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Re: JMT gear list
Normally, we put the stove fuel into the consumables category, which is not shown on this list. Of course, that is another rabbit hole. --B.G.--

In Gear Lists » JMT gear list
April 09, 5:59pm

Re: Sunglasses case
Obviously the whole secret is in finding the right food package to repurpose. This happened to be one for organic quinoa. I reduced its size by about one-third. I can store this, as is, insi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 09, 5:42pm

Re: JMT gear list
For the JMT, you might be OK with a rain shell top, but I would want a bottom as well for an extra layer of warmth. My current rain pants weigh only 2.45 ounces, and that is not much of a penalty. ...

In Gear Lists » JMT gear list
April 09, 5:27pm

Sunglasses case
For years I've worn prescription sunglasses for backpacking, and they never seemed to get broken. The actual lenses were mostly flat, so they slipped into an ordinary flat eyeglass case for pro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 09, 5:15pm

Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne trail is good if you can hit it in the right season. I think that it is done best from bottom to top, starting at Lukens Lake or White Wolf, going along Morrison Cr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
April 09, 2:38pm

Re: thanks for the replies
Once you figure out how many lumens of intensity you need, you can start to make progress toward a selection. Around camp, you generally don't need more than 10 lumens. For hiking along a mo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 08, 11:16pm

Re: What headlamp do you use?
It uses CR2032 batteries, and they won't give you a lot of power. If you know how bright of a light you need, like in lumens, then you can get better advice. I think a lot of us here end up ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 08, 10:02pm

I guess you know
I guess you know that the Jetboil Sol Ti is not a general purpose stove. It is a water boiler only. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 08, 8:59pm

Re: Evolution Valley Loop - question about route
"are you saying that you will enter at Florence Lake and exit at South Lake?" He stated that he would enter and exit at Muir Trail Ranch (Florence Lake). --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Evolution Valley Loop - question about route
April 08, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Timely Tip Too
"Now there is no way anyone will confuse the green liquid for potable water." Except that while the dyed liquid is inside the container, you can't see any color. Some people will t...

In Multiple Use Gear » Kid's sauce packets = UL containers
April 07, 11:43pm

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