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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Come on!
"Brining electronics into the wilderness" That's a pretty salty comment. --B.G.--

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 5:28pm

Re: Best Portable Charger
You know how some of these chargers have a built-in voltage boost circuit to kick up the nominal 3.7V up to 5V? This is good for the many devices that are powered or charged from USB 5V. However, w...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 19, 5:26pm

Re: Birch Bark
"A small piece of birch bark would make a nice curved scoop." Plus, it adds nice woody accents to your soup. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG on the trail
January 19, 3:01pm

Re: Rounded Corners for Simple, Rugged, Dripless XUL Esbit Burner
Working that titanium will wear out your Dremel tool bits. Next, we need a variable height control, something nicer than piling up pebbles underneath the burner. The good thing about a Gram C...

In Make Your Own Gear » Simple, Rugged, Dripless XUL Esbit Burner
January 19, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Stakes in Ice
"aluminium bonds to ice. However, ice barely bonds to titanium" Why? Perhaps it is due to the gratuitous letter I in aluminium (or aluminum). --B.G.--

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 19, 1:37pm

Re: Best Portable Charger
Mark had mentioned the Miller charger/recharger. Compared to a battery holder, it holds the 18650 while the battery is being charged up from USB, and then it has a voltage booster to convert the no...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 19, 1:33pm

Re: Re: thermos
"A plastic bottle with foam jacket will compare very poorly to a vacuum bottle in terms of how long it keeps the contents hot or cold." I have a plastic Thermos, and it is much lighter...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 19, 12:12pm

Re: Best Portable Charger
Mark nailed it. Those Panasonic cells are very good. You can buy cheaper ones that have less capacity, but then you can't recharge as much. You can't beat the $10 price by very much. ...

In GEAR » Best Portable Charger
January 19, 12:08pm

Re: Simple, Rugged, Dripless XUL Esbit Burner
It seems to me that it would be nice if you could get rid of the square corners and sharp edges that will rub holes in stuff sacks. If the corners were more rounded, I think that would be an improv...

In Make Your Own Gear » Simple, Rugged, Dripless XUL Esbit Burner
January 19, 2:51am

Re: UL rain jacket with pockets?
I think they might be hard to find. Every heavy duty rain parka (more than one pound) I have has good pockets. Every UL rain parka I have has none. --B.G.--

In GEAR » UL rain jacket with pockets?
January 18, 2:57pm

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