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750 ML of Scotch
A full bottle of Balvenie Doublewood 12 year stored in a platypus. 2 lbs of heavy back breaking bliss. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The "naughty" heavy luxury items that you just don't wanna leave behind!
May 16, 5:46pm

I'm hoping for something somewhat modest. I don't want to scare other hikers with speedos or anything else form fitting. In Mike Clellands video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J...

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 14, 1:33pm

Xlite positive reports?
I think we've all seen the threads mentioning concerns with the durability of the neoair xlite. So just to share the other side of the story, has anyone used the xlite on 4-5 trips and had p...

In GEAR » Xlite positive reports?
May 14, 1:27pm

Yes agreed no speedo's. :) Daniel, how much do those shorts weigh?

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 13, 8:52pm

Lightest swim trunks?
After reading Mike McClellands book, I'm sold on the idea of using swim trunks as opposed to underwear. Any recommendations? Which ones are the lightest, breathable, etc.

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 13, 7:35pm

Hawk Vittles?
I was looking at that Hawk Vittles. Everything sounds great, I love the fact that there's more backpacking food suppliers entering the market. I am however concerned with the iron content of ...

In GEAR » Backpacking food
May 07, 11:37pm

Yeah not super cheap
Agreed. $5 might be a bit much to save maybe 7 grams. But why the heck not ;)

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:34am

Ultralight tinder?
Found these at rei: http://www.rei.com/product/838475/zippo-waxed-tinder-sticks Tiny little guys, and lighter than cotton balls and petroleum jelly. Not sure how well they burn yet, will test ...

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:13am

Lightest 10 day stove
Hi there, I've got a fun challenge. What is the lightest fuel powered (alcohol, butane, esbit, etc.) stove setup for 10 days assuming 1/2 liter is boiled twice a day. Assume 3 seasons, and 7 ...

In GEAR » Lightest 10 day stove
May 06, 11:44am

Im in the same boat. I just ordered a pair of the sportiva wildcat Gtx from rei, but I'm not convinced they are light enough. I figured I can always return them to rei if they don't work....

In GEAR » Footwear for JMT
May 05, 11:56pm

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