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Re: Forgive me for ressurecting an old thread...
I haven't tested two bags in the field, so this answer won't help you much. :( Nevertheless, in theory, there are several factors in play with two bags: 1) The combination will cause...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
September 26, 11:30am

Re: Forgive me for ressurecting an old thread...
There's been a fundamental misunderstanding of Richard N.'s original data on this thread for some time. 1) For a given quantity of Down, the maximum warmth will be achieved if the Down i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
September 26, 12:24am

Re: Another JMT Ski Trip Journal, April 2010
Kevin wrote: >> I did consider AT skis, appreciate their weight savings, wish there was something of similar weight with a kinetic base and a free heel (I'd even be willing to give up ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 27, 9:08pm

Re: Skiing the John Muir Trail
Thanks, Kevin. The trip is awe inspiring, and you did a great job capturing it for us. I could feel your pain when you described putting on those frozen boots in the morning. :( I've tak...

In Editor's Roundtable » Skiing the John Muir Trail
May 26, 9:43am

Re: Table weights, etc.
The "relative efficiency" column is just a normalized version of the "total btu/oz" column (which includes container weight). Background: I weighed the various containers ...

In GEAR » Best Canister Stove Choices?
March 20, 7:42pm

Re: Best Canister Stove Choices?
I don't want to debate the merits of different stoves at the moment, but I thought you might find interesting the results of some old calculations I made of the relative efficiencies of differe...

In GEAR » Best Canister Stove Choices?
March 20, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Crater Lake Snowshoe Video Essay
>> plus 20 oz of water in the sleeping bag. I think Darin misspoke about his bag weight. I think the starting weight was 32oz, which would mean 10 ounces of accumulated moisture, not 20. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Crater Lake Snowshoe Video Essay
March 16, 9:47pm

Re: Crater Lake Snowshoe Video Essay
>> How did Mike fair regarding his sleeping bag moisture accumulation? Hi All- This trip was great fun. The ranger at Crater Lake told us that we were the (at the time) only group to...

In Editor's Roundtable » Crater Lake Snowshoe Video Essay
March 16, 9:17pm

Re: Poor ol' Bear G.
>> Poor ol' Bear G. He's an interesting character, but not taken seriously by anyone I know in the survival and bushcraft circles. He's just another Reality TV clown. He's goi...

In GEAR » Bear Grylls Catalogue
February 24, 10:37pm

Re: Does fuel expire?
The fuel in a butane/propane canister won't go bad. But the canister itself can start to rust eventually, and the valve seal can deteriorate. I write the weight of the canisters on the botto...

In GEAR » Does fuel expire?
February 23, 11:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm