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Re: Scenerios
David, that's pretty good, but I'm skeptical about: 1. wax paper catching wood on fire which has been soaked for many days 2. being able to break branches off to get sufficient inner ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 2:02pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
For those who don't think a knife is an essential item, how would you deal with the following scenarios without a knife? 1. You're in a forested area. High temperatures are in the upper ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:02pm

Re: Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
I use the bottom half of a cheap bottled water bottle. This holds around 8 oz when full, but it's small enough to fit into small pools at seeps. I flex the top into a spout while pouring. I thi...

In GEAR » Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
August 28, 8:01am

Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"I think that's a stretch." People really do take a knife just because it's on an essentials list. Just because you and most of the people on this forum are reasonable doesn...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:42pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
If a person doesn't think it's essential, then for them, it's not. It's only useful if they have the skills and knowledge of how to use it. It's one of those magical ten essenti...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Wool is warmer
Interesting, thanks Roger. Do you happen to know of a definitive, unbiased article on it? I'm skeptical because my field experience is that wool is slightly warmer than fleece when damp, as ...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 27, 5:51pm

Re: 2-4 day Gear list for PNW (recommend me a bivy)
Here's what I'd change: use a lighter Smartwater or Gatorade bottle add map, compass, plastic/pealess whistle, emergency tinder all carried on-person backup firestarter (on-person): li...

In Gear Lists » 2-4 day Gear list for PNW (recommend me a bivy)
August 27, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
The tent weights include stakes, but keep in mind that seam sealing and maybe silicone strips on the floor will add a little (.5-1 oz?). And, some tents should be pitched with extra guylines and st...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 12:21pm

Re: Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
Just wanted to say don't dismiss fleece. It's well worth the weight in cold/wet conditions.

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
August 27, 10:40am

Re: Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
Consider adding and carrying on-person: map compass pealess plastic whistle backup firestarter emergency tinder Also, add some duct tape, or even better, Tyvek tape to repair the DriDucks.

In Gear Lists » Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
August 27, 9:54am

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