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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trout question from a noobie
You should try leaving the head on. You can tell when the meat is done by looking at the fish's eyes. There's also bits of good cheek meat in the fish head (which taste a lot of different s...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 16, 8:55pm

Re: Re: SMD Flight 40
If any one is looking for more info on the Flight 40, Will Rietveld has posted a preliminary review of it: http://southwestultralight.blogspot.com/2014/09/first-look-six-moon-designs-flight-40.html

In GEAR » SMD Flight 40 torso size & experiences?
September 16, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Unaweep
Edit: this is with 38 lbs total weight. There's a slight angle. Here are some pictures:

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
September 16, 8:09pm

Unaweep
Well, I bought a Unaweep. Seek Outside got it to me far quicker than expected, so I was able to try it out this past weekend. It carried 25 lbs fine (as expected), but when loaded up with more weig...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
September 16, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
I think the Mountainsmith lumbar pack + you as Sherpa would be a good way to see if she likes backpacking. Could she hang something around her neck or good shoulder like the zpacks multipack or sim...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 15, 8:53pm

Re: Seamseal
I'll agree that thinning with mineral spirits is lighter and does a better job (it is the technique I use), but it can only save maybe 0.5 - 1.0 oz max over SilNet. A tube of SilNet lists a net...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 15, 6:30pm

Re: MYOG Primaloft Sport 3.0oz Insulated Pants
What temperatures do you plan on just using the pants/down jacket combo at? I think a small company in Spain makes the lightest synthetic pants: https://astucas.com/en/clothing/sestrals-pants

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Primaloft Sport 3.0oz Insulated Pants
September 15, 1:40pm

Re: Re: Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
Used the tarp this weekend and got about 4 hours worth of light wind and rain. The tarp did excellent! The inside felt dry. The hex shape spills wind gusts noticeably better than my Black Diamond M...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
September 14, 1:59pm

Re: How to kill a trout
According to this article, the method Craig mentions above is what Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA uses: http://www.tenkarausa.com/cooking-trout-campfire/ He also shows a unique way to gut and...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 12, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Pecos Wilderness
I think wildfires in the Pecos in June would be your biggest issue. As mentioned above, the forest may be closed after a dry winter, at least until the monsoons start in early July. When planni...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good early June backpacking areas
September 11, 9:18pm

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