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RE: Mukluks
Mukluks are supposed to be very warm, best suited to dry very cold temperatures. In wet snow and warm temps they soak through because they are not waterproof. For overnight use, you should car...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 04, 2:19pm

RE: How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece? has good info. FLEECE TYPE AKA* GRAMS PER YARD OUNCES lightweight/microfleece 100 200-240 7 TO 8.5 medium/regular weight 200...

In GEAR » How to distinguish light vs. mid-weight vs. heavy fleece?
August 11, 12:16pm

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
I can only add a little to what Bogs said. The Cape Breton highlands are great but a long drive to get to hiking. Fundy National Park is pretty nice, but just car camped there. A fr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice needed
August 10, 1:21pm

Another vote for Peter Vacco's headnets: His website says his halt in sales is temporary till he clears his backlog. You might just email him to see when he...

In Gear Swap » WTB Mosquito Headnets
June 11, 3:02pm

Bear Canister for Adirondacks.
Bear Vault is not approved for the ADK because Yellow-Yellow and her cubs figured out how to open them. Bareboxer had two sizes, but I only see one on their website now: 275 cubic inches, 1.6 lb...

In GEAR » Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
June 04, 3:22pm

RE: A Pencil for the JMT and immortality.
An Amazon search for the BLACKWING 602 pencil, shows the following on the same page: A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection by Cliffor...

In GEAR » A Pencil for the JMT -- Solution Found!
June 03, 4:37pm

How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
If they are fit enough they could have hiked out if the weather turned bad, IF they had a light that would last long enough and IF they did not get lost. I'll bet they didn't carry lights...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 9:25pm

Search for cameras by weight. has added a camera feature search, so you can search their database for cameras that have a specific feature. One 'feature' that you can search is camera weight. go to: h...

In Photography » Search for cameras by weight.
May 16, 5:41pm

RE: India/Pakistan and UK
Before travel in less developed countries, especially in the tropics, go to a travel clinic and update immunizations for the place you're going. They should also instruct you on other health i...

In Gear Lists » India/Pakistan and UK
May 07, 9:37am

Hawkins pressure cooker weight.
1.5 liter Hawkins Classic pressure cooker = 930 grams = 2 lb 0.8 oz. I'll have to dig out my 2L to weigh it, but it is only a little heavier. There are non-structural plastic handles that co...

In GEAR » Most reliable and field serviceable gasoline stove?
May 06, 9:13pm

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