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Re: Jinxed
If you study this, most of the time when the satellite track seems to go crazy it is in a steep location with lots of mountain peaks surrounding it and relatively few GPS satellites in view. The GP...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 16, 12:21pm

Re: FS North Face VE25
That is one fairly serious expedition tent. That is what you want when you have to live out of your tent for a couple of weeks at high elevation. I have one. In the second photo, I see a drill. ...

In Gear Swap » FS North Face VE25
August 15, 9:40pm

Re: Re: In case...
Maybe so, but I will beat the rap by showing my satellite tracking log. I was hundreds of miles away. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 3:37pm

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
I suspect that you guys know this, but caching of anything like food or water is specifically forbidden in many national parks. Of course, they have to catch you. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 15, 3:19pm

Re: Re: CalTopo page for following Leor's track
"3:05 to Whitney summit??!!!" That's a pretty respectable time. The fastest that I ever walked up to the summit was 4 hours 15 minutes, but that was when I was much younger. Plu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 15, 1:16pm

Re: Re: Re: WTB bear canister - small
"I don't know the capacity in cubic inches, I know it in persons/days." You can figure this out. Organize what you think is a day's worth of food and then measure its volume. I...

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 15, 1:13pm

Re: esbit
"Esbit tab leftovers were much less fuzzy and messy as well." I assume you mean if you extinguish a half-burned cube. Yes, a fuzzy crystalline surface may form, and that seems to be a ...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 11:49am

Re: Bleuet
Gary, I have never done a fair side-by-side comparison. I just use them in the field. I think the two brands are close enough that I just purchase the one that is most available with the cheapest p...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 11:05am

Re: @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
"By the way, B.G. said his Bleuet tabs were pink, but mine are a rather sexy rust color--much better than pink..." Gary, when you check color, why don't you remove your sunglasses?...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 10:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting
I have an idea for baffle design, the Mobius baffle. Instead of having an inside and an outside, it would have only a single side. That would either reduce material or reduce labor. How would I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 15, 9:39am

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