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Bear canisters and scandinavia
David: I'm from Finland and visited Kungsleden only once about 10 years ago, so I might not be the correct person to give advice, but you will probably be the only person in the Kungsleden area...

In Philosophy & Technique » Food Storage Above Treeline
May 11, 7:53am

Re: What is your favorite color?
For others: preferably camouflage. For myself: black, green, brown. Would be nice to have signal color inside the clothing for emergency purposes. Don't want to see others, so I rather try ...

In Make Your Own Gear » What is your favorite color?
May 07, 4:23pm

Re Post-hike rituals
I do the traditional Finnish post hike ritual: First I find nearest sauna and wash myself, then change the clean clothes. Then big plate of sautéed reindeer, mashed potatoes and a load of cranberr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post-hike rituals
April 15, 1:16pm

Why put the tape in the poles?
"And then add some duct tape to your poles before you head out, and it's weight NOT carried in your pack." Why? Or do you mean that it would be left home, along with the poles? ...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Gear List for relativly new ultraliter
April 11, 3:57am

Re New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
I was once stupid enough to walk 75km in 24 hours and I did sleep 6-7 hours, being in not so good shape at that time. 75km = 46,6 miles. That was with really light load: no rain gear (keep walk...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
April 09, 1:21am

Re: Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
Besides taking photos, I might go fishing, smoke a pipe or carve something out of wood like this: Or just sit there, "looking how the leafs grow" and enjoy the silence. I look for the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
April 06, 1:54am

Re: The Great Wood Stove Burn-Off
"I think your test are good. I enjoyed watching the videos but since they all performed nearly identical I was thinking of other ways to distinguish performance." Me too. However, gett...

In GEAR » "The Great Wood Stove Burn-Off"
April 04, 1:46pm

Re: Ultralight generic gear list
"I'd pass on the comb as well. Put a hat on and call it a day." It comes back to the question where you hike. If the area has "moose flies" (have no idea about the correc...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight generic gear list
April 04, 4:39am

Because boots are heavy :)
"Gaiters will NOT keep any water out: they are for keeping dirt and gravel out." I have to disagree. For 10 years I used boots + DIY gaiters that were tightened with accessory straps t...

In GEAR » Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
April 03, 9:46am

Re: Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
"How does their measurement of 2 µJ from 1 mJ compare to Richard's estimate of 5.35E-04 joules?" 5.35E-04 joules = 0.535 mJ, so the calculation is at least in correct range.

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 25, 5:22am

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