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Re: Re: Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
>"Can you beat 3 months?" 72 Days - Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries 60 Days - Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon 32 Days - Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman 30 Days - Drew Barrym...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 22, 6:46pm

Re: Traveling light
I don't travel as many times a year as Nick, only about 20 trips (although about 90,000 miles each year), but typically to Hawaii about once a year. Absolutely, you could do a Hawaii trip out ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 4:09pm

Re: Max capacity
>"Some of the ones mentioned above top out at 2.2 lb or 6 lb. I wouldn't want one that low if only because I like to weigh my food bag" True. Three solutions: 1) Spend less ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 22, 3:39pm

Digital scales off of eBay
If you can wait a week, instead of having Walmart import a scale from China, you can let someone in Shanghai or Hong Kong do it for you: 5kg/1gram, $5.30, including shipping: http://www.ebay....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 22, 3:17pm

Re: 2 cents more...
I use my old-style heavy leather hiking boots many times a year - frequently while chain-sawing, splitting wood with an axe, and less often for jack-hammering, pouring molten metal, and such. Betw...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 21, 11:58am

The correct way to hike.
Hiking is just like driving - if you're going faster than I am you're an idiot. If you're going slower than I am, you're a moron.

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 11:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
>"And when I have been out in the wilderness, I have measured 30 F difference between a meadow and under trees, on a very clear and still night, so that is a way to avoid radiative heat los...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
August 21, 12:43am

Re: Re: Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
"I was in the grocery store yesterday and they had a peanut butter grinder" The one in my store helpfully says, "Warning, may contain . . . peanuts or tree nuts."

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
August 20, 6:06pm

Re: Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
Thanks, I found some MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 12 DEC14 thru 21JUL15 in our fridge. I think my wife bought it last week. This immediately raises the question, &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled
August 20, 4:11pm

Re: What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
Are you trying to go cheap (but reasonable in weight) or UL (hang the cost)? My snarky response to Caliornians & Oregonians dealing with sub-zero temps for the first time (I was once was one...

In GEAR » What kind of layers do I need for 14 Fahrenheit?
August 20, 3:58pm

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