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Re: Ascent of Rum Doodle
I have had this for a few years on my shelf and haven't gotten around to reading it. You have inspired me to finally pick it up. I was re-reading "First summer in the Sierra" recentl...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » yet ANOTHER major tragedy on everest
April 20, 4:10pm

Re: Name confusion
I don't know the answer to that question, but believe it or not: http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Nevada-Place-Names-Browning/dp/0944220231 It reminds me a little bit of the names for towns i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Name confusion
April 20, 11:16am

Re: Re: Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
I'm currently leaning towards getting some of the double sides Velcro straps that can be bought from zpacks (hooks on on side, loops on the other), and sewing them to one point on the wrist. Fi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 20, 11:14am

Why?
Because ever since I stopped trying to solve world hunger I have way too much time on my hands. My accumulated "research" projects (and lets be honest rip-offs from you folks) S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 20, 10:50am

Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
Yes heat sink is the answer in ether case. Especially if the stove is touching the pot, but also if the stove is touching the earth. If the surface to volume ratio is large enough even air might ac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
If there is water in the Al container then the water buffers the heat and the container would stay at about the temp of boiling water. Also people are right about the heat getting dissipated from ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 1:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: life
"my dog, nature, cuben fiber............." LOL, yeah, don't forget the cuben. If Thoreau was writing today he would have a chapter on it in Walden. (insert ironic smiley here to st...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 19, 10:28am

Re: Vertical
I'm firmly in the Berikade vertical at the bottom of my pack camp. It fits perfectly this way in my Kalais, and have learned all the right tricks so I don't feel anything off at my lower b...

In GEAR » Bearikade Weekender Fit Question
April 18, 2:58pm

Re: Marko, brilliant!
Thank mike clelland. I'm just one of the happy beneficiaries. The smaller bags but more of them are what make this more than just an alternate to a blow up pillow.

In Make Your Own Gear » What valve, where to purchase and how to attach for a pillow
April 18, 11:45am

Re: A Solid UL Shelter!
My vote is for the MLD Trailstar, 20 oz, $210, huge space and headroom, better than the vast majority of tents for bad weather (short of a full-on 8 lb mountaineering tent), many, many ways to pitc...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 18, 9:47am

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