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Re: 8 amps :o
You are confusing output and input. It recharges itself in 15 minutes off of an outlet (110 V). It would only need 1/2 amp to get to 2000mAh (@5 volts), but with inefficiencies I am guessing it d...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 28, 10:25pm

Re: mostly for families
It seems to a be bit of a 'tweener tent. It is too heavy for most backpackers. It is too expensive for a campground tent. I have a family of four. The advantages over a REI half-dome seem p...

In GEAR » New Tent on Kickstarter
July 28, 8:41pm

The Southwest Chief
I just had my first Philimont experience without planning it. I took my family on the Amtrak train the Southwest Chief. It's a train that goes from Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL over a two d...

In Philmont » The Southwest Chief
July 22, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
" I think most mustard bottles say to refrigerate after opening. Is this not necessary then? " Use at your own risk, but mustard did not used to say it needed refrigeration. The only ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 1:35pm

Re: How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
Tortillas - depends on how many preservatives.. I would guess a week to a month or maybe more Mustard - does not need refrigeration Extra Sharp Cheddar - does not need refrigeration Nutella - do...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How long would these foods last without refrigeration?
July 21, 12:06pm

Overstuff?
Why not overstuff your current quilt? You are buying something that is pretty darn close to what you already have. Tim does do overstuff. Why not add a little more down to the quilt you have. ...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 21, 10:54am

Re: goose vs. duck
"Others who have noticed the smell, which type of down did you get, goose or duck?" I got duck. It smells a bit like a wet dog to me.

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I've got the solution!
I also got a monkey pillow but it didn't work very well for me. My pad has vertical baffles so the elastic squeezed them together and slipped off. I saw someone once make eye hole tabs on t...

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 09, 2:53pm

Re: Re: have the same experience
It would be nice if Tim came on here and gave his take. I just got a quilt for my wife and it definitely has an odor. The quilt I bought several years ago has no odor. I asked her if she wanted ...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: braiding Dyneema cord
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hand-Crank-Rope-Maker-Machine-Grand-Portage-Co-advertising-/400719764689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d4cc25cd1 I can't tell if this twists or braids.....

In GEAR » braiding Dyneema cord
June 04, 1:15pm

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