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Re: Carrying Enough H20
3 gallons? Thats more than I've ever heard of anyone carrying. Unfortunately you can't make water lighter so if you want to carry more you would have to get a pack with a better suspension. I'd ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Carrying Enough H20
April 27, 11:45am

big agnes sarvis
I think they may just be making room for the new models. See link below. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/big_agnes_seedhouse_sl_sarvis_updates_orsm05.html Or maybe t...

In Gear Deals » Big Agnes Sarvis 1 and 2 eVENT
April 03, 12:17pm

Re: Hat type for hot weather depends of the temp and activity
I'm not sure I'd want to be wearing an insulated hat in 93 degree plus weather. By that logic we should wear insulation on the rest of our bodies when its very hot to protect us from the heat. I ...

In GEAR » Breezer - the perfect hat?
March 21, 5:07pm

original ultralighter
I believe it was fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and that John the Baptist was the one eating locusts and honey.

In GEAR » Original Ultralighter
February 22, 11:37pm

Re: Insulation "Quality"
Loft is not the only determinate of insulating value. Different materials will have different efficiencies in blocking heat loss from conduction and radiation. For example as a SCUBA diver I can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Insulation "Quality"
January 11, 3:08pm

synthetic sleeping bag suggestions
You can get a kelty ligh year 3D 30deg.(2lbs 3oz) for about $75 various places on the web (just use froogle. I think the fanatic fringe quilts are great. They are rated for 30 degrees. 1lb 8oz f...

In GEAR » Lightweight Synthetic Bag?
May 11, 4:27pm

Raid Z
Hi, Does anyone have any experience with the Dana Design Raid Z. I looking for general impressions and specifically what is its max comfortable load carrying capacity. I thought the design look...

In GEAR » Raid Z
May 11, 2:58pm

ion stove
I was just wondering if anyone had experience with the ion stove. From the numbers Sgt. Rock has posted at hikinghq it looks very light and efficient. Does anyone know why it wasn't included in th...

In GEAR » ion stove
April 19, 1:43pm

New ultralight gear site
This is pretty old, so I'm probably the last person to discover it. Still, I thought it was pretty amusing, so if you haven't seen it check it out. I especially liked the FAQ section. www.edib...

In GEAR » New ultralight gear site
January 22, 10:49am

Protien, carbs, fat
Well, I'm probably rehashing a lot of what's been said already, but I'm going to throw my two cents in anyway. First, the only way protiens can be used as energy is if they are converted to gluc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lightweight Food and Nutrition (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 22, 10:51pm

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