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Re: When is a Mini Bic almost empty?
11 grams when full, if I recall. Of course, what you really want to know is how much when empty.

In GEAR » When is a Mini Bic almost empty?
May 10, 11:29pm

Re: Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
For me, the important part of the backup isn't WHAT but WHERE. Namely, somewhere else, not in my cooking set-up. Typically, I've got two mini-Bics. One with my cook kit. The other with ...

In GEAR » Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
May 10, 11:28pm

Car Camping
I too have spent many a night in Ford Focuses (Foci?), Neons, Corollas, Priuseseses, Accents, etc. I used to do it because it was cheap. Now I don't care about a $100/night room, but sometime...

In Gear Lists » super compact bag car camping list, TSA approved
May 10, 5:48pm

There's potential there.
There are a lot of good ideas in play there - the very inexpensive nature of such a filter, including the water-safety tips on different pages and the feel-good aspects of rich Westerners donating...

In On the Web » Simple paper water filter under development
May 09, 1:28pm

LOL
>"What will be next herbal supplements?" +1, Marko. But Tom wins the thread with, "These people have no sole......." So many class-action suits really frost me becau...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 09, 10:52am

Re: Re: the opposite of ultralight
Ken: That looks like the Bear Valley Trailhead at Point Reyes. That's an impressive amount of stuff, but I've seen (and done) worse on that trail.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 08, 9:51pm

Flatlanders
>"I live in Houston, so it's impossible to find any sort of hike to replicate a mountain adventure. I typically build my base on a treadmill at 15-18% incline or a stairmill. " ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Training for Backpacking
May 08, 8:48pm

Cheap DIY Bikepacking
Jake, I just googled "kitty litter panniers" and, you're right - those no ends of pics and details and instructions. One detail I liked was putting reflective letters on the back:...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
May 07, 10:14pm

Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
It's better than that. With a 30-foot diameter, 15-foot radius ballon, you'd have 4/3 * pi * r^3 = 4500 * pi or 14,000 cu cubic feet. That displaces slightly over 1000 pounds of air. You...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
May 07, 8:54pm

Re: Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
I've seen that recommendation (to not clip toenails mid- or immediately-prior-to-a-trip), for instance on a pretty well-done blog by regular GCNP hikers. And I have some sense of that for myse...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: Trimming Toenails Mid Hike?
May 06, 11:18pm

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