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Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
Also, you should be aware that there's an article here on SUL in which Ryan J himself is pictured carrying a hatchet to split wood. So, don't forget about the SUL hatchet option! ;-) htt...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 17, 2:20pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
You are now ostracized and will be the official firewood processor on all future UL group trips! :D I use a #1 Mora with a wood handle, slightly less than 4" carbon steel blade, and 2.9 oz ...

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 17, 11:28am

Inflating Exped pad with a bag
The trick to this is to find a plastic tube or elbow which fits inside the Exped inflation valve snugly enough to allow the air to inflate the pad. I found an aquarium filter protein skimmer intake...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 14, 9:36pm

Re: Mouth or inflator?
I started to notice the pad being cold at around 40-45F if I inflated by mouth. I always use a plastic bag now because of that, and because the internal moisture could lead to mildew and fabric coa...

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 10, 11:48am

Re: Foot system
Thanks, it's interesting to hear that the HeatHolders worked well. I'll have to try a pair. With footwear very similar to your system, except with a thick wool sock and no ToastyFeet insole...

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 05, 8:30am

Re: knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
Pyromania manifests in numerous ways.

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 7:51am

footwear
Gary, could you comment on your footwear/socks and how warm your feet were? What was the hiking temp range?

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 04, 3:32pm

olive oil container
I use a tiny 1.5 oz (trial size) Scope mouthwash bottle because it has a great seal and is very durable.

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 3:27pm

Re: Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
DriDucks are the worst for resisting sparks. I don't even think they would make a good "sacrificial" shell, as the spark would burn through them so quickly. You're in dry-cold ...

In GEAR » Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
February 27, 8:01am

Re: make it a sticky
Paul: Hilarious video! :D Katherine: Avatars have been changed to protect the innocent. Skurka might recognize critics on the trail and out-hike them to the most scenic campsite in retaliation! :D

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 26, 1:38pm

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