I have been able to purchase Everclear 151 (@ BevMo) and it works very well. If I recall correctly, it was about $18 a bottle. You can probably also use Bacardi 151 , however; I ...

In GEAR » Safest (least toxic) fuel source for California alcohol stove
July 24, 11:17am

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