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Rechargeable headlamp
I carry a Princeton Tec Byte: 13g strap 26g lamp body 15g 2xAAA Li --- 54g Total (1.9 oz) Mfg: 64g? Add: 15g 2xAAA Li Spares (or more...) --- 69g with spares. This got me to thinking ab...

In Make Your Own Gear » More solar stuff.
February 20, 11:00am

More solar stuff.
After a lot of reading and thinking, I've reached the following info and conclusions: An iPhone 4 or 5 takes about 8 Wh to fully charge from dead. A pair of AA NiMH (Eneloop) takes about 5 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » More solar stuff.
February 19, 6:26pm

Kuhl Renegade
Love these. Hiking in 90+ degrees or to 30, they regulate heat extremely well. I used to switch between shorts and pants depending on temp, but I don't now. I've plogged 12 miles in snow...

In GEAR » Cannot find the right softshell pants, help!
February 17, 4:35pm

Re: bears
ya,ya,ya. I know the bears want in. But would you prefer a flat, or at least flatter side? What if it costs an oz in thickness for strength? 2 oz?

In GEAR » Bear cannister shape
February 12, 7:55pm

Bear cannister shape
I dislike the cylinder shape of bear cans. When vertical in my pack, it presses right down my spine and pushes the bladder to one side leading to a lopsided weight distribution. It would be excel...

In GEAR » Bear cannister shape
February 12, 11:13am

Bladder and more (less!)
+1 for David's bladder suggestion. Here's mine: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=65867 A ziptop is heavier, but easier t...

In Gear Lists » JMT list...let's talk VOLUME
February 11, 11:42pm

Dryer
We bring thin pasta (vermicelli), couscous, and instant rice as our base. These all pack very densely and cook in a jiffy. To top them, we dehydrate all manner of sauteed mushrooms, carmelized on...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Finally went and bought a dehydrator
February 11, 3:05pm

Love My MyoMalt
Just gotta put in a plug: Switching to a malt drink while on trail has made an enormous difference in my enjoyment of all hikes, from easy to strenuous. I save my whole food time for a *small* ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Maltodextrin 101
February 11, 2:55pm

Re: materials
Thanks for the pointers. It's so different squeezing out the ounces. Used to be I had multiple ways to stay warm. Now I think I go with long-sleeve base (6.3) + WPB shell (9.3) for wind/rain...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best materials for hiking in freezing temps.
February 10, 4:23pm

Materials
Aaron Sorensen had suggested to me that down would not stay lofted on an overnight hike. As it is, I'm nearing completion of a down jacket (should be ~12 oz) with plenty of loft. The shell a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best materials for hiking in freezing temps.
February 06, 8:37pm

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