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Re: Re: Trailstar Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
Have a look here : http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com/2012/03/trailstar-wars.html

In GEAR » Aaaaah! Apologies in advance: Trailstar - Silnylon vs Cuben Fiber
October 19, 1:55pm

31 brews per canister
I took a JetBoil Sol Ti on the JMT in August. I made two brews of tea and one hot meal per day, each of 500 mls. The tea was heated to 75c, and the meal water - Mountain House type or oatmeal- he...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Week-long trips and Jetboil fuel usage and menu ala Jetboil?
October 16, 3:32pm

Broken Gossamergear LT4 adjustable poles
Last year I took a pair of Gossamergear LT4 adjustable poles on the John Muir Trail. After 100 mls I tripped, and one pole snapped in the lower section, 1.5 " below the upper section. I was ...

In GEAR » Broken Gossamergear LT4 adjustable poles
September 30, 4:01am

Walking poles on aircraft - disposable suitcase
What I have done twice this year is buy a cheap suitcase from a car boot sale for $8, then check it into the aircraft hold and dispose of it at a trash collection point at the other end. In the ...

In GEAR » flying with GG LT4 poles
September 30, 3:22am

The Best Gas Stove
HJ, There are some really light stoves in your collection. Can you do some more lab work to tell us how much gas they burn to heat 500 ml to 75'c and 100'c, and in how long?

In GEAR » What's the Best Gas Stove?
September 10, 12:11pm

Re: Jet Boil Sol
" ...you've very nearly justified it's weight over a regular upright canister stove. " Actually it's better than that. Because the Jetboil Sol is so quick (see above), you...

In GEAR » What's the Best Gas Stove?
September 10, 4:38am

Jet Boil Sol
I took a Jet Boil Sol Ti on the JMT in August, and was amazed with its frugal use of gas. I got 31 brews from one canister of Snow Peak Gigapower, 110 gms. All brews were 500 ml, mostly to 75'...

In GEAR » What's the Best Gas Stove?
September 09, 2:12pm

Hiking speed
I find an easier formula is simply to add horizontal miles off the map to the thousands of feet climbed, and divide by whatever speed you think you will make that day. On a straightforward trail li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 30, 1:22pm

Re : JMT Fire Restrictions
To double confirm the official line, here is my email reply from Inyo : " Stoves like the Bushbuddy that are fire boxes that burn twigs, paper or trash or even charcoal are not allowed (e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 20, 5:43pm

JMT : Fire Restrictions
Perhaps the logic is that a 12-10 with an open reservoir of burning alcohol, or burning tablets or wood twigs could all be kicked over accidentally, and set the duff or undergrowth alight. A press...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT : Fire Restrictions
July 17, 3:07pm

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